A bloke is making money in his sleep by charging people to wake him up – and he’s racking up £28,000 a month.
Jakey Boehm is a social media influencer and came up with a clever way to earn a bit of extra cash and rigged his bedroom with speakers, lasers, and a bubble machine.
Then he encouraged his followers to pay to wake him up – they can choose whatever song they like and it’ll be backed up with an annoying light show.
Jakey, from Australia’s Gold Coast, is now going viral and has racked up 520,000 followers – many of whom are paying real money to wake him up each day.
The avid TikTok user said shared a clip that has been viewed over 6.9 million times with over 438,000 likes, which shows the 28-year-old being abruptly rustled from sleep at 12.30am with bubbles, an inflatable doll and the theme song from ‘Barney The Dinosaur’ blasting loudly.
Another video shows him woken up at 2am with speakers screeching dubstep tunes.
And it’s a lucrative business, with the influencer pulling in £28,000 last month and is set to cash in even more in June.
To take part, users buy ‘gifts’ on TikTok, which correspond to certain actions in the room.
Jake said: “It started as one single gift and one sound.
“We now have lights, bubble machines, inflatables, laser lights and over 20 sound effects.
“Every night is the same, a sound or light is activated every 10-15 seconds, it’s constant all night.”
The live sleep session runs for seven hours every night.
Jake said: “[I made] £35,000 USD last month. This month will be a lot higher. It’s life-changing and has changed my life forever. Zero regrets.
“I plan to keep doing the lives every night and adding new features. As long as people are watching and gifting, I’ll be live.”
However, the unusual business venture does see the TikToker lose a lot of sleep.
TikTokers love the idea, flooding the comments section to share their thoughts.
“Where can I find an alarm like that?” wrote one user.
“I could sleep through that,” added someone else.
Another person said: “That is definitely a way to wake up in the morning if you are a very deep sleeper.”
“Bet your neighbours love you,” joked someone else.
“My mother waking me up to go to school,” added someone else.
“POV: Military alarms.” wrote another user.