When creators start-out on OnlyFans, most of them are bursting with energy, full of ideas on how they can make the most out of their OnlyFans account. But even if your account is doing well, there may be times when you face a creative slump. If this is you right now, we’ve put together some tips on how to stay motivated to create.
Find a balance between your routine and spontaneity
French author Gustave Flaubert once said,
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
What this means is that taking the drama and stress out of your life will leave you free to be adventurous with your content. Taking care of your physical and mental health is important for creativity, especially if you’re going through a slump. Get to know yourself and when you work best, whenever that may be. This infographic on the creative routines of famous people shows that there is a huge variation in what works for different people. Find out whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, choose a routine and try to stick to it.
That being said, it is really important for creators to sometimes get out of their comfort zone. Unlike many jobs you don’t have someone telling you what to do; the content you create is up to you. You don’t want your ideas to get stale and to come out with the same old content again and again.
A great way to get out of your comfort zone and to refresh your creativity is to travel, whether that’s to a new end of town or a new country. Seeing new sites and meeting people from different backgrounds will refresh your creativity, which is why we wrote about creating content on the go.
Another thing you could do to try and get your motivation back is to shake things up a bit, even in small ways. Trying something new with your content can be just the thing to get the ideas flowing again. You could use different equipment, a new medium or, if you’re used to working alone, you could enlist a collaborator. Content aside, making small changes to how you go about your day, such as eating, travelling or shopping differently, or rearranging your home, can get your mind working differently, which could be the boost you need.
If you’re a chronic procrastinator, chances are you’ve been told, or told yourself, that you’re lazy and to ‘just get on with it.’ However, being tough on yourself is unlikely to improve the situation. Recent research has shown that procrastination has a lot to do with your mood. Essentially, procrastinators often try to avoid the anxiety and worry associated with a difficult task by doing things to try and repair their mood, such as having a sweet snack or checking their phone for a hit of some social media-induced dopamine. Unfortunately, even if these behaviours make you feel better in the short term, you pay for it later when delaying starting means the tasks drag out so you don’t have time to do things you want to do.
If you’re struggling with procrastination and beating yourself up about it, the first thing you should do is to try to forgive yourself for it. Self-flagellation will just drag your mood down even further, leaving you even more open to procrastination. Instead, accept your discomfort, and just get started. If doing the whole project in this session is too intimidating, tell yourself you only have to do the first couple of steps now. ‘Time-travel’ to the future in your mind, and imagine how good you will feel when this project has been completed.
Though you probably started creating simply because you enjoy it, when you’re in a slump sometimes it helps to have some external accountability and encouragement. People who love your work and are excited to see what you come up with next can help you stay motivated. Your community on OnlyFans provide this framework. As well income on OnlyFans being a motivating factor, knowing that your die-hard followers on OnlyFans are supporting you and expecting your next piece of content can help you keep going, even when you don’t want to.
Take a break
It may be counterintuitive but sometimes when you’re struggling to get content done, the solution can be to take a step back. If you want to take some time away from OnlyFans, the ability to schedule posts in advance can come in handy. Just line up some content, choose your schedule, and your OnlyFans will keep working while you take some time to refresh.