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How to Make Money on OnlyFans: The Complete Guide


As a content creator in this digital era, if you’re looking for ways to diversify your income, OnlyFans can be your best bet. Creators can charge a fee to their fans to view their content. It is an excellent way to monetize your content. 

Though every type of influencers uses OnlyFans to create exclusive content, it is more popular among the adult entertainment industry. OnlyFans keep 20% of the total money, and the rest goes to the creators.

Here’s a complete guide to getting started with OnlyFans. So, without further ado, let’s get a brief overview of how to make money on OnlyFans.

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Only individuals above 18 years are allowed to create an account on OnlyFans. While creating an account, you need to decide on the subscription price depending on your posts’ frequency. Adding a unique, catchy name can attract more followers.

You can post videos, photos, and audios once you create your profile. Under the posts section, you will be able to view all your content. The latest updates and the number of likes for your post are visible too. Choose your category, plan how often you would like to post and select the right subscription rate.

Due to its non-restrictive policy, though the adult entertainment industry widely uses OnlyFans, here are the categories of influencers who create content on OnlyFans to generate income. You are free to create an account no matter the type of influencer you are. 

  • Food blogger
  • Travel Blogger
  • Fitness Coach
  • Fashion Blogger 
  • Beauty blogger 
  • Gamers
  • Lifestyle Bloggers
  • DIY Blogger
  • Sports Blogger
  • Music Blog

OnlyFans is a platform with diverse content from influencers worldwide. With the right strategy, you can monetize your content in no time. All it takes is a little dedication and effort to understand and deliver what the audience wants.

How to Create an Account 

You can create an account in a couple of minutes at your fingertips. All you have to do is go to the official OnlyFans website and sign up with your Twitter/Google account or sign up exclusively for OnlyFans giving your Email ID, setting a password, and a name.

Agree to the terms of service and privacy policy and hit the sign up button. And Viola! You have your OnlyFans account. 

As the next step, you have to set up your account to be visible to your fans. Just like how you set up your profile on other social media account, OnlyFans lets you customize your profile. 

Note: Complete nude images are not allowed on Profile and Cover Photos.

  • Go to Edit Profile 
  • Set a Username and a Display Name
  • Add a Profile Photo and a Cover Image

Since the cover photo is your banner, you need to show your fans what your content is about in it. 

  • Add your Bank Details 

OnlyFans has a strict verification process before letting anyone make use of its platform to monetize their content. So initially, you have to submit your details and ID and get it approved by them. The team carefully reviews each detail and will be approved only after thorough verification. 

Once it is approved, you have to add your bank details and choose a subscription price your fans must pay to view your content. 

Steps to Add Bank Details

Now there are two main steps to add your bank account. 

  1. One- You need to add your personal details. 
  2. Two- Add your bank account details and choose your monthly subscription plan. 

You also have to add your country of residence and verify that you are above 18 years of age. After entering the details, you will have to add your First Name, Last name, Address, City, Postal Code, and Date of Birth. You can also add your Twitter and Instagram usernames if you wish to in this section.

  • The next step is to add your photo ID issued by the Government. It can be either your Passport, ID Card, or Driving License. 
  • Post that, you should upload an image of the ID and a photo of your holding the ID. Ensure that the picture is below 5MB as it doesn’t take large size photos. 
  • You have to enter your ID card’s expiration date and select ‘Explicit Content’ if your category is adult content. 
  • After filling in these details, you have to send it for approval. 

You will get a confirmation email if it is approved. Soon after that, adding your bank details and choosing a subscription plan is what you must do. 

Under bank details, you have to choose your payout system. 

  • One is the Direct Transfer method, which is the default, and the other is the International Bank Transfer. 
  • Direct Transfer is more effortless than regular bank transfers and also faster – You can withdraw just about $20 with a processing time of 3 business days. It is restricted to only Visa and Visa Debit cards if you’re choosing the Direct Transfer method. 
  • If you’re opting for International Bank Transfer, the processing time is within 3 to 5 business days. Though it works with any bank account, you can only withdraw once you earn $200, as it is the minimum withdrawal limit. 
  • So, this method may be as more straightforward as the Direct transfer method. Hit the ‘save payout details’ button once filled and head to the subscription price plan section next. 
  • Choose a subscription price

As a beginner, you might want to keep your subscription price low. Well, yes, that’s the right thing to do initially, but not if you are uploading informative, descriptive, or long-format content like a detailed guide or a complete tutorial on your niche. 

However, keeping the price low works fine in the beginning. By default, your subscription price is set to default. You can start with a minimum of $4.99 and go up to $14.99 as you learn the pattern. 

You can start with a minimum of $9.99 initially and then gradually increase the rate. Please choose the right price as you see it fit. No doubt, you will gain more subscribers if your rate is low initially.

  • Add a description in the About Section

Keep it catchy and crisp so that your fans get a sneak peek into the type of content you’ll be creating.

Fans can view your bio and the detailed description by clicking on the show more info tab. You can add any website links to your bio so that your followers can navigate to other websites. 

Describe your content in the bio section to let your fans know what your content is all about before subscribing. Ensure your content is value for money and let them know how often you post weekly or daily in your bio. 

You can add your location, website URL, Amazon Wishlist, and also connect your Spotify account here. Click on the ‘save changes’ button once you complete filling the bio.

Ways to Make Money on OnlyFans

Now that your account is set, all you have to do is to start posting your content. The real game begins now. While you can earn money through subscription, OnlyFans lets you monetize by other means as well. You can make money by tips or also through pay per view content. 

  • Using Tip Menu

You can create a tip menu or ask for tips. Since your fans will be paying for your content, you need to ensure your content is worth the price. If you have an exclusive video to share, you can share the video only after they tip you, which can be done by creating a tip menu. You can sell your content in PDF format if it’s a cooking recipe or fitness tips in return for a tip. 

It would be best to post the tip menu on your profile and let your fans decide what they want if they don’t prefer subscribing. Add all the necessary details in the tip menu. Whether you’re shipping a physical product or giving out a digital guide to your fans, add all the information on the tip menu. 

  • Mass Messages

You can also use mass messages to monetize the content created by you. It lets your current subscribers view your content and not future subscribers. That way, you can post exclusive content and allow only your subscribers to access it. 

Your new subscribers will be eager to know what the other subscribers are getting and they will want this feature too. If some of your fans miss out on watching your posts, you can post on mass messages and ensure they don’t miss any of your posts. 

  • Pay Per View

You can use the pay per view feature where there is a paywall between your content and your fans. You post up to 20 images, video, and audio and get your fans to pay to view the content. You can price each post as low as $3 and give a sneak peek into it to your fans. 

They will be allowed to view the entire content only if they pay. So, this feature makes OnlyFans one of the best platforms to monetize your content. 

Since your fans are moving from free platforms such as Instagram and Facebook to this paid platform, you must create thoroughly engaging content apart from what you post on Instagram and make them want more. 

Click the envelope icon to send pay per view messages, tap on ‘New Message’ and choose the ‘All subscriber’s’ option and then ‘Next.’ Type a short, catchy message describing the content and add a price tag along with it. Hit ‘Send,’ and you’re good to go.

Tips and Tricks to Engage Followers

After creating an account and posting content on OnlyFans, you need to retain subscribers and attract new followers. To do that, here are some tips and tricks. If you follow these, you will build a solid fanbase and earn quite a lot in a short time.

  • Have Frequent Interactions with your Fans 

One way to retain your fans is by interacting with them regularly. Go on live videos, play QnA, or quick sessions with your fans. Engage with them whenever possible. That way, you will have subscribers regularly who pay to view your content.

Followers are paying to view your content, so the least you could do is interact with them virtually and show that you care and value their time. It’s a great way to build close bonds with your fans and instill confidence in them. For a good fanbase, your followers should trust you and your content above all. 

  • Schedule your Content 

Your fans might be waiting for your posts regularly, and if you happen to be busy due to travel or other plans, then schedule your posts beforehand and not disappoint your followers. 

OnlyFans has the option to schedule your posts any time of the day to save you from losing subscribers. Though you can let your fans know that your post will be delayed, it would be way better to schedule and post it on time. 

Along with consistency, frequency and timeliness are essential to building an online fanbase. If you post irregularly, you might lose subscribers in no time. So, ensure you schedule your posts during such cases.

  • Be Consistent 

Again, consistency in social media is vital to building an account on OnlyFans. Create content and deliver them on time. If you upload videos once a week, let your fans know that. But, do not post with a large gap making your fans wait. 

Consistency is vital to build and grow online. The online audience is one of the best, and they’ll understand when you keep them posted about your content. Always try to stay in the loop and not deviate. 

Growing online can be overwhelming initially, but you need to enjoy the process and keep going no matter what. 

  • Send Customized Messages

Who doesn’t like customized messages? We all love to be addressed by our names and with a personal touch. The same goes for your fans too. Keep them engaged and send personalized messages when they subscribe to your channel. 

Addressing by their name and keeping your intro email warm and friendly will make them want to immediately subscribe to your content. Adding a personal touch to the information can get your fans closer. 

Always customize messages and connect with your followers. Always make them wanting for more. Intriguing your fans and building curiosity can get them to subscribe to your page. 

  • Give a Glimpse of your Content

Like Instagram, OnlyFans can upload stories and keep them as highlights on the profile. You can create a quick video that gives a brief overview of what your content will be about to your fans.

 Make it engaging and attractive enough to woo followers and convert them to subscribers. When OnlyFans has all the options to engage your customers, you need to make the right use to build your audience. 

If there’s anything you must do, then use all the features to the highest potential and use the right strategies to attract new followers. Dedication and patience are vital to growing online.

  • Take Feedback Positively 

Be open to criticism and take into account all your fans’ queries and opinions. Keep a list of questions that repeat multiple times and try to improvise your content based on their suggestions and feedback.

It’ll help you grow your online fanbase gradually, if not immediately. Your journey initially will not be sunshine and rainbows. There will be ups and downs but need to keep going and improvising without complaining. 

Never take any criticism personally. Stay focused and continue delivering your content that fits your fans’ needs and expectations. Success will come along with time. Value every feedback and opinion. 

  • Have Patience             

You must be patient enough to gain more followers. Consistency and patience are essential to building your fanbase on OnlyFans. If you have a decent following on other social media platforms, making on OnlyFans can be easy, but you need to be patient even if you don’t have.

Nothing happens overnight. A little belief in yourself and the drive to create unique content makes the difference. 

There are endless opportunities and features available to grow online. It takes knowing the right strategy and keeping up with the new trends online. All you need to do is to be patient in the end. 

Here is how you Must Promote your Content On OnlyFans

Promoting your OnlyFans account is one of the most crucial steps after creating your content. If your content is not visible to a broader audience, it can be challenging to monetize your content to full potential. By advertising, you can gain more subscribers and build a large fanbase. Once you create an account and develop unique content ideas, you must gain new followers every day. Here is how you do it.

1. Use Snapchat to Promote

Promoting your content through snapchat is a great way to gain traction and build your OnlyFans Followers. Search for influencers in the same niche as yours. Promote your content, give shoutouts for shoutouts, and widen your audience.

The more impressions your promotional content makes, the more subscribers you gain. It works similar to Instagram. It would be best if you had an excellent strategy to make headway and build an online presence.  

2. Conduct campaigns to Promote your Account

One of the most effective methods is to conduct promotional campaigns. Like how Netflix and other platforms offer free trials initially to their customers, you can provide the same for your content on OnlyFans. 

You can keep a discounted price for new subscribers to view your content. That way, the ones who like your content will subscribe to you after the discount ends.

You can set a minimum date with a minimum price for the campaign and set the end date. Conducting discounted promotions can ensure you post quality content and is unique for your subscribers.  

3. Make the Best Use of Reddit

     Creating Reddit accounts are yet another way to promote your OnlyFans page. It would help if you were crystal clear of subreddits’ rules and regulations before posting or promoting your content. 

      Reddit has strict policies, and violating the same can lead to terrible consequences, which might affect your online journey. You need to look for your niche on Reddit and post content on the same. 

      Add your OnlyFans profile link in the comments section below each post. That way, the viewers can navigate to your OnlyFans account and eventually become your subscribers.

4. Promote using Instagram

If you have good Instagram followers, you can link your OnlyFans account in the posts or add them to your stories. You can also give them an insight into the exclusive content available on OnlyFans.

You aim to drift your Instagram followers to the Onlyfans account and get them to pay for the well-designed content by you. Keep it as a trailer to a movie. Let the trailer be on Instagram, and for more of it, your fans must pay for it. 

Driving fans by promoting through these methods will help monetize your content in no time.

5. Make Use of Twitter to Promote

Twitter is yet another social media platform to promote the OnlyFans page. You can either retweet and comment on the posts posted by Twitter or create your content and tweet. Engagement is what is necessary to reach a broader audience. 

Add an attractive image or a gif file to the post and write a snappy tweet about it in just a few lines. Add hashtags as necessary.

Twitter is always one of the best platforms to promote content and gain followers. With a couple of lines in the tweet, you must be able to get your audience subscribed to your OnlyFans account instantly.

6. Make friends and Promote each other’s Content 

Making friends on OnlyFans can help increase your visibility on the platform more. You can promote their content and, in turn, get your content promoted on their page like a shoutout for a shoutout.

 Following each other and tagging can widen your audience. If your content gets promoted by top influencers and a massive fan following, the high chances are that a percentage of the fans will start following your page instantly. 

You must ensure that you upload quality content unique to all the influencers uploading on the platform. Only then will you be able to gain good traction.

7. Digital Marketing is Essential

Digital marketing is one of the most effective ways to promote your content in this digital era. Since most of the population uses social media, promoting social media platforms can gain subscribers from a vast network. 

As mentioned, you can advertise using Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and other platforms. Targeting the right audience on these platforms can drive traffic to your page. 

There is no better way to market your page than using digital marketing strategies. It might be challenging if you’re an amateur and take considerable time, but it’s not impossible. All you need is to deliver quality content to your customers.

8. Promote using Youtube 

YouTube is yet another best platform to promote your OnlyFans content. You can create videos and add your OnlyFans Profile link in the description and tell your subscribers to follow you there too. 

If you don’t have a YouTube page, it might be better to use Instagram to promote. But, if you already have a complete fan following on youtube, you can drive your YouTube subscribers to your OnlyFans account. 

It is one of the easiest methods to market your content. All you need to add is your OnlyFans profile link on all your YouTube videos and also do a shoutout for a shoutout with fellow YouTubers.

9. Use Tip Menu Feature to Promote

A few of your fans might not be willing to subscribe to your content straight away. That’s when you can use the tip menu feature on OnlyFans. You can pin the menu to your profile and let your fans pay as tips to your content.

 It is similar to a teaser of a movie. You let them catch a glimpse of your content by paying a small tip, but they will have to subscribe to your OnlyFans page later to view the entire range.

 It is an excellent way to promote your page by letting your fans take a sneak peek into what you do. You offer more services only if they pay more.  

10. Use Banners and Advertise 

Adding a creative banner to your OnlyFans account can let your fans know about your content better. Innovative and quality banners can attract customers as they land on your OnlyFans account. 

Your banners must be unique and appealing so that your fans feel there is more to your content and subscribe instantly. Another way is to advertise using business cards, t-shirts, etc. 

You can get your OnlyFans profile link printed on them and let people around you know about your content. It is another excellent strategy to grow your fanbase on OnlyFans. While quality content is essential, marketing is equally important.

11. Adding Onlyfans Profile to Bio

Most of the influencers add their OnlyFans profile link to their social media bio. Doing the same can be beneficial. You can also post a picture or a video and add the profile link in the description saying there is more to it on your OnlyFans page. 

That way, you can gain a new set of followers for your content from various streams. Adding OnlyFans profile link to your bio section will let your fans on other social media sites to know about your content and increase followers instantly. 

Promoting your OnlyFans account is crucial to get your content monetized. Without letting anyone know what your content is all about, it is difficult to gain subscribers. While creating content is excellent, promoting it can only help monetize and gain more subscribers.

Here is How You can Promote Your OnlyFans Page without Social Media

While social media is one of the best ways to promote your OnlyFans account, there are other excellent methods to promote if you do not use social media. It is no longer a concern if you don’t use social media to promote and monetize your content. 

There are numerous ways to market your content on the Internet, and you don’t have to depend on social media. But, since most people use social media, it would be easier to reach them there. 

Nonetheless, you can attract the right audience using other platforms too. Here is what you can do to gain more subscribers without using social media. 

  • Quick Online Guides can be helpful.

Creating online courses can get you more fan following. If you’re a fitness blogger or food blogger, you can create exclusive content and post it on platforms like SkillShare. Though it might be challenging initially to gain followers, you will get a solid fanbase with consistency.

 It would be best if you put in the efforts and dedication, and everything else will follow. Online guides about fitness tips, basics, cooking recipes, or others can increase your subscribers. 

  • Build a website

Building a website from scratch can take a while. But, if you already have one, you can link out to your OnlyFans account in your blog posts every time to attract more followers. You need to create exclusive content on OnlyFans and let your fans get a sneak peek into it on your blog posts. 

Gradually, they will subscribe to your page. Promoting through your website is essential to attract more followers. Adding links everywhere possible can get you more followers. But if you do not have a website, you can create one and promote your OnlyFans page there once you gain few followers. 

  • Shoutout for a shoutout

While these types of promotions happen a lot on social media, you can try this method without using one. You need to carefully observe influencers in your niche and reach out to them through email or other means. 

You need to ensure they have a solid fanbase and that you are willing to pay them as they promote your content. Most of these promotional campaigns are paid campaigns. Though it can cost a lot, it will be worth it if you choose the right influencer.

 Gaining customers through other influencers can be easy as well as challenging at the same time. You can also give a shoutout for a shoutout on your blog page or online course if you have a decent fan following. 

  • Be a Cam Girl 

Individuals mostly use OnlyFans who are from the adult film industry. If your content is similar, you can pose as a cam girl and provide a glimpse into your content. Cam girls are the ones who perform in front of the camera to entertain people. 

Posting short video clips of your content on ManyVids can let your fans know about you. You can tell them that they’ll be able to view the complete content if they subscribe to your OnlyFans page. 

Advertising your content can be challenging, but you can monetize your content with the right strategy in no time. Posting videos and images on Tube sites can help gain followers too. 

  • Promote using OnlyFans Website

You can promote your content using your OnlyFans website too. It is similar to other social media websites. Follow influencers and stay engaged. Add hashtags, like their posts, comment on their posts, and give a shoutout for a shoutout. 

Engagement is essential to gain more visibility. When you’re active on the platform, you will be able to pop up in the recommendations section of various audiences and gain followers. 

OnlyFans website is a great platform to promote, too, if you don’t have social media. You need to understand the algorithm and see what works best for you and the audience. 

While promoting your content, you need to ensure that your content is high-quality and worth the price. You must build trust among your followers and deliver content for the price they are paying.

 Tapping on the right strategies and understanding what your audience wants is vital. Only then will you be able to monetize your content to the best of your potential.

Final Thoughts 

We hope that this complete guide on OnlyFans has helped you to get started with this excellent platform. If you’re planning to monetize your content or looking for other streams to generate incomes, this can be the one for you. 

You need to follow the right strategy and frequently engage with your fans to build and grow your account. All you need to do is to stay consistent and create valuable content.

Rest will fall in place if you’ve applied all the promotional strategies precisely. OnlyFans is for all the influencers who wish to earn money by posting content online. There is no better way to build an online business other than OnlyFans. 

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