How To Become an OnlyFans Creator

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So you’ve heard all the hype surrounding OnlyFans, and you’re thinking of becoming an OnlyFans creator yourself. You’re not the only one! These days, it seems like everyone from your next-door neighbour to the world’s biggest celebrities are flocking to the paid subscription platform.

  1. Register your account
  2. Start Creating Content on OnlyFans
  3. Why Become an OnlyFans Creator

Big names like Cardi B, Bella Thorne, and Bhad Bhabie brought the platform to the attention of the mainstream, but even previously unknown creators in the top percentage of the platform’s earners are taking away 7-figure paychecks.

OnlyFans has empowered models and creators around the world to monetize the content they work hard to make, with a take-home cut of 80% of all earnings. With such big earnings up for grabs, and more and more traffic each year, it’s not hard to understand why you’d want to get in on the action.

But once you’ve made the decision to sign up, what are the next steps involved? As a platform, OnlyFans truly values its users’ wellbeing. For the safety and security of creators like you, getting set up on OnlyFans takes a tad more effort and verification than the average social media site – which is a good thing when you consider the sensitive nature of your content and confidential details.

These few extra hoops are nothing to fret about, this no-nonsense guide will take you through step by step and get you set up as the new hottest OnlyFans account!

First Things First: Register Your Account

Let’s do this together and step by step. In no time you will have your account set up and verified on the platform.

Even if it seems like there’s a lot to do, the sign-up process is in fact pretty straightforward, so no need to worry.

Step 1: Sign Up

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You can sign up using Twitter, a Google account, or a good old fashioned sign-up sheet. You’ll be asked to provide a name, email, and to create a password – nothing too complicated, right?

Sign Up on the Official Website

Done? Nice.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a verification email to the address you provided. Simply go to that email and click the verification link to officially register your brand new OnlyFans account.

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Step 2: Register Your Financial Information

In order to be able to enjoy your well-earned OnlyFans paycheck, you’re going to need to register your financial information. Go to your new profile, select “Subscription Pricing”, then click on “Add Bank Or Payment Information”, and fill in the details.

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The options for how you can connect to your financial accounts will depend on what region you live in.

If you live in Europe, the UK, Australia, or Canada you can choose from one of three payment methods:

  1. Direct Transfer (OCT)
  2. International Transfer (SEPA, SWIFT, AUD & CAN)
  3. E-wallet

If you live in the USA, however, you can currently only avail of bank transfer (ACH).

Creators from outside of these regions have four payment options to choose from, but the exact availability will depend on your particular region.

  1. Direct Transfer (OCT)
  2. International Transfer (SWIFT)
  3. ePayments (e-wallet)
  4. Paxum (e-wallet)

If you live outside the listed regions and want to find out what payment options you can choose from, shoot a message to [email protected] and their friendly support team will help you out.

Once you’ve added your payment details, just confirm that you are over 18 and are indeed a resident of the country you have listed in order to proceed to the next step of your OnlyFans journey.

Step 3: Verify Your Identity

OnlyFans is a serious platform with a strong reputation to uphold, so they go to extra lengths to ensure that there is transparency among its user base. In order to start earning money, you’ll need to verify that you’re exactly who you say you are.

This is a simple enough process, but for security sake has fairly rigorous quality standards. When I myself was setting up an account, it took me three tries to finally have my ID cleared – so don’t panic if your verification doesn’t happen immediately.

You’ll be asked to submit a photo of your identification (passport, driver’s licence, age card, etc) and then a second photo of yourself to verify you are indeed the ID holder.

Once you submit your ID for verification, it should happen fairly quickly – almost always within 72 hours. When I was trying to register at first, I was using my computer webcam to take a picture of my ID, which turned out not to be of a high enough quality.

After failing verification once, I switched to my phone camera and was verified and ready to go within two minutes!

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Set Your Subscription Rate

Now that you’re done with the bureaucracy, it’s on to the fun stuff – YAY! Once your account is up and running you can start to think about how you’d like to earn through the platform. There are two basic subscription models you can set for yourself:

  • Free Subscription
  • Paid Subscription

If you go for a free subscription, you’re likely to generate a wider audience than a paid subscription model. People love getting stuff for free, so if you have your content available without a paywall, you’re more likely to build up a following from scratch.

Once you have a decent sized fanbase, you can start to seek money through tips, paid messages, and pay-per-view content. 

With a paid subscription, your followers will need to commit to a monthly subscription fee in order to access your content. OnlyFans lets you choose your own subscription fee, between a minimum of $4.99 a month and $49.99 at maximum.

Promote Yourself to VIP Status

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As a rule of thumb, paid OnlyFans subscriptions earn more – but for certain creators a free subscription model will earn them more money. If you already have a social media presence, or are planning to promote yourself to the top, then you can more confidently register yourself as a paid account.

With decent promotion to direct viewers to your page, I recommend starting off between $9.99 and $14.99 a month, with promotional offers of $4.99. Give this a month or two and adjust your prices up or down based on how well your profile performs. Learn more about how to promote your OnlyFans profile.

WHAT NOW? Promote Your Profile And Start Posting!

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Congrats on getting all set up, now you can get to the meat of creating content – and with that, earning money!

The early days of your OnlyFans account are a critical window for you to make the most of. To squeeze the most out of your newcomer status, you need to get your name out there. The best way to get ahead of the pack and connect with enthusiastic, paying subscribers is to reach them when they are searching for new creators.

Get your name out there and join the best OnlyFans by promoting yourself. With the right promotion, you can set yourself up as a serious, high-earning OnlyFans creator from day one – and watch the cash roll in.

Start Creating Content on OnlyFans

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Step 1: Do Your Research

If you’re reading this, it means you already understand the value of researching your OnlyFans journey before diving straight in. Not only is it important to research the steps involved in signing up to the platform, but you also want to get a good idea of what to expect, and the kind of content that other creators are posting on the platform.

When you sign up to OnlyFans, you will automatically be granted a fan account, which allows you to shop around and see what kind of content performs best on the platform. Whether you use other creators’ profiles for inspiration, or as a way of identifying possible gaps in the market, it’s always a good idea to size up the competition before making your mark.

But while other creators are technically your competition, they are also your greatest ally. What unites you with every other creator on the platform is the desire to make money as independently as possible, and this has produced a community of creators who are truly willing to support each other and share their insight.

Head to one of the many community forums out there to connect with other creators and hear about their experiences using the site. Exploring forums is the best way to get to grips with the reality of what it means to run an OnlyFans account. Creators share their ups and downs and give insider tips that you can only really get from someone who’s learned to finesse the platform firsthand.

Looking for tips on how to achieve good lighting? Worried about body hair, scars, or tattoos? Unsure of how your friends or family might react to you starting an account? If it’s a question you’re facing, chances are someone else has faced it too, and the OnlyFans subreddit community should help straighten out any doubts you might have about signing up.

Become part of the OnlyFans community.

Step 2: Pick a Niche

The world of OnlyFans niches is really as broad as your imagination, and before you launch into making content, it helps to have an idea of the sense of identity you want to project as a creator.

There are lots of different “scenes” thriving on OnlyFans, and exploring these different niches is actually really fun. Before you even sign up to OnlyFans you can browse the different subreddits that house each of these niches.

What kind of creator do you see yourself as? Cute and anime-inspired? Vampy and gothic? A sweaty-drenched fitness icon? The possibilities are endless, so make sure to have fun with it. If you enjoy your content, your audience is sure to as well.

Step 3: Pick a Username

What’s in a name? When it comes to OnlyFans, it can be a lot. Your username will be the first thing that many of your potential audience members will encounter of you, so you want to make sure it’s a bait that really hooks them.

Coming up with a username that reflects your niche usually involves coming up with a pseudonym and adding a suggestive adjective that shows off your personality – think “DarkDoll” for a vamp, or “PrincessPamela” for a glam model. As is the rule for making something catchy, alliteration always helps.

Check out our extended guide for picking an OnlyFans username, and take a look at some of these classic usernames for inspiration:

Princess Helayna



Why Become an OnlyFans Creator?

Maybe you’ve heard a lot about the platform and how other creators have found such success, but you still need that teeny, tiny last push to open up your own account.

Well, I’m here to give you that push you need. OnlyFans is the gold standard when it comes to exerting control over your content, who can access it, and how you choose to monetise it.

While it is perhaps best known for allowing creators to post explicit content, OnlyFans is by no means a porn site. Sure, NSFW content thrives on the platform, but creators can post whatever they like, and many of the most famous users out there are SFW in their content.

As the platform grows ever more popular, it’s becoming more and more of a standard for how entrepreneurial creators make their money online. One of the best things about OnlyFans is the flexibility of how long you need to do it.

Unlike many online and self-initiated careers, becoming an OnlyFans content creator doesn’t need years and years of training or building up a following. Some of the most successful OnlyFans creators out there are those who burst onto the scene and went about starting their account with insider knowledge and the right kind of promotion.

And just as quickly as you can become successful on OnlyFans, you can also make the decision to quit. Many creators join the platform knowing that it’s something that they want to do in the short term, maybe to help finance their student lives, or bring in extra cash before they settle into another profession.

Whether you’re in it for a short ride or you’re committed for the long run, OnlyFans is a platform that allows you to be yourself, generate profit, and promote your content to the world – all from the comfort of your own home; what’s not to love?

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