The Ultimate Guide To Making Money on OnlyFans

Step 1: Create Account

First, you need to create an account here. There is no difference between a creator account and an account just for subscribing, so you can start by just taking a look around and not posting

Step 2: Learn The OnlyFans Basics

OnlyFans offers a few different ways for you to monetize your content.

  1. Subscriptions: Monthly subscription dues are the number one way you can make money from your OnlyFans account. You can charge anywhere from $4.99 to $49.99 a month. Subscribers pay when they subscribe and then are charged every month. You keep 80% of the subscription dues and the other 20% goes to OnlyFans. Most of the accounts we have reviewed range from $8.00 – $20.00/month depending on how desirable and frequent your content is. Frequent price changes look suspicious so try and keep things steady
  2. Pay-Per-View Content: You can send messages to your current and former subscribers with pay-per-view content that can be either images or videos. Make sure you give enough for people to stick around and subscribe while holding back some more for extra payments. Striking the right balance is key.
  3. Tips: If you produce great content, people will tip you. Make sure to be thankful and interact with your top fans.

Step 2: Identify Your Niche

Imitation is best form of flattery. Find 3-5 accounts that are successful that you want to emulate. The best way to gauge popularity without subscribing is to check the number of likes the account has in the upper right-hand side of the profile page.

Fabien with his 184,000 instagram followers, is churning out gay content with a group of other muscled guys that he promotes relentlessly through instagram stories. However, you don’t have to be ridiculously muscled in order to attract your following. Some other niches we have seen successful on OnlyFans include:

If you have not been successful garnering a following on social media before, you should ask yourself if OnlyFans is right for you. Having at least a few thousand followers means that there are people out there interested in learning more about you and wanting to get your content. As long as you have that audience, you can then decide what your want to give away for free, for a subscription, and then for those upsells through the OnlyFans Platforms.

Step 3: What's Your Upsell

Think about your content in three levels:

  1.  Free Social Media Content: This is what you give away on Twitter and Instagram. If you give away your top content here, you can’t hook people as easily into your paid content. Successful influencers like Dan Tai are constantly narrating their day-to-day activity on Instagram stories so viewers want to get that BTS (Behind-The-Scenes) view into his life. If people feel an affinity towards you, they will want to pay-up to get that exclusive look at what else you have to offer.
  2. Subscription Content: This is what your everyday subscriber gets to see when they add your account. You need enough here to hook them and make them not want to unsubscribe immediately. Unsubcribes are the biggest issue with OnlyFans and you need to have a strategy to keep people sticking around. Be thankful that these folks have paid to see more of you.
  3. Pay-Per-View Content: This is where you need to deliver the goods. If you make people pay extra above the subscription and don’t deliver quality they will not only unsubscribe, but rate you poorly. Make it clear what subscribers get and what the extras available are in these clips. Transparency is key – don’t mislead people. You want repeat purchasers. 

Step 4: Consistency Is King

You need to find a way to post multiple times a week or else people will not subscribe to your account. They want to see a long history of continuous frequent postings. Here are some top ideas to keep generating more content.

  •  Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate: Find like-minded OnlyFans accounts and get together to produce content. This the #1 way to grow your audience and create content you can monetize for months even if you only took a few days to produce it all.
  • Divide Long-Form Content: Shot a long hot video? People love cliffhangers so use that to your advantage by spreading things over multiple days.
  • Share BTS Story: Show all sides of what it took to make something. Make people feel special for subscribing.
  • Audience Requests: Share what people request and show that you go above-and-beyond to make it happen for them. One loyal fan for a year is worth twelve who unsubscribe immediately.
  • Run Promotions: Run occasional promotions, especially surrounding collabs or other big pieces of content you are pushing. Get those subscribers in the door and win them over to your account long-term.
  • Don’t forget social media: For everything you do on OnlyFans make sure you tease it on Twitter and Instagram to make sure people work up the curiosity to check your account out.


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  • Bri Cruz
    November 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Super excited to start implementing some of these ideas and seeing growth on my platforms. Thanks so much for helping me think outside of the box, I’m buzzing with ideas now from collabs to content.
    Thanks again!!
    xso Bri

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