How To Use PPVs Like A Pro

All, Earning on OnlyFans, Tips & Tricks, Tools & Features

By Alex

September 1, 2022

5 Minute Read

When it comes to earning money on OnlyFans, paid subscriptions are just the tip of the iceberg. Pay Per View content is the perfect tool to monetize your creativity in ways that work for you and your subscribers. PPV messages, posts, and streams allow your fans to pay for your content à la carte, like at a restaurant. Here’s how to use PPVs like a pro!

PPV Messages

A PPV message is exactly what it sounds like: content that you offer to your audience through direct message. In order for your fans to view the content, however, they’ll have to pay the amount you set. PPV messaging is open to all OnlyFans accounts, free and paid.

Getting started with PPV messages is super-easy and you can target them at specific subscribers, or all of them at once! Start by going into your messages, select the fan or fans you want to target, write up a description of the PPV content. Next, attach the media and set your price! Your fans will appreciate the opportunity to check out your most exclusive content.

To send PPVs to all of your fans at once, select “all subscribers” in your message instead. Click send, and wait for those PPV earnings to roll in. We go into a bit more depth on this process in the video!

PPV Posts

Sometimes called “Paid Posts”, PPV posts are an option we offer exclusively to free OnlyFans accounts. They’re a great way for free accounts to monetize selectively. To continue our restaurant metaphor: instead of a buffet or prix fixe menu, the restaurant lets you order and pay for what you want off the menu.

PPV posts have a built-in air of exclusivity. What content is hiding behind that paywall? I have to know!  Plus, your fans already love your content and they won’t want to miss out on a single thing you post!

It’s always a smart idea to keep track of which fans are springing for your PPV posts. Chances are, those are the subscribers who will most likely become your superfans.

To create a Paid/PPV post, simply attach your media, set your price, craft an enticing message, and you’re good to go!

PPV Streams

If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that live virtual events are here to stay! So why not get in on the lucrative live stream market with PPV streams? Another feature exclusive to free accounts, you can think of PPV Streams (sometimes called  “Payment Gated Streams”) like selling tickets to a live event.

What kind of live streaming events will people tune into? Almost anything. From concerts, to cooking classes, to fashion shows, to a reading of your original poems. Streams have become so popular because, compared to curated video content, they feel more authentic, intimate, and community-focused.

So give your fans the VIP treatment by ushering them from behind the velvet rope and into your exclusive streaming content. Set your ticket price as low as $5 and start going live!

How To Use PPVs Like A Pro

Now that you’re familiar with all the PPV features OnlyFans has to offer, let’s dive into how you can make the most out of them!

Content Worth Paying For

When creating PPV posts, messages, and streams, try to keep one question in the back of your mind: “What kind of content will delight my fans so much they’re willing to pay more for it?” After all, you want your fans to feel like they’re getting access to something that is worth their hard-earned dollars.

PPV messages, posts, and streams should be reserved for your most exclusive content that your fans won’t find anywhere else. For example, if you’ve already posted a photo for free on Instagram, it’s probably not a great idea to sell it as a PPV to your OnlyFans subscribers.

If you’re not sure what kind of content your fans will be willing to spring for, try asking them directly! Use the quiz or poll feature and let your fan community weigh in.

Setting The Right Price

It’s true that setting your prices can be tricky, especially when you’re just starting out. If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to pricing PPV content, remember that it’s better to start low. That way, you won’t scare any subscribers off while you hone your content and pricing strategies.

The last thing you want is for your fans to have sticker shock. You want your fans to feel like they’re getting your exclusive PPV content for a steal.

So put yourself in your subscribers’ shoes. Most likely, you’d be willing to pay more for a photo than a video, right? How much would you be willing to pay to tune into a live stream?

Tips On Promoting

Just throwing PPVs into your followers’ DMs without warning might get you some clicks and make you some money. But you’ll probably have a higher success rate if you use your feed to your advantage and get your fans on board for PPV content!

A great strategy is to use your free OnlyFans posts to subtly hint to your followers what they’re missing by not opening their PPV messages, for example. Or give them a taste of what they missed on your last PPV stream. Just make sure you don’t alienate or shame those fans who haven’t dug into your PPV content yet.

For example, try creating multiple pieces of content on the same theme and post most of them on your feed. Then, at the end of the post, tell your fans to look out for the remaining content in their DMs. Now that they’re already invested in the free content, they’ll be more likely to pay extra for the PPV message. The dinner was free: why not pay a few bucks for the dessert?

Focus On Your Relationship With Your Fans

Ultimately, PPVs give creators like you opportunities to build stronger foundations with your fans. Think of it like letting your fans in on something special to you– a favorite recipe, a signature makeup look, an important life event. As long as your fans feel like you’re offering a sincere invitation to connect with you and your most exclusive content over PPV, they’ll feel your PPVs were money well spent.

How do you use PPVs? What PPV method have you found most effective? Let us know in the comments!