In this article, I will talk about my most recent find in the world of adult platforms.
If you’ve read some of my previous articles, you would know that I am shifting towards alternatives for OnlyFans and ManyVids, since these two platforms have grown to the point where smaller creators have little to no chance of achieving any significant success on them.
Anyways, Desire.Me is a platform I came across only a couple of months ago and kind of brushed it off at first because it was super small; however, since my focus recently has been to find these smaller platforms that have the potential to grow, I thought going back to it and seeing how it’s been doing was a good idea.
Therefore, in this article, I will show you how to make money on Desire.Me, what you need to know about the platform, how everything works, and more.
What is Desire.Me?
Desire.Me is an adult content platform based in the UK that aims to help adult content creators establish their careers in the adult entertainment industry.
This social media-style website allows adult creators to upload photos and videos to their profiles as well as chat with their admirers or “Desirers.”
As a Creator or a “Desired” on Desire.Me, you are free to set a monthly subscription price and earn money from your paying subscribers.
How to Start a Desire.Me Account as a Creator?
Becoming a creator or a “Desired” on Desire.Me is an incredibly brief and uncomplicated process. Here is the three-step process on how to do it:
Step 1: Create an account
First, you need to sign up and add your name and last name as well as your username and password. It doesn’t matter if you write a funny username initially; you will be able to change it at any given time.
However, leaving your name and last name is important, and this is strictly for verification purposes, meaning it won’t be public. Therefore, make sure to give them the name and last name that matches the government-issued document you will submit in the second step of the sign-up process.
Once you do this, Desire.Me will send you an email to verify your email address. This entire process lasts no longer than a minute.
Step 2: Identification
After verifying your email address, you will need to attach a photo of either your passport or driving license plus a safe-for-work selfie of you holding the same government-issued document.
Step 3: Update your profile & payments
Once your account is verified, you can begin updating your profile, adding your bio, uploading content, and setting your payment.
What Kind of Content is Allowed on Desire.Me?
Desire.Me has a clear “prohibited content list” in their Terms and Conditions of use under section 16.
But in short, they don’t accept stuff like consensual non-consent, fake blood, extreme porn, content that infringes upon any copyright, content that depicts, promotes, and/or glorifies violence, racial or religious hatred, content that involves minors, animals, and other stuff which are illegal in most countries in the world.
Other than that, they allow BDSM content, so as long as what you’re uploading is legal, you will be good to go.
How Does Desire.Me Subscription Work?
Desire.Me was created as a competition to OnlyFans; therefore, the platform is very similar to OnlyFans and works in the way that your followers pay a monthly recurring fee to access your exclusive content.
You can charge a subscription fee that lets people see your photos and videos, or they can pay to message you. You can also receive tips if someone just wants to send you some extra cash.
Desire.Me also has a blog where they frequently post tips on growing your account and being successful on the platform. They advise creators to set the right subscription price, which would be low enough to attract people to sign up and spend extras on tips and gifts but high enough to make more money.
Of course, it all depends on you, but setting your subscription between $10 – $20 a month is the sweet spot, according to one of their articles.
Here’s how Desire.Me payouts work:
Does Desire.Me cost money to join?
No, joining for Desire.Me is free; however, the platform keeps a percentage of your earnings.
As a Creator selling content and subscriptions, you will receive 85% of every transaction while Desire.Me keeps only 15% for hosting your profile.
Basically, you get to keep 5% more from all your earnings as the standard with other adult platforms is usually 80%.
What is the minimum withdrawal amount?
The minimum withdrawal amount on Desire.Me is currently set to only £20 (around $30) and a £3 ($4) fee for withdrawals of less than £100 (around $134.)
Desire.Me payment methods
Desire.Me currently offers Wise as a payment method, which is a low-cost international transfer option that enables you to receive payment in your preferred currency and preferred bank account.
That said, Desire.Me will require you to give them your bank account details if you are an International model and aren’t based in the UK.
A Desire.Me support team member who I talked to informed me that they are working on simpler and easier ways to send payments which should be available soon.
3 Desire.Me Alternatives
In case you didn’t find this platform appealing for any number of reasons, here are five Desire.Me alternatives where you can sell your adult content:
Fansly is a very similar social media-style website for adult content creators that was also created as a direct OnlyFans competitor.
Creators on Fansly can join the network for free and earn 80% commission from all sales of their adult content.
PocketStars is a relatively new, custom-built fan-site that’s super easy to use and allows you to upload your adult content, including photos, videos, albums, etc., and sell them through a subscription model service.
The platform is free to join, and as a seller, you will get an 80% commission from all your earnings.
AdmireMe.VIP is a custom-built fan-site that provides content creators, influencers, and adult performers a platform to upload their content and sell it through a subscription service model.
As a VIP on AdmireMe, you will receive 80% of every transaction (subscriptions, tips, premium purchases,) which is pretty standard.