Coffee Lam Makes $200,000 a Month as a YouTuberjessie tan
Putting the past behind her, the former actress is pulling in the cash with her online yoga lessons and healthy image.
The coronavirus pandemic saw Hong Kongers staying home with schools having been closed for months. With enrichment sessions also ordered to close, former TVB actress Coffee Lam (林芊妤), who is now a yoga instructor, also had her studio classes temporarily paused. Great at turning crises into opportunities, the 30-year-old readily turned her attention to teaching yoga through online videos. Getting her husband and one-year-old son to join in on her popular YouTube channel, Coffee garners an impressive 100,000 likes per video, beating out even some celebrities and earning up to $200,000 HKD each month.
Earns Up to $2,000 an Hour as Personal Instructor
While her public bathroom scandal back in 2012 brought the once-unknown TVB actress much infamy, Coffee, who had hitherto been at the station for six years, was not defeated by the public pressure. Going online to share about yoga instead, she earned much attention as a yoga instructor. In 2018, she married senior bank manager Chak Chee Weng (翟德榮) and gave birth to their son T.Y. Chak (翟德彥) last year, which became a personal turning point for her.
Obtaining her yoga instructor certification as early as in 2012, Coffee has since attained huge popularity and won over office ladies and housewives with her admirable physique, regular sharing of yoga and fitness tips and demonstrations, and success in shaping up within a short 10 days of childbirth.
Her amassed popularity led to her yoga classes being filled up quickly each time despite being priced at $500 HKD per lesson, with her personal instructor fees as high as $2,000 HKD an hour. Actress Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) who slimmed down four months after the birth of her son Brendan with her help, was one of the many celebrities who had hired Coffee as their private instructor.
Close to a Million YouTube Subscribers
Open about sharing different aspects of her daily life, Coffee had uploaded pictures of herself doing a handstand while heavily pregnant, breastfeeding as well as enjoying a bubble bath with her son.
Over the past two months, the former actress actively updated her social media regularly and taught yoga online. An insider shared, “When Coffee was pregnant, her challenging poses shocked office ladies and housewives and triggered a minor backlash. Despite this, she successfully put the saga behind her and achieved popularity especially with yoga instructional videos featuring her son. During the coronavirus period, she quickly turned her focus online and even got her husband to join her in her videos. She now has a million subscribers on her YouTube fitness channel. Fond of her healthy image, many advertisers, from apparel to electronics and kitchen utensils industry, have approached her. Her son even got a kids’ apparel sponsor. While many are troubled over the lack of work opportunities, Coffee is bucking the trend and is earning a lot!”
Source: Weekend Weekly