If you have been wondering how to make money on OnlyFans, this guide is for you. 

We’ve interviewed 6 OF models who make over $10,000 a month and compiled the very best OnlyFans tips into one post.

Whether you’re creating adult content or those that are SFW (Safe for work) content, you’ll learn how to build a following and a business on onlyfans that can replace your day job.                           

How Much Can You Make from OnlyFans

OnlyFans takes a 20 percent cut of whatever you charge. To make 100$ from OnlyFans you have to sell twelve subscriptions at ten dollars. A model whose rank in the 50th percentile will take home 136 dollars per month. 

Once you get in the top quarter of models you can expect to be taking home 2,500 per month.

How Does OnlyFans Work

A customer will upload their card. They then subscribe to a feed that is like instagram but with less rules, and more nudity. Models earn money with different pay per view content, like streams, videos, and personal messaging. 

Basically, people pay to connect to their favorite people more, just like how every other social site works.

How To Start a Successful OnlyFans

Models make money off content gates. You want to have as many opportunities to sell something as possible.

What is your brand? Find a niche, and play up what is attracting your customers. 

Most importantly you need to gain a following. You need to get yourself known and connect to your audience. 

You will need the following things before signing up to OnlyFans:

  • ID: You will have to submit a front and back photo 
  • Social Security/Tax ID Number

Next you will need to go here and sign up. You must be 18 or older to make an account.  

1. Gather/Gain a Following

You will not make any money without having a following. Some people use their instagram, snapchat, or facebook followers to start. Use hashtags and ads to get notice.

While leveraging followers is good it’s not the most effective strategy. 70% of top OnlyFans girls started with webcamming. Namely this popular cam site, because it is easy to promote socials.

We go into more ways to gain subscribers in our section, “promoting onlyfans profiles.”


  • Gain a following through instagram, facebook, or webcamming 

2. Set the Right Rates

Subscriptions are the best way to make money – you will therefore want to experiment with pricing. Subscriptions range from free to thousands but 9.99 is the most common price. 

Free pages can work well, just make sure to lock your best photos. Locking only works for free subscription pages.  

As you start, you have to be reasonable with how you set your subscription price as you can change your rate later. Subscriptions should not be the only way you make money on here.


  • Keep your prices low until you have a full feed
  • Free subscriptions are an option, and can work well when you don’t have an audience
  • If you have no following and charge to subscribe, put your insta or other handles in your bio so people can get an idea of what they’re buying

3. Have Multiple Streams of Income 

If you are serious about quitting your job to be an influencer you need multiple streams of revenue. This can come from; promoting other girls, selling your snapchat to big spenders, camming, or hosting on multiple other sites besides only fans.

Many Vids has less competition so it is easier to get noticed there, plus you keep 90 instead of 80%. You don’t have to do more work. Repost everything you’ve posted on onlyfans there. 

Once you have 5 die hard fans you can sell anything. Auction off a virtual date, Sell used shoes, Do a raffle for a wig.

We go over more ways to make money in our section “OnlyFans Alternatives.”

4. Capitalizing on Exclusive Content

Exclusive content is what is locked until they subscribe or pay. It can be anything from tutorials to product reviews, workout videos, and just about any other thing or activity that your audience may be interested in.

Most people tend to lean more toward explicit content due to the popularity of such kinds of content. You can also ask for tips on posts, which most fans are usually more than willing to give. 

5. Live Streaming

The minimum ticket price for a stream 5$, but you can set it higher. The feature is inspired by it’s webcam model roots, and girls with webcamming fanbases receive the most tips from these streams.  

The main hurdle with live streams is having enough people around. Think of when it’s most convenient for your viewers and absolutely promote your stream beforehand.

Streaming can be challenging. The payout is minimal because not everyone is on at the same time.  


  • Promote your stream beforehand (if possible) 
  • Stream at a time when people will be home (weekends, 6 pm to 10 pm)
  • Costreams with other onlyfans models is good promo
  • Streams can be a great way to connect more to your audience 

6. Pay-Per-View Messages and Content

She was paid at least 3$ to send that text. Creators can charge between 3 and 100 dollars to unlock a message. 10$ is the average cost, but lowers costs can equal way more buyers. 

Some examples of pay-per-view content include photos, video clips, and conversational messages. Custom videos for specific subscribers or fans also fall into this category

Virtual girlfriend boyfriend relationships are big money. If you have three guys messaging you twice a day, you can make 420 dollars per month. 

Thankfully, there are always people looking to build more intimate or tighter relationships with their favorite creators.


  • Send free mass messages to fans being friendly and promoting: sending a special photo and welcome message works well. 
  • Message your most active users a lot. Put work into making them feel close to you.
  • Girlfriend boyfriend relationships work well: set the price to message low and talk to them throughout the day. 

7. The Referral Program

One of the other amazing things about OnlyFans is its referral program. For every creator that you refer to OnlyFans, you will receive a Referral Payout of 5 percent of their earnings for their first 12 months on the site. It’s worth checking out if you are someone that’s already registered. 

8. Affiliate Marketing and Brand Promotion

Besides making money from your viewers, OnlyFans also presents a very unique opportunity to supplement your income through brand promotion and affiliate marketing.

With a reasonably large fan-base, you can partner up with brands to promote products or services. The same way other online influences promote products. You just have to make sure that you find the right partners to get in front of men who like your type. 

Promoting Your OnlyFans Profile

Use what you already have. Social media platforms are a good start. Bringing over followers or friends on social sites like Chatturbate, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is one of the best ways to get started with OnlyFans.

Make your content so good that your subscribers do the marketing for you. Word of mouth is a great way of getting more people on board. 

Promoting Through Camming

The number one way a girl who isn’t already famous can attract subscribers is through cam sites. After a week of streaming Chaturbate off my phone (not even a decent webcam) I had 376 subscribers. If you are among the prettiest girls try applying to Live Jasmine. You must be incredibly pretty to be accepted but it has the richest men.

You will need to register, and then they will promote you through their “new girls” feature. Add sexy photos into your profile and giving a story that goes with them adds something for guys to make conversation with on the chat.

It’s not required but it can help to have a specific time you go live, men build a community with each other so they like to talk to their friends. It also helps them know when you’re on. 


  • Join a cam site like chaturbate, or live jasmin 
  • Do free cams (they get tons of traffic) and tease the men
  • Find a niche: Cutsie, Goth, BDSM, Kawaii, Nerdy

More sites to promote through are found below in our only fans alternatives. 

Promoting through Instagram and Twitter

The free way to promote through instagram is through hashtags. High sexual intent hashtags like #bigboobs#camgirl#naked work well. And also specific niche keywords #trans#egirl#blackgirlmagic#bdsm#dominatrix#lesbian work well. Find the best part of your personality and play it up. Examples of the top aesthetics are: cutsie, goth, nerdy, and high class.

Try to keep most of your photo content less risque as instagram doesn’t promote super sexual material on the explore page. Make sure to put your onlyfans and possibly cam name in your description. 

Paid Instagram Promotion

Think of where guys who like you would be. Sports pages, Game Pages, Meme pages, Other pretty girl pages. Reach out to those page to place an ad. Make your ad blend into their other content., if it’s a meme page make it funny, if it’s a sports page make it sports related etc.

You can also pay girls with a lot of guy subscribers to give you a shout out.


  • Add hashtags to photos
  • Use good lighting: Instagram’s algorithm doesn’t promote low quality photos with bad lighting 
  • Keep your feed less adult: Instagram won’t promote you, or worse, will shadow ban you
  • Reach out to pages men follow and try to get a shoutout. 
  • If you buy shoutouts try to make them blend in with whatever page it’s on. 

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OnlyFans Alternatives

Even though OnlyFans is all the buzz right now especially because it has solidified its position as the go-to platform for those looking to create high-quality video and get decent payouts from it. However, it is not the only option that creators and viewers have. You can sign up to as many as you can handle to further increase the income you get from your OnlyFans account.


For adult content creators and sex workers, one of the best platforms is ManyVids. This site launched way back in 2014 and one of its best features is that it allows the creators to keep up to 90 percent of their earnings. It is generally a robust and well-built site that offers lots of perks to both the users and the creators. The excellent customer support and the amazing design are a testament to this.


On LiveJasmin, the creator percentage can be anywhere between 30 to 60 percent depending on where you rank on the payment ranking. This might seem like a disadvantage but you stand to gain a lot if you work your way up.


Models on Chaturbate receive between 50 to 60 percent of their revenue streams once the platform takes its cut. It is, however, worth noting that the site uses a token system where each token is worth 5 cents.


Hopefully, this guide has given you all the information you need to get started on a career as an OnlyFans creator. Even if you have already started the list of ways to make money on the site that have been listed above will still come in handy in helping you increase your revenue streams. There is always a lot to learn from these platforms especially because of how dynamic they are.

Also, we’d be happy to hear from you if you think there are more ways of capitalizing on OnlyFans and other similar platforms to make more money. There is always room for more tips here and we are looking forward to any you may have.


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