For content devourers and creators alike, Onlyfans has opened up a whole new world of opportunities. And the masses have made their move onto the platform to get their fill of videos or cash.
For content creators, this adult subscription service seems to have untapped potential.
There are tons of success stories swirling around the internet, telling tales of girls that have made money in the thousands every week or month.
Of course, though, this isn’t going to be the reality for anyone who signs up for the site. Only those in the top few percent are actually making the big bucks.
And, actually, the majority of content creators make little more than a couple of hundred dollars a month.
Then, on the other hand, you have the viewers. Those that are eager to engage in all that the creators present to them.
But how does Onlyfans work for its customers (see also “How To Promote Onlyfans“)? Are you getting a good deal? Is it decent value for money?
Well, I’ve gone to the deepest, darkest parts of Onlyfans (don’t worry, I’m only slightly scarred) to find out once and for all if Onlyfans is really worth it – for both creators and viewers (see also “How To Find Someone On Onlyfans“).
In this article, I’ll be honestly answering all the questions I could find the answers to so that you can make an informed decision about whether Onlyfans seems like a good option for you.
What Is Onlyfans?
Okay, so let’s start off by discussing what Onlyfans actually is.
You’ve probably come across the platform one way or another, and if you’ve not ventured onto the site yourself, you have probably heard of or know somebody that has.
It promises provocative and promiscuous content aimed at…male enjoyment…shall we say?
It’s definitely what you’d call an *adult* website.
When it boils down to it, it is essentially a streaming platform where models and influencers monetize sensitive and uncensored content through price lock and subscription options.
Once you’re subscribed to a particular creator’s content, you’ll be able to see several images or video posts from this creator.
Is Onlyfans Worth The Subscription?
That’s the million-dollar question, I guess. Is Onlyfans worth it? Well, for over 50 million subscribers it would seem that the answer is yes. I’ll let you make your final judgment call once the review is over.
A lot of people don’t really understand the need for Onlyfans, or in fact, how it even became popular. It’s not as if it’s difficult to access free X-rated images on the world wide web.
But I think the reason for its popularity all links back to the parasocial bond that exists between the viewer and the creator.
And essentially what this means is that customers feel more connected to the creator than they would from say some random video they found on PornHub.
Quite often, you’ll find an influencer on Instagram (see also “How Do Instagram Influencers Make Money?“) or Tiktok that you already follow and have some form of social-network relationship with is a creator on Onlyfans .
Because you’ve already been seeing their content for a period of time, it makes you feel more connected to the creator and it creates a deeper attachment. Even though this creator is basically still a stranger.
Because you can, in many cases, converse or have closer interactions with the content creator it becomes overall more appealing and ensures that you’ll whip out that credit card and sign up.
And this isn’t done by accident.
How Much Will It Set You Back?
Deciding whether Onlyfans is worth your hard-earned cash means that you really need to know how much you’re spending.
It’s hard to know if it’s good value for your money unless you know the price and the content you’re getting, right?
And the answer to this question is basically that it depends.
You will find a selection of free accounts on the platform, however, I wouldn’t look forward to great content in this case. You get what you pay for, kinda-thing.
When it comes to subscriptions they can massively vary in price too. Some can be as little as $4.99 a month while others will be as much as $49.99 a month.
And from my investigation, the more you paid the more intimate the experience.
Do Subscriptions Equal All Access?
Okay, so if you’re splurging up to $49.99 a month, you’re probably hoping that you’ll be granted all access, right? Well, you’re about to be a little disappointed…sorry.
You know those pictures that you’ll see on Instagram that say ‘subscribe in my bio.’
You’ve probably seen them – they have little emojis blocking out the more intimate areas. Well, think of Onlyfans as an uncensored Instagram.
You’ll probably see that mirror image just without the emoji’s but that tends to be about as good as it gets. If you’re looking for more, you’ll probably need to get digging into your pockets.
It’ll cost you extra to ‘personally communicate’ with a creator and even then all that means is an automated message will be sent out with your name on it.
If you want exclusive content from your creator as well, then you’ll need to grab the shovel and dig seriously deep within those pockets of yours.
Starting An Onlyfans
So what about for creators? Well, Onlyfans definitely gives you a platform to produce your content without having to worry about censorship which is a definite plus.
However, there is a general expectation that the material you are creating is inherently sexual.
This obviously isn’t for everybody and you should only engage in the platform if it is something you enjoy doing and are comfortable with.
It’s also worth noting that most of the top earners say that you have to accept that people you know are likely to find out.
It’s not really a side hustle that you can do on the sly. It’s a secret that inevitably will come to light.
How Much Money Can You Make As An Onlyfans Streamer?
This question is a little bit like ‘how long is a piece of string?’ It depends.
The 12th most popular streamer on the service Belle Delphine reportedly makes around one million dollars a month! Wouldn’t that be nice?
However, this isn’t the common earnings for the average streamer. This is the expected salary of the very top dogs.
A smaller, more typical streamer takes home considerably less. And I’m talking around $180 a month.
Before deciding, you should probably take the following statistics into account:
- Approximately 75% of all creator revenue goes to the top 10% of creators
- Approximately 33% of all creator revenue goes to the top 1% of creators
- Onlyfans takes 20% of your income as a service charge for using the platform
This doesn’t go to say that you can’t make a decent amount of money on the platform. But you will need to price your account accordingly and put a lot of effort into promoting your page.
Can Men Make Money On Onlyfans?
There’s no arguing that Onlyfans is female-predominant in terms of creators.
The reason for this is that there is a much higher amount of X-rated content consumed by men than there is by women.
This doesn’t mean that there isn’t male content available though. It just doesn’t tend to be as high-earning as subscriptions offered by women.
In most cases, from what I could see, most male subscriptions were also subscribed to by men.
If this is something you would be comfortable with then there is definitely the possibility to make some money.
However, work tends to be twice as hard for men and earns half as much in revenue so it might not be the best option for you.
Onlyfans can be a great streaming platform, in some instances. But whether or not you see it that way will simply come down to personal preferences.
In terms of viewers, if you are looking to see some uncensored images of stunning ladies then it could be the perfect place for you.
Especially if you’ve got extra cash to splash on extra videos and personalized conversations.
If you’re not looking to spend an arm and a leg on this content, though, you may come away rather disappointed.
You’ll also want to take extra caution when selecting your subscriptions as many reviews often speak about scammers being prominent on the platform.
For creators, there really is unlimited potential for the money that you can earn (see also “How To Make Money On Pornhub“).
Of course, to earn the big bucks you’ll need to be a woman (sorry lads) and you’ll have to put some serious graft into promoting your page and creating new content.
And try to keep your expectations fairly realistic.
While there are many streamers in the top percentage living it large, only 25% of all total revenue goes to 90% of the content creators while the other 75% goes to those in the 10%.
Overall, I would definitely say that it’s worth checking out at the very least. But whether or not it becomes a permanent subscription or career choice…well, that’s up to you.