Let’s set aside the discrimination and look at the entire platform from a business angle. What makes OnlyFans such a popular platform and why is it so attractive for millions of viewers that helps thousands of men and mainly women earn thousands, even millions of dollars?
Let’s see how people make their money with their OnlyFans accounts.
How to start making money with OnlyFans?
OnlyFans has various monetization methods from donations to affiliate programs and sponsored content. It can take content creators a step closer to their followers through interactive messaging.
One of the most common ways for starters is to write and send out PPV messages to existing subscribers who’d be willing to pick up these messages that are price locked. In order to make it worth their time to unlock these messages, you would have to have some sort of value that intrigues your subscribers and actually open up their digital wallets.
You can send up to 20 photos, videos, and audio recordings that have a minimum price range of $4.99.
Now you might be wondering:
How can you actually get people to pay you on OnlyFans?
The answer is simple.
According to IB Times beauty and self-interest dominate the main psychological attractors that drive fans, which explains why the top earners are in the adult industry who already have a fanbase through other video platforms or social media.
The best way to make money is through self-promotion on third-party platforms. OnlyFans alone does not provide the same algorithm as Google’s Search Engine Optimization or Youtube’s recommendations for priority content. This is why social media, video, and streaming platforms, as well as creating a personal website with Bluehost, are the best course of action to take.
The key takeaway is to promote your Onlyfans channel the way you’d promote any kind of brand. Once you have made enough content, which does not violate any guidelines given by sites like Snapchat or Tiktok, it is always advisable to broaden one’s horizon. If your content is more conversational or can lead a QnA like cooking, visual design, and other DIY, you can choose channels like Reddit, Quora, or Twitter.
The ability to engage and interact with people is the best way to attract them to subscribe, follow and even pay for anything you upload on Onlyfans. A lot depends on the type of content you decide to upload. This is why we’ll look at various content ideas that attract people to your OnlyFans account.
What kind of content ideas work best on Onlyfans?
One might assume that the adult industry and physical attraction is the main theme of the entire platform as discussed previously. However, if we want to sum it all up, there is one clear explanation that can pinpoint what content works best on OnlyFans. It is simply entertaining and visually alluring ideas. If you want to get a much clearer understanding, you can just look at some of the best Onlyfans accounts.
Similar to Twitch which focuses on gaming or Instagram which gets the most attention for its visuals, OnlyFans has its own place for content creators. But there is a big market for sports, cooking, yoga, and music.
The top earner from OnlyFans who is not in the adult industry is Kyle Jenner’s ex, Tyga with a net income of $7.69 million. The top earner makes around 270 times more money than the average US worker according to the NY Times.
So what kind of content ideas work best?
The answer is simple: Engaging! Of course, that is easier said than done. Once you have an account you need to manage to create a series of alluring and entertaining videos or captivating images (depending on the industry you’re in.)
Episodic content that involves fans and engages them through polls, quizzes, and QnA’s would make people want to react to your content. Getting personal and interactive with a growing audience is a great way to have them come back to you.
What are the most common OnlyFans income streams?
Now that we’ve mentioned how influencers, celebs, and popular artists make their money through OnlyFan’s PPV messages, it’s time to look at alternative income streams. The truth is that relying entirely on subscribers will not rake in millions. Top influencers know this and they try to squeeze out every penny in every way possible from their fanbase. This is where the following income streams can come in handy.
The most common way to earn money is to set up a fee through Subscriptions. This starts at $4.99 minimum and goes all the way up to $49, with a typical recommendation of $9.99 for most influential individuals.
There are of course multiple options to attract more people by giving discounts to regular fans. To encourage action you can create limited offers with temporary discounts for 3 to 6 months in something called Subscription Bundles.
Affiliate marketing is a program where you’re able to sell a product or service by promoting it as a brand and earning a commission for every successful promo or purchase.
The best thing about affiliate programs is that you can sell almost anything through different platforms. Most people flock to Amazon Affiliates or ShareASale. But you can go to any site with an affiliate program and promote online courses, web hosting accounts, rubber ducks, refrigerators, hotel bookings, holiday services, VPN registrations… the list goes on.
You will get a hyperlink, which you can insert in your bio or a post and start promoting. Know well that it is advisable to be familiar with what you’re promoting! If it’s a scam or an exaggerated product.
You must also consider things like commissions, meaning what is percentage you will earn per sale. if there is a 10% commission on a $100 product, you’ll get $10. There are also cookies that define the timespan made before purchase. If an affiliate product or service has a 30-day cookie duration, it means that someone clicking on your affiliate link looks at your product, but makes the purchase 15 or 20 or 30 days later, you’ll still get your commission.
Getting sponsorship is an amazing way to promote a brand that resonates with your channel and make money at the same time. To do this, you need to have a significant number of subscribers in a specific niche for a brand to reach out to you.
It is no easy task to keep big brands happy since everything is profit-oriented these days. When promoting merchandise, the best way to attract them is to build an audience either through OnlyFans or another platform. If there are no sponsors, affiliate programs can be the first step to take in testing how people react to a product or service you’re trying to promote.
There are two main ways to make money while live streaming on OnlyFans. Tipping and payment gated streams. While you’re going live, tipping works the same way as Twitch’s bids. Viewers can offer a fee if they feel entertained or generous. A great strategy to get more tips is to establish certain goals like a limited amount of money that your stream is trying to achieve for a certain cause, like charity.
Payment gated streams on the other hand put your stream behind a paywall, also known as a payment gated stream. This allows you to set an entry fee, so subscribers would have to pay to view your live session.
What are the most effective OnlyFans bio ideas?
Let’s have a look at the top OnlyFans earners and see what their account’s bio’s tell us. Many of them have one thing in common. They don’t make money through OnlyFans.
So why do they use it? Promotion
In most influencers’ bios, they use redirect links that take fans and subscribers to newer platforms. As mentioned before, celebs like Bella Thorne take her followers to her Spotify account and Amazon Wishlist. Why? Because having built up millions of followers and fans, she can monetize her popularity through different work and promos. Should you do the same with your OnlyFans account bio?
That really depends on the way you wish to monetize an account. If Youtube, Vimeo, or social media is your biggest platform, redirecting fans from OnlyFans is the way to go. If you’re new with little followership, simplicity is your best course of action.
Simplicity and honesty are the best course of action for your bio. Since there are hundreds of accounts created every day, the best course of action is to explain to the audience who you are and what you do. This saves time due to the browser’s lack of patience and also target those viewers who are actually interested in your niche and industry
Above is a lesser-known, but still popular OnlyFans influencer who simplifies his account and also uses his personal website to attract more series viewers, converting them into fans if they encounter relevant information to their needs.
How much do girls make on Onlyfans?
There is a stereotypical notion that women make more money on OnlyFans than men. Is this true? While we look at the top richest OnlyFan personalities based on earnings, we will see that women are dominating the market.
However, there is a misconception that every attractive girl will become an Onlyfans start, raking in thousands of dollars from just simply showing themselves on camera. But how close is this to the truth?
The reality is that the majority of OnlyFans creators make less than $145 per month and that number will only go down as more accounts will emerge. And there are multiple reasons for this.
With the latest restrictions on adult-themed content and crackdown on nudity, the hopes of making a pile of cash will soon become a rare chance for many girls.
OnlyFans makes money by taking a 20% commission from all users’ transactions.
So the truth is simple! Most girls, no matter their physical appearance, talent, or entertaining content will not make thousands of dollars more than men. With enough work and energy, most can hope for a bit of passive income, but at the end of the day, a majority of creators and influencers struggle to make ends meet and the difference is small.
There used to be a point where attractive women had the upper hand. But there are certain rules that have been implemented after a controversy caused by Bella Thorne for sharing private photos or videos that did not deliver.
Since Bella promised her fans some revealing photos that ended up disappointing her fans for only being some random pictures of her, the rules have changed to avoid people with fame abusing their fans.
There is now a $100 cap on paid private messages, compared to $200 before, and a $50 cap on pay-per-view posts for creators who don’t charge a subscription, compared to $200 previously.
Also, there is now a maximum tip price of $100 for the first four months a user is active on the site, rising to $200 at that point.
If you’ve made it this far, you probably already know the answer to whether OnlyFans is worth making money on. The entire platform is catered towards a combination of a story or talent-driven content with the visualization of the human body. To simplify the aforementioned sentence, OnlyFans is made to allure an audience desperate enough to engage with adult-themed content.
In general, it is a great way to build a fanbase and start monetizing your account. Despite the fact that OnlyFans is dominated by adult content, there is still a huge market for those who have a notable number of followers or popularity.
With the right marketing strategies and monetization methods, even an average person can eke out a living or make a decent side income by providing valuable or interesting content to their fans.