How To Make Money On Onlyfans

Onlyfans is a website that has exploded in popularity over the last few years, now boasting over 85 million users, with a lot of those creators managing their own channels.

During the pandemic, it became increasingly difficult to make money, which is why a lot of people turned to Onlyfans.

How To Make Money On Onlyfans

Onlyfans mainly deals in adult content, although you can make money through music and artwork. There are some users that make millions of dollars from Onlyfans.

But how can you get into this top tier of earners?

Well, there are a few different methods that you can adopt that will jump you up in terms of your earnings.

By following the same techniques as the pros, you’ll be able to see what works for them and then employ them to see if they work for you. Read on to find out more.

Do I Have To Get Nude To Be On Onlyfans?

There are millions of creators that use Onlyfans to promote adult content (see also “How To Promote Onlyfans“), but this is not the case for everyone . You can use Onlyfans to promote any niche to make yourself money.

In fact, the more specialist your subject, the better it will be to promote.

Some of the niche markets and hobbies that a lot of these creators promote include cookery, gaming, make-up tutorials, fitness and alternatives to mental health.

If you feel like you have something to contribute to any of these markets, then you should consider Onlyfans, even if it does have a certain reputation.

One of the best things about Onlyfans is that you can offer so many different packages to users, delivering tailored content to them for increased prices or even discounts.

This will include anything from a personalized make-up video tutorial or some commissioned artwork.

So How Can You Get Started On Onlyfans?

It is very easy to get set up with an Onlyfans account. All you need to do is get logged in and you can begin distributing your content. Follow the steps below to get signed up:

  1. Go to and choose to register your account.
  2. You can do this by clicking ‘register’ and then signing up through Facebook or Google. If you want that extra level of privacy, you can sign up through email.
  3. Once you have done this, then you can start by filling out your profile.

Getting Verified

When you are filling out your profile, you should be as comprehensive as possible. You’ll need to make sure that the name in your URL relates to the name on your account, as this will be the easiest way to draw people to your business.

Make sure that you come up with a catchy name and that people will remember you when they are recommending your account to their friends.

To make sure that your account isn’t rejected during the verification process, you’ll need to make sure that you are prepared to provide a photo ID and complete as much of your profile as possible.

If you leave out any details, then you increase the likelihood of your account getting rejected.

How To Make Money On Onlyfans

How To Start Making Money On Onlyfans

There are a few basic methods by which you can start earning from your Onlyfans. To be eligible for some of these features, then your account will need to be verified first.

Here are some of the main payment methods:

  • Subscriptions – the more people that you get subscribed to your account, the more money that you’ll make per month.
  • Patreon – this comes in the form of donations, allowing users to access unique content.
  • Amazon Wishlist – This is where your subscribers can buy you things that you have listed on Amazon (see also “How To Find Someone’s Amazon Wishlist“).
  • Tipping – posts are eligible for tips, which might only be a few dollars.
  • Pay-Per-View Content (PPV) – This is private content that you can only access through a private message that can be accessed once they have paid.

Now we’ll go a little more in-depth with these various payment options and which might be the best for your channel.

Making Money From Subscriptions

You can usually set your own subscription method on Onlyfans, which allows you to retain 80% of the profits that you make, while they take the remaining 20% hosting fee.

This is a great method of guaranteeing a steady income stream over a fixed period of time. It will guarantee that they have to pay for your content.

You can set the price of your subscriptions through the profile menu.

Making Money From Patreon

This will require you to set up a separate Patreon account, which you can then link to your Onlyfans page in the ‘About Me’ section.

This is a great method of earning a little bit more money in addition to your Onlyfans subs. This is more for your diehard fans who really want to pay that little bit extra for more content.

However, you’ll need to make sure that the Patreon is different from the content on your Onlyfans, as this will guarantee to turn off your core audience.

You could even add some free content for anyone who is both subscribed to your Onlyfans and your Patreon.

Making Money From Amazon Wishlists

You can also post a link to your Amazon wishlist in your Onlyfans bio. This way your fans can buy you gifts that are non-monetary.

This is a great way of diversifying your income stream and getting products that are directly related to your Onlyfans account.

Making Money From Tipping

Tips are great one-off small payments, but they aren’t really a great way of making an income. You will need to make sure that you are converting your tippers into long-term subscribers.


There is a variety of different methods that you can use to make money from your Onlyfans. We would recommend gaining as many subscribers as possible first and then diversifying your account gradually from there.

Donations are a great way of topping up your regular Onlyfans stream and the gifting system allows fans to invest in your channel directly.

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