How To Make Money on Onlyfans

Onlyfans is, as you might already know, an online platform that was created back in 2016, where people can pay for (or sell) content (photos and videos, live streams) via a monthly membership. The platform’s popularity exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic years, going from 7.5 million users in November 2019 to 170+ million now, whereas approximately 1.5 million of those are creators. 

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Amongst the creators, there are a lot of different types of accounts, with everything from a chef showing you how to make a certain recipe, to that one influencer on Instagram who decided to move her more lightly dressed content to Onlyfans. Some of the creators might choose to be anonymous and not show their faces in the content they post, and before you ask if this is possible while still making money – yes it is. You can make money without showing your face on Onlyfans. How? We’ll tell you further down in this post, just keep reading.

We’ll be going through the most common questions regarding Onlyfans – How to make money on Onlyfans, how much does the average person make on Onlyfans, how to make money on Onlyfans as a guy, and more. If you by any chance already know the answers to these questions, then the next step for you is to sign-up. If you wonder how and what the steps are to set up an Onlyfans account, we’ve made an easy and thorough guide on that here where we let you know the most important things before, during, and after application.

How do you make money on Onlyfans?

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First off, you need fans, people who want to support you, give you their money, and hopefully stay on your page for a long time. But how do you get followers on Onlyfans? By promoting your Onlyfans account you can make yourself visible to those who are interested. There are a few ways you can do this – one way is by using the power of social media platforms such as Reddit, Twitter, and Instagram. These three are playing in the big league when it comes to organic traffic, even though Instagram has stricter guidelines when it comes to explicit content. For the Onlyfans promotion, you could also use other platforms where you’d be able to make money while using that platform as a funnel to your Onlyfans. This could for example be by camming or creating a Pornhub account. It might feel impossible to get fans on Onlyfans but remember – a lot of the creators have been in your situation, with no clue of how to get started, and they made it.

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How fast you can make money on Onlyfans is a broad question and depends very much on the above and below things, we’ll talk about. You can start making money the day your account gets approved if you’re lucky. More likely though is that you’ll see your first dollar once you’ve posted some content, as well as started receiving subscribers. When you do get fans, you need to figure out how to make them tip you and pay for your content continuously. There are multiple different ways that you can make money off Onlyfans, and while one of them works better for one creator, it might not be what works best for you, and you might need some time to find out which one of them it is. 

Different strategies to make money off Onlyfans

The platform has, for instance, PPVs – pay-per-view messages. This means that you can send out a mass message to all of your subscribers at once with the new video you just created, with a price you choose. This is according to many creators, including Onlyfans themselves, a very good way to earn more money from, above all, your top fans.

Another way is – that is if you don’t have a free account – the monthly subscription price that your fans pay to be on your page. What price you set here is a fine line between getting or losing a potential subscriber, as it’s a decision the person got to make solely based on seeing your profile photo.

  • A great tip is to set your subscription price at the rate YOU think your content is worth, and thereafter you’ll make a promotion. This promotion should be a certain percent off the original price, which immediately makes it more attractive to the person looking at it. Because we all know we love shopping when something’s on sale, right?

How much money can you make on Onlyfans?

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No matter where the money comes from if it’s tips, subscription price, or PPVs, 20% off each and every payment you receive goes to Onlyfans. This means you get to keep 80% of your earnings. The reason we tell you this is because we think it’s good that you know how much Onlyfans charges, partly because you may want to compare to other similar platforms and their prices, and partly because it’s nice to know so you don’t get a shock when you see your net income on Onlyfans.

The question of how much money you can make on Onlyfans is of course important to know before deciding whether or not it’s worth your time and energy. Because believe it or not – it does consume a lot of time if you really want to succeed on Onlyfans and start off with no fame or following on social media. But once you get the ball rolling, then the less effort you’ll need to put into getting new subscribers.

But how much does the average person make on Onlyfans? According to XSRUS, almost all of the money that is being paid out by Onlyfans is earned by the top creators, and the top 1% make 33% of the money. This means that the median account makes around $180 a month. And like we mentioned earlier, that top 1% are most likely influencers or celebrities that have a natural advantage when it comes to earning money on Onlyfans as they can take their following with them. XSRUS also makes the observation that while the top makes that percentage of money, the rest of the 77% is being earned by the top 10%. And it should be pointed out that one reason for this inequality is that the majority of OnlyFans accounts have no fans at all. They aren’t set up for serious broadcasting.

Can you make money on Onlyfans without showing your face?

After doing some research we can with confidence say that yes, you can make money off Onlyfans without showing your face. But it might be a bit harder, and you may not be able to make as much money as if you did. But you should only do what you’re comfortable with. 

  • Tip! Write down your boundaries before you create the account, and go through them regularly to keep in mind what they are. It’s easy to be convinced or move those boundaries if you notice you’re making money. But it’s better to be on the safe side and not regret anything later on.

You can basically make money off Onlyfans selling anything. What makes a difference between it actually working long term or not is your mindset, how you promote your Onlyfans, and of course how you choose to run your account. Some might wonder if it’s possible to make money on Onlyfans as a guy? Yes, of course! There are a lot of male creators out there, even though we don’t promote them in our list of UK creators. The beauty of the human species is that we all like different things, so of course, you can succeed as a male Onlyfans creator!

The platform itself is only showing an increase in users and has no sign of going the other way, so what are you waiting for? Sign up for an Onlyfans account today!

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