How to Make Money on YouTube Without Showing Your Face

How to Make Money on YouTube Without Showing Your Face

Earning with YouTube is the desire of many, both young startuppers and great entrepreneurs. However, there are very few who manage to generate good income by publishing videos on this platform. Is it really that hard? In fact, most of them do not apply the right techniques, thinking that it is enough to publish a few videos without a minimum of planning and strategy?

Well, in this article, we will see together how to make money with YouTube and fundamental actions to be taken to achieve this goal, all creating videos in minutes and without showing a real face.

Methods to make money with YouTube

First of all, how can you leverage videos to generate consistent revenue? The solutions are as below.

This is the simplest and fastest method.

In fact, as long as your channel meets certain requirements, i.e., 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of public viewing, it will be possible to request the activation of this earning system.

From the moment YouTube agrees to include your channel in its partner program, it will display ads within your videos and, in return, you will receive a small percentage of the revenue that YouTube receives from these advertisements.

The pro of this method is that all you have to do is post videos and activate ads so they can appear within your content.

The con is that in order to receive “interesting” revenue, your videos must generate many views. Furthermore, if you want to ensure more or less fixed earnings, you must publish at least one video a day.

  • Merchandising

This involves the sale of t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories with custom graphics printed on them, such as your channel logo.

The pro is that today there are various websites that allow you to create t-shirts and sell them in 2 clicks immediately.

The con is that it can be very difficult (especially if you are starting out) to be able to sell a good number of pieces to generate a “decent” profit. It is no coincidence that those who sell this type of product are above all the most famous YouTubers, who have transformed their logo into a real sought-after brand and a community that can’t wait to always buy new things.

  • Video Courses and Consulting

This method is much simpler and brings profits much faster than the previous two.

Furthermore, you don’t need to make millions of views to earn. Just make sure you show your videos to the right people, that is, those who have questions and need to be addressed by your videos, or your courses and consultations.

The pro is that, even by generating few (but quality) views, you can start earning.

The con is that creating a video course takes time and this means that you will have to wait a bit before starting to sell it and therefore to make money.

  • Affiliations

Basically, it allows you to earn a commission by promoting products from other companies.

Usually, it is the owner of an e-commerce site that promotes the affiliate program to generate quality traffic to their site. Then, one or more affiliates agree to join the program, place banners or sponsored links on their websites that refer to the merchant’s site. All of this is done in exchange for a commission on sales or some other form of compensation generated by that traffic.

The pro is that you have to do is do an affiliate marketing, for example, by inserting an affiliate link in the description of the video and then the company will be to worry about everything else (order management, shipping, etc.)

The con is that you have to abide by the rules of the company’s affiliate program. For example, you can’t decide on prices, or make personalized offers. If for some reason the company closes the affiliate program, you run out of steam.

Now that you know the main ways to make money with YouTube, it’s important that you also know how to take advantage of the #1 video sharing platform to make money.

How do you make money on YouTube?

As trivial as it may be, to start making money with YouTube, you need to open a channel and post videos regularly. But this is not enough, it is necessary to carry out some fundamental actions, some of which even before opening the channel. If you underestimate them, they will lead you to post videos that do NOT earn you a single dollar.

So what does it take to get started on the right foot?

  1. Find the right topic. 

What will your channel be about? Many people get stuck at this point. If so for you, here’s what you can do:

Make a list of at least 10 topics that you like or are passionate about and that you have a certain degree of competence in. This does not mean that you have to be a Guru. You just need to be able to provide useful and interesting information to include in your videos.

Use Google Trends to understand if those topics are constantly being sought after by online users. What turns out to be the most sought-after may be the main topic of your channel.

  1. Create wanted videos. 

Now that you have decided on the main topic of the channel, you can use it as a reference point for your videos. How? Go to YouTube and type the word that describes your topic into the search engine. While you write a word or phrase, YouTube offers you sub-topics that are also the most sought after by users. This will allow you to come up with lots of ideas for your videos.

  1.  Publish and optimize videos.

Finally, you can post the videos on YouTube and optimize them for SEO. This practice will allow you, if done correctly, to position your videos in the first search results on YouTube and consequently increase views. If you don’t know what SEO is or you want to know the fundamental tips to make the most of it, check out this article.

If you want your work on YouTube to bring you results in the shortest possible time, it is very important to upload videos regularly. This is not to say that you have to do, as mentioned at the beginning, one or more videos a day. Even with one a week, you can grow your YouTube channel steadily and generate income as a result. 

At this point, let’s say you want to publish videos, but you don’t have the time to do it. Well, now I will show you some solutions that will allow you to achieve this goal by saving a lot of time, almost completely automatically and above all (which will appeal to many) without putting your face to it.

3 ways to make YouTube videos without showing your face on them

If you want to make videos without putting your face, one solution is to find pre-packaged photos and video clips online that use an online collage maker to join them together. There are various sites that offer this type of content, such as:

  • Delegate all the work. 

This is the simplest solution. Just find an agency who creates the videos, publishes them on YouTube, optimizes them and that’s it. It is also the one that requires a greater investment, but at least you won’t have to worry about anything.

  • Make a collage of photos and clips. 

If you want to make videos without putting your face, one solution is to find pre-packaged photos, and video clips online that you just need to join together. There are various sites that offer this type of content, such as:

FlexClip (millions of high resolution photos, royalty-free video clips, and music tracks for you)

Envato Elements (price $16.5 / month with the possibility of creating a free trial account)

Pexels (free)

  • Use software that does everything automatically. 

There is a site that allows you to edit professional videos, in just a few clicks and above all without spending a dollar: Lumen5.

Its operation is extremely simple: You just need to insert a written text in a specific space and Lumen5 automatically generates a video with high visual impact images and the same text divided into small paragraphs that appear a little at a time together with the Images. If you want, you can customize them with photos and clips available for free directly in your dashboard, add a narrator-style voice, and much more.


As we have seen, creating videos with the aim of making money on YouTube is possible! I have shown you that implementing these tools in your marketing strategy is not only simple but takes less time than you thought. If you want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by this platform, start creating your YouTube channel today.