A Twitch streamer made $16,000 filming himself asleep and letting viewers disturb him with loud noises

SourceBusiness Insider
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Making money in your sleep sounds too good to be true, given many of us find it hard enough to earn a living while we're awake. But many influencers are jumping on a new trend that's rising in popularity — the "sleep stream."  Among the most well-known sleep streamers is Asian Andy. The 26-year-old from Los Angeles made $16,000 in just one night on his Twitch livestream — although he didn't get much sleep in the process. Like many other influencers, Andy set up text-to-speech recognition for his live stream, meaning every time there was a donation, music played and the message was read aloud. A lot of viewers used their messages to get Alexa to play loud music, imitate a dog barking, or make his alarm clock go off. One recurring theme in Andy's August livestream was viewers telling him someone was at the window, leading to over-the-top reactions. Andy himself was shocked at his viewers' generosity. "Thank you so much," he said at the end of...read more...