There is a lot of value to making viral videos. A lot of people actually make a living making videos go viral. Many viral video companies have full production filming studios too. OpenSlate has created this infographic that assesses the top 1,000 YouTube channels. One of the most interesting facts from the infographic is that YouTube sends checks to over one million per per month for their video content. The highest performing 1,000 channels make a solid six-figures per year. And the top 1,000 channels make an average of $23,000 per month.
It is these channels that keep people engaged. For example, in the past 30 days, the top 1,000 channels generated over 87 million social interactions like comments, favorites, and ratings. Check out the infographic below: