If you have been keeping up with the news, you will know that OnlyFans has become immensely popular recently. In fact, according to the BBC, around 200,000 people are signing up to the site every single day. About 10% of these are offering content for sale.
So, what is OnlyFans?
Why should you be interested in it? Let’s take a look!
WHAT IS ONLYFANS?
OnlyFans is a website that allows people to sell content they have produced, normally photos and videos, to people on a subscription basis.
Now, we do want to take the time to point out that while OnlyFans has a reputation for being a site for porn and stuff like that, there is actually more than just porn here.
Basically, any service/creators that can thrive selling photos and videos (normally tutorials) can be found on OnlyFans. However, to be honest with you, most of the people are going to come here for porn.
Anybody that creates an OnlyFans profile has the ability to have a social media feed where they can share whatever content they want.
If you’re interted in finding best creators on onlyfans, then you should check our other article where we mention best onlyfans accounts to subscribe to.
For a person to be able to access this feed, they will need to pay a monthly subscription feed to the owner of the feed. We will talk a little bit more about this in a short while.
WHAT IS ONLYFANS USED FOR?
OnlyFans has a reputation for the adult content that it provides. As we mentioned before, this is going to be the bulk of the content that you will find on OnlyFans. However, there is more to it than that. Although, it can be tough to find the other content that OnlyFans offers.
Honestly, if you can take photographs or videos of something, then that person could probably get away with selling content on OnlyFans. There is no guarantee that this is actually going to be the best site for the content that they have produced, but providing they market themselves well, then they should be able to make a bit of cash. Anybody that does tutorials or something like that could reasonably expect to make a bit of cash if they were on the OnlyFans website!
HOW DOES ONLYFANS WORK?
This is dependent on whether you are a subscriber or a model. Let’s run you through both. Do bear in mind that this is not a ‘complete’ guide, mostly because the exact way in which OnlyFans works is always going to be changing. However, this should be a decent overview of what you need to do.
As a subscriber
Signing up for an account is free. You do not even need to give your card details when you sign up. This is only going to be required when you subscribe to somebody.
As a subscriber, your job is to browse through the wealth of models on OnlyFans. As we said before; there are thousands of them. While you can look for the new models on the site, or even check whether some of your favorite porn stars in the world of an OnlyFans, most of the people who are on the site are going to be looking through the most popular section. After all, if somebody is listed as popular on the website, then chances are pretty damn high that they are going to be good at what they do.
Once you have found somebody that you love, you can hit that subscribe button.
The vast majority of the models on OnlyFans are going to be charging for a subscription to them.
So, if this is the case, then you will be asked to give your card details. Do bear in mind that this is sometimes required even if the model is going to be free, although if the model does change their price at any point, you will be informed well in advance. So, do not worry about subscribing to somebody that is free, only to get charged later on. That will not happen.
Once you have subscribed to somebody on OnlyFans, you will have access to their profile stream for a month.
This means that you are going to be able to view all of the old content that they have posted, as well as anything new that pops up over the course of the month. Your subscription will continue to renew unless you cancel it.
As a subscriber, you also have the ability to tip the models on the site.
Some will hide specific content behind tips, even if you have paid to subscribe to them. This is often going to be some of the dirtiest content, and they may even provide personalized images and videos for tips. You will need to look at what each model does on the site.
How OnlyFans Works When a Model
Signing up as a model on the site is dead simple! Do bear in mind that if you are signing up after May 2020, you will need to provide ID to demonstrate your age.
The exact process for this is subject to change but, at the moment, if you want to sign up, you are expected to take a photograph of you holding your ID.
Pretty simple. Do bear in mind that this will need to be an official government ID e.g. a passport.
If you do not have one of these, then you will not be able to sign up.
Remember, your ID should also say your date of birth!
Again, if they cannot prove you are over the age of 18, you are not going to be able to sign up!
Once you have signed up, you can get to work on your profile. This profile is pretty much going to be like Instagram or Twitter.
You can just post updates on your profile whenever you want. However, if you are looking to make a serious amount of cash on the OnlyFans website, then you need to be posting pretty regularly every single day.
This is the only way you will be able to keep subscribers. Try to keep a good mix of videos and photos. Although, we are going to talk more about that soon.
Remember, one of the first things you can do is set a price for your subscription.
A lot of new models on the site will try and encourage people to sign up and subscribe by offering it for free, then charge later.
You can do this if you want, but if you have a ton of experience in the world of adult content and have a decent following already, then it may be worth jumping right in with the priced subscription.
Of course, you will be kept ‘up to date’ with anybody that has signed up to your profile, so keep an eye out on that. If nobody has yet to subscribe to you, don’t worry. Keep marketing yourself and uploading content. It will happen.
So, how much money will you get from OnlyFans?
Well, you are free to set whatever price you want on the OnlyFans website.
You will get back 80% of whatever price you have selected. This means OnlyFans will keep 20%.
This actually means that OnlyFans is one of the better-paying sites out there.
Here is the proof of earnings you can expect to get from onlyfans, working as a model/creator:
IS THERE AN ONLYFANS APP?
There is not.
There used to be an OnlyFans app available, but nowadays you cannot find an up to date version anywhere. This is because both of the major app stores actually ban any apps that allow you to access adult material like this.
This means that if you want to access OnlyFans on your mobile device, you will only be able to do it through your mobile browser.
However, luckily for you, OnlyFans has been pretty much designed for mobile browsers. If you load it up on your phone, then it is going to be working pretty much the same as an app.
You can even set yourself up with limited push notifications on certain devices. In our opinion, this is better. It means that nobody who uses your phone will be able to tell that you are actually using OnlyFans!
Do note that there are some apps on the Google Play store that allow you to access OnlyFans in app form.
However, you should bear in mind that these are not official apps. They cannot be trusted. In addition to this, if you download them, you are pretty much just downloading a web browser that provides you with access to the OnlyFans website, nothing more.
So, it is just pointless downloading them, to be honest.
We have no idea if this is something that is going to be changing any time soon. However, we doubt it. Google Play only instigated the ‘no adult content’ policy with the past few months, and Apple have never really allowed it.
This means that we seriously doubt that OnlyFans are going to be putting that much effort into the production of their app.
It will be discontinued at some point if you were lucky enough to download it onto your Android device before it was removed from the store.
IS ONLYFANS SAFE?
Absolutely! If you are planning to purchase a subscription, then you can be sure that your financial details are completely secure.
OnlyFans uses a secure way to process your payments and, of course, they will not be able to see your card details, so do not worry about anything going wrong on that front!
And no. You are not going to get scammed by the women here. If there are any issues, then the customer support team at OnlyFans can deal with them pretty damn quickly for you.
If you are a model, then you are going to get paid for the subscriptions that you sell on the site. They will always pay you on time too. Again, another benefit with OnlyFans being a massive website. So, do not worry about getting stiffed out of any payment.
Because OnlyFans is such a massive site, you will also be able to enjoy the brilliant customer support that comes with the site. There is barely an issue that this team cannot solve so, on the off chance something does go wrong, you can be sure that the team here has ‘got your back’.
HOW TO GET ONLYFANS FOR FREE
It is free to sign up for an OnlyFans account if you are a subscriber.
There are actually a lot of women on the site who rely on tips. This means that you can sign up for their profiles for free.
You may not have access to all of the content that they provide, but you should have access to enough content to tide you over.
If you want to see more, then we are positive that they are going to fine if you toss a little bit of cash in their direction!
Do bear in mind that the bulk of the content on OnlyFans is subscription-only.
There is no way in which you will be able to obtain this for free. No. There isn’t a way to hack the website! Not that we would tell you if there was. The models on here deserve cash for what they are doing, right?
HOW TO FIND PEOPLE ON ONLYFANS
You have a couple of options available to you. Well, more than a couple, in fact. The problem is that it can be dreadfully difficult to find people for you to subscribe to on OnlyFans.
This is because OnlyFans really intends for you to view people that you already know. So, if you are a model and are not marketing yourself, you will actually find it pretty difficult to get any headway on the site.
The ‘crudest’ method is to head to Google and type this in ‘site:onlyfans.com’.
This will provide you with a list of every profile listed on OnlyFans.
Due to the way in which Google ranks things, you will often find that the sites that appear near the top of the searches will be the ones that have the most fans or links online so that it is always going to be a good place to start.
Of course, if you want to view some of the most popular profiles on OnlyFans, you can head to the front page of the app and it will show you some popular profiles to browse.
This is a great way to discover people who are already pretty clearly doing alright for themselves on the OnlyFans platform.
Although, it is not going to be a great way to discover new people on the website. If you do not like what you see on the list OnlyFans gives you, then you can just hit the refresh button and it will give you some more people.
Although, do remember that you are only ever going to be able to see a small segment of the people signed up to the site.
Our favorite method, and how to get OnlyFans profiles that are awesome, is to head to social media. Twitter and Instagram are going to be good for this.
You can then browse through various tags to find models that you like. We can guarantee that at least 80% of all models on those social media sites, providing they do adult content, are likely to have an OnlyFans profile.
They are going to make no secret about it either. This is how they make their money, after all. So, we promise you that it will take next-to-no time at all to find somebody that is kind of good to look at. However, do bear in mind that new profiles are being added to the site all the time, so you will want to check back regularly!
HOW TO MAKE MONEY ON ONLYFANS
Want to know how to make money on OnlyFans? Well, that is what we are going to take a look at for the rest of this page. If you are just planning to be a subscriber on the site, then none of this information will be that useful for you. Although, it will give you a bit of a ‘behind the scenes’ look at OnlyFans, so if you want to know how that works…read on!
Becoming a Model on OnlyFans
To start with, you will need to head on over to OnlyFans and create an account. It is free. This part of the process is going to be the same, regardless of whether you are planning to be a model or a subscriber.
Once you are signed up, you can set a subscription. To do this, you will need to go to your profile and click ‘Add Bank Account’.
This is how you get paid. Once you have done that, the process for setting up a price for your profile is going to be fairly self-explanatory.
Remember, do not set your price too high. If you do, then you will find it difficult to attract subscribers.
After that, it is just a case of posting your content. If you have used Twitter before, then you will know the score here.
It is pretty much the same format, and you are free to add whatever content you want, whenever you want. In the next section, we are going to talk a little bit about how to make money on OnlyFans with your content.
Go Live on On Onlyfans
Remember that subscribers love photos and videos, but what keeps them engaged is live performance. Going live on onlyfans will bring you more money with fast tips received from your loyal fans.
If your number of subscribers is lower than from what you expected, offer daily discounts to earn more.
Don’t forget to change the price later to the original one, because all those fans subscribed through discount will stay on paying you per discount price.
Posting Your Content
As the OnlyFans website points out several times, if you want to be successful on their platform, you need to be able to provide something different to what people can get from you normally.
So, if you run a Twitter account, for example, the content that you share with your paid subscribers needs to be different enough to keep them subscribed. After all, why would they pay you money if they are getting everything for free?
The people who seem to be making the most amount of cash on OnlyFans are those people who are posting a decent mix of videos and photos.
Now, contrary to popular belief, not everything that you put on your OnlyFans account needs to be dirty content. Hell, it could just be images from your day to day life.
However, you are going to need to post a bit of kinky stuff on occasion if you want to keep people subscribed. Because, once again, why would they pay to subscribe to you if you are just giving the same content that they could get for free elsewhere?
This is a platform where you really need to take care of your subscribers. If you want to make a healthy sum of cash, then it is vital that you are posting content regularly.
Do not leave massive lulls in content. A couple of posts per day seems to be working well for the most successful people on the platform. This includes images, texts, and videos.
Remember, when you are posting content on your OnlyFans, you can lock some content behind a ‘tip’.
This means that your subscribers will not be able to see it unless they give you a tip. This is fantastic for occasional use. Do not go over the top, though. Some people will wonder why they are subscribing to you if they need to tip to see the majority of the content.
Marketing Your Content
The absolute key to being successful on OnlyFans is to market your content well. As we already said before, people are not just going to randomly discover you on this platform. You need to point them in your direction.
Your best bet, if you do not have a following yet, is to build up a social media profile. Twitter and Instagram work well for this. Your goal is to try and get as many people signed up to your free social media platforms as possible. This means that you will need to market yourself through there. Quality content works best. Oh, and don’t forget to jump on some of the trending hashtags.
Once you have built up a decent following, maybe of a few hundred people, then you can start to drop your OnlyFans account details.
If you can get just 1% of people to sign up (this is about average), then you will be able to make a serious amount of cash.
Remember; your marketing is never going to stop. Continue to build up your free social media account, with the aim of driving people towards your main OnlyFans account. This is how you will make money!
Remember, whether you are a model or a subscriber, there is plenty of fun to be had on OnlyFans. Why not sign up to the platform today?
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