So as I’m sure most of you all know, I’m mainly a cam girl, and I do pretty well at it. But the use of social media has totally exploded in the camming industry in just the past few years, and this business is way different now because of it – different, and BETTER. That means money, honey, because using social media brings home the Benjamins.
And the best way I’ve found so far to cash in on social media is by making money on OnlyFans. Take it from me, OF has come from nowhere to already grow to a huge size, and it’s getting bigger. Better yet, it’s producing ridiculous amounts of revenue for models who know what it’s about and how to use it.
How Much Money Can You Make on OnlyFans?
And when I say ridiculous, you better believe I mean it. I was just reading an article on Out.com about how to make money on OnlyFans, and even my jaw dropped (and I’ve been doing this stuff for awhile!). Turns out a gay performer there is regularly pulling down $10,000 a month, and he was bragging when he finally earned over $100,000 total on the site.
The New York Times covered him as well. Another male model was at around half that tally, just under $50,000 total on OF so far. And remember, this is for the gay crowd, which is certainly big in porn, but you won’t be surprised to know that most porn consumers are straight.
Those numbers aren’t even unusual. The out.com article mentioned that other top performers could earn $70,000 over half a year, while some were seeing $20,000 in a single month. And the piece on the New York Times was talking about Jem Wolfie, a female model who has 10,000 subscribers on OnlyFans, each paying $10 a month. If you’re having trouble with the math on that one, let me help you out: She’s taking home a hundred-thousand dead presidents every single month, or over a million bucks a year.
Most people are shocked when they learn how much money is being made on OnlyFans now. The platform is going freaking crazy.
Well, okay, technically she’s not. OnlyFans has to make their money too, and they do it by keeping a portion of a model’s earnings in exchange for access to the platform. But their take is 20%, meaning you get to keep 80% of what members spend. Compare that to the 50% grab (or greater!) from most cam sites, and you really start to see why OnlyFans can have you swimming in it.
I’ve been doing OnlyFans on top of my camming for about a year now, and I can tell you that one of the reasons it’s so great is because it’s easy to maintain. Once you’ve got your account up and running, you just regularly post content that you can quickly snap on your phone, and upload it when you’re ready.
You’ll have to do that part through a browser, since both Android and Ios systems don’t allow adult content and won’t permit the OnlyFans app in their stores. But it’s pretty simple all the same. Frequent updates will keep your subscribers happy and on the paying customer list, but when they really like what they see, they’re free to give you additional tips. Any cam girl can tell you, tips are where it’s really at.
All of this relies on building a sizable following, of course, but that part’s not too hard either when you know the right tricks of the trade. In a moment I’m going to let you in on the #1 elite tip for scoring a huge subscriber list, but I’ll tell you right now it requires you to be an active broadcaster on Chaturbate.
So if you don’t already have an account as a cam girl there, take a moment to sign up for one now. You’ll get approved so long as you’re over 18 and have the ID to prove it, but it can sometimes take a week or so, so you want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
But before you can start making money on OnlyFans, you obviously have to create an OnlyFans account, so let’s talk about that for a minute. You want a model name that’s original to you, and fits in well with the image you’re trying to create on OF and in your work as an adult model. Don’t stress over this, but also don’t just dream up any old name and type it out. It IS a moneymaker, so you want it to be good.
One of the features I love about OF is that it includes geographical blocking, which basically just means you can automatically ban certain IP addresses or even entire countries from being able to see your OnlyFans account. This is really useful if you want to be sure that your friends and family don’t see what you’re up to, or your stalker ex-boyfriend. Or hell, your current boyfriend – idk your life.
In terms of posting content, it’s like I said: Frequent. That means at least one pic or video a day, but I wouldn’t go all-out with a sex show or even nudity in each one. Too exhausting, and the novelty starts to wear off for the subscribers pretty quick. Your dailies can be sexy teases of you in a bath towel, or trying on some panties, or maybe a half-minute twerking session. Then, let’s say two or three times a week, you give the people what they really want.
You’ve got to look alive on your OnlyFans account! Post as frequently as you can, but it doesn’t all have to be explicit. Just post casual shots and teasey stuff most of the time.
Spacing these out makes them more “special”, and keeps the members in the right state of anticipation, which keeps them subscribing for longer. Less is definitely more here.
The reason you can quickly start making money on OnlyFans in pretty crazy amounts is because of the subscription feature. Most members will set their account so that once they sign up, they’re automatically rebilled every month without their having to do it manually. That means it takes an effort for them to STOP paying you. All you have to do is keep them from getting so unhappy that they’re willing to inconvenience themselves to get away from you. You’ve got boobies, sweetheart, and they’re men. This ain’t hard.
You’re free to set your own monthly subscription rate, but don’t price yourself out of the market. Most new models start with a fee of $10 per month, then ratchet it up in further increments of ten as they get better-known and develop a more rabid following. OF also allows you to draw customers in by offering a lower price for the first month, then a “regular” rate after that: So you could advertise $10 for the first month, while saying that the number then goes up to $20 (or whatever) every month after that.
Finally, you’re allowed to give out free trial memberships, so consider letting guys watch your OnlyFans account for a month without paying – many of them will find that they won’t want to quit you after their time is up. People generally hate the idea of losing something they already have, so this works well.
Using Twitter To Promote Your OnlyFans Account
Alright, so you’ve got your OnlyFans account set up, and you’re managing it like a pro. None of it’s worth a burlap tampon if you don’t promote it like crazy, and bring people in to fill up that subscriber list. OnlyFans is NOT a place where you can just sit around and wait for people to find you. In general, that’s not a winning strategy anywhere in the adult modeling world, but it’s definitely a loser here. Knowing how to promote your OnlyFans account is an important part of how you make money on OnlyFans.
And to promote your account, you need Twitter. See, OnlyFans was specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with Twitter, probably because that’s the only major social media platform that allows adult content. They’re so closely related that Twitter is, hands down, the most effective way to get fresh traffic to your OF presence, but you need to know how to work it, so let’s go over that.
The most important basic strategy you can follow on Twitter is…to follow. No, really. You need to scour the place, searching out all the adult models you can find, and follow, follow, follow. We’re talking cam girls, porn stars, Snapchat models, the works. If they’re in adult entertainment, you want them.
It’s best to follow at least twenty other models each day, but don’t go totally cray-cray because Twitter may get suspicious that you’re a spam account. And you can probably save some time here by not bothering with too many of the huge mega-stars (think top 10 webcam models on MFC, for instance), since they get so much attention and follows they probably won’t even notice you.
Follow lots of other models who aren’t too huge. Adult industry people tend to stick together, so there’s a good chance many of them will follow back and even retweet your stuff.
Others though, like anyone with less than ten thousand followers or so herself, is totally fair game. Models like this will see you, and there’s a high chance that they will follow you back. That’s what we’re after. People in the adult world tend to follow each other, both because they have a way of sticking together and because it’s mutually beneficial.
If you follow another model, all of her fans will have a chance to notice you and check out your content, and vice-versa. That means, everybody gets access to everybody else’s fan base, with no downside. So follow everyone – those who realize they’ve been followed, will probably follow in kind.
You don’t have to rely only on other models, though. This is where I really hope you took my advice earlier about signing up for Chaturbate, because I’m going to let you in on a little industry hack that allows you to gain Twitter followers like crazy. Twitter followers can easily be turned into OnlyFans followers, and THAT is how to really make serious money on OnlyFans. Twitter is like almost a pre-requisite for pulling down mega bucks on OnlyFans.
It’s actually really simple to grow your Twitter: You’re performing on Chaturbate, you’re being friendly and engaging with your audience, and every once in awhile (not too often, now), you drop a link to your Twitter page. This is a perfectly natural thing to do, because after all, you’re just giving your fans an easy, FREE (they love free) way to get to know you better and access more of your naughty content (Twitter allows adult content).
You should mention in the chat that you post lots of hot and sexy stuff on your Twitter feed. Chaturbate has mad traffic, okay, so even if just the casual lookie-loos who pop into your channel click on the link, that still translates to a truly ridiculous amount of people potentially following you. From there, you can redirect them to your OF account, and next thing you know, you’re making money on OnlyFans as a passive consequence of performing on Chaturbate (which is also making you money, because you’re being tipped there!).
Best Methods To Make Money on OnlyFans
Finally, let’s talk a little more about how that happens. I mentioned before that the monthly subscription wasn’t the only way to monetize OF, and actually, there are three: Subscriptions (duh), tips (which we talked about a little), and message fees (we’ll get into that now).
Yep, OnlyFans allows you to set a per-message rate that subscribers can pay for the privilege of exchanging little bits of text with you. This can make you HUGE money on its own, but I actually don’t recommend going too crazy with it. While you’re free to set your own price, the minimum is $5 per message, and my advice is to keep it right around there.
The reason is pretty straightforward: Messages are how you bond with your members, and bonding is key. I mean, think about what it is you’re selling here. Basically, naked pictures and sexy videos of yourself. But this is the Internet – that stuff is everywhere, and it’s free. Why are guys willing to pay you for it?
And the answer is, because they’re your fans. Your regulars. That means you are not, are NOT just another pretty face and plump set of boobs to them. You’re someone they know, someone who’s an actual part of their lives, someone whom they even care about as a friend. They can watch porn on Xhamster till their dicks fall off, but no matter how much they do, the girls in those videos will never talk to them and become human to them. You can.
The way to do that is through talking. I don’t just mean filthy, raunchy talk – though sex talk can be a great way to break the ice with these guys. At some point, you’ve got to engage with them as people, and get to know them. Ask them about their interests beyond naked women, like their favorite TV shows or books or music. Tell them some of the stuff you’re into, and be honest, so when there’s a match you can hold a real conversation about it.
You’ve got to bond with your fans, and the best way to do that is through direct messages! If you see that a particular fan is spending a lot on tips and content, chat him up!
Let them know you’re a “great listener” according to your friends, and that they’re free to tell you about any of the crap in their lives that they want to talk over. And open up to them yourself, spilling your guts about your recent breakup and that friend of yours who turned out to be a total bitch. Share real-life stories. Before you know it, they’ll be sending message after message (which adds up), and probably tipping you on the side anyway.
And they’ll do this because they care about you and they want to help you succeed, not because they’re throwing dollar bills at a pair of naked tits in the strip club. Honestly, it’s one of the best things about this job.
I’ll leave you by telling you one of the single best ways of making money on OnlyFans: Whales. Whales exist on OF just as they exist on cam sites and other places, and they rock. They’re what we call big spenders, the guys who have money to burn and are happy to drop it on adult models online. It’s not unusual for guys like this to give you ridiculous tips, like hundreds or even thousands of dollars at a time, just because they like you. I mean it: A single visit from a whale can turn a bad month into a great one.
Like I said, whales are on OF, but the most effective way to get them is to bring them over from a cam site. So like I said, get on Chaturbate. That’s where they tend to hang out, and that’s where YOU should be looking to reel as many of them in as possible. It can take a bit of time to find your whale but, trust me, when you do, you’ll be happy you put in the hours getting all that exposure on the site.
And remember, from Chaturbate, you simply push as many of your fans to your Twitter as possible. From Twitter, you then promote every little piece of content you post on your OnlyFans account. That’s the 1-2-3 of it, and it really works! Try it, because like they say — you miss 100% of the shots you DON’T take!
XOXOXO – Aria