Ten Things To Do After Joining OnlyFans

All, Getting Started, Tips & Tricks

By Alex

August 17, 2022

6 Minute Read

So, you’ve decided to start an OnlyFans, you’ve already signed up, and you’re ready to get started. We’ve taken a deep dive into the strategies of the top OnlyFans creators and came up with a list of very first things you should do after signing up. Read on, take notes, and get inspired by the ten things to do after joining OnlyFans!

1. Set The Right Subscription Price

OnlyFans creators can set their subscription rates anywhere between $4.99 and $49.99 per month, with the typical subscription price falling between $9.99 and $15.99 per month. When deciding your price, think about the type of content you’re making and how often you plan to post new content.

Bear in mind that your fans want to feel like they’re getting a good value for their money when they pay to subscribe. We suggest starting with a price that feels fair to you and is the same ballpark as your mutuals, and then assessing. Remember, you can always adjust your rate in the future!

2. Promote, Promote, Promote!

You might be offering incredible content at the perfect price, but how will anyone know if you don’t get the word out? Fortunately, there are many great ways to promote your OnlyFans account. We wrote all about them here (go ahead and bookmark that one while you’re at it).

One of the simplest and most effective ways to promote your OnlyFans is through cross-promotion. That’s a marketing word for plugging your OnlyFans link in all your other social media channels, and any other blogs, websites, and newsletters you have. People who follow you on other platforms will probably be interested to hear you’re on OnlyFans as well!

3. Advertise

Don’t expect to get tons of subscribers instantly just by promoting your OnlyFans link. Advertising picks up where promotion leaves off. It’s now time to give your audience a good idea of the content they’ll get by subscribing to your OnlyFans!

Like a movie trailer entices audiences to buy tickets, short clips or teasers of your OnlyFans content can entice followers to subscribe! Post your teasers across your social channels to give your followers a sample of what they’re missing on your OnlyFans.

Connect your Twitter to your OnlyFans account and let the platform automatically generate a “sneak preview” post each time you add new content to OnlyFans.

4. Engage With Your Fans

There are two things that successful OnlyFans creators have in common: they post new content consistently, and communicate with their fans regularly. Consistency and communication are key!

Create a posting schedule and stick to it. If a subscriber can rely on fresh content at a predictable rate, they’re more likely to stick with you. Between posts, stay engaged with your fans by replying to their comments and DMs. Let your fans feel like they’re an important part of your digital community!

5. Take Advantage Of Pay-Per-View Messages

The PPV messages feature allows you to monetize your most exclusive OnlyFans content over direct messages. PPV messages are a great way to determine who your superfans are… they’re the ones willing to pay extra for more of your excellent content!

While you’re at it, take time to explore all the possibilities you have using the OnlyFans messaging platform. For example, you can use it to send:

  • Many types of exclusive media (like photos, videos, and audio files)
  • Automated welcome messages (to say “Hi” to new subscribers)
  • Mass messages to all your fans
  • Tip requests (subscribers can tip you directly through DM!)

6. Set Aside Special Content For PPV

For OnlyFans creators, the PPV model goes far beyond paywalling your messages. Some accounts have had tremendous success using PPV posts and live streams.

When selecting content to offer over PPV, put yourself in your fans’ shoes. What will they want to pay extra to see from you? Carefully select the special content you’ll offer over PPV. Make sure it’s entertaining, engaging, and novel enough to be worth hiding behind a paywall.

7. Get to Know Your Audience

OnlyFans is a platform specifically designed to strengthen relationships between creators and fans. That’s why we’ve built so many features creators can use to interact with their subscribers.

For example, you can poll your fans and ask them directly what kind of content they want to see from you next. Behind the scenes, you should track your statistics to determine what’s performing best for you!

8. Run Discounts And Promotions

There’s a reason coupons are still around! A great way to pick up new subscribers, or retain current ones, throughout the year is to occasionally offer promotional discounts on your OnlyFans account.

Try to tie in your promotional discount campaign to a special event, time of year, or a specific reason. For example, a “Grateful For My Fans Sale” during November; or “Get In Shape With Me In 2023” promotion in January. Plus, we make it easy to track how your campaigns are performing!

9. Consider Making A Free Account

As an OnlyFans creator, there’s a couple of ways to think about what a free account can do for you. First, you can decide to use a free account as your primary OnlyFans presence. By letting fans subscribe for free, you’ll likely attract more total subscribers. Creators with free accounts tend to earn through PPV content (messages, posts, and streams) and tips!

Another technique is launching a free account alongside your paid account, and creating a tiered subscription system. This way, you can attract a wide net of subscribers into your ecosystem with the goal of converting them into paid subscribers. Kind of like a VIP section.

10. Collaborate And Cross-Promote

OnlyFans allows you to tag other creators in posts just like any other social media platform. A great way to introduce yourself, and your content, to new audiences is through collaborating with other creators on the platform on photos, videos, and even livestreams. Collaboration is fun, and it’s also a helpful way to beat creator’s block.

Never underestimate the power a simple shout-out from an established OnlyFans can have on increasing your visibility. Don’t be shy about asking for one from a creator you admire. Then, when you’re in a position to help out a newbie, be generous about shouting them out too!

Have you tried any of these steps already? Which have worked best for you? Let us know in the comments!