Don’t want to put your face out there on YouTube? No worries. These ideas for a faceless YouTube channel will help you remain anonymous while creating a solid community.
Is it possible to create a YouTube channel without displaying your face?
In 2023, the answer is unequivocally yes.
But, to be honest, launching a faceless YouTube channel is just as difficult as starting one where everyone knows your name. More visual components, such as stock movies, photographs, graphics, and text, will be required to compensate for the lack of face time. As a result, you’ll spend more time modifying than other creators in the long run.
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However, creating faceless content has numerous advantages, including:
Privacy protection on social media
Keeping your boss from discovering you have a channel
Protecting yourself from unfavorable opinions (from family and friends)
Having a pleasurable YouTube experience
Are you ready to begin? Here are some of the best ideas for faceless YouTube channels.
1. Travel Guides
You don’t have to travel to Europe, Asia, Africa, or any other continent to see the world. Many faceless channels use stock film and pictures to show the most interesting cities on the planet! Best of all, these videos generate a lot of attention.Touropia received 8.7 million views for their viral guide, “25 Most Beautiful Destinations in Europe.”
2. Book Summaries
Do you enjoy reading? Have you always thought that animated videos were the best? If that’s the case, it’s time to launch an own channel and make “book summaries” your sole priority! Many individuals don’t have time to read an entire book, so you’ll save them time by summarizing the important points. That’s how Escaping Ordinary earned 14 million views with a summary of James Clear’s Atomic Habits.
3. Science Experiments
A science experiment is ideal for launching a faceless YouTube channel. After all, people come to see a surprising treat, not the creator executing it. So don’t worry: you can keep the camera in your hands and amass millions of YouTube views. Check out this movie by Fun Science that has 26 million views and shows a collection of experiments!
4. Animated Storytimes
One of the most effective methods to connect with viewers all across the world is to tell a personal story. You don’t even have to be on camera to do it! Many creators take a comic book or cartoon style, drawing out their plot in order to make it visually appealing.Swoozie is the king of animated storytimes, with millions of views every upload!
5. Tech Reviews
Tech reviews are popular on YouTube, but they are also a highly competitive niche. What’s more, guess what? Most YouTube techies display their faces. However, you can distinguish yourself by focusing on the thing you’re reviewing and providing snappy, intelligent narration! If you’re looking for some motivation, go no further than Flossy Carter.
6. Puzzle Solutions
Some people solve the most difficult puzzles on the planet without ever showing their faces.One of these amazing creators is Puzzle Guy. This channel has over a billion views, so don’t underestimate the fun of putting together a decent puzzle!
7. DIY Crafts
Kuti Bari, for example, has no faces or human communication. This do-it-yourself (DIY) artist shows viewers how to make cool things without necessarily explaining how to do it. Nonetheless, many enjoy the information! Check out the video below, which has 5.3 million views and shows how to turn a Coke bottle into a table lamp!
8. Virtual Dog TV (Relaxing)
Do dogs watch television? Some creators are demonstrating this. Several YouTube channels provide TV shows for dogs that incorporate scenic environment, animals grazing, other dogs playing, and soothing music. You may go nameless for as long as you like with this type of channel; Relax My Dog certainly has!
9. Satisfying Cleaning
Cleaning videos are popular on YouTube, especially the satisfying ones. So break out the heavy cleaning agents, scrubbers, and rubber gloves because this channel idea is 100% faceless!
10. Scary Stories/True Crime
Is Halloween one of your favorite holidays? Do you enjoy movies with mystery, suspense, and jump scares?
Maybe it’s time to launch a YouTube horror channel. Your videos don’t have to be terrifyingly scary, but a healthy element of tension will entice viewers to subscribe to your channel.
And if you want to exercise your imagination, horror stuff is the ideal setting. Some YouTube channels combine animation, true crime, and narration to tell the creepiest and most amusing stories.
IMR Scary Tales provides one example: “3 True McDonald’s Horror Stories Animated.”
11. Top 10 Ranking Videos
Do you enjoy researching anything and everything in your spare time? If that’s the case, that’s a skill you can rapidly transfer to YouTube. You might spend your days ranking the top 10 movies, vacation places, pizza restaurants, and more, depending on your interests. Instead of displaying your face, you’ll use photos, graphics, and voice-over to fill in the visual gaps.
And, of course, we have a fantastic example. Check out HelloGreedo’s video ranking Star Wars movies from worst to finest.
12. Poetry and Spoken Word
Many poets perform their poetry live on stage in front of an audience. However, with the freedom that YouTube offers, there are numerous methods to share the same act without ever displaying your face.
Take a look at RedFrost Motivation, for example. This channel uses dramatic B-roll, captions, and voice-over to re-enact popular poems. The speaker and their body language are not visible, but the emotions are just as real on this channel. Acquainted with the Night, a poem by Robert Frost, is performed by them here.
Making documentaries is one of the simplest ways to avoid appearing on YouTube. Instead of concentrating on yourself, you will apply a lens on everything else going on in the world. What is the status of climate change? Why do Americans only visit a few states? Will physical money vanish one day?
Future Unity is one such example. This channel tackles important questions with B-roll and voice-over without ever displaying the creator’s face. The information is based on both facts and rumors, demonstrating how far a documentary-style approach may go.
14. Movie and TV Reviews
If you consider yourself a film reviewer, we have some exciting news for you.
You don’t have to put on a show to be a recognized critic!
That is correct. Steve Reviews has over 500,000 subscribers and never reveals anything about himself. To keep things fresh, they contribute unique remarks and movie clips.
Do you want an example? Watch this video to see how Steve Reviews reacts to viewers’ dissatisfaction with The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
15. Early Childhood Education
“Made for kids” content is popular on YouTube because it can be done by anyone without being recorded. Toddlers can be taught to sing their ABCs, recognize shapes, count to ten, and much more. You’ll captivate children and their parents with engaging animations and upbeat music, not your face!
If you need an example, check out The Singing Walrus’ counting video.
16. Cooking (with Only Hands Showing)
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of faceless culinary channels. Rather than instructing viewers how to cook anything, these peaceful producers prefer to show them.
Nino’s Home, an ASMR cooking channel that includes recipe directions in the caption area, is our favorite example. Watch this video to see how they discreetly sizzle fried chicken.
17. Stock Footage and B-Roll
Who doesn’t enjoy watching drone video of the countryside or a big cityscape? If you have experience with aerial cameras, this could be the ideal YouTube niche for you!
It may come as a surprise, but stock footage channels are doing well. In fact, this Los Angeles video from 21Aerials Stock Video Footage has received over 100,000 views.
18. Sports Analysis
“Sports talk” is frequently done in a studio setting on a camera-centric network like ESPN. However, you are not required to take the same approach on YouTube. Anything is doable with a little B-roll and voice-over, so don’t believe you have to dress up like SportsCenter expert Shannon Sharpe.
Total Running Productions is one of the best channels to learn about sports analysis. Without ever displaying their face, this producer creates videos about fast times and world records.
Watch this video to learn about one of the fastest top-end speeds ever recorded.
19. Nursery Rhymes
Nursery rhymes are now trending on YouTube, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. You can absolutely start a faceless YouTube channel for baby music if you have a great singing voice (and possibly a friend who is talented at animation).
Cocomelon is the most prominent channel in this category. Take a look at their most popular video on taking a bath.
ASMR is an abbreviation for autonomous sensory meridian response. That’s a fancy way of saying the tingling sensation you get when you listen to relaxing music. Yes, there are entire YouTube channels dedicated to that joyful feeling.
Gentle whispers are used by certain ASMR channels to calm viewers. Others imitate peaceful sounds such as rains, rustling trees, and the turning of pages in a book. Because it’s an audio experience, no one expects to see your face – similar to this waterfall video from Relaxing White Noise.
21. Product Unboxings
Unboxing videos are quite relaxing, and they almost never include a product evaluation. Instead, the maker first opens the product’s packaging to expose what’s inside – sometimes without saying anything.
Check out the ASMR iPhone unpacking video below, for example.
For both video types, the product is the star of the show. That means you can test the latest iPhone or unbox a waffle iron without people needing to know who you are. You’ll show your hands holding the product more than anything else.
Have you ever seen a film where the morning sky transforms into night in a matter of seconds? You were witnessing a time-lapse at the time. The scene appeared to move at an impossible rate, but in actuality, multiple images emerged in quick succession to create the illusion of twisted time.
Here’s an amusing example: an ant colony spends 41 days eating half a marshmallow.
But that’s just one way to get the job done. These days, you can make time-lapse videos on an iPhone or with different Android mobile apps — all without showing your face.
23. General Animation/Illustration
If you have animation abilities, you can easily become a faceless YouTuber. You can create 2D, 3D, or stop motion videos without appearing on-screen at all.
Take a look at this video by 3D artist Jake Fellman, for example. He frequently utilizes popular cultural trends (in this case, the urban legend Cartoon Cat) to create animated videos for billions of viewers.
On YouTube, you can also make whiteboard animations. Viewers see a series of hand-drawn graphics (on a digital whiteboard) that merge to make one story – and they adore it.
If you’re not an artist, you may utilize a tool like VideoScribe to bring your whiteboard cartoons to life.
24. Reaction Videos (Audio Only)
You’ve probably seen videos in which someone responds to a trending event on camera, gasping at the “wow” moments and giggling at the “oops” ones. If making reaction videos on YouTube isn’t your thing, don’t panic; there are other options.
You can do a verbal reaction instead if you don’t want to reveal your face. Begin by screencasting the original video, then share your thoughts via voice-over while you view it.
The stuff we’ve seen on gaming channels is some of the best faceless entertainment out there.
Because the person playing the game is never the center of a gaming video, it’s simple to create material without disclosing your identity. Simply screen record your gameplay, add some voice-over, and you’ve got yourself a YouTube video. You can create gaming tutorials, compile a list of your failures and victories, or take viewers through various assignments.
Do you need an example? Watch this funny Let’s Game It Out video about the video game WorldBox.
26. Relaxing Music
This is for all of you musicians out there. Viewers are almost waiting for you to create a YouTube channel if you make peaceful music, such as ambient or lo-fi. Life is hectic, and we all require music for calm periods such as hiking, studying, and meditating.
For years, Lofi Girl (previously Chilled Cow) has been that musical source. Check out their never-ending stream of soothing music below. Of course, no faces!
27. Explainer/Commentary/Motivational Videos
What do you think? You don’t have to switch on the camera to express yourself. You can achieve amazing things on YouTube if you’re willing to use additional aspects in your video, such as voice-over, graphics, and stock footage.
Alux.com creates videos in this manner, and they have over 4 million subscribers. We’ve never seen a face on their channel, but each video features a female voiceover discussing money and banking.
Take a look at the video “100 Words Rich People Use.”
Why not start a faceless how-to channel if you have a useful skill? There are other options to test, but you might like some of these:
Tutorials for nail art
How to Make Videos
Tutorials for software
Lego constructions with instructions
Phone repair tutorials
Painting demonstration videos
Information about birds
Videos for plant identification
Remember that these are some basic suggestions for beginning a YouTube channel. You’ll probably have to shape them to feel more like “you” and the stuff you’re planned.