OnlyFans Sign Up (Full Guide) – Register, Verify, Make Money

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Sick of hearing about all the money, freedom, and popularity creators are finding using OnlyFans? Or is your newsfeed constantly bombarded with excitement around exclusive content only available on the platform? Want to get in on the action? We don’t blame you.

This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to know to sign up to OnlyFans and start making money.

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Let’s move on to the OnlyFans signup process itself. With such big earnings to be made, you might think that getting signed up for OnlyFans is a complicated process, but it’s actually not. Signing up to the platform itself is pretty easy, and way simpler than you might have imagined.

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The bureaucratic part:

  1. Step 1: Create an Account
  2. Step 2: Verify Your Identity
  3. Step 3: Add Your Financial Info to Get Paid

The creative part:

  1. Step 4: Choose Your OnlyFans Username
  2. Step 5: How to Make Money on OnlyFans

Step 1: Create an Account

Before you can think about earning money on the site, or even post any content, you’ll have to get signed up with a basic account. This is super simple to make, and follows the same procedure as just about every other social media site you’ve ever signed up to.

When you do sign up, you have two options:

  • Sign up with Twitter/Google
  • Use the traditional sign up form

Whatever you choose is up to you, although if you plan to promote yourself on Twitter further down the line, it can make life easier to already have your accounts linked. Otherwise, all you’ll need to fill out are your name, email address, and a secure password.

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Once you’re signed up, you’ll have to head on over to the email address you provided and you’ll find a verification email waiting for you. As OnlyFans provides a livelihood for many of its creators, they do take their verification steps very seriously. This is good thing, as it keeps the site free of spam, bots, and fake profiles. The verification email should look like this:

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Simply follow the instructions and click the verification link, and voilà! You’ve officially gotten yourself an OnlyFans account.

Now, bear in mind that this is a standard account, and it can be used both as a fan and as a creator.

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Using this account you’re able to access the profiles of other creators and see what they’re up to. This is something I highly recommend doing before moving forward, as it’s important to have a good idea of what kind of content thrives on the platform as you move toward building your own brand.

Step 2: Verify Your Identity

Once you’ve signed up, you’ve been assigned a random numeric username. Don’t worry about that for now, we’ll extensively cover usernames later in this guide, see step 4, choose your OnlyFans username.

Instead, move on to verifying your identity and setting up your bank details. After this “boring” part is done, we’ll cover the creative part and you can fully focus on that with peace of mind that you’ve been verified and are ready to get paid.

As the content we’re dealing with on OnlyFans is often of a sensitive nature, and people are trading in real, often substantial quantities of actual money, OnlyFans takes its verification process very seriously. They want to make sure that everyone on the site is really who they say they are, for the purposes of financial transparency and trust.

Once you’re logged in your OnlyFans profile, click on More on the bottom left. Then click on “Add bank”, this will prompt you to verify your identity.

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Add Profile Picture, Bio and Header Image

The first thing you’ll be asked to do is to add your profile picture, bio, and a header image. Don’t worry about this too much, as you can (and will, trust me) change those later (probably a million times).

Just set anything for now and keep moving.

Your profile picture is the key piece of visual content that will most likely lure your audience in and decide whether or not you pique their aesthetic preferences. Much like a username, your profile picture should accurately represent the brand you are trying to build as a performer. You should consider the impression your profile picture creates on those who see it – playful, dark, cute, etc.

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On OnlyFans, girls upload a header image, in which they can tease their potential subscribers. The bio section of OnlyFans allows up to 1000 characters, which means there’s plenty of room to give yourself a fleshed-out description and set expectations for your followers.

The amount of personal details you want to disclose is entirely up to you. Some OnlyFans girls enjoy putting themselves out there, whereas others prefer to maintain a degree of anonymity.

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Verify Your ID

Once you’re done, things get a bit more serious, now you’re asked to select your country of legal residence. You will not be able to change this later. So pay attention when you do this step.

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Click next, and now we’re ready for ID verification.

To verify your identification you’ll need to present one of the acceptable forms of ID such as:

  • ID card
  • Passport
  • Driver’s license

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You will need to present your ID, and then a photo of your face so that the two can be matched. You may also have to submit a photo of yourself holding your ID next to your face.

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In order to become a creator, OnlyFans much prefers that their users link as much external content as possible in order to verify their identity. This could be a Twitter account, Instagram profile, or even your own personal website.

After you’ve verified your ID following the above procedure you will be presented with a form, and that’s when they will ask about your social media handles. I wrote down my Instagram account (which I barely use) and it was good enough.

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This verification step is likely the only one along the sign up process where you might find yourself encountering some roadblocks. Some new users don’t have other social media, for example, which can lead to a delay in verification. Other times, the platform will not approve your verification and it will be unclear why not.

When I myself signed up to the site, it took three tries to get verified. I switched the type of ID I used to see if that would help at all, only to realize on my third attempt that the issue was the quality of the picture. Once I did the process from my phone’s HD camera, as opposed to my heavily pixelated laptop webcam, I was granted verification within minutes.

Getting past the verification stage involves a little bit of trial and error, but if you find yourself seriously unable to get verified even though you’re sure you’ve filled everything out correctly, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the OnlyFans support team and they’ll be more than happy to help get you sorted out. Either way, the verification process should take less than 72 hours.

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Step 3: Add Your Financial Information

After you’ve taken the steps to verify your identity you may see a message like this one:

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In this case, just wait and come back in 48 hours.

When you come back you will most likely see a little check mark near your name, meaning your account has been verified. Now move on to adding your bank details.

In order to pick up a pay-check from your subscribers, you’ll need to register the financial information of an account to which funds can be sent. To begin this process, go to your profile menu.

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Select the “Add bank (to earn)” option, and follow the instructions regarding the necessary financial information required to make payouts to your account.

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Creators based out of the USA currently only have one option when to comes to their payout method, which is by direct bank transfer (ACH).

However, if you a creator living in Europe, the UK, Australia, or Canada you have three different payment methods you can choose from, which are:

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

Creators who live outside of these listed regions have a constellation of four payment options to choose from, and 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)

Again, if you live outside the listed regions and you’re curious as to what payment methods you can choose from, don’t hesitate to contact them and they’ll clear things up and help get you signed up. Their support team is really active and hands-on, so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help when you need it.

Step 4: Choose a Username

As your username will most often be one of the first things any of your potential future subscribers hears about you, it’s important to make sure you give the right first impression. You should aim to choose one that reflects both your personality and the type of content you aim to provide your audience.

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A common approach is to create an alias, and combine that with a suggestive adjective, we’ll delve deep into this in a minute. For now here’s where to change it.

Click on Edit Profile > Profile > Username.

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Figure out what niche you’re aiming to target with your content should help you pick a username that really hits home with your fanbase. Consider picking a username that is available across all other social media as well, so that when you want to promote yourself, people who find you on one platform can easily find you again elsewhere.

Think of your username as the first piece of juicy bait that will be used to lure in your future paying subscribers.

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What Makes a Good OnlyFans Username?

As a creator, your name is often the first thing a potential audience member or client will see about you. This name is your one shot at a first impression, and so should encapsulate the most essential aspect about yourself as a creator. Your OnlyFans username will go a long way in shaping how viewers see you, and so it’s a decision that should be made with care and consideration.

As you do your research on the kind of personas that thrive on your chosen platform, you will most likely begin to identify patterns in how these girls name themselves. Common naming styles include:

  • First name + last name (i.e. Mia Malkova)
  • First name + adjective (i.e. Lexi Belle)
  • Adjective + name (i.e. BabyMollys)
  • Descriptive name (i.e. DoubleDBoatGirl)

Take a minute to try this now.

Open a document or take a piece of paper if you prefer, and just write down a few ideas following the above patterns. Don’t censor yourself and let your creative juices flow!

These proven ideas can be used to your advantage, as you can use these patterns to align yourself with a preexisting style of performer. On the other hand, this can also be an opportunity to set yourself apart from the pack, and carve out a unique and instantly recognizable identity for yourself.

OnlyFans star Zayla, for example, goes by the instantly recognizable @stepmother, playing into her chosen niche of the step-mother fetish. Names like “Arabic Princess” and “Ebony Rose” create a strong impression straight off the bat and are likely to lure in your desired audience.

Your name can be based upon your actual name if that is what you prefer, or you could venture into creating an alter ego under which you do your performances. Some girls even choose to perform within highly niche categories and opt to incorporate their particular niche or fetish into their username.

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Ultimately, your username will be the one word most associated with the brand you develop for yourself online, and therefore it’s most important to keep things catchy, memorable, and true to your identity as a performer. Best practice recommends keeping the same username across all your income channels, that way fans always know how to find you.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, you can look to the masses for some advice. Laura Wattenberg, founder of Baby Name Wizard, has spent years asking website visitors to rate over 40,000 names from one to a hundred based on their sex appeal. With tens of thousands of responses, among the names topping the list for sexiness are:

  1. Scarlett
  2. Nicole
  3. Natalia
  4. Anaïs
  5. Alessandra
  6. Chanel
  7. Soraya
  8. Adrianna
  9. Giuliana

If you need a fake name, try pairing one of these with an adjective that speaks to how you want your audience to perceive you, for example: Sexy Scarlett, Naughty Natalia, Shy Chanel.

Adding playful adjectives and titles to your name helps create a good impression, with the most popular choices including: baby, belle, miss, queen, princess, gold, jewel, kisses, naughty, sweet.

Another popular choice of username looks to the real world for inspiration. Creators like Natalie Monroe and TwistedMisti borrow their names from sex icons of the past to create a an air of allure surrounding their profiles.

Quick Tip: When coming up with your username, think with the long-term in mind. Calling yourself “Sarah Teen” might work great now, but in a few years time when you’re past your days in the “teen” niche, you’ll find yourself stuck with an outdated name that could mess up your brand.

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Finding Your OnlyFans Niche

Picking a suitable name and setting up your profile requires an understanding of what kind of performer you’re setting out to become. While the possibilities are endless, there are some styles that prove reliably popular, and serve as a good formula for girls just getting into the business.

Familiarizing yourself with the most popular and most common styles can help you to form an idea of where you fit into the grand scheme of things. Some of the most common genres of cam girl performance out there include:

Influencer OnlyFans Girl

Influencer girls seek to create a more holistic brand for themselves when it comes to their online personas. They will try to grow an online following as an influencer in tandem with their work as a cam girl.

Often, this involves using Instagram, Twitter, Twitch and other mainstream social media platforms as a way of gaining a loyal fanbase and increasing exposure. Alongside their work as a cam girl, they may do promotional deals with brands on social media, and send their followers to their Onlyfans, from which they can quickly be converted into paying subscribers.


  • Fame across all social media
  • Opportunities for brand deals
  • Great for networking


  • Tana Mongeau
  • Bhad Bhabie

Headless OnlyFans Girl

A headless OnlyFans girl is exactly what it sounds like – a girl who chooses to keep her face hidden throughout her content. Many girls choose to opt for this style in order to provide a greater degree of anonymity to their work.

If this is what you’re planning to do, we’ve written a guide on how to make money on OnlyFans without showing your face.

Sometimes girls will simply remain positioned so that their face is kept out of view of the camera, whereas other performers choose to incorporate mask or disguise elements to their performances.

This style has an even greater impact upon an audience if there are other highly recognizable aspects to her performance – i.e. body type, the activities she engages in, or her set design. If a sufficient air of mystery is generated surrounding an OnlyFans girl’s faceless appearance, remaining headless can in fact be a big draw for audience members.

Even without showing your face, OnlyFans can quickly become a real earner, as this creator explains how she achieved success as a headless creator.


  • Anonymity
  • Highlights body over face


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Many cam girls opt to veer into a roleplay-like territory and incorporate elements of care and emotionality into their performance style. This could mean acting with a degree of sensitivity, and reaching out to her audience members as though they were her partner, and she is there to care for them.

These cam girls generally try to appear sweet and genuine in their personas, and may spend time recounting their day and asking their viewers about how they’re doing. This style of performance can create an incredibly loyal circle of viewers for a cam girl, who feel genuinely connected to the girlfriend experience she is providing them with.


  • Generates big tips
  • Loyal followers
  • Chance to connect with others


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  • @cute.girlfriend

Independent Lady

In contrast to the “girlfriend” style of OnlyFans, there is also a market for the more “independent” lady. These are cam girls who emphasize their single nature to their viewers, as opposed to trying to reach out and connect with them on an emotional level.

Independent cam girls usually possess strong personalities and confident attitudes, and are geared towards viewers who seek a more disconnected camming experience with their performer of choice.


  • Empowering
  • Confidence boosting


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Cosplay OnlyFans

The world of cosplay has opened up a whole new style of performance for OnlyFans girls. The opportunities for cosplay are as broad as there are fandoms on the internet, and many OnlyFans girls get great enjoyment out of dressing up and perfecting their cosplay personas. Cosplay offers OnlyFans girls the chance to pick something that they themselves love and turn it into a source of income.

Some cosplay performers opt to work within a particular niche, such as cartoons or anime, whereas others are more open-ended in the kind of costumes they don. These performers will often receive large tips in exchange for dressing up as patrons’ characters of choice. However, in order to make ends meet as a cosplay performer, OnlyFans girls need to bring in a lot of money from their work in order to ensure they have the budget for investing in new costumes.

Performances should incorporate the characteristics of the characters you’re dressing up as, and it’s important to have a space that reflects your theme as a cosplayer. Cam girls who opt to cosplay in their performances should seek to incorporate this in their OnlyFans username, as it’s a highly popular search request and will quickly gain the attention of the followers you’re most hoping to connect with.


  • Fun costumes
  • Easy to attract new fans
  • Loyal fanbase
  • Big tippers

Fetish Play

Many cam girls opt to dive into the world of fetish in order to cultivate a loyal and reliable fanbase. Fetish play can include just about anything but the most common ones to consider include:

  • Leather
  • BDSM
  • Rubber/latex
  • Rope play
  • Roleplay
  • Exhibitionism
  • Food play
  • Feet

If any of these fetishes sound like they tickle your fancy, you may wish to invest in particular equipment in order to satisfy your viewers’ innermost desires. Whatever your fetish of choice, it’s worth reflecting this in the name and persona you choose to build for yourself; i.e. if BDSM is your niche, you want to promote yourself as the dominatrix of your clients’ fantasies.


  • Fun to explore
  • Dedicated audience
  • Easy discovery


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Couple Camming

Not every OnlyFans girl is a solo performer. Some girls choose to enter the world of OnlyFans with company – either with a partner, a friend, or fellow performer. Camming with more than one person opens up a whole world of opportunities when it comes to what you can offer your audience.

Some pairs choose to interact with the audience and take requests, whereas others simply wish to satisfy a more voyeuristic tendency amongst their viewers. If you’re seeking to build a brand as a cam couple, this is something you should establish as you choose your name and set up your profile.

Failing to make it clear that you’re a couple may leave some viewers feeling like they’ve fallen prey to false advertising – it’s always best to entice viewers with exactly what you’re offering.


  • Company while performing
  • Chance to combine audiences
  • Shared workload
  • Opportunity to explore with your partner


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Step 5: How to Make Money On OnlyFans

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Earning six figures from the comfort of your own bedroom? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, thanks to the rise of OnlyFans, that dream has become quite the reality for a number of online creators. And although those earning over a million are of course the top of the top, even lower and middle tier creators are still making an amount of money that is nothing short of life-changing.

Paying college tuition, launching a small business, saving up for a world travel – these are just a few of the bucket list activities that OnlyFans is helping creators all around the world to tick off.

The ones who are truly getting the most out of earning through OnlyFans are those who’ve truly learned the tricks to the trade. Having a bit of know-how on how to get set up and market yourself can double, triple, or even quadruple the amount of revenue you can earn on the site, so best listen up.

This complete guide to making money on OnlyFans will take you through all the steps – from getting set up on OnlyFans, to insider tricks on how to reach new subscribers and boost revenue. So grab a pencil and paper, and get ready to learn everything you need to become an OnlyFans pro.

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Benefits of Being an OnlyFans Creator

The main reason for OnlyFans’ huge success as a platform is the way it is designed specifically with creators in mind. The kind of content you can post to OnlyFans ventures far beyond what most social media sites will allow, giving you way more freedom to connect with your fans as you see fit.

A combination of factors have made OnlyFans the popular choice for making money with content, and these include:

  • Flexibility – There’s no schedule but your own that demands when you get around to creating or posting.
  • Ease of income – You can make money even when you’re not actively working, leading to a passive stream of income.
  • Freedom to create – OnlyFans is a liberal platform that provides a home to all kinds of content, you don’t need to worry about the dreaded shadow bans of Instagram.
  • Cross channel promotion – Not only can you use your pre-existing social media following to generate hype surrounding your OnlyFans, but you can also turn a successful OnlyFans career into popularity and success on other social media platforms.

In order to access a creator’s content, users need to have a registered payment method and choose to subscribe. These subscriptions are set at a monthly rate, which can be either free or paid. Both creators with free and paid subscription rates have the potential to earn big, so it’s important to understand the difference.

Free Subscriptions vs. Paid Subscriptions

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Many creators on OnlyFans choose to forego the option of a paid subscription wall for their content and instead keep their monthly subscription rate set to free. This is generally a good idea for new creators who may be just getting set up on the platform.

If you don’t already have a loyal fanbase that you’re directing to your OnlyFans from other channels (i.e. Twitter, Instagram), then your best bet is either to set up a free OnlyFans account, or put your efforts into some OnlyFans promotion.

Picking the right username, promoting yourself in the right spaces, and teasing with the right banner and profile picture should be enough to lure in new followers to hit subscribe. After all, who doesn’t love free stuff?

Once you’ve gained a free subscriber, you’ll have the chance to convert their interactions into revenue by taking special requests and putting up pay per view (PPV) content. This is how the majority of budding OnlyFans creators start to generate interest in their content and build up a following.

Paid subscription creators

On the other hand, we also have creators who choose to set all of their content behind a monthly paywall. While this may deter some people from subscribing in the first place, it’s also a method of guaranteed monthly income as long as you’re confident that your content will have people stick around.

Creators who choose to opt for a paid subscription have the option of setting their monthly rate anywhere between OnlyFans’ minimum and maximum price points. The minimum price for a monthly subscription is currently $4.99 a month, while the maximum is $49.99.

Paid subscription creators can also choose to add special bundles or discounts on their subscription rates for a certain amount of days or months. Everyone loves a bargain, so this is of course a great trick to win over more subscribers and make more money!

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The thing with paid subscriptions is that you really want to make sure you have enough traffic coming to your account to justify the paywall. Having to pay just to access your content is of course going to lower the amount of people who get to see what you’ve got to offer. If you’re going to opt for a paid subscription rate you’re going to want to ensure that you have a good reason.

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Creators suitable for a paid monthly subscription rate include those who already have a large social media following elsewhere, or are creators in whom a lot of people already have a marked interest and would be willing to pay to see what you’re up to.

Furthermore, niche content creators, such as cosplay models or gamers, may do better with a paid subscription as they will find themselves with a more specific subset of fans who are willing to pay more to see whatever it is they’re specifically looking for.

Other Content Options for Making Money

Beyond monthly subscription rates, it’s important to be aware of the other methods for earning money that exist on OnlyFans, as chances are they’re going to be how you make the majority of your earnings. The other options for monetizing content on OnlyFans are:

  • Pay per view posts: Every OnlyFans creator has the ability to set a price wall for certain content, regardless of whether you’re charging a subscription fee or not. The creator has the ability to set a specific price for each bit of content, be it a video or a picture.
  • Paid messages: OnlyFans is all about bringing creators and their fans closer together, and paid messages play a large role in forging this connection. Creators can set a fee that allows fans to reach them directly through their inbox. This is not only a great source of added income, but it’s also a really great way to get to know your fans on a more personal level and build up an even more loyal following.
  • Tipping: Tipping is central to how most creators earn their income on OnlyFans. On all of your activity on the platform, fans have the opportunity to leave a tip to an amount of their choosing. You’ll quickly find that the OnlyFans community is often very generous when it comes to their tips. Be sure to put genuine effort into the content you create, as this is really what triggers your fans to leave those all-prized tips.
  • Bundles: In addition to subscription packages, creators can also choose to sell specific bundles of content to their fans. This is a great earning strategy for those who create diverse content that could appeal to a wide variety of different audiences.
  • Live streams: OnlyFans gives the option of live streaming with your fans, which is a perfect opportunity to engage with your audience and win over loyalty. You can take special requests for a fee, or rely on tips from your watching audience – either way, live streaming is great for generating income.

What Kind of OnlyFans Creator Are You?

There are so many different niches of creators on OnlyFans, it can be a little bit overwhelming at first. The best way to figure out what your niche might be, and how you’ll use it to make money, is by checking out what other creators are up to and what works for them.

Below is a list of the best OnlyFans subreddits on which you’ll find creators from all niches sharing their content and experiences.

Subreddits like these truly are invaluable, as the best strategy for making money can differ quite a bit depending on your branch of content. Just as in dating some strategies work better than others depending on the context, same it’s for business.

Both in dating and business, what works is everything.

For example a niche, gamer creator may well earn more by keeping her content exclusive and luring in audience members with a specific interest, versus a swimwear model who can leverage her mass appeal and rely on tips and pay per view content.

Set Your Pricing

If you opt for a paid subscription, you’re probably wondering how to decide on the right pricing for your account. While the window for monthly pricing rests between $4.99 and $49.99, you’re best off going for somewhere in between these two figures.

Many first-time creators will stick to a lower price point, charging $5-$6 per month at first. This can be ramped up if you put sufficient effort into promoting your OnlyFans account, as you can guarantee more traffic and a higher degree of interest in your content.

At first, when you don’t have too much content readily available on your account, it’s best practice to keep your subscription rate free and encourage your fans to reach out to you with requests and tips. Once you’ve then generated sufficient interest, a loyal enough following, and an enticing amount of content available on your page, you can consider switching to a paid monthly plan.

Creators who are willing to put a lot of effort into OnlyFans promotion can quickly move to a paid monthly subscription. The higher end of the spectrum rests around $22 per month, whereas the average sits at around $12 per month.

For a medium-sized creator, I’d personally recommend starting at $10, and offering a discount for multiple month packages. If you find $10 a month brings in a good amount of subscribers, you can try upping to $12 per month and see if there’s any change.

If your subscriber draw isn’t doing well at $10, consider moving down to $5 per month or even switching to a free subscription with a heavier reliance on pay per view (PPV) content.


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If you have a paid monthly subscription, you can offer your subscribers both one-off discounts, or discounts for subscription bundles. A once-off discount might be something like 50% off for one month of subscription. This is a great way to lure in new subscribers, because, let’s face it – everyone loves a bargain.

If someone is sitting on the fence about paying for your subscription, a good deal might just push them to hit the “subscribe” button.

Bundles, on the other hand, are an option that allow you to set a price for a certain amount of months subscription altogether. By offering your fans 50% off if they commit to subscribing for a year, you guarantee generating at least income for those 12 months.

If you’re going to offer your subscribers bundles, you need to make sure you’re committed to your OnlyFans career, and that you have confidence in the content you offer. In order for them to commit to six months or a year of subscription, your subscribers will want to have confidence that they’re going to get their money’s worth.

Tips and Tricks to Make Money on OnlyFans

1) An enticing banner

Your banner is most likely going to be one of the first things any potential subscriber sees of your account, so it’s important to make sure it creates the right impression. Use your banner as a way of showing your followers what they can expect to see if they subscribe to you. Make it about you – don’t use some random artwork, unless it’s part of the content you create, of course.

Have particularly noticeable physical assets? Show them off! Like to dress up? Show it off! Got a niche hobby you incorporate into your content? You guessed it – show it off! Your banner is where you get to express yourself and could be the make or break between gaining or losing a new subscriber.

It’s important to note that OnlyFans does not allow explicit nudity in cover art, so make sure not to post anything too NSFW – save that for the subscribers.

2) Send a welcome message

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When new fans subscribe to your account, you have the option of sending them a pre-written welcome message. This should be a simple greeting, a bit of an introduction to what they can expect from your page, and an invitation to engage with paying content.

Sending a welcome message can often be a vital step towards creating revenue, as many users may not even be aware of the fact that they can pay to direct message you. By sending a welcome message, you reach out to them and invite them to pay to write back.

3) Send mass photos / videos

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One great trick for earning money is through OnlyFans’ direct messaging service. You can send out mass messages that include content – either a photo or a video. While the message gets sent to all of your subscribers, they will have to pay to unlock the content. The minimum price you can set for this kind of locked content is $3 per piece of content, so money earned this way can stack up fast.

4) Interactive options for your audience

OnlyFans is supposed to be a source of entertainment. People go there to have a good time, and as an OnlyFans creator it’s up to you to remember that fact. Don’t take things too seriously, and try to come up with new ways to keep your fans engaged.

One trick that many creators use as a way of simultaneously earning money while also further engaging with their fanbase is to play games or interactive activities. For example, offering your subscribers the opportunity to pay to send you a picture and have you rate it.

You can do live streams and take a certain amount of tips for particular requests, and even go one-to-one with your subscribers, if they’re interested in paying the price.

What’s truly important is to keep your audience feeling connected to you. Like they know you, as a friend, object of desire, or whatever it is you’re striving to be for them. Creating a genuine sense of rapport between you and your followers will make them more likely to stay subscribed and keep paying for the content you offer.

Making sure to stay open and reachable for your followers also makes them more likely to make use of that and reach out to you with their messages or requests – a sure-fire way to boost earnings and ensure longevity on the platform.

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5) Have a tip menu

Many OnlyFans users will have specific requests that they consistently make of the people they follow. It’s worth paying attention to what kind of requests repeatedly come up, and creating a tip menu that you can display either in your bio or your promotional material.

Common requests that tend to crop up on OnlyFans are for creators to send items of clothing, underwear, costumes, artwork, PDFs, eBooks – whatever you can think of, it can be sold!

Inspire your followers to spend extra bucks on your account by placing your tip menu front and centre. You simply need to create a list of the services/goods they can buy, and the amount they need to tip to receive it.

6) Use Twitter – Don’t put your link in the promotional tweet

As an OnlyFans creator, aside from professional promotion, Twitter is going to be your #1 best friend when it comes to getting your name out there. Twitter allows for more adult content than its counterparts Instagram, Tiktok, or Facebook, so it’s become a hub for discovering new creators.

There are some important tricks to bear in mind when it comes to maximizing your reach on Twitter however. If you put a link in a tweet, the Twitter algorithm tends to push it down further in search results and newsfeeds (as they want to discourage people from clicking off their site). This means that if you promote your OnlyFans and include the link, less people are likely to see it.

A hack to get around this is posting your self-promotional picture, video, whatever – and telling your followers that they can find your OnlyFans in the tweet below, then post a tweet containing the link to your OnlyFans. This way you ensure maximum exposure of your promotion without jeopardizing your performance in the algorithm.

Bonus tip: Don’t include your OnlyFans link in your bio, create a link tree or website that guides users towards your OnlyFans account. If Twitter suspects you of having adult content linked in your bio, they may shadow ban you from new followers.

Consistency is Key!

At the end of the day, the most important advice when it comes to reliably making money through OnlyFans is plain and simple consistency. A lot of people sign up to the site expecting it to be some kind of get-rich-quick scheme, but it’s not.

New users can make a lot of money by following the tips in this guide and putting effort into securing the right kind of promotion, but at the end of the day producing consistent content is what will earn you money.

Reply to your messages every single day, and try to post at least once every two days – even if it’s just a photo or an update. Making your subscribers feel important, and that their money is being well spent is what will keep them around and grow your fanbase. Consistency is the be all and end all of what will guarantee generating a stable income from OnlyFans, and it requires commitment.

How Exactly Does OnlyFans Work?

Before signing up, it’s best to have a good idea of exactly how the platform works and what you can expect when you sign up. So what exactly is OnlyFans and how does it work?

Well, you probably already know the basics – OnlyFans burst onto the scene in 2016 as a social media platform on which users have to “subscribe” to the accounts they want to follow in order to access their content. Sometimes these subscriptions are free, other times they are accompanied by a paid monthly fee. 

Regardless of whether creators choose to opt for a free or paid subscription model, they have several further opportunities to monetise their content. Creators can post pictures, videos, text posts, perform live streams, and interact with their subscribers directly through direct messaging. All of these types of content can also be put behind further paywalls, as PPV (pay per view) content in addition to the base subscription rate

There is a culture of appreciation and gratitude that pervades OnlyFans. Subscribers show this appreciation through their, often very generous, tips on the platform. In fact, this is how a great deal of creators make their money on OnlyFans. Oftentimes, OnlyFans creators will offer specific favours for those who leave tips over a certain amount.

What’s so special about OnlyFans is not only the fact that it gives creators a way to directly monetise their following, but also the sheer freedom of what users can post. After all the horror stories of creators spending years building up a following, only to have their Instagram deleted due to service violations – it’s no wonder that most people feel much safer pouring their efforts into this social media site more than others. And while not strictly a pornographic site, the NSFW-friendly nature of OnlyFans means that it has become a hub for posting more explicit content.

OnlyFans tries to give as much freedom to its creators as possible, allowing them to interact with subscribers and earn a living in the way that suits them best.

How Much do OnlyFans Creators Earn?

Let’s crunch the numbers. Like with almost any freelance or creative industry, the amount of take home pay that ONlyFans creators earn can vary wildly. Some creators on OnlyFans are not particularly interested in making money, and simply use the platform as a way of protecting their content and making it more exclusive.

For other creators, however, OnlyFans is their major, or only source of income. And these more profit-oriented creators can truly earn some big money. The highest earning creators on the platform are not openly known to the public, but it’s understood that they have an annual salary of six figures. The top % of OnlyFans creators all have an impressive set of earnings, with even non-celebrity creators reporting to have brought in over $17,000 a month.

Now, of course, not everyone on the platform is bringing in this crazy amount of cash with their content, but that’s not to say the average earner still can’t excel. In fact, last year the average low-earning creator on the platform was still raking in around $180 a month, which adds up over time. And with some well-placed promotion for your account, you can quickly raise this figure way higher.

Unlike many other sites designed to monitise content, OnlyFans takes a relatively small cut of your revenue – one of the reasons why it has become so popular. In contrast to many other paid content platforms, OnlyFans only keeps 20% of your earnings, meaning that a cool 80% goes straight to lining your pockets.

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