Gaming has taken the world by storm. It’s one of the most successful industries in entertainment and it’s even left its mark on social media platforms too. In addition to this, it’s highly celebrated with its own national holiday – National Video Games Day on the 12th of September! Because gaming is so big, it can be incredibly hard to start your career as a gaming content creator. However, with determination and the know-how, you’ll be able to produce quality content for your viewers in no time. Here’s how to be a gaming content creator on OnlyFans.
Before starting any kind of career in content creation, think about how you’re going to stand out from the crowd. There are thousands of gaming creators out there waiting to get noticed, so it’s important to be different from the rest. All of the top gaming creators have their own niche that makes them stand out. Influencers such as PewDiePie, VanossGaming, and Markiplier add their own unique spin on their content that made them the famous creators they are today. For example, PewDiePie helped popularise the term ‘Let’s Plays’ on YouTube by playing the horror game ‘Amnesia: The Dark Descent’ and showing his reactions on camera. VanossGaming goes down a different route by casually playing multiplayer games such as ‘Garry’s Mod’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ with his friends, whilst creating funny scenarios and having a laugh. Markiplier is popular for playing horror games such as the ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ series, ‘Slender Man’, and others and showing his reactions on camera.
Another thing to think about is what kind of content you want to make. There are lots of types of gaming content you can create other than funny commentary Let’s Plays. You can also go for more of a professional approach by reviewing games and doing interviews with developers. If you’re really good at playing a particular game, try making walkthrough videos to help out other gamers who might be struggling. Keep experimenting and see what works best for you.
Play one game and stick with it
As you may have noticed from the above, the most popular gaming creators are ones who only play one or two games at a time. They made themselves authority figures for these games, hence why they are so popular now. When you think of ‘Amnesia: The Dark Descent’, you think of PewDiePie. When you think of ‘Garry’s Mod’, you think of VanossGaming and so on.
Find a game that you’re really good at and keep making videos for it. A popular thing to do is to start a challenge for your game. There are lots of creators out there who have completed games in interesting ways such as beating Dark Souls with bananas or speedrunning Super Mario 64 with zero stars. Try something new and play the game in a way that was unintended by the game’s developer.
Choose your equipment
Now that you have figured out what you want to do, it’s now time to get yourself some gear. You won’t need to break the bank to create high-quality gaming content but you will need the essentials.
Depending on how you want to play your games, each platform requires different means of recording gameplay. For PC gamers, it’s as easy as installing software onto your computer. If you have purchased a high-end graphics card, chances are you already have decent recording software. Nvidia and AMD GPUs come with pre-installed recording software to record your games for free. Console gamers however will have to use capture cards to record their gameplay that can cost you around $150.
If you plan on commentating in your videos, you will need a decent microphone. There are plenty of budget microphones, like the Blue Snowball Microphone, which will provide high-quality audio at an affordable price.
Video Camera (Optional)
Having a face to your videos helps build a rapport with your viewers so having a decent camera can go a long way. The Logitech C920 is an affordable webcam that achieves true 1080p footage and is extremely accessible to set up.
Video Editing Software
Once you have recorded your footage, you will need to edit out the boring moments. Adding some style to your videos is always a great way to get your viewer’s attention. Doing this can help emphasise some gaming highlights to create hilarious scenarios or points of interest. Davinci is a great video editing software that comes with everything you need to create high-quality videos. Be sure to check out our 10 Tips for Video Post-Production article to help you get started.
External Hard Drive (Optional)
Recording high-resolution gameplay footage can eat up your storage space quickly. It is worth investing in a large external hard drive to store all your clips. This will also help maintain your computer’s performance as storing too much data can slow it down.
Build your page
Once you have everything you need, it’s time to set up your page. Creating an OnlyFans page and getting started is as easy as jumping on a goomba. All you need to do is create your account and give yourself a name. Make sure your name is gaming-related as it will help potential viewers find you easily. OnlyFans allows you to upload custom profile pics and cover art, so make sure you create some cool artwork for your page. Creating a free OnlyFans page allows for more viewers to subscribe to you. There are benefits that come with having a free OnlyFans, including subscribers tipping your content and running a live stream behind a paywall.
Following other video game creators on OnlyFans like Noah of the North, The Rusty Ranger, and Local Magical Girl will help you build more of a presence, which is a great technique for acquiring new followers. It’s important to create a gaming community for those like you as it allows you to reach out to potential collaborators and communicate with your fans.
Have a few practice runs
When you’re first starting out, nothing is going to be perfect. You may experience some hardware/software issues, you may not get any views or your presence on camera could come off as wooden and disinteresting. This is something that will improve over time. If you’re patient enough, you will have fewer issues with hardware/software and you’ll be more confident in front of the camera. Practice really does make perfect, so keep at it.
Work with others
Having a few friends to play with can drastically change the tone of your videos. Because you’re having fun with your friends, you may forget that you’re recording and just be yourself. Fans love seeing the real you, especially if you’re goofing around with others. OnlyFans is a great place to reach out to others and collaborate. Try building new relationships with others like you on OnlyFans and you could be assembling your dream team without realising it.
Promote your page
Having an OnlyFans page on its own won’t take you very far. Like most streamers, promoting yourself on social media allows you to acquire new followers through multiple platforms. This will help build your presence even further and will help give you the recognition you deserve.
Content creation is a full-time job in itself and it takes a lot of work to get to where you want to be. By posting a video once or twice a week, it will help you gain more followers and most importantly, keep them. It’s important to post regularly on your OnlyFans page to retain your fanbase and keep your subscribers coming back.
OnlyFans has a scheduling feature that allows you to pre-plan your content in advance, which will help take the load off you. Be sure to record multiple sessions in one go and spread them throughout the week. This will help you organise future content and your page will remain constantly updated.
If you gain a large following on OnlyFans, you can ask your fans personally for feedback. Having some constructive criticism on your content can help you create even better content in the future. If you feel like you could do something better, ask your fans for their opinion. There’s no such thing as a bad idea so if someone has something to say, hear them out. It could be a game-changer. You can even post a poll to find out what kind of gaming content your fans want to see from you.
Interact with the community
Outside of asking for suggestions or questions related to the content on your page, you should engage with your fans by replying to their comments and messaging them one-to-one. Showing that you care about your subscribers shows that you’re passionate about what you do and that you love getting to know your fans.
Press ‘Start’ to play
Now that you know everything on how to be a successful video game creator, it’s time to plug in your game and play. It’ll take time for your audience to grow but as long as you be yourself, show interesting content and keep playing your favourite games, you’ll soon have like-minded gamers following you in no time.
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