So, you know how to start an OnlyFans account, you’re aware of how the platform works and you’re ready to get started. But what now? We’ve examined the strategies of our top creators, and we’ve put together a list of 10 things to do when you sign up to OnlyFans. All of these tips have a proven track record of paving the way to success as a content creator. Read on, take inspiration, trust your instincts and craft an OnlyFans strategy that works for you!
1. Set the right subscription price
A reasonable price is usually between $9.99 and $15.99, depending on your content and posting schedule. However, on OnlyFans, the minimum amount you can charge is $4.99 and the maximum is $49.99. Regardless of the price, your fans need to be able to feel as though they are getting good value for money when paying to subscribe to your content. Find out how much you could potentially earn by using this calculator.
2. Promote your OnlyFans link online
There are many ways to promote your OnlyFans account online, such as cross-promoting across your other social media channels and digital platforms, and sharing your page on other forums and websites. By promoting your link, you can drive your audience to your account, as well as attracting new viewers.
3. Advertise your content
Give current and potential followers a good idea of the kind of content you’ll be posting – with short clips, teasers, images or announcements. You can do this on social media channels, personal digital platforms or on your OnlyFans page. Unless you have set your profile to private mode, non-subscribers will be able to see the written part of your posts.
4. Talk to your fans
Consistency and communication are key, so make sure you are regularly engaging with your subscribers. Create a posting schedule and try to stick to it and reply to comments and DMs. Let your fans feel like they’re in their own community – purpose-built for them to connect with you on a whole new level.
5. Utilise paid messages
The paid messages feature allows you to share exclusive content via direct messages with your dedicated fans who are willing to pay for it. You can send:
- Different types of media (e.g. photos and videos.)
- An automated welcome message for new subscribers.
- Mass messages to all your fans.
You can also receive tips from your fans in direct messages.
6. Reserve the content that you think will be most lucrative for paid posts and messages
7. Get to know your audience
Find out what your fans want and learn what works. Use polls to ask what kind of content they want to see next, and track what’s successful on your account with the help of the analytics features. For paid DMs, you can track how many messages have been opened, read, and which price points are the most popular.
8. Offer promotional campaigns throughout the year
Special discounts and promotions are effective ways to draw people in or engage your current followers by making them feel as if they’re getting a bargain for extra content. You can even make use of seasonal events to offer exclusive discounts on subscriptions.
9. Consider making your account free
An alternate strategy to consider is making your account free – but put some of your content behind a paywall. This can lead to a higher number of fans. Also, a free account can still be lucrative, meaning that you can still make money from monetising individual content thanks to these features: paid messages, paid posts, tipping and payment-gated live streams.
10. Collaborate with other creators and swap shout outs
OnlyFans allows you to tag other creators in posts just like any other social media platform, meaning fellow influencers can shout each other out and collaborate with ease. Team up with like-minded creators with similar interests. You can swap shoutouts, share content on each others’ feeds and shoot joint content together.
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