Starting an OnlyFans is a common way to make money on the side and potentially a career that can turn very lucrative. Whatever your goal is, this article will teach you how to start an OnlyFans account and help you consider if content creation is something you want to pursue.
Good news. The first step isn’t as complicated as it seems.
How Does OnlyFans Work?
OnlyFans is a platform that allows its creators to produce and share content with their subscribers. The purpose is to provide your audience with a personalized and VIP experience and, of course, earn extra income without leaving the house. Setting up an account is free, and you get to keep 80% of your earnings. Even though OnlyFans welcomes creators of all types of content, it’s now mainly a platform for sex workers, which is why only adults can register.
Is OnlyFans Safe?
If you worry about staying anonymous, the good news is that if anyone tries to take a screenshot of your content, all they’ll get is a black screen. However, you should still remember to make sure that you use an email that can’t be linked to you and never share any identifiable information. If you’re afraid your account might get hacked, you should secure it with two-step verification. You can also add watermarks to any content you upload to protect it from getting stolen. If you aren’t put off yet, keep reading to find out how to start an OnlyFans.
How To Make an OnlyFans Account?
So, let’s get straight to the point. Here are a few steps you have to follow:
1. Choose a username
The first step is to choose a username that will make you stand out but isn’t too difficult to remember. Don’t be afraid to add an adjective such as ‘sexy’ or ‘busty’ – it might be cringy, but it’s straight to the point and attracts the right kind of audience.
2. Sign up
Upon making an account, you’ll find out whether your username is already taken or not (fingers crossed). You can either sign up via Twitter or make a separate account. Again, make sure that you don’t use any information that can help people identify you. Once you’ve filled in all the necessary information, wait for an email that allows you to verify your account.
3. Add your bank account
If this step makes you feel nervous, let me put you at ease: the platform has a two-step verification option that requires you to type in a code every time you log in. It’s no different than signing up for a food delivery platform or Amazon. You can be sure that your bank information will be as safe as possible.
4. Verify your identity
Since OnlyFans is primarily used by sex workers, you have to prove that you’re over 18 years old. You’ll be asked to upload a photo of your ID card and then a photo of you holding the ID. The next step also involves specifying the kind of content you’ll be creating.
5. Set subscription price
If you’re new to the platform, it’s best to start with the lowest subscription price, which is $4.99 per month. It’s also possible to make viewing your account free of charge and earn money from posting extra content and tips—more on this in our newest article on how to make money on OnlyFans.
6. Choose your niche
Realize that you’re competing with 1.5 million other creators who are all likely to be offering high-quality and personalized content. While you can’t appeal to everyone, you can choose a niche that will get you a steady flow of cash. Find a kink that you can profit from and stick to it. The more consistent your content is, the easier it will be to retain your audience and keep them intrigued. You can also highlight a specific physical characteristic you have and attract people who fetishize it.
7. Fill in your description
Once you’ve decided on the type of content you want to publish, come up with a description that Introduces you briefly and lists what kind of photos and videos you’ll be offering. For example, fully nude/partially nude, solo play/girl-on-girl videos, cosplay, etc.
8. Pin a post
While the description should be straight to the point, you can always pin a post that allows you to show more of your personality. This could be a simple introductory message or a short video where you greet your subscribers. This is so that they feel welcome, get a feel of what they can expect, and so that you can make their experience more personalized. Don’t be afraid to be yourself – a lot of people prefer OnlyFans because it’s less ‘fake’ than porn and gives them an opportunity to see what the performers are like in ‘real life ‘.
9. Consider what your boundaries are
Don’t wait until you’ve been posting for a while. It’s important to decide what you’re comfortable with in advance because once your income depends on how much you’re willing to show and what you’re willing to do, it’s easy to disrespect your own boundaries. List your dos and don’ts and stick to them. You can have a look at other creators’ accounts and consider if something they do is out of your comfort zone.
10. Post content regularly
This should go without saying, but too many beginners expect people to subscribe just because they want to see them naked. While it might work the first time, the key is learning how to retain your audience and keep them coming back for more. Remember to be consistent and make sure you keep your followers entertained on a regular basis. Apart from publishing photos and videos, try to add something extra every week, for example, a longer video, more close-ups etc.
11. Make social media accounts
Take advantage of social media and promote your account wherever possible. For example, you could include a link to your OnlyFans on your Instagram, tweet about your content on Twitter, and network on Reddit.
Follow other creators and interact with them.
12. Create a business plan
If you’re wondering how to start an OnlyFans AND become successful, you have to remember that being a content creator is an extremely competitive job and the only way to make sure you’ll survive is by creating a solid business plan. After you’ve had a feel of the market and know what your goals for the future are, create a social media posting calendar.
It can include a number of posts you want to publish every week, details of what kind of content you’ll be uploading, methods that can help you promote your account, and so on. You can also schedule some time every week to reevaluate your goal.
13. Learn from other creators
Follow other creators and take notes. Pay attention to how often they post content, how they promote themselves on social media, how they interact with customers, and think about what you could be doing differently. Starting an OnlyFans doesn’t guarantee success, but if you learn from people who are already well-established in the industry, you’ll be more likely to achieve your goals too.