While calling his celebrity gossip-infused show "silly," the money has helped him pay off his credit card debt, and he finally quit his job as an assistant for a music promotion company in September 2008 after his "six figure" YouTube revenue had exceeded his day job salary.
"It's changed my life in every single way," Buckley, who lives in Connecticut with his husband and four dogs, said. "I can't even begin to talk about it. It's going very well."
Every episode of "What the Buck?" is viewed an average of 200,000 times, and some have reached up to 3 million people. The 34-year-old said that writing, hosting and producing his videos, which have mimicked everyone from Miley Cyrus to Britney Spears, is not easy.
"It's definitely me, but it's an extreme version of me," Buckley said of his hosting demeanor. "If you meet me, I'm not as hyper in person. I'm also way more opinionated."
He also said he can "never, never" see himself going back to a regular 9-to-5 job after his YouTube success.
"I'm really just focused on enjoying myself," he said. "Even if people don't like celebrity gossip, people will like the joy of my presentation."