Even though some people may not even consider her a celebrity, if you’re judging by Twitter, Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest.
The Daily Mail reports that Kardashian earns a whopping $10,000 per tweet when she promotes companies. Kardashian, who has 2.7 million followers , earns the big bucks as part of her contract with in-stream advertising company Ad.ly, which helps celebrities make money off their Twitter accounts.
Usually the celebs are limited to one such commercial tweet per day.
Kardashian promotes Reebok and Carl’s Jr., among other companies, and five of her last 30 tweets mention one of the companies.
An Advertising Age slideshow on online ad rates says there is a growing list of celebrities that “monetize” their tweets. Lauren Conrad and Dr. Drew have also enlisted the services of Ad.ly.
Kardashian recently sent a cease and desist letter to a doctor who created the “Cookie Diet” weight loss system. She is demanding the doctor take down a link on his company’s Web site which suggests Kardashian uses the product.