If you spend any time online, you will know that subscription based social media is big business. The likes of OnlyFans have grown exponentially in recent years, and the platform is growing at a rate of 10 million accounts per month. It’s an impressive amount and we can’t see it slowing down any time soon.
However, a lot of people are still unsure about what OnlyFans is and what OnlyFans does. Luckily, we are here to help. Let’s explain what is OnlyFans, how OnlyFans works and why subscription-based social media is so popular in 2021.
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To put it simply, OnlyFans is a subscription-based social media platform. It hosts artists, YouTubers, models, trainers, celebrities, amateurs and professionals from any sector. These Content Creators create and upload content, which is accessible to their followers after paying a subscription price.
It’s common for OnlyFans users to sell photos and videos related to their life, work and niche. People head to OnlyFans to see photos and videos uploaded by their favourite content creators, many of which are well known celebrities and models.
OnlyFans draws people in by offering a tonne of adult content, none of which is censored. Whereas other social media platforms ban and block adult content, OnlyFans embraces it and allows those of legal age to view it. However, that doesn’t mean OnlyFans has nothing else to offer. It does, ranging from exercise routines to cooking classes. Considering OnlyFans has such a varied content range, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular platform.
OnlyFans works on a subscription basis, meaning users can subscribe to the Content Creators of their choice. All you have to do is create an Onlyfans account, which is completely free, and follow those you are interested in. There are different account types on OnlyFans and some are free to use, whereas others are paid for. If you choose a free account type, you can enjoy OnlyFans without spending a penny.
There are two types of users on OnlyFans, subscribers and Content Creators. In both cases, it is essential to register online using Twitter, Gmail or another email address.
A Content Creator is someone who uses OnlyFans to showcase photos and videos, some of which they may charge a fee for subscribers to see. Their aim is usually to earn money by charging a subscription fee for access to their profile and content.
In order to access OnlyFans as a Content Creator, you must first register. This involves providing personal information, bank details and selecting a subscription fee for subscribers. The price of subscriptions can be seen on your OnlyFans channel and this lets people know how much they need to pay to access your content. OnlyFans has a range of options, including the option to offer discounts, special rates and free trials.
You will need to create a description for your OnlyFans profile, highlighting the type of service or content you are offering. This will attract subscribers and grow your audience. The more you explain, the better. If you can also show them examples, you are likely to get many more subscribers.
It’s also important to know that you won’t need an external page to receive payment; everything is done through the OnlyFans platform and it’s all automated, making it extremely simple to keep on top of. OnlyFans offers a comfortable and safe service, you avoid having problems with customers who decide not to pay. This is because they can only see your content after they have been charged the agreed amount.
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Using OnlyFans as a subscriber is similar, but there are differences. You must register and include the payment details to start following accounts, and this information will be used to charge you when you subscribe to the Content Creators of your choice.
Once these steps have been completed, you will be able to navigate OnlyFans or search for users on Hubite. You don't have to worry about getting charged without you agreeing. Every payment or subscription requires your explicit confirmation
On OnlyFans, you will find a number of free accounts to follow. You can subscribe to these Content Creators without paying a subscription fee. However, most Content Creators use the platform to make money, so the majority of accounts do require a payment. Luckily, many are as low as $5 or even less.
The platform is not free for Content Creators either, since OnlyFans charges a percentage of the profits generated. At the moment, this is 20%. So, even though the website is free and you can register without paying, the features you have access to depends on whether you want to follow those with a paid subscription.
Each artist chooses how they want to charge their subscribers, so they make very good offers and discounts.
Currently, OnlyFans does not have a mobile application. The only way to use the platform is via the website, which can be accessed from any device. You can use OnlyFans on your smartphone or tablet, as well as on a computer.
If you do find an OnlyFans mobile application, be aware that it’s not official and does not belong to the owners of the platform. This means you need to be careful about providing personal information and payment details.
In order to earn money on OnlyFans, you need to know a little bit about digital marketing. Earning money on OnlyFans is done through selling content, which you need to market and advertise successfully. It’s not enough to sign up as a content creator and have content to hand, you need to market yourself well.
If you want to gain subscribers and boost your OnlyFans income, you need to have a good description of what you are offering. You can also organise promotions and discounts, as well as utilising other tools to help attract buyers.
One of the main digital marketing strategies can be used on OnlyFans. This includes adding keywords into your descriptions and helping yourself to rank highly in search results. Stuffing keywords into your profile doesn’t work and you must use this strategy logically. For example, if your content is about personal training, the related keywords that you can use would be: exercise, health, personal care, training, fitness and similar. You must make sure that keywords are related to your content. If not, you could confuse your users and prevent yourself from growing.
If you know anything about OnlyFans, you will know that it’s possible to earn a lot of money on the platform. For example, Bella Thorne earned over one million dollars as soon as she opened an account. People who are Instagramers and who create a profile, see their income skyrocketing.
Some report increasing their income by up to $1,500 or more per month, with less than 10,000 subscribers. So, imagine what is possible with more. Models such as Steisy earn about $15,000 per month, and it is even said that la Reina del Brillo could be earning $3,000 monthly.
Generally speaking, you usually earn around $300 - $500 per month on OnlyFans, with the ability to earn a lot more. If you promote your account and share your account using social media, you can earn an awful lot of money. As a Content Creator, you earn 80% of what users pay. The other 20% is paid to the platform, which is then used on maintenance and marketing. This is a huge draw in for many models on other industries, who are often used to earning less than 30% of the total money generated from their content.
If you want to know if someone has an OnlyFans account, such as a friend or neighbour, you can search for them. Though the platform doesn’t have a search feature, Hubite allows you to do so. You can search OnlyFans accounts using their username of Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. If the person has an account, it will appear immediately. This way you can find your friends and favourite artists with ease, and follow the content they generate.
By subscribing, you can support them financially.
There are a lot of OnlyFans accounts to follow for free, and many others for as little as $4.99. There is also the possibility of getting Free Trial links to view accounts without paying, which are hugely popular. The best thing to do is keep an eye on the posts of Content Creators and their private messages, as they often send trials to other profiles.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that it’s difficult to make money on OnlyFans, as this isn’t the case at all. If you know how to do it, earning money is easy. You have to come up with a good marketing strategy, set goals, be dedicated and launch your content. Don’t forget to promote your content and profile, with the aim of gaining more subscribers and making more money. There are a number of things you can do when it comes to promoting your OnlyFans account.
Most Content Creators choose to promote their account via social media; this can be done on Twitter, Reddit and Instagram. We recommend that you complete your information as much as possible in Hubite to make it easier for the user to find you. The more social media you link, the more likely they are to see your profile and get a brand new subscriber. We also recommend that you have a detailed biography, with links to your social media networks and promotions.
In order to achieve success, you need to keep your account up to date with original content. This content needs to be of good quality, varying between both high quality videos and photographs. Using Twitter and Reddit, you can distribute your content so more users can find you. After all, there is no knowing when a Tweet will go viral or a Reddit post will blow up.
However, remember that Instagram does not allow adult content. If you are going to promote your account on Instagram, you will need to do it differently than you would on Reddit or Twitter. Make yourself aware of what is and what is allowed on each platform, otherwise you run the risk of being banned and unable to promote yourself further.
Back in 2019, OnlyFans introduced a new verification process for new accounts. Now, each content creator has to provide a clear photograph of themselves and some form of identification. This is so OnlyFans can verify, using legal evidence, who everyone is and how old they are. It’s a way to prevent underage people from using the platform.
According to OnlyFans, the platform is constantly monitored and kept as secure as possible. They take action against anyone who is using the platform incorrectly and suspend accounts that do not meet the requirements. If you know an OnlyFans is false, report it and action will be taken.
If you sign up and then want to delete your account at a later date, you can do so. We explain how to delete your OnlyFans account in our handy guide.