YouTube pranks are sweeping the internet. Many of the more well known pranksters have their own YouTube channels which garners millions of subscribers and views. The money lies within the views. From what I’ve been told, most YouTube sensations get paid on a fixed (pay per thousand views) basis. On average, a YouTuber can make from $2-5 per thousand views. These prank channels average millions of views per video. Big Business, and this does not even include sponsorship monies.
Due to the high demand of the pranksters need to create a constant flow of interesting and funny content, we can understand why they feel the need to have to stage the videos. I must say that although I’ve enjoyed my fair share of YouTube prank videos, I feel a little violated by finding out that the joke was on us, the viewer!