If you’re a twenty-something year old woman, man, or otherwise, who’s been lurking around the Onlyfans community for awhile, you’re not alone. Times are changing and 90’s babies are sick of trying to “work our way up” at dead end jobs.
We’ve learned through watching our parents and grandparents that companies die out, lay people off, and will replace you the second you die.
We want more control over our lives.
We want more opportunities to advance our education. We want to pay for school in cash, instead of relying on loans and grants.
We want more time to spend with our dying relatives. Our parents are getting older, and we want to be financially secure enough to care for them.
We want to be able to choose to work at home, without relying on unemployment to pull us through a global pandemic.
We want enough money to take care of our own medical needs…and insurance is fucking expensive.
Onlyfans has opened up avenues for thousands of people to create that extra income.
Contrary to Popular Belief, It’s Not a Porn Site
Your Onlyfans brand doesn’t have to be even remotely sexual. Thousands of people are selling their brand of recipes, workout tips, and photography services through the monthly subscription system.
With that in mind, take a week or two to sit and think about your brand. What kind of content do you really want to post? Should you choose to go the adult entertainment route, maybe extend that two week waiting period to three or four.
During that time…
Consider your career options. Any form of work in adult entertainment will most definitely bar you from childcare or teaching in schools. It’s also frowned upon in the military and most federal careers, so if you hope to do any of those things post-Onlyfans, use your account for a different purpose.
Understand that we live in a world where people can screenshot and share whatever they want. Ray-J and Kim K, for example. Yeah, she’s been successful in many ventures. But there’s really only one thing that comes to mind when you hear her name.
Kim can handle the criticism, but she also has a great support system. In the face of extreme hostility or judgement, can you truly handle all of that pressure without buckling? Just think about it, realistically. The fact is that even though women like Kim, Gabrielle Union, and Cameron Diaz have moved on from their adult entertainment careers, the rest of the world will never let them forget it. Just be ready for that.
Know that this isn’t a “get-rich-quick” scheme. You’re not going to become an overnight millionaire. There are plenty of people out there living completely fictional lives.
Remember Lil-Tay? Her mother was a real-estate agent. With access to her client’s homes and vehicles for “showings,” she was able to convince the world that her nine-year-old was a baller. One thing we do know for sure…that kid really is the youngest flexer of all time.
I’m not trying to talk you out of anything, I’m just recommending some serious consideration before making a choice that could hinder you in the future. Not saying it will, but it IS a possibility.
Let’s Start With Not Getting Ripped Off
Scamming happens more often on platforms like Twitter and Instagram, but top Onlyfans creators use these apps to build a fanbase. Occasionally, you’ll get a follower who doesn’t want to subscribe to your page but is happy to purchase and pay for content directly from you.
Direct Payment Methods
Should someone make this request, your answer should be cash up front, always. I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but don’t ever give out your bank info.
If you were even thinking about doing this, just stop now. This is NOT the industry for you. Cashapp is a good option for transfer, Paypal is less so because they do freeze accounts for “inappropriate” activity. There’s also a chance of frequent or large sums of money being held while Paypal “investigates.”
If patrons attempt to entice you by purchasing something from an Amazon wishlist, run for the hills. They’re going to cancel the order the second you give them what they want.
Personally, I’d just be safe and go through Onlyfans. Sure, they deduct their 20% in order to supplement the cost of maintaining a website and paying employees. But it’s monumentally better than sending out personal, intimate photos to someone only to have them bolt without so much as a thank you.
Don’t Fall For “Verification” Scams
This is one of the more popular rip-off techniques that scammers use in order to get freebies. They’ll ask for a video of you saying their username, or some type of proof that it’s you.
Honestly, a verification video on your page is more than enough. If they don’t trust it, they can find another Onlyfans girl to interact with. The same goes for anyone asking you for a “freebie” or a “sample.” Don’t compromise yourself, or your value for anyone, no matter how much money they claim to have.
“You Can Get the Same Thing for Free on Pornhub”
Yeah, you’ll get this a lot on Onlyfans, Twitter, and wherever else you’re advertising. Men will try their hardest to convince you that your material is too expensive, or not explicit enough to be more than $5.99.
The thing is…this ain’t Pornhub, it’s Onlyfans. Meaning FANS ONLY. If someone is pushing you to lower your subscription rate, they’re not a fan. They’re an opportunist.
How much money are you really expecting to make with a subscription that costs less than a cup of Starbucks coffee? Your subscribers now get to see ALL of your content regardless of what it may consist of. They have full access to you and whatever you post for a full 30 days.
Your page is exclusive. They’re not just paying for your content, they’re paying for a relationship with you. You’re updating daily, replying to their messages, and blessing them with the gift of your time; you’re offering them a personal connection that they wouldn’t receive on some raggedy ass porn site.
Sure, you might lose a few cheapy creepies, but those few actual fans who are willing to pay more will quickly replace and outweigh those who aren’t.
If I had a page I’d charge at least $20.99 for the basic content and charge a fee for any custom or personal “extras.” When I say basic, I’m talking semi-vanilla.
This should be made clear in the public portion of your profile. I’ve seen lots of women create a “tip menu” for different services, but they let patrons know up front. Don’t screw yourself out of a good, long-term customer by not being completely transparent with what you’re charging.
Have Patience, Young Padawan
Unless you’ve already got followers that you’re comfortable sharing your Onlyfans account with, it’s going to take awhile before you get an audience. Like Instagram and Medium, regular content is key to keeping viewers interested.
Take advantage of the timed-post feature. This way, you don’t have to get on every single day in those slow beginning stages. Take a few hours one day a week to develop some quality content and schedule at least a week’s worth of updates. It saves time, and gives your fans the illusion that you’re always online and ready for a conversation!