With news reports of OnlyFans stars making over $100,000 a year, you too may be wondering if starting an OnlyFans is right for you. However, there are more options out there today for making money off private social media feeds. One of the largest competitors to OnlyFans is JustForFans – a site primarily focused on a gay, male audience.
Found in 2016, OnlyFans started as a way for personal trainers, social media influencers, and celebrities to launch a social media feed that followers have to pay to access. Not surprisingly, adult performers quickly joined OnlyFans and launched their own feeds in order to earn money through both professional and amateur pornographic work. With a more intimate, authentic feel, OnlyFans quickly rocketed up to what is now (as of May 2020) the 23rd most popular adult website in the world according to SimilarWeb.
After starting his own OnlyFans in October 2017, adult performer Dominic Ford decided to launch a competing platform called JustForFans. He developedJust ForFans in order to address issues like slow load times, a lack of accountability, and other issues OnlyFans was facing during a period of rapid growth in 2017. In addition, unlike OnlyFans, JustForFans is solely focused on pornographic content.
In this article, we will compare OnlyFans vs JustForFans to determine which social media platform is best for you. Or if using both may be the best solution for you.
The number of subscribers you can acquire is obviously larger when a service has more users. Not surprisingly, OnlyFans has a much larger user base than JustForFans. However, OnlyFans lacks the specific focus on male erotic content, so this user base is spread over many different types of content, including straight porn, fitness, and other types of social media influencers.
With 117.02 million visits in the last six month, OnlyFans is 70 time larger than JustForFans! It seems obvious that OnlyFans should be the way to go and your sole focus for publishing adult content. However, you need to consider how people will be able to find your OnlyFans or JustForFans account to follow aka discoverability. If you publish content that no one can find to follow, it doesn’t matter how many users a platform like OnlyFans or JustForFans has.
On OnlyFans, there is no way to explore potential OnlyFans accounts outside of a search bar. This means fans already need to know about you if they want to find you on OnlyFans. There is almost no opportunity for organic discovery.
The only way to get “discovered” on OnlyFans is to be tagged in another creator’s content – as in below:
Without those two things, no one is going to be able to find or discover your OnlyFans profile. You can read more about being successful on OnlyFans here.
On JustForFans, there are a ton of ways for potential fans to discover your profile. Because JustForFans focuses on pornography, the site can specialize in helping people find content they want to pay for.
On the JustForFans home page it is immediately apparent that this website is built to help users find your content. Compare that to OnlyFans where individuals can only subscribe to you if they already know who you are or someone they follow recommends your profile. On JustForFans you have the ability to:
There are over 30 Categories to help potential fans discover your content. JustForFans’ users can also sort by recently update, top sellers, post frequency, and newest models, so JustForFans rewards the most active models on the platform.
While you earn less with JustForFans than OnlyFans, the fact that JustForFans has an affiliate program for new subscribers is a powerful tool you can use to get others to share your profile. Blogs, social media influencers, large Twitter accounts, can all earn money when they send new subscribers to your profile. This is not true for OnlyFans. Reach out to different platforms and encourage them to sign up for the JustForFans affiliate program. Then they can also earn money when people sign up to follow your JustForFans’ account.
If you plan on publishing adult content, starting a JustForFans account should be a part of your strategy to acquire new followers. JustForFans will help you reach individuals who don’t follow you on social media because the platform is much better on discovery. In addition, JustForFans is the only platform that will reward publishers like blogs and social media account for driving new subscribers.
Because of OnlyFans’ size, you should still offer that as an option for your subscribers. Publishing the same content on both platforms is going to ensure you reach the largest possible audience and make the most money.