Asian Andy is a Twitch streamer who is raking it in just by sleeping during live broadcasts. “Sleep-streaming” has become a thing on the popular video streaming site and influencers like Asian Andy are making thousands of dollars while getting a little rest.
The 26-year-old, whose real name is Steven, didn’t actually get much sleep but earned about $16,000 through viewer donations during one night of live-streaming.
With text-to-speech recognition set up, Steven would get disturbed from his sleep with the messages and music that played with every donation. The interactive stream was quite the entertaining broadcast, with viewers getting Alexa to play loud music, the sound of a barking dog, or just setting off his alarm clock.
At the end of the stream, he expressed appreciation toward his viewers’ generosity.
“Thank you so much,” he said, revealing he used to drive Uber “for $16 an hour.” Last year, Andy uploaded a similar sleep-streaming video in which he earned $6,000 in five hours.