There’s no doubt that earning money on OnlyFans as a man is possible.
However, it’s known that male creators on OnlyFans earn less money due to the disadvantage that comes with a lack of demand.
Therefore, there are some things you need to consider first before jumping into any income-generating venture, including content creating.
If you aren’t careful, you could end up losing money and wasting a lot of time.
That being said, there are plenty of ways to get started, which is exactly what I will talk about below. But first, let me mention a few very important things I learned from a top-earning male OnlyFans creator while researching this article:
Example of a Top Male Earner
Reno Gold is a top OnlyFans content creator and model that earns six figures a month on the platform.
What is his secret? He understands his audience and has built his profile to encourage tipping by earning exclusive videos at set dollar amounts.
He charges $15 per month for a subscription and posts a minimum of one new photo every day but regularly releases even more.
Per week he will put out one solo scene that is at least 15 minutes long in duration. He also regularly surprises his viewers with secret bonus extras not mentioned in the video descriptions.
“Make your top tippers feel special. Follow them on Instagram, build a connection.” – Reno advises in one of his videos.
Additionally, his super-high earnings are also due to the structure of his profile.
While much content is released through the subscription, he will also post videos with other male performers. For these, he will charge anywhere from $20-$50 depending on the level of production and video length.
Here are a few tips I picked up from Reno on how to become a successful content creator on OnlyFans:
Be Creative With Your Content
If you want to be successful on Onlyfans, it’s important to create unique content.
OnlyFans is a site where you can create adult content, but that’s not necessarily the only type of content you need to put out to be successful.
If you are skilled in something else, for example, fitness, art, cooking, doing maintenance, and fixing stuff around the house, you can also give these routes a shot and see if something clicks.
There will always be room for improvement, but the key is to find ways to stand out among all the competition that’s creating similar, if not the same, type of content.
So instead of trying to copy someone else’s style, think outside the box and come up with ideas that no one else is doing. That’s when you’ll find yourself getting noticed and attracting followers.
Release Content Daily
Like all social media platforms, how often you release new content is vital when showing your value as a creator on OnlyFans.
Subscribers want value for the content they are paying, and this is the main reason most successful performers mention how often they post in their OnlyFans bio.
Based on an in-depth analysis of these accounts, a minimum you want to be posting at least once per day. If fans come to expect a daily post, they will also be pleasantly surprised if you drop an extra one.
Know Your Audience
After carefully considering what kind of content you would like to start creating for OnlyFans, the next thing to do is figure out your target demographic. What audience would you cater to? Who would pay for what you have to sell?
Ideally, you should know the kind of content you want to produce and the demographic you would target with it before even signing up; however, if that isn’t an option, another simple way to figure it out is by simply asking your fans what they want to see from you.
Once you get started, direct message a few of your active subscribers and simply ask the question.
Most people will be more than willing to answer, and the more you ask, the more information you will have to make decisions with.
If you are yet to start on the platform, you could ask followers on other social media platforms or even other models you would like to emulate.
That being said, if you are a guy, you may want to create content to attract a female audience.
However, given that the biggest portion of subscribers on OnlyFans are males, you may also attract other males. Yes, there are male content creators who center on a gay audience but aren’t necessarily gay themselves.
If that’s you, know that there is no shame in doing this, and you certainly don’t have to be gay to succeed on OnlyFans.
Make Longer Videos
Long videos tend to perform better than short ones and also set you apart from other creators making lazy, “give me your money for nothing” type of content.
Viewers want to watch longer clips when they are paying for them because you are offering more value for their money.
So if you’re looking to grow your subscriber count, focus on making long-form video content. You should aim to create around 10 minutes worth of high-quality content per week.
Remember to include captions and descriptions within your posts too.
Be Descriptive With Your Captions
A caption is one of the first things that will attract potential subscribers, making it one of the best ways to increase your earnings.
If you’ve got great photos and videos, you also need to sell them with detail that intrigues and attracts your fanbase.
Remember to keep things simple and avoid over-complicated language. Keep it lighthearted, playful, and easy to understand.
OnlyFans lets you send tiered PPV (pay-per-view messages) and sell tiered subscriptions to earn even more money through creating an air of exclusivity around your content.
A pay-per-view message is exactly what it sounds like: content that you share via a message that your fans pay to view. You can send PPVs to individual accounts by going to your messages, composing a message to the desired account, attaching your media, and clicking the price tag in the bottom right to set your price.
PPVs come with different levels of content access to appeal to fans with different levels of finances and commitment.
For example, low: $5, medium: $10, high: $15. If you keep your fans on your lower-tier happy, it won’t be long before they’re ready to move even further up the pyramid.
Like Reno Gold explains in one of his videos, he does this so that he gives his fans who want to purchase the extra scenes an option to do so without increasing the cost of all his content and putting himself at risk of losing subscribers because not everyone will be able to afford or simply may not want to pay for the extra scenes.
Use Multiple Platforms to Promote Your OnlyFans Link
Every OnlyFans content creator is promoting their OnlyFans page all over social media. Why? Because it’s the best way to promote it.
Here are a few ideas on how and which social media platforms you should use to promote your OnlyFans link:
Instagram is a very popular platform among female content creators. And many have seen excellent results.
The question is: can it work for guys as well?
However, a small following could hinder your growth. If that’s the case, consider growing your IG before promoting your OnlyFans. This can be as easy as investing in some paid shoutouts.
As far as shoutouts go, you’ll want to find a small-level influencer to start. The reason why is that you can pay a fair price (usually $10-$20 for paid shoutouts).
Compared to influencers with followers that are 100k or above, which would be impossible to get shoutouts from if you have a small number of followers (not to mention, it’s expensive).
If you invest in shoutouts, be sure that the influencer you are targeting is someone who has your relevant audience.
Getting the word out to the wrong audience will definitely backfire, or at the very least, it won’t be profitable, and you will end up losing money. So be careful when planning out your promotion strategy.
You can also post your OnlyFans link to your Instagram bio. That way, your followers will know exactly where to go if you direct them to it.
Out of the major social media platforms that allow adult content, Twitter is the best option. Unlike Instagram or Facebook, you can post content that contains nudity without any repercussions.
Plus, this platform has been the staple of growing followers for many adult performers who are on OnlyFans.
On Twitter, you can also share photos and videos of yourself so that your followers can see who you are and what kind of content you create.
You can also engage with potential subscribers and grow your audience, as well as connect with other creators and help support each other’s growth, organize collaborations, share advice, etc.
This social media platform is perfect for OnlyFans creators because there are subreddits that cater to a very specific audience.
For example, if your OnlyFans content appeals more to gay males, you can find relevant subreddits and post preview content that will lead some of the lurkers in that subreddit to your OnlyFans page.
There may also be subreddits with a mix of gay males and straight females. This is why knowing your audience is critical. Make a note of which subreddits you plan on posting your promo content on a regular basis.
Again, remember to post your OnlyFans page link to your profile bio (no matter which social media channel you’re on). Reddit gets plenty of traffic daily, which could help grow your OnlyFans without too much of a hassle.
Don’t Limit Yourself to OnlyFans
Additionally to OnlyFans, you can also check out many other adult platforms you can sign up for and start uploading anonymous content and making money today.
Since they are OnlyFans competitors, they also strive to offer content creators better conditions such as smaller fees, better protection, and bigger earnings.
Some platforms such as Desire.Me pays out a whopping 85% of all earnings, unlike the standard 80% or less other platforms tend to offer.