It turns out that sleeping while streaming can actually be a fairly lucrative endeavor, as Matthew 'Mizkif' Rinaudo revealed just how much he made throughout a recent Twitch broadcast.
Content creators are always trying to push the boundaries of what’s possible through streaming in order to stand out from the pack. Whether that’s involving WWE superstars in their streams or simply cosplaying as their favorite celebrities, there’s always something new to look out for.
Attempting to stand out from the crowd in a rather hassle-free way, however, popular streamer Mizkif decided to keep the cameras rolling while he got under the covers and had a sleep. Surprisingly, it turned out to be extremely lucrative.
After sitting in front of his camera entertaining viewers for three hours during a March 3 stream, Mizkif decided to mix things up a bit. He repositioned his camera, dragged some bedding into the room, and switched the lights off before saying goodnight to those in his chat.
With media share still active throughout his snooze, viewers would donate in order to play anything and everything they could think of to potentially wake him up and get under his skin.
For just over five hours the streamer laid there relatively silent and shortly after sitting back at his desk, Mizkif shared with his viewers how much money he raised while doing nothing of significance.
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$5,594 was the final tally of donations for the stream which involved Mizkif “literally sleeping,” as he bluntly put it.
“I literally slept, and I made five thousand five hundred dollars doing nothing. So next time you think about how much streamers make who get non-stop [text-to-speech], think about it.”
Rather than using all of the money for himself however, Mizkif decided to share the love with his generous viewers and hand out a Nintendo Switch console to one lucky viewer.
Evidently an effective means of making money on the platform, this certainly isn’t the first time a Twitch streamer has dozed off on camera in front of thousands.
From xQc’s 35 hour broadcast to one unlucky streamer waking up with one of the most-viewed clips on the platform, sleeping on Twitch definitely has done a world of good for a number of streamers.