The Duggar family is rich.
Those familiar with Jim Bob Duggar's net worth know he's made his fortune through real estate investments, and a lot of them at that.
After all of their reality television ups and downs, and despite having 19 children to support, he's got over $3 million. Far from shabby.
But 19 Kids and Counting isn't on television anymore, and Counting On doesn't rake in the same kind of money as in their heyday.
Fortunately - and surprisingly - this family of over 30 members seems to have found another, more modern revenue stream.
Fans believe that the Duggars are engaging in social media influencer marketing, like so many other reality stars these days
Curiously, they don't seem to tag what appear to be obvious product endorsements, but these posts are not subtle. At all.
It's possible that they're just getting free products, but the volume of the posts seems to indicate that money must be changing hands.
If so, it's possible - just possible, not confirmed - they're running afoul of FTC regulations and making money off the books.
See for yourself:
First of all, the Duggars LOVE Chick-fil-A
They're not even remotely subtle about it. This strikes many fans as a clear sign that they're getting more than just free food out of this deal.
There's a difference betwen Instagramming your meal ...
... And product placement. This, folks, looks like a straight-up endorsement to many Duggar fans.
Even Josh Duggar's gotten in on the action
Which, you know, kind of reads like a Jared from Subway situation. But since these are unofficial ads, Chick-fil-A has avoided the backlash.
But the Duggars love more than just one restaurant that fits their brand
Jill Duggar tagged this whole milk brand in her captions, and alert fans note that it all really looks like a paid endorsement.
Derick helps out with these alleged promotions, too
You know, Derick claimed that they don't get paid for their roles on Counting On, so plugging a restaurant is certainly one way to make money. When fans get wise to your dubious requests for "mission funds," that is.
Not the worst thing that we've seen in an IHOP parking lot...
Not only did they photograph themselves standing in front of the restaurant, they heaped praises on how affordable it was for their family to eat there.