Imagine making money from sleeping during the day! Well, this is the story of a young Kenyan couple making Ksh.50,000 from sleeping.
Tiktokers Raymax and Maycee Ochieng popularly known as The Ray’s have been making good earning from sleeping during the day. The two lovebirds are well known for going live on TikTok while in bed, then falling asleep leaving their followers watching them up until the wee hours of the morning.
While speaking in a previous interview, the Maycee Ochieng revealed that there is week they earned over Ksh. 60,000 in a week.
“I can remember there was a week we earned over Sh.60,000. There was a day we woke up with Sh.20,000, the next day Sh.30,000 and Sh.10,000. People do sleep yes, they sleep at night, but for our case, they saw we also sleep during the day,” She said.
The digital content creator however revealed that their weekly earnings has slightly dropped, blamed Kenyans for having short attention span. She noted that a section of their fans have began to gradually move out of the fascination of watching them sleep day in and out.
“Right now I cannot say it is good. Kenyans get tired so fast with one content. For now we are not earning good,” she added.
She went on to reveal how Kenyans used to be so fascinated with them and would send gifts which would see them make up to Sh60k in just a week.The two were doing so well that they moved from the slums of Kibera to a two-bedroom apartment.
The TikToker highlighted people were fascinated by the sheer fact that she and her husband used to sleep all through the day because most people just sleep at night.
The Rays: Sleeping as Content creation has challenges too
Sleeping as Content creation has a fair share of challenges too. Ray, on his part, noted that they do get harsh comments and at times insults from their fans. Some of their fans have been urging them to look for better jobs.
According to him, however, he considers sleeping has their full time jobs, because they earn from it. He challenged those who called them lazy to try sleeping the whole day since they think it is easy.
“Some people think that it’s an easy thing, but it’s quite tiring to sleep during the day. Imagine sleeping for over six hours in one position because you have to face the camera. Sometimes I have to go off camera and stretch,” Ray said.
Ray’s wife went on to add that the purpose of the videos was to spread love as they showcased their contentment with each other.
“On my side, I am trying to prove that there is still love among us and there is true love that you can share with everyone.Our content does not encourage people to be lazy but just to show the world that love should still be upheld high,” Maycee said.
However, the duo isn’t that worried as they are hopeful their earnings could increase as they have been approached by some companies for brand endorsements.