Kim Sung-jin eats dinner like many young people in front of a TV or computer screen, however this chap (along with many others across South Korea) earns money from doing it.
And not just a few quid for pocket money he’s pulling in £1000 a day.
He doesn’t even have a niche product, it’s just whatever the guy fancies to eat that day:
- Chinese takeaway
- Local food
He’s become a ‘national’ celebrity ‘People say hello to me on the street,’ Kim says. ‘I do what I want. That’s the perk of a personal broadcast.’
Just like YouTubers nobody will give a definite amount they earn from streaming/videoing themselves but Afreeca TV (the website that hosts it) said out of some 300,000 broadcasters who air their show at least once a month, the top 500 make more than someone would normally make by working full time.
In 2013, South Korea television network TV Chosun said the top Afreeca TV host earned more than £150,000 a year.
To see for yourself go to http://www.afreeca.tv/staffpicks/?pn=112 comments