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Are You Wondering How To Make Money On Onlyfans?

By Rameen Zeeshan · 7 min read

Last Updated on May 21, 2023

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You may have heard about all these popular platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But guess what? The talk of the town is that there’s another social media site named ‘OnlyFans’ that is getting all the attention these days. It is just as crucial as your ever-favorite Instagram and is widely used all over the world. Can you believe it comes with a massive number of users, including celebrities like Cardi B and Bella Thorne? That’s insane!

Now, if you’re new to this name, you may be wondering what exactly is OnlyFans? Basically, it is an internet content subscription service based in London, the United Kingdom, which entered our lives six years back in around 2016, and ever since then, it has become the talk of the town through its innovative new features such as amazing search tools. Here the users can upload NSFW (not safe for work) videos and pictures to their accounts, which are protected when used as an adult website. Also, it is a platform that strongly emphasizes interaction and communication between artists and fans across all genres. This app also makes it possible for creators to post content and engage with their audience at the same time.

Well, the app got more demand during the COVID-19 pandemic when many celebrities started to sign up and invited their fans to it so they could easily access their favorite celebrity’s life through the exclusive content they posted on the platform.

In fact, some people even started to make money on it. I mean, can you believe it? During the depressing and traumatizing Covid days, people really needed a platform to escape from reality and have something that could simply make them smile and keep them busy. Luckily, Onlyfans proved to be that shield, and people started earning at times when everyone around them was unemployed. How amazing is that!

No wonder that in the past two years, OnlyFans has flourished, especially for adult content producers. Moreover, for many influencers, the subscription platform has developed into a profitable source of income.

Are you, too, wondering how to make money on Onlyfans? Stop worrying already because this article is going to discuss all about it. Let’s see how creators make money, from DMs to selling courses and everything else!

Top 6 Ways To Make Money Through Onlyfans

Don’t worry if you have a small account with a small reach because no matter how big or small your accounts are, you have the potential to earn on OnlyFans to a large extent. Why?

Well, this is because the OnlyFans platform is brimming with monetization tools that will enable you to turn your passion and skills into income. Some of the top ways include,

Paid Subscriptions
Live Streaming
Paid Posts
Monetization of Fitness Content

Having a firm grip on these features will set you up for success very soon. Let’s see how!

Without a doubt, the most commonly used form of income generation for content creators on OnlyFans is paid subscriptions! Basically, by choosing the paid subscription option, you're placing a paywall on all of your OnlyFans content. Your articles, stories, or streams will only be visible to users who pay your monthly subscription fee.

You, as a creator, can benefit greatly from paid subscriptions. Wondering how? Let me make it simple for you. These subscriptions instantly create exclusivity and curiosity around your content by bringing consistency and predictability to your earnings. You can also encourage and appreciate your subscribers' and fans' loyalty and make content that is immensely rewarding.

In fact, you can also launch a subscription business around your content using a variety of different platforms. Take FriendsOnly as an example. It is an adult subscription service where adult content producers can obtain paying members, make money by charging for watch-as-you-go access to their movies, and receive presents or tips for their work. The best part of FriendsOnly is that it promotes your content and aids in your discovery. How cool!

Live Streaming

Live streams are literally everywhere! I mean, try to think of PPV streams like selling tickets to live events like fashion shows and concerts with a ticket price as low as $5!

Streaming offers fans a completely new way to interact with their favorite influencers. They create a sense of authenticity, connection, and community between influencers and their fans. Do you know what the best part is? You can even go live with another influencer, or someone people are so eager to see you with. Not only will this make you more popular, but it will result in both of you earning a lot!

Let’s get honest; this is one fantastic opportunity for you to engage with your followers more deeply and honestly by speaking with them in real time. Going live can be an extremely fun way to earn a tonne of money by taking tips, fulfilling requests, and acting out scenarios of your choosing.

So what are you waiting for? Get your things together and bring out your inner talents to start a live video ASAP. You can even go live and talk about what’s trending. Without a doubt, one of the best ways to showcase your personality and differentiate it from the competition is through trends. Ultimately, these new trends can help you increase your fans and earnings to a great extent!

In addition to the ways mentioned above, one of the best ways to monetize with a free account is to put some of your posts behind a paywall. Actually, paid posts to stand out in your feed right away as being something unique to subscribers. Chances are, if your subscribers are already enjoying your free OnlyFans content, they’ll be eager to pay extra to quench their curiosity!

So what are you waiting for? Go to "Compose New Post" and select the "Post price" icon to enable paid postings.

Fitness & Workout Videos

Onlyfans is just like Instagram and other social media platforms, gradually expanding into more genres, such as music, fashion, lifestyle, etc. One of these genres getting so much attention is fitness!

Well, let’s be honest. Who doesn’t work out in 2022?! Except for me, of course.

Fitness and workout videos are all around us. Everyone is literally dying to lose some weight and get that jawline!

So since fitness and workout regimen videos have a large audience, why not use Onlyfans to share your unique workout regimen and fitness and health tips with your fans so that you may get paid directly for your work?

Another way to use this can be by also promoting fitness and gym wear through your platform and making that extra cash on the side. Honestly, what’s better than getting paid for something you love to do?


Did you know that on Onlyfans your fans can show their appreciation by sending you a tip? Yes, it’s true. Subscribers can tip directly to your profile, on your posts, through messages, during streams, and on your stories as long as you have five or more posts on your page. How cool!

Tips can be a great way to make more money, and you can use them in various ways, such as messages, photos, videos, solos, taking requests, and much more. However, to keep your tippers and draw in new ones while doing that, be sure to post original and engaging content for each category.


Become a responsible citizen and ask for donations! Your fans are always curious about your priorities, especially your charitable view and philanthropic initiatives. Hence, fundraising on OnlyFans is a fantastic way to show your fans this part of you while also helping a worthy cause.

Simply explain your fundraising in a post and establish a donation goal. Select the options for donation levels, and click ‘Post.’ Taadaa!

Key Takeaways!

Remember that Onlyfans is not some kind of a get-rich-quick scheme. I mean, no one can make millions of dollars overnight neither can they achieve 1 million fans. However, this can come true if you’re ready to put in the time and effort and produce high-quality material!

So start focusing on your profiles. We know that there are a lot of factors that affect the growth of your Onlyfans profiles. But you're bound to get viral by posting what your fans love and putting your heart and soul into it!

Forget about $200; you can even get $2000 by following the tips above. Hopefully, this article answers all your questions. Happy reading!