In this guide, you will get the best tips and tricks, and mistakes to avoid gathered from around the internet.
1. DO NOT LINK BACK TO YOUR ONLYFANS ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA
Snapchat and Instagram will most likely delete your account if you put your Onlyfans link directly in your profile.
Use an alternative option like linktr.ee instead where you can link up all your social media profiles in one place.
Especially when you already have an established following.
Don’t mention or write Onlyfans, instead suggest clicking “link in bio”.
2. Avoid Scams
Try to keep selling content strictly on Onlyfans, you may find genuine fans that would want to spoil you away from Onlyfans, you could use Paypal, Venmo, Cash APP, etc.
But stay clear of accepting Gift Cards where you need to sign into your accounts and such.
It’s a scam scheme.
3. Try to create a Persona instead of using your real name
This is for security reasons.
You wouldn’t want fans to try to locate you in real life.
Also, there is an option in Onlyfans to exclude your area to get access to your account.
4. Put a great profile pic and banner
Preferably a picture not found in any of your social media accounts.
Although if you already have a very presentable picture it is ok to reuse it.
Your banner is where you show off your brand.
Include your social media accounts username which will help people find you and get to know more about you in case they land on your Onlyfans first.
Try to illustrate your niche if possible and make an attractive banner.
5. Find your Niche
Choosing your Niche is essential, especially when you offer something specific.
It can be something as broad as “Workout Videos” all the way down to offering “Feet Pics”.
Yes although a bit weird but there is a following for that too.
The more specific you get the easier it gets getting fans to your page.
6. Create a solid Bio
Your Bio just like your banner is your Brand, your selling point.
Be sure to mention what a fan can expect from your Onlyfans page.
Include your Niche e.g. Lingerie, Cosplay, Workout Videos, Music covers, etc.
Also, include all that applies:
Yes I do take requests/Tips/Private Photos
7. Set up your price
Only you know what you are worth so there are no right or wrong answers.
Some that already have a social media following may charge around $10 a month while others just starting from scratch charge around $20 a month and still be successful.
8. Set up a welcome message to your new fans
Make your new fans feel welcomed and appreciated.
Tell them all they can expect from you being a fan.
Include a photo and/or video
9. Send out private messages every day.
This is where the money is at.
Send out pay-per-view (P-P-V) messages daily at least once or twice.
10. Include a tip menu
You can include it in your Bio or pin it to the top of your feed.
That way your fans will know right away what to tip to get what they want.
Tip xx to get xx
Tip xx to get xx
11. Create an Amazon wishlist
Onlyfans takes out 20% of all your earnings.
Having an Amazon wishlist not only allows you to get things you want easier through your fans but also you end up with 100% value of the items.
You can link to it in your Bio or linktr.ee page.
12. Put watermarks on your contents
Having @username is a good example.
That way if someone may leak your content you will still get exposure to your profiles.
You can find it under:
My Profile>Edit Profile>Privacy & Safety>Watermarks.
By default, it is set to Onlyfans.com/yourusername
We suggest changing it to @yourusername instead.
Again this helps for your discoverability across all channels.
13. Try to create the same username accross all social media platforms including Onlyfans
Like the tip above it helps when you have the same @username across all channels.
That way people will find you on any platform that they try to search for you on.
If the @username you wish to use on Onlyfans is taken and is an inactive account, you can reach out to their support where you can potentially get it.
14. Hide your followers count
Especially when you are just starting out.
You would not want people to see your actual low followers number when starting.
That does not attract new fans. It is simple psychology.
Now when you reach at least 500 followers or even better a 1000+ then yes by all means show your followers count.
The higher the number the more “I want to be part of that group also” will be in effect.
15. Make good captions for your posts.
Give a good description of what the post is about.
This is for when new potential fans land on your Onlyfans page they can see all your good captions on each post making them curious and want to unlock the contents behind them, thus subscribing.
Make sure you have “Fully Private Profile” turned off.
16. Engage with your followers
Not sure what to do next?
Do you want to try new things?
Ask your followers.
Create a poll and let your fans decide.
Not only will this help you decide what to do next but will keep your fans hooked and feel involved by including them in the process.
This will definitely help with subscriber retention.
17. Stock up on content
Make a content day that you will dedicate completely to new content.
While obviously keeping the best ones for Pay-Per-View messages.
18. Take advantage of stories and scheduled events
Just like Instagram, you can post a “story”.
Make use of it daily.
Also after your content day be sure to schedule all your posts and Pay-Per-View messages in one go.
Make full use of what Onlyfans offers you to grow.
19. Sell subscription bundles
Every once in a while you would want to sell bundles.
Keep it to 3 months bundle.
Also, do the first-month promotion to attract new subscribers with a discount.
Never do free trials, you want paid subscribers.
It’s all about maintaining your subscriber’s number and growing it.
20. Tease your fans
On your content day or the day after you can take a screenshot of your gallery or video edit showing that you have new content coming.
21. Make the most of your posts
Do you feel you just made a great post?
Try to make the most out of it.
Like commenting “the one who tips the most on this post will get XYZ”
It could be the unedited video, an extended video, extra photos that were not shown, or something completely different.
Don’t make a habit out of it though, every once in a while is ok.
You wouldn’t want to make your other fans feel left out by not tipping (the most).
22. Treat it like a job
Be consistent, be dedicated.
Promote your page everywhere you can.
Manually put up your watermark with @yourusername for your social media platform contents.
That way if your content gets shared or re-uploaded people will still find you.
If you are doing Adult content then Twitter and Reddit are your safe bet.
On Twitter, you can post pretty much anything and on Reddit, there are very specific subreddits (groups) where you can post your specific content.
23. Take advantage of Youtube and TikTok.
These two companies are battling it out for active members.
It is easy to get viral on TikTok, just do a little research.
Videos can be about your everyday life, your hobbies, etc.
Make videos in under 1 minute long that way you can use them on both platforms.
Write a good title and include #shorts in the youtube description to let youtube know it is “shorts”.
24. Do SFS (Shout for Shouts)
Do mentions with other Onlyfans creators in your niche.
Which in return you can offer this service for new creators for a fee.
25. Dating apps
Create profiles on different dating apps.
Write a good bio and include your @yourusername, don’t mention anything else!
Your profile visitors will know what to do.
Try to put your location in a big city (if possible) and respond to any messages you may get.
You want to make it seem like you are actually using the app for its purposes.
Keep in mind this strategy usually does not last long, so make the most out of it.
26. Hijack posts
Find your target audience by following other creators in your same niche.
Whether on social media platforms or free Onlyfans pages.
Turn page notifications “on”.
That way the moment the content creators post you can quickly add a genuine comment, don’t spam!
By doing this you will get eyes on you by being one of the first that commented which in return their followers may click back to your own profile.