Can online video stars make a living JUST off of YouTube? Yes. What kind of viewership do you need in order to do it? I’m not exactly sure, but if you have at least 286,000 channel subscribers and average somewhere around 300,000 views on the two or three videos you upload a week, you’ll definitely be able to quit your day job.
The star and creator of the wildly popular, hyper-caffeinated, you go girl!, pop culture rundown What the Buck is “making good money – very good money” from the internet’s largest video-sharing site, where he’s currently amongst its top 10 most popular members.
Buckley’s come a long way since we interviewed him last March, cameoing in HBO Lab’s Hooking Up, starting up a twice-a-week live show on blogTV, and leaving his day job to focus on all his online projects. Check out the video below to see the conversation he had with NewTeeVee‘s Liz Gannes about what he’s doing now that he’s on the top of YouTube’s charts and how he got there: