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It can be frustrating to have a camera-shy personality. You want to make videos, but you don’t want to reveal your identity.
To be honest, not showing your faces could be a good thing because it keeps your awkward self out of the spotlight.
If you’re one of them, check out this post where I’ve listed 10 YouTube channel ideas without showing your face.
1. Gaming Channel
The gaming channel is one of the most popular channels on YouTube where you don’t have to show your face.
All you have to do is play popular games, record them using a screen recorder, and then upload them to your channel.
It’s a simple YouTube channel idea that doesn’t rely heavily on editing, which saves time. As a result, you can upload more videos in a short period of time.
Also, you can live-stream your gameplay to receive donations from your subscribers, which will help you earn even more money.
A good example is the Shirrako channel, which has over 1.4 million subscribers. They post videos of gaming trailers, gaming videos, trophy walkthroughs, and much more.
2. Unboxing Videos
Unboxing channels have become a surprisingly profitable genre on YouTube as they cover a wide range of products.
However, the two most popular unboxing videos that receive the most views are about toys and electronic gadgets.
FunToys Collector Disney Toys Review is one such channel, with over 11.3 million subscribers. Their video includes reviews of toys for toddlers, babies, infants, and preschoolers.
TheRelaxingEnd is another channel where they unbox gadgets and gaming consoles. This channel has over 7.6 million subscribers and over 10 million views on some of its videos.
3. Craft Making Channel
If you enjoy making crafts, you can start your own crafting channel without having to show your face.
There are many such channels on YouTube that showcase paper crafting, jewelry making, craft shows, DIY projects, and other activities.
Shiho Masuda, for example, has a channel where she shows gift wrapping and gift-giving presentations.
Her channel has over 189k subscribers and some of her videos have received over 2 million views.
Another is The Crafts channel, which teaches people crafting techniques like stitching, knitting, crocheting, card making, die-cutting, wirework, felting, origami, polymer clay, and more.
Although she shows her face at the beginning of each video, you can skip that part while recording.
4. Tutorial Channel
If you know how to use a particular piece of software well, you can teach others by making tutorial videos without showing your face.
For this, you need to record your computer screen while demonstrating how to use the software and how to troubleshoot specific issues.
A good example that comes to mind right now is “The Photoshop Tutorials” channel, which primarily focuses on Photoshop tutorial videos that demonstrate how to create various photo effects in Photoshop.
They have over one million subscribers and more than one million views on some of their videos.
Similarly, you can create tutorial videos for mobile apps and other programs as well.
5. Nail Art Channel
Nail art is a creative way of painting, decorating, enhancing, and embellishing nails. It is a type of art in which one expresses creativity by adding patterns, sparkles, and shapes to one’s fingernails and toes.
If you know how to do it, starting a nail art channel is a great option because you only need to record your fingers without showing your face.
To get some ideas, check out “CutePolish,” a YouTube channel that posts nail art designs, DIY nail techniques, and the most popular nail polish styles tutorial videos that are trending.
They have over 3.3 million subscribers and the videos get over one million views. Check out their channel to see the nail art tutorial videos.
6. Timelapse Channel
Time-lapse is a film technique that transforms hours of video into a few seconds of content. It combines a series of images or videos to create a single video that depicts events in less time than they occur in reality.
On YouTube, there are numerous timelapse channels where you can see timelapses of food rotting, city skylines, plants growing from seed, and much more.
Temponaut Timelapse is one such channel that primarily uploads real-time lapses. While the vast majority of their videos are about food decomposition, they also upload videos about the night sky, flowers blooming, and other topics.
Their channel has over 1.7 million subscribers, and some of their videos have received over 20 million views.
So it’s a pretty popular genre that doesn’t require you to show your face. All you need to do is take a camera and start recording or clicking pictures of your target object over a period of days to combine them into a video.
7. Listicle Channel
A Listicle simply refers to content that is organized in the form of a list. It could be a top three, top five, or top ten list.
If you don’t want to show your face, starting a Listicle channel is a great idea. All you have to do is choose a topic, conduct some research and make a video with a top 5 or 10 list.
Like, for example,
- Top 5 free stock video sites
- 10 Best Chrome extensions
- Top 10 websites that provide non-copyrighted music
On YouTube, there are numerous listicle channels, among which TechGumbo is one.
It is a tech channel whose content is based on the listicle format. They have over one million subscribers and they get pretty good views on their videos.
Check out their content to get an idea of how the videos should be made.
8. Animation Channel
Whether for entertainment or education, YouTube has a variety of animated YouTube channels to meet your every need.
If you enjoy watching animated videos, you could consider starting an animated channel that does not require you to show your face.
Simply choose a genre, such as comedy, stories, educational, or news, and begin creating videos. You can learn to create videos using software such as:
Here are a few examples of animated channels:
9. Travel Channel
Many travel channels feature the creator sharing their experience of a specific country or location they visited.
But did you know you could do the same thing without revealing your face?
There are travel channels where the creators make videos of the places they visit with voice narration in the background.
This way, they don’t have to show their faces while still sharing their experiences of the location.
If you’re still not sure what I’m talking about, here’s an example video made in the same format.
Please keep in mind that the narration in this video is in Malayalam, but you’ll get the idea of what I am talking about.
So, if you travel a lot on weekends or weekdays, starting a channel in the same video format is a great idea.
10. Cooking Channel
People are constantly on the lookout for delectable new recipes and cooking guides. They want to try new and simple recipes to satisfy their hunger.
So, if you know how to cook, starting a cooking channel could also be a great addition to this list.
That’s because the audience’s focus is solely on the food, so you can simply shoot from above, only showing your hands. If possible, you can also add voice narration or subtitles to improve the videos.
The videos on the Adiras Kitchen channel are shot overhead in the same format. You can check out their channel to see how they make videos.
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