One of the most common questions that I get asked is, “How can I take advantage of YouTube?
I want to set up a channel.
I want to make some videos without appearing on camera.”
A lot of people are just shy.
People are worried about how they look, how they come across or their accent.
There are tons of reasons why people don’t want to appear on camera.
How to make videos without showing your face
So, In this post and video, I’m going to show you some very successful channels that you can model.
If you want to know how to make videos without showing your face, this is for you.
So, let’s have a look.
Profitable Faceless Channels
So the first channel I want to show you is called Natural Cures, which is a very successful channel in the home remedies niche.
They’ve got just over 3 million subscribers.
And the thing that you want to take away from this channel is the consistency.
They release a new video every day without fail.
These guys are super consistent and they’ve been consistent for several years.
Now when they first made their first video, they of course didn’t have any following, no views, nothing.
So don’t compare yourself to where these guys are at now.
But this has just proved that with consistency, you can grow a very big channel without ever showing your face.
Now, if we look at one of their videos:
So you can see it’s very, very simple.
They just have images and a voiceover.
Now the voiceover is always the same person.
I do not know if it was the same person many years ago, but it’s not an automated voice.
It’s a real voiceover.
And it’s a very calm, soothing voice.
What’s more, they just use stock images.
Now later on, I’ll show you how they make these videos.
It’s very, very simple.
Now, a different channel I’d like to show you is this one.
This is called Animal Facts.
It’s a smaller channel.
It has 130,000 subscribers, but they too are very consistent when they upload videos.
Now, not necessarily every single day, but they upload a video at least once a week.
And they’ve been doing so for a long time.
So, while it is a smaller channel, 130,000 subscribers is not bad.
Let’s have a look at one of their videos.
Again, all we have is somebody reading a script.
And we have different clips of animals and pets, that have either been sourced by themselves, maybe they’ve had them sent in by their fans or their reader base or viewer base.
Or maybe they’re using stock photos?
We don’t know right now.
But again, anything in the animal niche, you can delve into without having to appear on camera.
Just check out this channel for some inspiration.
Now, a different one here.
If you want to get into the cooking niche, we have a channel called Skinny Recipes.
In this particular channel, which has one and a half million subs, this lady, she just records herself cooking, but you don’t see her face.
That’s the key thing.
So although you may hear her voice, you may see what she’s doing, her face does not appear.
The key thing that you can take away from these channels is consistency.
And that is so important if you want to grow a big YouTube channel.
So here’s one of her videos.
All we can see is her hands and she’s cooking, she’s preparing something and she’s speaking as well.
So it could be simply her recording the recipe and then adding a voiceover later.
Again, this is very easy to do.
You can record these kinds of videos using your iPhone or you can put them together using any video editor.
I advocate a free tool called Audacity, which works on a Mac or a PC, to record your audio and then add and sync later on.
A different channel here we have is called 5-Minute Crafts.
This is a huge channel.
And they’ve got a bunch of videos.
Now, their thumbnails; you may think, “Well, they look great, but I can’t create them.” You can create these for free using a tool called canva.com.
You can create a free account.
So let’s look at one of their videos here and press play.
Again, music in the background.
You want to make sure that you use royalty free music so that you don’t get a claim by YouTube.
And again, it’s just them videoing staff being done.
Their face is never on camera.
A different niche here, Improvement Pill.
The guy behind this is called Craig.
And he’s been running this channel for a while and 2.12 million subscribers.
This is how to basically improve yourself, lead a better life.
There’s lots of different kinds of themes and topics, but he’s got a great following.
Like all of these channels, everybody starts from the same position.
And if you go back to the start of these channels and watch their first videos, you will see the difference in quality.
When people grow and they get more income, they can afford to invest in voiceovers, maybe in high-level tools.
Maybe they can hire an editor to create better looking videos. But when you get started, you don’t have that luxury.
Let’s watch one of these videos here.
So I don’t know who does the actual voice, but it’s a real person.
And it’s the same voice for almost all of these particular videos.
These videos are a little more advanced than say the Natural Cures videos.
But again, it doesn’t really matter.
They do a good job.
If you want to invest in tools that can do this, there are tons of video creation softwares.
This is what a lot of people do if they don’t want to invest in certain softwares.
They just record their screen which is great if you want to demonstrate how people do things.
So if you want to do anything technical, whether it’s something to do with WordPress or video editing or anything where you can show something happening on screen, that’s a great way to make videos without ever showing your face.
And that’s what this guy does.
He makes a bunch of videos.
Now, of course, there’s a little bit of a caveat and a lot of these styles of channels, and there are lots of these channels, earn X amount of dollars per hour doing this and doing that.
If these videos were really true, then you kind of think to yourself, “Why wouldn’t this person be doing that rather than uploading videos?”
And they probably make most of their money by selling courses and not actually doing this stuff.
So I’m not saying all of these videos actually work if you actually want to follow what this person teaches.
But for channel growth, again, consistency is key.
Make videos without showing your face
So, you get the idea.
There are tons of ways that you can make money on YouTube, build a channel, build a following, without having to show your face.
But you have to realize that with all of these channels, the key thing is consistency.
These people have put in a lot of work.
It’s not about the video quality, doing your keyword research and understanding topics that your audience would want.
And then making videos on those topics again and again, and again.
You will get better with optimization and ranking and video quality and the thumbnails over time, but you have to get started.
Now I will show you a really cool software that you can use to get started.
Some of you may know this already.
It’s called Vidnami.
And this is a great way for you to get started without any technical skillset and make videos without you ever having to appear on camera.
Here you can read a full Vidnami review: https://beerswithadam.com/vidnami
The reason I like Vidnami is, well, there are a couple of reasons.
Number one, they have tons of stock footage and clips and music that you can use.
So you don’t have to really go and find images, find video clips, and you don’t have to find music that you can use in your background.
If you want to record your audio, which I highly recommend, you can upload it to Vidnami and you can sync it with your slides.
It’s simply a case of you copying and pasting your script into Vidnami and it’s just clicking a few buttons.
And then if you want to add your script, you can.
Now they do have an auto-voice function, which I do not recommend.
It’s very robotic and you are not going to get the results that you want if you have those auto voices.
Because although you may learn to rank videos, people are just going to leave your videos really quickly, because nobody wants to listen to a robot with no intonation for five minutes.
I mean, who wants to do that?
I hope this video does remove any excuses.
“Oh, I don’t want to get on YouTube because I don’t want to show my face, so I’ll do something different.”
You don’t need to show your face.
Now, if you do show your face, great, fantastic.
I recommend that.
But again, these channels have proven that you don’t need to.