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...