Making money selling explicit content online has never been as easy as it is today. There’s a huge variety of platforms that are friendly to adult content, and you can cash in on those nudes you’d send for free anyway.
And Onlyfans is one of these platforms and the one that has grown the most in popularity. Since its launch in 2016, it has been adopt not only by models and artists working with adult content, but also famous people such as Disney actress Bella Thorne and musicians Tyga, Card B and Anitta.
In May 2021, the platform was cited by Time magazine as one of the most influential companies in the world and revealed that it currently has over 120 Million users.
So in this article, we’ll cover how you can use Onlyfans to make dollars by selling your adult content creatively and more professionally.
But first, let’s go from the beginning:
What is Onlyfans?
Onlyfans is a social network like many others out there. It’s very similar to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The difference is that on Only fans users have to pay to see what is poste by content creators.
You can access the profile of any artist you’re a fan of, but you’ll only be able to see what they post if you pay for their monthly subscription.
Now you might be wondering, why pay to follow someone when on Instagram, for example, you can do it for free?
Why do people pay to access Onlyfans?
Although Onlyfans is known as a platform for selling adult content, initially the focus was not on this one. The platform can be use by any professional, from personal trainers, bloggers, food chefs to artists and musicians who want to monetize their audience by delivering exclusive content.
Before Onlyfans, there were already other networks that did this, like Patreon for example. But a while ago this same platform banned the sale of adult content. Instagram which technically only allows “nudity in pictures of paintings and sculptures”, Facebook which also only allows nudity “as a form of protest to raise awareness of a cause”, Onlyfans allows its users to post whatever they want, like photos and videos with full nudity.
This turned out to be of great help and has become an important source of income for many adult content creators. Because it’s possible to maintain a certain level of privacy when you use a network that people have to pay to access.
And on the other hand, users can access their favorite content producers and see their best work instead of watching any porn online, which may have been done by producers who exploit and abuse their actors, as we often see happening around.
How to get started on Onlyfans (as content creator)
Getting started on Onlyfans is relatively simple, easy, fast and costs nothing. Here are some steps you need to follow:
Once you are on the Onlyfans website, you have the option to subscribe with Twitter or email.
If you already have an established Twitter account, this is the best option as you can already use it to invite your followers to try out your unique content.
However if this is not the case, you can use your email to subscribe. We recommend that you create an email address for your Onlyfans account only. Avoid using someone else you already have for your own safety.
Once you are done, you will receive an email from Onlyfans asking you to confirm your email address.
In rare situations it takes 5-10 minutes for the email to arrive. If this happens, check your spam box.
Setting up your profile
With your email confirmed, you can now configure your profile. Here you should put your profile picture, your cover picture and write a little more about yourself in your bio.
For the photos, nudity is not allowed on the cover or in the profile photo. In your bio you can talk a little about yourself, where you are from (if you want) and what you will offer your fans.
You can also add your Amazon wishlist, if you have one, and also connect your Spotfy account.
Adding your bank account
Once your profile looks like you, note that to set your subscription price you will need to add your bank by clicking on the link where it says “add a bank account”.
Here you need to inform your country of residence (note that you will not be able to change later, so keep this in mind) as well as confirm that you are over 18 years old.
You will also need to fill out the entire form with more personal details and attach a photo of your own.
Also provide you national identity card or passport. This is to prove that you are of legal age to be present on the platform.
And it is at this stage that you need to check whether you will make adult content available on your profile. If so, don’t forget to check it.
Setting your subscription fee
Once you have your profile approved and configured, it’s time to set your subscription fee. This is completely in your hands and it is up to you to choose how much you will charge for access to your profile.
So instead of putting any amount, think about what would be fair to your fans. Take into account the quality of your work, how much experience you have creating content in this style, and also how often you plan to post your unique content.
How does Onlyfans work?
For a content creator, Onlyfans is basically like any other social network, like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. However, the content posted by you is only unlocked upon payment of your profile subscription, at the price determined by you.
In addition to the subscription money your fans pay to access your account, you can also make money by communicating with them through a pay per view message (PPM) interface.
In other words, you send some messages that can only be unlock upon payment, and if they want they can also send you Tips.
Likewise, your fan must have an active credit card registered on the platform. With just a touch of a button, it unlocks content if you want.