YouTube is a platform where you can make and upload videos for the viewing pleasure of your audience. Several people go to watch YouTube videos for various reasons. Some may be there to watch funny videos that help them release some stress, to get more enlightened or follow a procedure.
There are a couple of video types available on YouTube. Some people would love to create a video with them featured in it. Some people may not want to be seen by their friends and family in the video, some are naturally shy, while some others get flustered when they are in front of the camera.
Of more interest to the viewer is the content of the video than knowing who made the video. This means that viewers do not care if you feature in the video or not. You can make a vlog where you upload videos for your audience to watch.
Lots of the videos uploaded on YouTube usually show the maker of the video doing the talking or carrying out the action. These are people who do not mind being seen on camera.
However, there are many other people who are camera shy. Some of them have a lot of ideas to show to the world or have solutions to problems affecting people, but being camera shy makes them silent or hesitant.
If you are one of them, there is good news for you. It is possible for you to create and upload videos without being seen in the video. Not being comfortable before a camera should not be a barrier to being a creator of YouTube videos.
Those who make videos on YouTube without being seen get to have hundreds of thousands and millions of viewers and followers like those that are viewed in their videos. So, it is more about the content of the video and the quality of production.
Let us look at some types of videos that would still be interesting to viewers even if your face is not seen in the video. One thing that is very important in the online business world is having a niche.
Your niche should be something that suits your personality or something you have a passion to do. If you are in a niche where you do not have much interest, you may not be able to produce content that will hold the interest of the viewers.
There are so many skills that people are seeking to learn. You can make a list of those skills, assess the list to see the ones you can do efficiently and which you have the necessary materials to do. Then you set your list in order of priority or the simple ones first which you will use to perfect how to make the videos.
For example, you can do a simple video on tourism, charts or dialogue boxes explaining the symptoms of Covid-19, steps in setting up a household biogas digester. You can make videos like this without even showing your face in the video or even speaking. You can visit YouTube to see examples of such videos.
For example, if you decide to make a video on tourism, you can select a country from any part of the world, get photos of some tourist attractions in the country like waterfalls, rivers, rocks, museums, get photos of some things that can be used to show their culture for instance, cultural troupes, marriage rites, traditional cuisine and also get pictures of some notable places in that country.
You can then arrange the photos you have collected into a slide. Give clear and vivid written descriptions and give it some sound track from that country.
Edit properly, make sure the title will make the viewers curious to watch the video. Preview it and then get it on YouTube. Make sure that as you give the descriptions, you use words that are commonly searched for.
Videos that Show How to Do Something
You can also make a video that shows how to rear fish (aquaculture). In the video, you can show the steps in a quiet section of your house, backyard or in the garden. Show the selected plastic pond empty; show it being filled with water up to three-quarters.
Show another slide of the arrival of the fish, then the fish in the pond. You can show the different routines of feeding the fish, changing the water, making sure the environment is cool and predator-free for them. Then you show the fish at maturity. All of these do not need you to show up in the video.
This is one niche that is making waves on YouTube. It has to do with drawing and designing. You can use it to create short videos for entertainment or educational projects. You can make such videos even without any voice recordings.
The actions alone are enough to keep your audience captivated but bear in mind that the quality of production of such videos matters a lot. Animation is in different categories. There is the traditional animation, 2D and 3D animations and motion graphics.
The most popular among them for now is 3D animation. You can use Content Samurai to make creative videos from stock images. You don’t do much with it. All you need to do is prepare the text, upload it on the app, and choose a template. The app will make the selection of the video and photo clips and match your text with them.
Using Presentation Slides
You can prepare a slide show on PowerPoint. You can show your content on a slide while adding descriptive information. You can also use Google slides from your Chrome Browser to make beautiful videos.
If you are using PowerPoint presentation, all you need to do is open a new PowerPoint presentation file, choose a slide format, and then you select a template that you will use. Be mindful of selecting what will project your content adequately.
You can decide to show something on the screen of your computer and record it while explaining or instructing your audience. For example, you can give tutorials on how to design a website or blog.
Using the screen of your computer, you can take it step by step and give the audience practical details of how they should move from one step to another as they design their website or blog. There are many apps that you can make your choice from to achieve that.
Mini researches are a good source of videos. Conduct research to find out facts, and then you record and upload the facts and share with audience on YouTube. You can upload historical and archeological facts or scientific findings. You can also upload videos about nature or even wonders of the world.
This niche is not so saturated on YouTube but it is a niche where you can generate a lot of income because people do go online to check information about products of interest.
This niche does not require you to be featured in the video. You can explain using your voice or you can give text descriptions and information about the product. You can do product reviews by finding a product, reviewing it or comparing it with another similar product or brand.
Review electronic gadgets, Smartphone and other smart gadgets, clothing, home appliances, renowned brands and many other things.
This niche does not require you to be seen or heard at all and it does not need you to give any explanations. Most viewers on YouTube love music. You can upload musical videos on your channel and let your audience enjoy it.
Electronics and other Gadgets
You can produce short video clips that showcase trending electronics especially when new ones are released into the market. If you are good in electronics repairs, you can also show videos on electronic maintenance and repairs.
People usually go online to search for help when they have some problems with their electronics. If your videos on repairs are actually helpful, then they become a constant source of seeking help anytime people have problems with their electronics.
You can have a YouTube channel where you popularize games. You can review games, especially new games or the latest versions of older games. You can also review instructions about playing some games. Your reviews can include features that ought to be included or those that you think should be removed.
There is so much you can gain from YouTube. You don’t have to be a viewer alone. You can also be on YouTube to help people solve problems or add value to them.
Your personality should not be a hindrance to you succeeding on YouTube. There are many ways to make videos for your audience. While many people love to be featured in their videos, you don’t have to be if you are not comfortable being seen on camera.
You can make your videos without being a part of it. But one very important thing is that you should have a niche. It will help you focus on what your audience will be expecting from your videos. Also, remember that clear and quality videos with good content have a lot to contribute towards the amount of views that you get on your YouTube channel.