Once you’ve got started on OnlyFans and set up your account and subscription price, it’s time to start thinking about how you can optimize your page to set yourself up for success on the platform. Everyone wants to launch their OnlyFans journey with a bang, and you may have already set yourself goals or started planning content. However, this blog post covers several things you might not know, that you should definitely do to maximize the potential of your account! Here’s a guide on how to set yourself up for success on OnlyFans.
Write a good bio
It’s not all about your profile picture and cover image. Your OnlyFans bio is extremely important for creating a good first impression and it can be instrumental in potential fans’ decision to subscribe or not.
When someone who has not subscribed lands on your page, your bio is one of the only things they see before pressing ‘subscribe’. It’s also located directly above the ‘Subscribe’ button, so it goes without saying that it needs to pack a punch.
Your bio can be up to 1000 characters in length, however, it’s important to keep it snappy and to the point. One of the best strategies for writing a bio is to first introduce yourself, and then give an accurate but enticing representation of what fans can expect to receive once subscribed to your page. This way, both your loyal fans and new prospective fans have a good understanding of who you are, what you do, and what content they will get for their money. An engaging bio that accurately describes your content will not only tempt people to subscribe but will help ensure fans are satisfied and begin to foster trust and loyalty within the creator/fan relationship.
If you’re looking for inspiration or more information on writing a stellar bio that attracts potential fans, read our in-depth post on OnlyFans Bio Ideas.
Make your username recognizable
It can be tough to keep track of all your social platforms in today’s world, and you don’t want your fans to lose track! Due to how OnlyFans works, it’s important that you make yourself as visible and accessible as possible to both your existing and new fans alike. A great way to ensure this is to make your OnlyFans username in line with your existing social media channels, especially the platforms which house your largest following. This would mean ideally mirroring your other usernames either exactly, or getting it as close as you possibly can. This means that fans trying to find your page can do so easily, especially if they don’t have access to a direct link.
Fans can always find your page by appending your username to the string “https://onlyfans.com/”. So, for example, “https://onlyfans.com/username”.
Cross-promote your OnlyFans account
There is a tonne of ways to promote your OnlyFans account. Often regarded as one of the keys and most effective methods is cross-promotion.
OnlyFans works best when you can drive traffic to your page directly via a URL link. This, in addition to the absence of an algorithm, is one of the reasons why OnlyFans is so great for content creators looking to monetize their content and achieve high levels of engagement. With a direct URL and no algorithm, fans come directly to your page and are not steered away by the countless suggestions or ads found on other platforms.
With this in mind, it is important to remember to cross-promote your OnlyFans account on your social media profiles and other platforms. The best way to do this is to provide a teaser of your content to stir up intrigue and provide a direct URL link within your bio, or on the posts where applicable. A great example of this would be stories and swipe-ups, where prospective fans can get a teaser of your content and directly travel to your OnlyFans page via the swipe-up link. Other ideas include doing a Q&A on other platforms and providing your OnlyFans link when asked about your page.
When it comes to cross-promotion, it’s vital to keep in mind that it should not be a one-off affair upon launching your account. Instead, to maximize the traffic to your page and make sure your followers are constantly aware of what they’re missing, you should routinely promote your OnlyFans across your socials and other platforms. Whether it’s posting teasers of your content, reminding followers when you’re going live on OnlyFans, or announcing new exclusive series, the best way to ensure the growth of your page is to keep up cross-promotion to maximize awareness amongst your following.
Collaborate with other OnlyFans creators
Another great way to cross-promote is to team up with other creators and collaborate both on and off of OnlyFans. You can create content or even go live together, but to make the most of the collaboration, it’s a great idea to tag each other in your OnlyFans posts, add each other to your friend lists, and even cross-promote your collaboration across each of your social media profiles to your respective followings. This way, you each benefit not only from the excitement of collaborative content but get to promote your OnlyFans page to new audiences with similar interests.
Set up a Welcome message
When people subscribe to your OnlyFans account, it’s great to not only have content ready for them to engage with, but something you may not have discovered is the welcome message feature!
What is a Welcome message?
The welcome message feature sends an automated message to each new fan who subscribes. This will be delivered as a direct message and is entirely customizable by you. Setting a welcome message is a great way to start the conversation with a highly engaging, personal message and even kick things off with a piece of free or paid content to accompany it. Welcome messages can initiate responses and get the conversation moving, or even generate tips and monetization if the content is sent along with it.
A great welcome message will introduce yourself, welcome the fan to your account, and try to engage them by either providing a piece of free or paid content, asking a question or just giving them a benevolent message that gets the relationship off to a great start.
How to set a Welcome message
To find this feature and set up your welcome message, simply navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Chats’, or you can also follow this link if you are logged in. There, you will find the ‘Welcome message’ window, here you can flick the switch to activate the feature, and press edit to set it up.
When editing, you may set the welcome message up like any other message or post. You can add media, record video or audio, select content from your Vault, and even set a message price. Once you have created your message and added any content, make sure to press ‘Save’ before you exit the window.
Make use of the built-in Promotional Campaigns
Did you know OnlyFans has built-in features enabling you to provide fans with either subscription bundles or discounts to help persuade them to subscribe? Many creators overlook how great these features can be, especially when done in conjunction with other strategies such as cross-promotion.
Subscription bundles provide the ability for you to offer a percentage discount on your subscription price when fans lock-in and commit to a longer-term subscription. You can offer either a 3, 6, or 12-month bundle, with a discount between 0% and 50%. This is a great way to ensure fan retention whilst giving them a discount for their loyalty.
Discounts allow you the ability to set a percentage discount or free trial for fans. You can offer discounts to either your new, or expired subscribers, or both at once. This is extremely handy in case you want to run separate promotional campaigns for each group, for example offering a free trial to new subscribers and a larger discount for expired subscribers to help re-engage them, or visa-versa.
You can also set a quantity limit and expiration time for discounts. This means you can have 1-100 redeemable discounts (or no limit) which are active from 1-30 days (or no limit). This allows you to create an ephemeral aspect to the discount offered, which can enhance the interest and sense of urgency in fans wishing to take advantage of it. Discounts can be set from 5% all the way up to 70%, so this provides a great range for you to target discounts at different levels, for differing time periods and quantities.
In order to set discounts and subscription prices, all you need to do is navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Subscription price and bundles’ or follow this link if you’re already logged in.
Combining promotional discounts with cross-promotion is a great way to accelerate traffic to your page. Promotional discounts offer a great opportunity to promote your OnlyFans on your social media, with the added benefit of the ephemeral or limited quantity aspect to the discount, making your cross-promotion even more persuasive.
So, now you’re armed with even more tips for success on OnlyFans! Check out our other recent tips & tricks posts for more.