The easy answer is that yes, you can create a successful ASMR channel and gain thousands of subscribers without ever showing your face.
However, in order to become successful as a faceless ASMR YouTuber, you need to find your niche.
But I’m going to help you.
First lets talk about why you can make it far by not showing your face and some ideas to help you get there.
Can You Become an ASMR YouTuber Without Showing Your Face?
It’s 100% possible to hide your face and still become successful.
The reason being is that some people enjoy purely audio ASMR videos, allowing you to hide your face by using a still image, showing your hands, or recording from the neck down.
However, I highly recommend NOT using a still image.
You should be putting some effort into it and at the very least showing your hands.
The reason is that still images will only attract those that just want audio.
Audio and video will attract more people, allowing you to grow faster as you widen your potential audience.
But again, this is entirely up to you, these are just my tips.
Why You Don’t Need to Show Your Face
It’s simple, half of ASMR viewers like audio only, and the other half like visual and audio.
Some people don’t need hand movements to feel the tingling sensation, they can get the exact same feeling from audio only and all they need to do is lie on their bed and listen.
Whatever your reasons are that you don’t want to show your face, just know that you can become just as successful and I’ll tell you how to achieve this.
How to Do ASMR Without Showing Your Face
Show your hands
Hand movements are a major ASMR trigger, and a lot of people can feel the tingles just by watching hands.
This means you just need to set up your camera to show your hands.
You can also create a “birds eye view” video. Test the waters and see which one you prefer.
Film from the neck down
This is another popular method that’s gaining traction.
It’s so easy yet so effective.
This combines the hand movements but also shows a little of “you” which is going to help people feel more connected.
Take it a step further and record from the lips down. People still can’t recognize you but can still see you’re a real person.
This is not mandatory but definitely something to consider if you want to stand out.
As mentioned above, it’s not really recommended but it works, 100%.
There are thousands of audios you can use to your advantage.
You might use your voice, different types of sounds, white noise, or anything else similar.
Sometimes relaxing music is all it takes to bring on the tingles.
Video and audio
How about filming something that has nothing to do with you?
Many YouTubers have racked up thousands of subscribers just by filming their pets eating food.
You can also record nature sounds, café sounds, typing noises, office sounds, there are thousands of things you can choose from.
The best thing you can do is test the waters, see what people like, and then create more of it.
Carving out your own little niche is what will set you apart from the rest, but you won’t know what works until you put yourself out there.
Not Everyone Will Like Your Videos
ASMR tingles are like food, some people like them and can feel the tingles, while others cannot.
People prefer their own type of ASMR video, which means you can’t please everyone in the ASMR world.
Just because 1000 people might not like your content and you might get some mean comments, there’s another 50,000 people who absolutely love your videos.
This is just the nature of ASMR.
Can Anyone Do ASMR?
ASMR is a mixture of talent, developed skills, personal techniques, and equipment.
Everyone starts somewhere, but yes, everyone can learn the art of ASMR.
Some people are ahead of others just because of their natural ability to talk calmly and help people relax, while others might have an aggressive demeanor which is the complete opposite of what we’re trying to achieve.
Either way, anyone can learn ASMR if they’re willing to put in the work.