People Are Making Money Streaming Themselves Sleeping


There are various ways to generate income, even in a lockdown. This apparently includes making money while you sleep. A new viral trend is called the "sleep stream" and one of the best sleep streamers out there is a guy who goes by the name Asian Andy. The 26-year-old from Los Angeles made $16,000 in just one night on his Twitch Livestream.

 Like many other influencers, Andy set up text-to-speech recognition for his Livestream, meaning that music played with every donation and the messages were 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 an August Livestream was viewers telling Andy someone was at the window, leading to over-the-top reactions.

Even Andy was shocked at his viewers' generosity saying at the end: "Thank you so much. I used to drive Uber for $16 an hour." He has more than 40,000 subscribers on Twitter and Instagram and one million subscribers on YouTube. Another sleep streamer travels the world and provides people the chance to watch him sleep in different hotels around the world.