Making money on OnlyFans seems to be everyone’s dream these days. But it can be a lot harder than you might think.
First of all, OnlyFans is a very popular platform where people post both adult and safe-for-work content such as art, fitness instructions, recipes, etc.
This platform hosts influencers with millions of followers across other social media platforms and smaller content creators who are just trying to push their way in their respective niches.
Therefore, growing your OnlyFans isn’t a piece of cake and demands quite a bit of work.
Here are 11 tried-and-proven ways you can promote your OnlyFans links online.
One of the best and most efficient ways to get noticed on OnlyFans without using social media is by using shoutout advertising.
This is when other influencers give you a shoutout on their social media or OnlyFans page. These can either be paid or done as a shoutout for shoutout. Most of the time, they will be paid.
Collaborating with another OnlyFans creator is a great way to grow your platform.
You can collaborate by creating posts and videos together for your respective OnlyFans feeds or appear together in a co-stream.
If you know someone who makes content similar to yours, chances are their fans will like your content too.
Equally, if you know someone whose content is a little different than yours, their true fans may be more likely to subscribe to your page if they hear about it from a trusted source.
As well as the possibility of new fans, collaborative content is often fresh, fun, and engaging and can be a win-win for everyone involved.
Being a cam girl (or guy) also has its perks when it comes to promoting your OnlyFans links, as you will constantly engage with new viewers while streaming.
While doing this, you can always share your OnlyFans link with people who are watching you at that time and let them know where else they can find you if they want to see more of you.
Consider putting free short clips of your videos and photos up on tube sites like Pornhub and advertise your OnlyFans link through there.
Besides adding the link to your creator bio, you can also use the OnlyFans logo and your OnlyFans username as a watermark across the free videos you post so that people can find you easily.
Additionally, there are sites like ManyVids where you can also charge a smaller fee for short clips to gain some traction. This gives your audience a chance to see what your content is about and what they can expect from you.
Start a blog
Blogs are an easy way to promote just about anything. And it’s a great way to gain subscriptions on your OnlyFans.
Starting a blog or even just a newsletter like Substack means that you can share whatever’s on your mind, talk about your experience with something, review and promote sex toys, come up with new ideas for content, share them with your readers, etc.
You can also make extra money from promoting products and writing reviews; however, sadly, you won’t be able to make money through ads if your blog is about adult content.
Out of the major social media platforms that allow adult content, Twitter is the best option. Unlike Instagram or Facebook, you are allowed to 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.
Snapchat is another good platform you can use to promote your OnlyFans link but also to sell premium content to your followers.
Technically, if you offer premium Snapchats, you already have a number of followers who might be primed for subscribing to your OnlyFans page, so this shouldn’t be too difficult.
At any given point, you can drop the link to your OnlyFans page, so your premium Snapchat subscribers are able to “swipe up,” follow and subscribe to you.
Although many creators post adult content on their Snapchat accounts, a link is probably safest and most respectful, considering that many minors are using the app.
Reddit is another huge social media platform that allows NSFW content.
There are plenty of subreddits where you can post short clips, photos, teasers, promote your OnlyFans link, and get followers that can become paid subscribers at any given point.
TikTok is massive – and so another great way of promoting your OnlyFans link. The only problem is that it REALLY doesn’t like users to mention adult content, and if you do it too obviously, then you’re on the fast track to having your account suspended.
A good way to avoid getting suspended is to not explicitly mention what your content is about and add your OnlyFans link to tools such as Linktree or Ohh.me in your bio instead of directly linking to the adult platform.
However, although many adult content creators have found success by promoting their OnlyFans link on TikTok, I personally dislike this social media platform because it’s childish, has way too many bots, isn’t serious in any way and there are just too many annoying people on there.
That’s just my personal opinion, though.
Even though YouTube isn’t a platform where you can post nudity or anything sexually suggestive, you can still use the platform to make videos on various topics and connect with potential subscribers and people who might benefit from your insightful content.
You can create video reviews of sex toys, explain what they are, show how they work by clicking the on-off buttons (and get paid by the manufacturer), talk about adult platforms in a way that other content creators may find useful such as “how to make money on OnlyFans,” how to use certain features on various adult platforms, content or niche ideas, etc.
Make sure to always look your best, introduce yourself properly, be polite on camera, and engage with commenters in the comment section.
This is a good way to grow your YouTube channel as well as the rest of your social media and OnlyFans.
Is OnlyFans (Still) a Good Option for Beginners?
While OnlyFans continues to grow in popularity, many users are using it to make some money on the platform. In order to make more of it, you need loyal followers who can be converted into subscribers.
This is why, in my personal opinion, OnlyFans isn’t the best option for beginners.
It’s very demanding and you would need to compete with famous people who already have millions of people paying for their content while you still have to (first) make followers that you would then turn into paying subscribers.
That said, even though it can be challenging, finding success on OnlyFans as a beginner isn’t impossible.
However, one important thing you have to keep in mind about the business is that it is, in fact, a business. And that means you’re going to have to work hard at it in order to see the results you want to see. Nothing is going to happen overnight.
So if you’re looking to create a successful business using OnlyFans, you will have to do some marketing, or self-promoting if you will. Social media is a great way to do that.
However, if you don’t want to promote yourself on social media, you can still be successful on the site by promoting your content through other means.
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 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.
PS: I’ve also created a course where I list 100+ ways (and platforms) to make money sexually online, so if you are interested in starting as an adult content creator, this will definitely be of value as it offers a ton of useful insights, tips, and advice for beginners in the adult entertainment business.