OnlyFans: How to create and promote an OnlyFans account?

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OnlyFans: a complete guide to registration and use

OnlyFans is a service where you can create a private, paid community and earn money from intimate content. As a rule, these are famous characters and stars who want to share their photos and videos from their personal lives with fans.

OnlyFans also helps people realize their financial dreams. Users pay for a monthly subscription and get access to content – photos, videos, or audio.

There’s also a type of content that involves periodic sales of erotic photos on this platform. To join OnlyFans as a user, you have to register on the site. You can then search for the celebrities you want to subscribe to and watch their content. The content is paid for by a monthly subscription.

OnlyFans is not used for dating, you can use Tinder and other services for that purpose. But with the help of OnlyFans, you can make friends with various public personalities.

In this post, we’ll break down how OnlyFans works, how to sign up, what to publish, where to find subscribers, and how to withdraw money.

Sign up for OnlyFans.

What is OnlyFans and how does it work?

OnlyFans allows you to create an account, upload photos, and videos to it, and charge people for accessing that content. OnlyFans takes care of the technical part and payment processing, while you can focus on creating content and finding your audience.

An example of an OnlyFans Tiffany Keller account is shown below.

Tiffany

Who is OnlyFans good for?

The site has a variety of writers – writers, musicians, fitness trainers, and models. For models who create content for adults, OnlyFans is a perfect fit.

Why OnlyFans?

It’s a recognizable brand and a fairly large audience, who are already used to paying money for this kind of content. More than 90% of authors work in this niche.

Many features are designed specifically to monetize adult content – automation in posts, pay-per-view content (pay-per-view), and tips. It all makes life easier and increases the income of authors.

The second most popular site in this niche is Fansly. It has a number of advantages, so I advise you to study the information about the differences between OnlyFans and Fansly.

Let’s look at how things work with examples.

In my examples, I use stories from real people I work with. The stories are anonymized at the request of the authors.

Let’s imagine a girl, for example, her name is Jessica.

Jessica

Jessica plays sports, likes to travel, and enjoys cooking and good restaurants.

Jessica wants to monetize her hobby in some way.

Can she use OnlyFans? Of course, Yes.

You can sell anything and recipes and nudes on OnlyFans.

How do I use OnlyFans?

If you’re ready to get started, you’ll first need to create your OnlyFans account.

How to create an OnlyFans account?

You can sign up through email, a Google account, or a Twitter account.

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Create an OnlyFans account

Next, you need to decide how you will monetize it:

  • Paid subscription
  • Free subscription

Let’s figure out what the difference is.

You can set a price for monthly access to the account. As a result, all content in the account will be available without restriction to all subscribers.

Free OnlyFans Subscription

Every OnlyFans member can subscribe to your account for free. But you can make some of the account content available for a fee.

You can change your subscription type at any time. So don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do at the moment. Just use whatever seems more appropriate to you.

What should a newcomer choose?

It depends on what kind of content you plan to create on OnlyFans and how you will promote your account. You can start by using a free subscription to gather the most fans. You can then use a closed account.

If you already have an audience on social media, your fans may ask you for more explicit content. In that case, you can make a closed account and give them what they ask for 😉

What’s your next step?

We need to understand exactly what makes OnlyFans profitable.

How do you make money with OnlyFans?

Let’s break down the monetization tools with you.

OnlyFans Subscription

How does an OnlyFans subscription work?

You can set your own subscription price for your account, starting at $4.99. You get 80% of that amount, 20% is the commission of OnlyFans. If you want to do a free subscription to your page, then leave the price blank.

Subscriptions can be set up under “My profile – Edit Profile – Subscription price and bundles”.

onlyfans settings

You must verify your identity to be able to edit your information. For convenience, use your phone. You must make a scan of your document, such as: Passport, Identity Card, Driver License. You must also take selfies.

What you can use:

  • Profile promotion campaign: discount for a certain period of time to interest potential subscribers.
  • Subscription Packages: allow you to buy subscriptions months in advance, also at a discount
  • Free trial links: if you need to give someone free access, you can generate a unique link

OnlyFans Settings

Let’s look at an example of what this looks like. If you are from another country, you can choose any language from the OnlyFans interface. For convenience, we use English.

The main subscription settings page. In the “Price per Month” field, you can specify the subscription price for your page. If you want to make your subscription free, leave this field blank.

Below the subscription price are three settings: Profile promotion campaign, Subscription bundles, and Free Trial Links.

  • Profile promotion campaign is a setting for an advertising campaign. Here you can specify for whom it will be available: new subscribers, expired subscribers, or all subscribers. And also the type of discount (free trial or first month discount). You can also limit the number of people who can take advantage of this discount.
  • Subscription packages – Subscriptions can be bundled into different packages and sold at a discount. The number of months in a bundle and the discount percentage is also set by you.
  • Free Trial Links – allows you to create a link that, when clicked, gives the user free access to your account. You can use the free trial link to advertise your profile.

Pay Per View

This is a very cool feature that can make a lot of money – selling paid content.

How does PPV work?

We’ve already mentioned that you can make some content private and available only after an additional purchase. You set the price yourself.

You can sell PPV content either in your OnlyFans profile feed or in private messages.

You can only publish paid content in the OnlyFans profile feed if you have a free subscription. You can send PPV content in private messages with any type of subscription.

See how PPV content looks in private messages:

PPV content

The author I’m subscribed to sent me a message offering to buy the video for $199.

“unlock this and get added to my vip”

Tiffany claims that they never make content like this again. Well, of course it’s true 🙂

It’s really nice, private messages can be sent to all subscribers at the same time.

You can also filter message recipients by activity or monetary expense. This will make the message more personal.

Also, PPV in private messages can be used to sell custom content to individual users.

Pay-per-view content

Available filters for message recipients.

The process for creating a PPV message is the same as creating a post. You must add media and price.

Tips on OnlyFans

This is a great source of additional income with no extra effort. you should also try it. So you should encourage your subscribers to do it.

Subscribers can:

  • Send a tip to any publication
  • Send you a private message and a tip
  • Use the “Send Tip” button on your profile page

Don’t forget to thank all your fans who send you tips. Building a personal relationship with your subscribers is a very important part of success when running OnlyFans.

Customs at Onlyfans

When we told you about how PPV works, we also mentioned that PPV can be used to send customs in posts.

What is Customs on Onlyfans?

It’s when you create something unique to an individual subscriber at their request, and then send it as a PPV with a price in a private message.

Of course, creating such content will take much longer, but the price may justify your efforts.

How much can I make from OnlyFans?

Running OnlyFans is essentially being an entrepreneur. So here, as with any business, there can be no one hundred percent guarantees as to how much you can make. A lot depends on the quality of your content and how you know how to work with your audience.

Of course, it’s easier to succeed on OnlyFans for people you already know who have an audience on other platforms like Instagram or TikTok. But you can build a successful career on OnlyFans from a clean slate. We know examples of that, too.

We work with some publishers who signed up for OnlyFans after reading this article, and in a few months, they’ve already made over $5K in revenue. There are also cases where they get their first paid subscribers in the first few days. This greatly encourages them to create good content and spend more of their time developing OnlyFans.

Tip: Record a welcome video for your subscribers. When they sign up for your account, the first automated email will be a welcome video from you. Of course, everyone will get it, but they will think it’s a unique message you recorded for them.

How to earn at OnlyFans?

The entire journey consists of three basic steps:

  1. Register for an OnlyFans account
  2. Create content: photos or video
  3. Promote your account, and get subscribers and money

All very simple, as you can see in order to make money on OnlyFans enough to have a good appearance, to have a modern phone to create great content, and be able to mutually interact with the audience. If you have all this, then why haven’t you made money at OnlyFans yet? 😉

OnlyFans account registration

It takes a few minutes to create an OnlyFans account.

The first step is to fill in:

Do not worry, the name will only be visible to the moderators, later you can set a pseudonym that subscribers will see.

Anyone over the age of 18 can register an account with OnlyFans. The registration process is not at all complicated, but you need to do everything correctly so that the page is approved the first time and you do not have to do the same thing several times.

To register, follow this link and you will get a form to enter your details. Enter your Email and password. In the Name field, you can enter your real name, alias, or nickname.

Next, you need to confirm your Email. To do this, follow My Profile – Settings – Account – Email. After that, you need to go into your mailbox and confirm it.

Follow the instructions:

  • Enter your email address, password, and name. You will be able to choose your account name later, and your real name is nowhere to be seen.
  • Confirm your email. Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email. You need to click on the link in the email before we go to the next step.
  • You can use the same OnlyFans account for both subscriptions to other accounts and for earning money. To make our account available for earning, you need to prepare it. Go to “My profile → Edit Profile” or click “More → Add bank”. You will be redirected to an edit profile page.
  • You’ll need to fill in all this information in this section.

You will need to add:

  • Cover image – Show yourself or your content.
  • Profile photo – Your face works best. The main thing is that all photos must be yours.
  • Username – The link to your OnlyFans page will contain this address.
  • Display name – Visible to subscribers. You can use any alias.
  • Bio – Introduce yourself and interest potential subscribers. Check out OnlyFans bio ideas for inspiration.

You can also add a country, website, social media, and a link to Spotify.

Bio ideas for OnlyFans

OnlyFans profile bio is a great place to tell your subscribers about yourself. Help your potential fan understand what will be going on in your profile and what it might be of interest to them.

The information in the bio can’t be right or wrong. It’s your account, and it’s up to you to decide how to communicate with your audience, whether it’s to be candid, cryptic or whatever. But you can make it work better. So pay attention to it.

Checkout OnlyFans account tips

Cover art, profile picture, and bio should complement each other.

Verifying your OnlyFans account

Once you’ve completed your profile, you can move on to verification.

What does verification on OnlyFans mean?

You will need to take photos of your documents. You can take Passport, Identity Card, Driver License. And take a picture of your face. Photos must be of high quality, and the text on the documents must be well readable.

Use your phone to take pictures of your documents and yourself. You will have to scan the code with your phone camera. After that, a scan form will open in your browser.

You will have to scan your documents first, then a photo of yourself. Be patient, it takes a long time to process a photo. You don’t have to click anything after you take your photo, you just have to wait. Do not try to refresh the page or find the save button, everything happens automatically.

You cannot upload photos from your computer, you have to take them directly from your browser.

Verification is necessary to confirm your age. Documents and personal data are only available to the moderators. Your data will not be displayed publicly anywhere.

Document photo tips:

  • Take the photo in good light. Daylight from a window works best.
  • Lay your document on a white piece of paper so it doesn’t blend into the background.
  • Try to place your phone clearly over the document, taking photos from top to bottom, not at an angle.
  • When you take selfies, use a monochrome wall as your background

Verification steps:

Go to your profile page and try to edit your Subscription price and bundle details. You will get an error saying that you need to verify first. Click on the link in the message.

Select your country and indicate that you are at least 18 years old.

Start uploading your document photos.

You will need to upload a document of your choice to prove your age: passport, ID card, and driver’s license. You will need to take photos from your browser using the camera on your phone or computer.

You will also need to take selfies holding this document.

After checking your documents, you will be redirected back to OnlyFans and asked to refill your information. Your first and last name will usually already be automatically added to the documents.

Next, you will need to provide your address and social media links. Only moderators can see these links and I highly recommend you link to your Instagram. Make sure your profile is open, moderators need to make sure you are a real person.

You may have a problem with your address during verification. Don’t worry, just delete the data and enter it again.

What to post on OnlyFans?

You can post anything you want. The main rule is that all content must be yours. If other people appear in your photos and videos, they’ll need to be verified as well.

Let’s break down what the publishing settings are:

  • Add media. Choose a photo, video, or audio.
  • Record video. You can record a video right from your browser.
  • Record voice. You can record a voice message directly from your browser.
  • Add media from the vault. You can pre-load all of your content into a section on the site called a vault. As long as the content is in the vault, only you can see it. When you create a post or a message, you can save time and select it from the vault instead of searching on your computer.
  • Add poll. You can attach a poll to your post and make it more interactive. Got a few photo ideas? Let followers decide what they want to see.
  • Add quiz. Similar to a poll, you can also choose your answer.
  • Expiration period. You can set when your post should disappear. It’s very useful if you temporarily run a promotion and share a link to a discount.
  • Schedule post. You can schedule the date of publications and posts in advance.
  • Your target. You can set a target for the tip in this publication. This works like crowdfunding.

The process of creating a post and creating a post is the same.

Content ideas for OnlyFans

What to post depends on the concept of your account. Some writers focus on specific themes or body parts: arms, legs, butt, cosplay.

Content strategy at OnlyFans

  • Ask your audience what they want to see
  • Check out your competitors. What they’re doing
  • Check which social media posts get the most likes
  • Analyze which content gets the most interactions

How do I promote my OnlyFans account?

Before you start promoting your OnlyFans account, you need to make sure your account is ready to go.

What that means

  • Profile pictures and bio clearly represent you
  • Subscription rates and promotions are set
  • Uploaded several posts to let subscribers know what you’re going to do in the future
  • Content for the next 2-3 weeks is prepared

If everything is ready, you can safely move on to promotion.

The basic idea of promoting an OnlyFans account is to find a place where your potential audience is already getting content, give them a little piece of your content, and then invite them to your OnlyFans account.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Promoting OnlyFans using social media
  2. Promoting OnlyFans without social media

How do you promote OnlyFans using social media?

It’s much easier to work with a ready-made audience. If you already have an audience on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube, then you post relevant content on each of those networks and promote your page on OnlyFans. You say there will be more original content there that you can’t publish on Instagram and TikTok.

A few tips:

  • Don’t link to your OnlyFans page directly on social media, use hoo.be or linktr.ee.
  • Optimize your work so that you can create content for everything at once. Less explicit for social media, more explicit for OnlyFans.
  • Social media is a great channel for free traffic. You can monetize your social media followers through the OnlyFans marketing funnel.

Content strategy at OnlyFans

For example, you share your free OnlyFans page on social media, then sell them PPV content or invite them to a paid OnlyFans account.

How do I promote OnlyFans without social media followers?

If you don’t have social media followers, that’s okay. You can build a successful career without them. You don’t need to have millions of followers on TikTok or Instagram to make good money at OnlyFans. You need to have paying subscribers. And where’s the guarantee that your fans on Instagram can pay for content? Here’s why you can build your work at OnlyFans from scratch.

How to promote OnlyFans without social media?

If you’re not using social media to promote OnlyFans, you have another option: shoutouts. This is paid advertising on OnlyFans.

Content strategy at OnlyFans

What do shoutouts on OnlyFans mean?

It’s a model of working with bloggers, a popular model of OnlyFans – they will share your profile on their profile. Let’s break down an example of how a good promo is done.

This is how a lot of bloggers do it.

You create two accounts on OnlyFans – one free and one paid. These accounts have different content.

The free account has lighter content. Its main purpose is to gather an audience that can then be sold additional PPV content or transferred to a paid account.

The free account serves as a lead magnet for subscribers.

A paid account has “hot” content. The subscription already includes lots of candid photos, but the author often creates additional PPV content. For example – you get a personal message from the author inviting you to buy a separate video for $9.99.

How does the author get subscribers?

You can use every platform available to promote OnlyFans – TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, and even Pornhub.

In all of your social accounts, you make the same content you do for OnlyFans, but less explicit. You collect likes and followers, and most importantly, you leave a link to the OnlyFans account everywhere.

You can then find both paid and free content on OnlyFans. It already depends on the income level of your subscribers.

How do I make two accounts at OnlyFans?

You will need to create a second account on OnlyFans. If you will be creating two accounts, use the same link from the article to register the second account. Two accounts can easily be merged to make them easier to manage.

If you do everything we advise in this article, you are guaranteed to get your first paid subscribers. So, after you get your first money, it’s important to figure out how to withdraw it.

How to withdraw money from OnlyFans?

You will be able to get your money after you earn more than $20. Then you can set up how often you want to receive payouts, this can be done monthly.

You will need to choose a payment system to withdraw your money:

  • Paxum
  • Skrill
  • ePayService

All payment systems work in the same way:

You create an account in the selected payment system, verify this account and connect the OnlyFans account to the payment system. Money is automatically transferred from OnlyFans to the payment system. On your bank statement, you will see that you are receiving money from Fenix Inc and not from OnlyFans.

skrill

At your request, the money from the payment system is transferred to your bank account. Usually, the sender’s name is the same as the payment system’s name. Consequently, no one will see that you received money from OnlyFans.

To link Skrill to OnlyFans, you need to open and verify your Skrill account and then provide OnlyFans with the email address where you opened your Skrill account.

What are the alternatives and analogs to OnlyFans?

The main advantage of OnlyFans is its large audience and well-known brand.

The next most popular is Fansly, and it’s even better in terms of functionality. Regardless of which you choose, promoting your profile will be the same as promoting OnlyFans.

OnlyFans FAQs

Is it safe to use OnlyFans?

Yes, the money comes in anonymously. You can block users from your country. You can work without showing your face.

Does OnlyFans have a mobile app?

OnlyFans does not have an official app. But if you want to speed up your experience with OnlyFans, you can add a shortcut to your desktop for quick access to the site. On iOS, you need to open the site in your browser, click on the share symbol (the square with the arrow) and choose to add it to your desktop.

Yes, of course, OnlyFans is a place to monetize for different types of writers – writers, musicians, fitness trainers, etc. Of course – this type of content is legal everywhere. But if you’re going to create content for adults, check your local laws. Some types of content may be illegal in some countries. Also, check the news to see if there are any prosecutions of OnlyFans authors in your country.

For example, OnlyFans authors in some countries can’t legally publish sexual content, but in real life, there are many popular and talented authors who make a lot of money and even pay taxes on those earnings.

In this article we told you how to create an account on OnlyFans and make money from it, We hope our swatches will be useful to you and you can make very good money from them. If you liked this article, please forward it to your friends who may also be interested in making money on OnlyFans but don’t know where to start. Good luck!

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