It's no secret that the world's most successful fashion bloggers have it really good: they travel the world on other people's dimes, get unbelievable designer swag for free, constantly have people lavish them with gifts, and generally get enough free publicity to rival the likes of Kim Kardashian. But according to a report from today's WWD, that's not all they get: The most successful bloggers have incomes that soar into the million-dollar range annually.
Yes, you read that right: Some bloggers make more than $1 million a year. According to WWD, these folks generate income from "affiliate sales, brand collaborations, their own collections, and appearance fees." Yowza.
So exactly who are the bloggers raking in the truly big bucks? A few surprising names: Pink Peonies' Rachel Parcell (who, by the way, is only 23 years old) is slated to make around $960,000 this year from RewardStyle afilliate earnings alone. Bag Snob's Tina Craig and Kelly Cook are also reaching into the upper six-figure bracket, with their total income expected to surpass the $1 million any day now.
Others belonging or soon to belong to the Millionaires' Club: Song of Style's Aimee Song, and The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni, Man Repeller's Leandra Medine, and Into the Gloss' Emily Weiss. Surprisingly not on the list: Bryan Boy's 32-year-old Bryan Grey-Yambao, who is one of the few bloggers who actually spoke openly to WWD about his income.
“$100,000 is not enough,” Grey-Yambao said. “For a young, upstart blogger, $100,000 may seem like a lot of money. [But] as a business, a legit business, $100,000 won’t really bring you that far. You have a lot of expenses.”
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