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How to Create a Faceless YouTube Channel in 2024

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YouTube offers a great platform for creators to share knowledge, connect with audiences, and even kickstart side businesses. Of course, many opt to appear on camera, but faceless YouTube channels are gaining popularity.

Not everyone wants to be filmed, and faceless channels provide a solution. Creators can deliver quality content without showing their faces, maintaining privacy and anonymity while pursuing their passion. So, what is a faceless YouTube channel, and how can you make one? Keep reading to find out!

What Is a Faceless Channel?

In a faceless YouTube channel, the creator opts not to appear on camera. Instead, they rely on voiceovers, animations, screen recordings, slideshows, or text to convey their content. Some creators stay completely incognito, and others use a fake name or avatar.

The benefits of a faceless YouTube channel are:

  • Keeping your privacy
  • Avoiding the stress of being on camera
  • Focusing on making good content without worrying about how you look
  • Attracting an audience who might prefer not to see the creator’s face

These channels can be very profitable, too, and the process of making content can be sped up and automated with AI tools.

A person who would enjoy having a faceless channel will have the following traits:

  • Prefers to keep their personal identity separate from their online presence
  • Feels uncomfortable being in front of the camera
  • Enjoys using creative methods like animations, voiceovers, and visual storytelling
  • Has diverse interests and wants to explore various topics without being limited by their personal identity or appearance

If any of these traits sound like you, that’s perfect! Let’s carry on and explore further.

Examples of Faceless YouTube Channels

The Infographics Show (14.2M subscribers, 4.9K videos)

The Infographics Show creates educational videos using eye-catching infographic animations without showing any faces. They cover a wide variety of topics, including history, science, and pop culture, and they’re very good at making complex subjects easy to understand and interesting to watch.

Daily Dose Of Internet (18.3M subscribers, 1K videos)

Daily Dose Of Internet is a channel that curates the latest viral videos and offers a one-stop destination for funny and heartwarming content. The videos are presented in quick, easy-to-watch clips, with narration done through voiceovers. The visuals are sourced from various videos on the internet.

Tasty (21.4M subscribers, 5.3K videos)

Tasty, a popular cooking channel, offers a lot of fast, tempting recipes and kitchen tips for food lovers. They prove that when the food looks irresistible, viewers are more likely to watch the entire video. While not all of their videos hide the creators’ faces, many of their tutorial-style videos do.

Nomadic Ambience (1.25M subscribers, 262 videos)

Nomadic Ambience made a channel focused on creating relaxing ASMR videos. They feature 4K footage of walks/drives around the world and highlight natural sounds. The key is to let the footage draw in the audience and keep them engaged with the scenery.

Choosing Your Niche

You can make a successful faceless channel out of anything unless it’s a part of a makeup tutorial or something else specifically related to showing your face. Here are some ideas to spark your creativity:

  • Motivational clips
  • Top lists
  • Cooking guides
  • How-to tutorials, DIY projects
  • Gaming content
  • Language lessons
  • Study music
  • Bedtime narratives
  • Science experiments
  • Ambient sounds

YouTube Faceless Channel Setup: How to Create an Account and Plan Out Your Content

Once you’ve settled on your niche, it’s time to get your YouTube channel up and running. Let’s start by creating your account:

  1. If you haven’t already, sign up for a Google Account.
  2. Log in to YouTube with your Google Account on a computer.
  3. Click on your profile picture, then select Settings.
  4. Click on Add or manage your channel(s).
  5. Click on Create a channel. You’ll then be prompted to create your channel.
  6. Review the details, which will include your Google Account name and photo.
  7. Confirm.

Your channel’s name, logo, and banner are your first impressions, so make sure they’re memorable and visually appealing.

Then, map out your content strategy — use tools like Google Trends, Ahrefs, or TubeRanker to find trending topics and analyze your competition. Try to find a middle ground between popular trends and topics you’re genuinely interested in. If you’re well-versed in a particular subject, don’t be afraid to specialize in it because your passion and expertise will set you apart.

Next, map out when you’ll publish videos. The YouTube algorithm prefers channels that post frequently. If you’re making longer videos, aim for once a week. For shorter ones, try to upload every day.

Fun fact: The optimal time to post on YouTube is Friday between 3pm and 4pm Videos shared during this timeframe tend to receive the highest number of views. Other peak viewing times include Tuesday at 2 pm and Thursday at 6pm.

The final step in the planning stage is crafting scripts that are both informative and engaging. AI tools like ChatGPT can assist in this process by generating content based on your input and research. However, it’s essential to provide guidance and refine the output so that it matches your content style and objectives.

How to Produce Faceless Videos


In terms of tech, all you really need is a microphone. Typically, you’d also need a camera, tripod, lights, and a background, but these aren’t necessary for faceless content.

For recording, you'll need recording software, and one option is WaveRoom. Consider using additional features to streamline the editing process, like background noise removal, automatic gap removal (silence, pauses), and simplified editing with built-in tools.

You can also use AI for animations with tools like CinemaFlow and its instant video creation feature. Select from a variety of templates for different genres and styles and customize them if needed. CinemaFlow’s AI will then analyze your text to make videos that complement the story.


The top three video editing software used for YouTube are Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, and iMovie. iMovie is preferred by beginners for its user-friendly interface. However, it lacks some of the advanced editing features found in the other two options.

Both Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X are highly regarded among established YouTubers like Casey Neistat and Peter McKinnon. Even if you’re just starting out, why not opt for professional-grade tools that offer extensive editing capabilities?

Here’s how to edit videos with Adobe Premiere:

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  1. Start by importing the clips you want to work with. Simply click on Import from the File drop-down menu. Once imported, drag the clips from the sidebar into the editing area.
  2. Click on Effects Control to apply effects. For adding text, select Title and then New title. Choose the text behavior, such as Default Roll for text to roll upwards.
  3. Import your chosen audio file by dragging it onto the editor. Adjust the length of your videos or photos as needed.
  4. Press enter to start rendering your video.
  5. Adobe Premiere doesn’t allow direct uploads to YouTube. So, save your edited file on your computer in a YouTube-supported format, preferably MPEG-4.

Optional: Change your voice

To take anonymity to the next level, consider using LALAL.AI Voice Changer. After recording your audio, simply upload the file and apply the voice changer effects. Then, start the editing process as you normally would.

How to Upload and Optimize

Now comes the easiest part: uploading your finished video:

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  1. Log in to YouTube Studio.
  2. Click Create in the top-right corner, then select Upload videos.
  3. Choose the file you want to upload.
  4. Click on Edit for each file to adjust your video details before uploading.

Performance is heavily influenced by SEO. We’d like to believe that good videos naturally attract viewership, but ultimately, success depends on appealing to the search and recommendation algorithms. Here are a few SEO-related tips that cover the optimization basics:

  • Rename your video title using a target keyword. Optimize your video description with keywords, too.
  • Use popular keywords that relate to your topic to tag your video.
  • Encourage viewers to take action in your video and description.
  • Categorize your video appropriately.
  • Design a unique thumbnail for your video's link.
  • Incorporate subtitles and closed captions using an SRT File.
  • Add Cards and End Screens to boost your YouTube channel’s viewership.
  • Include hashtags to expand your reach.
  • Create a playlist related to your video’s topic.
  • Try timestamps.
  • Optionally, post a pinned comment on your video from your own account.

The world of faceless YouTube channels is only starting to take off, especially with the help of AI tools. From ASMR to gaming commentaries and pet video compilations to in-depth documentaries, there’s a wide range of content possibilities without showing your face.

But to create top-performing channels, you’ll need the best tools available — some of the essential ones are already listed in the article. Good luck!