YouTube has grown from what was started as just a video sharing platform initially. It is a platform for marketing campaigns for individual services, big corporations and also as a career option for many artists.
If you are someone who is willing to start creating videos on YouTube but have this fear of being seen on your videos, you have landed the right spot. In this blog post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about creating videos on YouTube without showing your face.
First thing first, if you are planning to go faceless on YouTube, you are not the first person to think about it. There are many YouTubers who are faceless on YouTube but have amassed a huge number of subscribers so it is a proof that you don’t need to be known for your face to be successful on YouTube.
Let’s begin your Faceless YouTube career with some of the most important queries and also some simple ideas to get you started .
I have included some faceless channel names, the tools and resources that you can use to create videos on YouTube without showing your face at all in this blog so you can get everything to direct you to start your own Faceless YouTube channel today.
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But, Can I make money on YouTube without showing my Face?
If you are looking for a one word answer to this question, then Yes is the answer.
This is one of the main concerns of many creators who want to go Faceless. Not showing your face has nothing to do with monetization on YouTube.
YouTube is known to have a strict monetization policy when it comes to YouTube Partner Program. It has been seen that many YouTube channels using automated computer voice have been disproved for the monetization program. So it is advised to use your own for your faceless YouTube videos.
Check this article on how to record professional voice over for YouTube videos.
You can always switch to showing your face once you have good number of followers or have enough confidence to show your face.
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Let’s check out some YouTube channel ideas without showing your face.
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Ideas to Create YouTube Videos Without Face
1. Use Presentation Slides
Presentation slides is one of the earliest methods of creating YouTube videos without showing face. You can use the tools like Microsoft Powerpoint, Keynote, Libre Office etc. or any other presentation slides creator to create the slides for your videos. My choice of free online software is Google Slides. Also Canva is my favorite tools for creating slides and also a tool that I recommend for every YouTubers.
These are actually ideal to create explanatory videos.
With simple animations and designs you can create professional looking videos on YouTube.
PowerPoint has a feature to record your slideshow and also recording the narration with the slideshow and eventually export it as a video.
If you don’t want to show your face and make videos on YouTube then Presentation style videos can be a great way to get started.
2. Whiteboard Animations
This is one of my favorite way to create videos and not just YouTube videos. Whiteboard animations are ideal for creating explanation, informational, entertainment, marketing, educational and almost all sorts of videos.
It is not a rocket science to create whiteboard animations. With the right tool you can create whiteboard animations for YouTube in just few hours. I strongly recommend Doodly to create whiteboard animations for any of your purposes.
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There are many channels creating whiteboard animations. If you can pick the right niche for your channel, whiteboard animations are a great way to start faceless YouTube video channel.
3. Screen Recordings
Screen recordings are another traditional way of creating YouTube videos without showing face. I am sure you must have encountered a screen recording of instructions written in a notepad at least once in YouTube. But you don’t have to create such boring sounding videos.
There are a lot of screen recording softwares available on the internet.
Camtasia is a premium software to create screen recording videos. If you don’t want to pay there many free screen recording software available.
With screen recording software you can create tutorials and how to videos on a lot of topics like:
- How to install and use a software
- Registering on a certain site or service
- And basically anything to do online
You can create review of online products, services, create tutorials on different topics, also use to capture the presentations slides to create videos with a screen recording tool.
4. Animation Videos
Another great idea to create videos without showing your face can be creating animation videos.
If you are good at creating animation videos, you can do it yourself or hire someone from Fiverr or Freelancer to do the job for you.
Don’t want to pay for creating animation videos? Well, Angry Prash (an Indian YouTuber) started a YouTube channel with an image that he created on MS paint and now he has 5.8 million+ of subscribers.
Animation videos can be used in almost every niche. You can create entertainment videos, explanatory videos, how to tutorials with animation videos.
5. Product Reviews and DIY videos
Well this is another great idea to create videos without showing your face.
You can create a video reviewing a product showing the product in your hands or just showing the product.
FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review is a YouTube channel that reviews toys without showing face and has over 11 million subscribers.
Also unboxing products is another great way to create faceless videos. You just have to show your hands unboxing a product from its box and show what else comes inside the box.
Do it yourself(DIY) is another niche to create awesome faceless videos on YouTube. 5 minutes crafts create videos related to DIYs and lifehacks and have over 54 million+ subscribers.
6. Gaming Channel Or Create Videos With Game-play videos
Gaming is one of the most successful niches on YouTube. And the best thing about it is, for the most part you can start such channel without showing your face if you don’t want to.
Many successful YouTubers first started with game streaming and gameplay videos. Pewdipie first started as a gamer and is the individual YouTuber with the most number of subscribers.
If you don’t want to start a gaming channel, then you can use your game-play videos to make voice-over videos on other niches.
You can create roast videos or YouTube news or updates channel using your game-play videos. Roasting videos are quite popular with game-play videos along with some other clips added to it.
In case you don’t play games and want to use game-play videos, you can get free to use game play videos from YouTube for free.
The main content on the podcasts is mostly in its audio so you can create podcasts if you don’t want to show your face in YouTube videos.
Start a podcast channel on any topic you are interested in. You can use static image and record the entire audio and post it on YouTube. Also YouTube can be a great place to repurpose your podcasts if you are already creating podcasts on other platforms.
Else you can use moving graphics or info graphics in your podcasts as well. Or you can publish your Podcasts using stock footage and images in your videos.
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8. Stock Footage
If you want to create awesome videos without showing your face, consider using stock footage available online.
You can use stock images available for free from different websites like Unsplash and also free stock videos from sites like Pixabay and Pexels.
There are many free and paid libraries of stock footage. These are video footage which have been captured by other artists and shared online. You can use such footage along with your videos or animations or add stock footage together to create videos for your channel without you being seen.
Insert voice over on the images and stock videos and with proper editing you can create professional faceless YouTube videos.
9. Music Videos
If you create original music and want to upload it to your channel then you can do so without having to show your face.
Either show just your hands playing guitar or use your album cover and play the song in background.
Else you can create a lyric video for your song and post it to your channel.
10. Cooking Videos without showing face
If you want to start a cooking channel on YouTube, then you can create videos without showing your face.
Show your ingredients and focus your camera on the gas or oven and show your audience mixing and stirring stuffs with just your hand you can create awesome cooking videos without your face being shown.
Bong Eats, a Bengali food recipe channel is a YouTube channel with mostly no face and no voice and has 1.4 million+ subscribers.
11. Travel Videos
Travel is one of the most popular category in YouTube. If you love traveling then you can create travel videos even without showing your face.
Pick your camera, take the beautiful shots of places you visit and create a beautiful video. You can also include drone shots if you want.
12. Share Cool Facts
If you have interests in science or history or any other niches, you can start a channel on sharing cool facts.
This could be a great niche to create faceless videos if you can do some research for your videos. You can use images or footage from stock websites or create your own doodles or slideshows for these types of videos.
13. Lists Videos
This is a popular niche on YouTube in which you can create videos without showing your face.
All you have to do is find topics to create list videos like “Top 10 places to spend your honeymoon” or “5 Best sitcoms to binge watch”, find relevant images, stock footage or your own clips and record a voice over and publish them.
14. Create Time Lapse Videos
One of my best channels on YouTube creating time-lapse videos on YouTube is Temponaut Timelapse . You can create time lapse of anything you want. This channel actually shows the videos of foods degrading with time.
You can create time lapse videos of a place or clouds changing on the sky, turn your travel videos or vlogs into time lapse videos and upload them to YouTube. If you can create interesting videos, it is an easier niche to grow your subscribers as well.
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15. Educational Videos
If you enjoy teaching others and want to create teaching videos, you can do so without showing your face.
You can use slideshow and voiceover or also create animated videos to teach through YouTube.
I have a complete article on how you can create educational channel on YouTube.
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16. Sketch Tutorials and Sketching
YouTube is a great place to experiment and to discover a diverse audience based on interests. If you are good at sketching, then you can create a time-lapse video on creating sketches and post them on YouTube. It doesn’t have to include your face, focus your camera on your art board, create time-lapse videos and post them on YouTube.
You can do this for painting as well.
17. Life skills
YouTube is the first place to land whenever someone needs help at any work today be it sewing a button or fixing the TV remote. If you can create life skills videos like growing vegetables inside your house, sewing buttons or knitting sweaters, it can be a great way to create faceless videos on YouTube.
18. Biography Videos
If you are someone who loves to learn from someone else’s life, a channel where you can share biography of famous personalities can be a great faceless YouTube channel idea.
You can document the lives of different personalities in your videos. Slides or whiteboard animations can be a great way to create such videos.
19. Home Decor
The Covid 19 pandemic has been a really tough time for the world and it has greatly influenced people to live and work from home. There’s no place like home and home decor is not everyone’s cup of tea.
I have been more influenced into home decor after the pandemic. If you are someone who is known to have better decor sense then you can start a home decor channel. And the best thing is you don’t have to be seen on these videos.
This is more of a less competitive niche at the moment and could be a great idea for a successful channel.
20. Share Stories
Stories are engaging content on YouTube and can be a topic for a successful channel if done correctly. The stories don’t have to be same traditional “once upon a time ..” stories.
You can share true crime stories, scary stories related to paranormal activities or similar topics. The footage for such videos can be get from stock footage sites or you can create your own animated videos.
21. Movie or Book Reviews
A great category to start a faceless YouTube channel is reviewing Books and movies.
I always have a hard time finding a good movie to watch or finding the right book to fit my mood. If you are someone who loves to review something that you recently binged watched or read, this could be a great YouTube channel idea for you.
You can borrow the clips from the actual movie, share quotes from books, use stock footage, and use your own creativity to create review videos without your face on it.
I believe you not willing to show your face on your YouTube videos should not stop you from being next successful YouTuber. So I hope this list of creating faceless video ideas on YouTube will help you create your YouTube channel.
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Please let me know which one of the idea did you find the most interesting? Also if you have other faceless video ideas, drop them in the comments below.
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