Lately, I’ve been focusing on finding smaller platforms for adult content to review in detail and give my readers new ways to earn money during these trying times.
I understand that platforms such as OnlyFans, ManyVids, and others that tend to favor models, pornstars, and influencers can not only be difficult for smaller creators to succeed, but they are also oversaturated with users, and this further continues to be a challenge for beginners in the online sex industry.
But the good news is this gave the opportunity for many small platforms to rise, and since the competition is high, these platforms tend to have even better conditions for their creators in an attempt to bring more people in as fast as they can.
In this article, I will shine the light on a new platform called Unlockd.Me and I will explain everything you need to know about it before signing up.
I will also explain how to make money on Unlockd.Me, what kind of content you can post, and other important details.
What Is UNLOCKD.Me?
Unlockd is a new, custom-built fan-site that provides content creators, influencers, glamour models, and adult performers a platform to upload their creative content and sell it mainly through a subscription service model.
The site is easy to use and navigate through. It has a very simple layout, and since it’s relatively new, there is a very limited number of categories that you can find on top of the site.
Once you land on the homepage, you will be met with short explanations on the most basic features of the website; however, you will need to create an account (either as a fan or creator) to access more, see the layout, browse through the profiles, and see what other creators are up to.
All in all, it’s a very simple website, has a nice layout, is easy to navigate, and it looks pleasant and not tacky.
How To Create a Seller’s Account On UNLOCKD.Me?
To create a seller’s account, you first need to register to the platform by clicking the “I want to be a Star” type of account and adding your username, public (profile) name, email, and password.
Below this, you will see a Referral code, which is an optional feature that allows you to use someone’s unique affiliate link for them to make a commission.
This will also be given to you further on, and you can share your code with others to use so that you can earn a commission whenever someone uses it.
Verify your account
Once you fill in that step and verify your email, you will then be redirected to the final step, which is uploading a picture of your government-issued ID or passport to prove that you are 18 and older, as well as a photo of you holding the same document (ID or passport).
Besides that, you will also be asked to fill in your real name and last name, date of birth, gender, social handles, industry, etc.
Moreover, since you are signing up to earn money through the platform, you will also be required to add your bank account information and submit a W9 form (if you reside in the US) for annual tax return purposes.
Bear in mind that this information isn’t going to be published publicly and is only used for verification purposes.
Once completed and your application is approved (this can take up to 48 hours), you will receive an email with clear instructions on how to get started with uploading content and making money.
You will also receive an email newsletter where you will find news, tips on best practices, and weekly emails on site updates.
What Kind Of Content Is Allowed On UNLOCKD.Me?
As a content creator on Unlockd, you are fully responsible for your content. The platform allows you to post anything from non-adult content to bikini, lingerie, implied nudity, all the way nude, and even hardcore porn.
This explanation may suggest that fetishes, including BDSM, are allowed; however, this isn’t the case. Sadomasochistic abuse or bondage (including consensual) aren’t allowed on the platform.
Uploading content that contains any material that is defamatory, libelous, slanderous, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, or otherwise can get you booted off the platform.
Read more about Unlokd’s content guidelines in their agreement.
How to keep your content safe?
Unlockd respects all creators’ intellectual property rights, and they comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
They do not permit copyright infringing activities and will be more than happy to help you remove all content and submissions if it includes copyrighted material.
If you see someone is sharing your content on their platform, make sure to report it immediately and bring out some proof like screenshots and explanations so that their customer service can help you out promptly.
On the other hand, while I usually recommend creators to consider watermarking their content, this, unfortunately, isn’t an option as Unlockd doesn’t allow watermarked content to be uploaded.
How Can You Earn Money on UNLOCKD.Me?
Here are all the ways you can earn money on Unlockd:
As a content creator, you can upload your media and set a monthly price for anyone who wants to access it.
Located in Settings in your star dashboard/settings, you can select the price for each subscription. This is the price-per-month for a fan to follow you and will automatically rebill your followers each month until they cancel.
Choose your price based on whether you want to attract more followers for a lower price or if you want to charge a higher fee for your content.
This also depends on the quality of the content you produce. If it took you time and effort to create a high-quality shot with a good camera and edited to perfection, don’t be afraid to charge higher prices.
You can also activate the paid chat option and set your own price per month. This way, if someone wants to send you a message, they will have to pay the monthly fee first.
Make sure to interact with people who pay to reach out to you because the chances are that they will also pay for your content and give you tips if they like you.
On Unlockd, you can also make money by selling your premium Snapchat. You can activate this feature by going to your profile dashboard – settings – subscriptions – Snapchat.
You can then add the monthly price a fan would have to pay to access your exclusive Snapchat content.
Premium content or premium videos is an option on the Unlockd platform that allows you to charge your fans extra money in addition to the price of their monthly subscription.
Your premium videos will appear in your feed and will not be visible to anyone unless they specifically purchase that video (totally separate from the monthly subscription.)
A good way to sell premium content is by making sure that it is more exciting or specific enough for fans to want to buy it.
For example, if your usual content is random sexual or non-sexual stuff, your premium content could be something that has to do with a specific fetish, such as domination, different clothes, or other props from what you usually upload.
It needs to be something different and outstanding so that your fans will be willing to pay the extra cost to access it.
Accepting customized content is definitely something you should look into, especially if you are a beginner in the online sex industry.
It may seem a little confusing, but it’s actually very simple. Start by updating your bio with all the things you are into and the type of content a fan can expect to see from you.
You should then activate the custom requests in your settings, and the button will appear under your profile picture.
A customer will then be able to contact you via a message with their custom request, and it is up to you whether you want to accept it or not; just make sure to be very clear and upfront with your clients.
Additionally, fans can also tip you by going to your profile and clicking the “Tip me” button. Once you receive a tip, you will receive a notification with the amount and which user it is from.
To see your earnings, you can view the real-time metrics directly from your star dashboard.
Here is how Unlockd payouts work:
Does UNLOCKD.Me cost money to join?
No, joining Unlockd as a content creator is free; however, the platform keeps a percentage of your earnings.
As a creator, you will receive 85% of every transaction (subscriptions, tips, custom content, etc.,) while Unlockd gets to keep only 15% for hosting your profile.
This is incredibly good because every other adult platform charges at least 20%. Unlockd is definitely a site that takes the lowest commission percentage from your earnings.
What is the minimum withdrawal amount?
The minimum withdrawal amount on Unlockd is $100, and creators are being paid on a weekly basis.
However, if you don’t hit the $100 minimum amount necessary for withdrawal, the money will be automatically carried over to the next pay period, which is the following week.
UNLOCKD.Me payment methods
Unlockd is a UK-based company; therefore, you can choose to receive your earnings via ACH/Bank transfer.
If you are in the US and both these methods aren’t working for you, make sure to send their highly responsive and helpful customer care team a message, and they will sort you out with other solutions.