How To Start An ASMR Channel

How To Start An ASMR Channel

How to Start an ASMR YouTube Channel

People always ask me, “How do you start an ASMR channel?” so I figured I’d just flesh my full list of tips of starting an ASMR channel in a blog post!  There are several components that make up my ASMR channel and my methods differ greatly from other ASMRtists. That’s what makes the community so beautiful however, since everyone has their own method of doing things.

Here are my ASMR tips:

ASMR Video Equipment

This first one is obvious (at least, I think so anyway): invest in some equipment. Your phone’s camera or webcam can go a long way though!

    • If you can’t invest in equipment right now, that’s totally understandable. Find a good, secure place to set your phone or computer so that there’s no chance that it’ll slip or tilt during filming. Also, I’ve gotten major tingles from headphone microphones. You probably have a tangled pair lying around somewhere, right?
    • If you CAN invest in equipment here are some affordable options…
TASCAM DR-05 $50-100 Have never used this mic personally but have watched videos using it and is a great mic
TASCAM iM2 $10-30 For iPhones – also have never tried it before but it’s pretty inexpensive if you’re on a budget!
ZOOM H1 $8-130 I use this with my 3Dio but I do love it solely as well. Chocolat ASMR uses this mic
BLUE SNOWBALL $20-50 Really affordable option if you’re just starting out
BLUE YETI $70-130 My first microphone <3 will always hold a special place in my heart; got mine for $65 on eBay!



I’m not going to tell you to get a medical degree to perform a Cranial Nerve Examination roleplay but appropriate props do not go unnoticed. There is a level of professionalism to presenting yourself well in front of the camera but I am totally guilty of filming a video fresh out of the shower without a care in the world (wow, I must feel comfortable in front of you all).

There are many ASMRtists that buy rubber gloves, etc. to add to the viewer’s experience. But if that’s not in your budget, applying hand sanitizer on camera can be incredibly effective as well.


ASMR Editing Software

I am SO guilty of this it’s not even funny. I always forget to check the audio to make sure I eliminate all potential jump scares (sorry everyone). I edit each and every single video of mine using iMovie. Making sure your audio is in sync with your video is crucial.  Several YouTubers use Audacity to edit out white noise and I have tried using it as well, but it unfortunately did not turn out well for me.

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My old channel banner!

ASMR Channel Artwork

I consider myself a Photoshop Aficionado. I am enthusiastic about Photoshop but I am by no means a pro. I did, however, watch a few YouTube tutorials to get me by.

Definitely create a banner and fix up your Google+ page since YouTube links to that now. Branding is important and I’m no expert at implementing it on my own channel, but I always recognize and applaud channels that do this successfully.

YouTube thumbnails also prompt more clicks so make sure that they look enticing!

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One of my video thumbnails!


ASMR Upload Schedule

Starting an ASMR channel is difficult, especially since, in the beginning, finding inspiration can be difficult. One thing people always content on about my channel is how frequently I upload. Mind you, I have a full-time 9-5 job and before that I was a full-time student at a large university. Finding time to film, edit and upload is difficult, TRUST ME I know. I did not adhere to a schedule either,

Being a full-time student with night classes and noisy roommates, I would film incredibly late at night when everyone was asleep in their beds or watching Netflix. There was not as much traffic around this time either, so this minimized car sounds since my bedroom was on the side with a busy avenue.


Feedback From ASMR Channel

I find creating content to be an incredibly collaborative and criticized activity. I make sure to consider people’s requests when deciding what video to film next. I also go through all of the comments on each video and take into account the helpful suggestions people leave. It is important to differentiate between someone’s personal preference and constructive feedback such as…

“You are too subtle when you chew your gum” versus “The audio is too soft”

Another component of accepting feedback is having thick enough skin to stand the h@t3r$. They’re out there and they’re trolling. Hard. Get ready for people to throw their two cents into your work like it’s their job.

Shrug it off, delete it, do whatever you want with it, but don’t let it stop you 🙂

Lily Whispers ASMR

Hey there! I'm a YouTube content creator who makes ASMR videos to help you relax and fall asleep~

  • GG

    Cool info! 🙂

  • Joana


    I’m thinking about starting my own ASMR channel and these are really helpful tips!

    Thank you so much! 🙂

    P.S. Love your videos!


    1. Lily Whispers ASMR

      Thank you! 🙂 best of luck!

  • Lisa

    Hi Lily, I just saw your post as I was searching for some info about microphones.
    Do you have any update on mics or still “recommend” the mics mentioned above?

    Thanks and much love from Germany 🙂

    1. Lily Whispers ASMR

      Yes I definitely still recommend all of the same ones 🙂


    I will take these into consideration with my channel. Thanks for the help! 🙂

  • Keren Sarli

    Excellent post especially the last paragraph! I am actually writing a comparable blog post on this exact same topic. With your approval could I quote a section from this post? I attempted to reach out to you directly through your contact form web page, however when I try to access it I receive this error “TCP ERROR ENCOUNTERED WHILE SENDING REQUEST TO SERVER” I am not exactly sure if this an issue on my only side or if other readers are having this same problem? I hope to hear from you whenever you are available.

  • Lilly Moore

    Thank you so much for writing this! I love watching ASMR videos and really want to try making so myself, o this was very helpful!

  • Laurel Daugherty

    Thank u sm this was incredibly helpful:) especially about the editing. I think that could really help my videos go to another level. 😗 keep slaying, queen

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