Starting a Youtube career or even creating good quality videos is a hard job. Especially if you don’t want to show your face, or want to stay anonymous.
There are many perks of not showing your face on the internet, like not getting recognized by people that see your videos.
In this article, I will show you a few ways how you can make money on YouTube without showing your face.
First, let’s talk about the strategies you can use to monetize your youtube channel and then about the ideas of different channels you can start. Use the table of content in the right sidebar to navigate quickly to the section that you want to read.
How to monetize your Youtube Channel without showing your face:
There are many ways on how you can earn money from creating YouTube videos.
Even without showing your face, you can make a nice income from making YouTube videos
1. Monetizing your Videos via Ads
To get money from making YouTube videos, you have to monetize them.
To join the YouTube Partner Program you have to meet these requirements:
- You must live in a country where the YouTube Partner Program is available.
Here is a list of all the countries the YouTube Partner Program is accessible:
- You must follow all the YouTube channel monetization policies.
The YouTube channel monetization policies are a collection of policies that allow you to monetize on YouTube. As a YouTube partner, your agreement including the YouTube partner program policies requires compliance with these monetization policies to potentially earn money on YouTube.
- You must have no active Community Guidelines strikes on your YouTube channel.
The Community Guidelines are the rules you need to follow in order to upload content. If you violate the Community Guidelines, your content may be removed.
If you want to know more about the Comunity Guidelines here is everything you need to know:
YouTube Community Guidelines
- You must have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months.
- Must have more than 1,000 subscribers.
- You need to have a linked AdSense account.
If you want to know exactly how to get access to the YouTube Partner Program and what you need to do to monetize your videos, here is a link to the YouTube support site. They will tell you everything you need to know.
2. Get Sponsorships
Even without showing your face, brands would like to connect and partner up with you.
Here are some tips you should consider when trying to get a brand deal:
1. Reach out
Many YouTubers wait for companies to reach out to them, but sometimes it is better that you reach out to them and ask if they might be interested in a sponsorship.
Go on and look for companies that you would like to work with.
You should not try to always reach out to the biggest brands there are, sometimes local businesses and smaller companies appreciate you for reaching out to them.
You may have more success getting sponsored by smaller companies than by big ones.
2. Find your Niche
If you make videos about everything your content will end up being about nothing and brands won’t be sure if you are fitting for a sponsorship.
If you have a specific niche that you are in, you will easier get a brand deal that fits your content.
3. Use Network
Try to stay connected with other YouTubers and brands you are interested in working with.
Engage on their social media by commenting and liking.
That will keep you on top of the mind for the people you want to do brand deals and sponsorships with.
4. Try Sponsorship Marketplaces
To connect with brands you should try out Sponsorship Marketplaces.
They connect brands with content creators so that it is easier for them to do brand deals.
Some Marketplaces you should consider checking out are:
3. Sell Merch
Selling merch can be a great way to engage with your audience and earn money by doing it.
Before starting to sell merchandise, there are some things you should consider first.
You should check if you have an engaged audience. Having a lot of subscribers is the first indicator of your channel’s success. But you should check from the number of comments and likes and the variety of contributors and content discussed if your follower-ship is engaged and ready to buy.
Once you decided whether or not to sell merch, you should think about what products to offer. You should keep the products and designs marketable and true to your brand.
You can even ask your fans what merch they want. Fans will appreciate it and be even more willing to buy.
4. Affiliate Marketing
This might be one of the best options to make money. Often this comes with a combination where a brand will pay you money, and the more people will buy or sign up for something using your link the more money they will earn.
So as a creator you can’t neglect this, for example, you make a video about a game, you can if possible get an affiliate link and when someone buys it over your link you will earn a commission.
Or you make a video about a certain product or an unboxing video you can earn big bucks trying to get affiliate links from amazon or the producer directly (often your commission will be higher if you get the affiliate link form lets say Sony and not from amazon when you make a video about a sony video camera)
Unbox Therapy is a great example of a channel that can earn commissions from affiliate marketing in literally every video.
Types of Videos for making money without showing your face
If you want to create videos but don’t know what kind of content you can create because you don’t want to show your face, here I have listed some ideas for you.
Of course, there are many other options of what kind of videos you can create.
Get creative and find out what you like and have fun making content with.
1. Create content by playing Video Games
Gaming Videos are very popular on YouTube.
Before people want to buy a video game, they want to see how it works and what it is about to find out if it is worth buying. Meanwhile, other people don’t have the time or money to play video games, but still want to know the story behind a video game.
You can make review videos and sum up what’s good and what’s bad about the game or create walkthrough videos, which are often aimed to complete the entire game.
Sometimes YouTubers put on a Face Cam while gaming, but this is mostly not important for viewers, so you can easily stay anonymous.
The most important part of creating great video game videos is, making them funny. Here are two channels that do a really good job at making it fun to watch their videos:
You can take a look at the Thumbnails of Zanny and you will immediately notice that he makes custom Thumbnails for each of his videos.
Here you have more information about how to make great gaming videos on youtube.
Credits to videogamedunkey
2. ASMR Videos
While some people don’t like these kinds of videos at all, others love to watch them and enjoy the sounds Creators make.
Don’t forget, ASMR is not just about eating food and filming it. You can use different objects to create different sounds.
However to create professional, high-quality ASMR videos you will probably need a good microphone, which can be quite expensive.
There are many things to consider that make a good ASMR video. For example:
- The source of the sounds: What makes the sound
- The room that you record: The atmosphere you want to create when someone watches your video.
- The equipment you need to make good videos
Here are two YouTubers that make a good job at creating ASMR videos:
Here is a good article about how to create ASMR videos
3. Cooking Videos
If you are a good cook you can make money by showing others how to do it properly.
You could show how hot to make meals that might be interesting for a specific group of people.
Like Vegan food, meals that are easy and fast to make, meals that have a lot of protein, or meals that you can make when you’re on a diet.
You can niche down as much as you want but don’t make your niche too small or too big in the beginning.
Here are a few things that make a good cooking video:
- Layout a plan for your video
- Make it interesting or funny to watch
- Make it in a way that you can also share it on other social media platforms like TikTok or Instagram.
Men With The Pot is a YouTube channel you should look at when you want to make a cooking channel yourself.
4. Informational videos
Here you will create videos that will teach others something. They should also be entertaining because nobody wants to watch a boring video about the topic when there is a funny and well-made one about it.
I won’t go too deep into this topic here because there are a lot of things to consider like:
- The competition of your niche.
- The popularity of your topic on youtube.
- How to animate or how to get the video clips you need.
Here are a few channels that do amazing work in this niche. (And probably also make a lot of money from it)
And here is a post with a video from the Youtube Creator Academy on how to make create informational videos.
The kurzgesagt channel
5. Tutorial Videos
Tutorial videos can often be very helpful for viewers. The difference between informational videos is that informational videos also should be entertaining, but you only watch tutorials because you got a problem and want to know how to solve it. If you know how to do something others might not know, you should use that to your advantage and try to make money from it.
For example, if you know how to use a program that is used for editing videos, you can make a video where you show the basics of how to edit videos with this program. And then you post an affiliate link in your video description where you will get paid when someone buys or tries the program using your link.
Here is a tutorial on how to make good Tutorials.
6. DIY Videos
With DIY (Do-it-yourself) videos, you can show people how to easily make something they can do themselves.
You could show your audience lifehacks they can easily use to make their daily life easier.
One of the most famous DIY-Channels on YouTube is 5-Minute Crafts, they have over 74 Million subscribers.
However, it can be hard to come up with new ideas of things you can do yourself to show people.
Here is helpful information about how to be successful with a DIY Channel.
Credits to 5-Minute Crafts
7. Compilation Videos
Compilation videos are videos that consist of short clips that are put together into one.
The compilation can be about anything. Like for example memes, sports highlights, funny video clips, fails, epic gaming moments, TikTok dances, music pieces, or just funny images.
However, if you make a compilation you should only concentrate on one theme. You should not show a TikTok dance clip after you showed a video where Christiano Ronaldo just scored a beautiful goal.
Another thing you should consider when creating a compilation is copyright. Compilations are often taken down or demonetized because of copyright problems.
Before putting a clip in your video from somebody else, make sure you have permission to use the clip.
Memande is a successful channel that makes Meme Compilation Videos, but you can also make Funny Clips, cute pets, best vines, gaming cutscene, or movie scene compilations. You can create compilation videos about nearly every topic
8. Make Money by Live Streaming Music
Something that can also earn you money without even having to say a thing is live streaming music on YouTube.
Often people go to YouTube and search for a live stream that plays LoFi music to study or simply to relax.
But keep in mind that the competition is great in this niche, and the studying girl is iconic already so you have to niche down to have a chance.
9. Art Videos
If you are good at drawing or painting you should use this talent to your advantage.
You can teach people how to start drawing and improve their drawings and make them look better. The same goes of course with painting.
Some people just want to watch painting videos for relaxation.
A YouTube channel that does exactly this is SurajFineArts, you should check him out.
But keep in mind that maybe you can have more success if you upload it for example on TikTok and you create the videos for TikTok and not primarily for Youtube.
10. Music Videos
Like live streaming Music, you can also upload music videos.
You can create a video about a catchy song that just repeats for hours. Some people like to listen to the same song over and over.
Another way of getting money from creating music videos is by posting meditation or ambient music videos. According to disturbmenot.co about 200-500 million people meditate worldwide. But this of course doesn’t mean that every one of them listens to meditation music.
You can also create lyric videos for songs, these can easily reach tens of millions of views if the original song is very popular. Example
Here are a few of these channels, watch the structure or the background of their videos and learn from them, but you should also niche down let’s say into anime or movie music, so you will have an easier time.
Here you should also be careful not to use music from other people or your videos might be taken down or get demonetized from YouTube.
You can just go to Fiverr and search for “meditation music”. There you will find people that sell meditation music, and if you do, you own the music and can do anything you want with it.
There are many ways you can earn money from YouTube without showing your face. These are only a few ideas on which type of videos you can create.
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