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But what if you want to protect your online identity? You might be wondering, “How can I protect my online identity as an OnlyFans content creator? And can I still make money on OnlyFans if I hide my identity?”
It’s understandable that you might want to separate your online persona from your offline personality. But there’s power in creating a separate identity, because it allows you to create boundaries on social media and in real life. Contrary to popular belief, you can connect with your audience and make money as an OnlyFans creator, whilst still protecting your online existence. Here are some of the ways you can protect your online identity as an OnlyFans content creator.
Use a stage name
This is a popular option for many creators on the platform. If you want to keep your online identity confidential on your OnlyFans profile, then you can keep your real name off your page and consider using a stage name instead. Using a stage name is a common practice in the creative, entertainment and social media industries. There are many influencers and celebrities who use stage names, and this option comes with a lot of benefits:
- You can differentiate yourself if you have a popular or common name, or if someone famous is already using your name.
- It’s a really effective way to create an identity that’s unique to you and truly representative of your personality.
- Using a stage name could make it easier for you to ‘market’ and promote your brand in your chosen niche.
Using a stage name on your OnlyFans profile is a really good way to protect your identity.
Don’t post personal or identifying information
Be conscious of what you post on your profile. Hide your details such as your personal email address or phone number. Avoid posting content that would make it easy for people to figure out who you are or where you’re based, such as your location, workplace or background. Post generic information instead (e.g. instead of posting your exact location, you can post your home city or country of origin.)
At OnlyFans, we’re very committed to protecting your data and ensuring the safety of all creators on the platform and we do this in a number of ways. We encrypt and store your personal data on a separate database, and your financial information is stored on our PCI-compliant payment processors, so that hackers can’t access your exact details and your earnings are protected. We also offer the option of two-step authentication on your account, so that your account has additional protection and can’t easily be accessed. You can enable two-step authentication in ‘Settings’ and you can authenticate using the Authenticator app or via SMS. These features allow you extra protection over your identity.
Make your OnlyFans account private
Another way to protect your online identity as an OnlyFans content creator is to make your OnlyFans account private. There are plenty of benefits that come with making your account private, such as the ability to be highly selective about who sees (or doesn’t see) your content, and you can keep your activity status discreet so that people can’t easily track you or view when you’re online. And, best of all, you can still make money from your private OnlyFans account! In fact, running a private OnlyFans account means that you’d be in total control and would be able to connect closely with your more loyal fans.
OnlyFans has plenty of security features available to help keep your account private and your content protected, so you can make use of the restrictive tools on the platform. You can disable ‘Show activity status’, block and restrict certain users from engaging with your posts or prevent viewers from sending you a DM. But to fully enable private mode, you would need to go to ‘Settings’, click ‘Privacy and safety’ and select to enable ‘Fully private mode.’