When you launch your OnlyFans account, there are many things you should think about. “What kind of content should I post?” “How will I promote it?”
A very important decision is what subscription price to set. However, before you get to that point, as yourself, “Should I make my OnlyFans account free?” A free OnlyFans account is a strategy that works well for many content creators, but it’s not for everyone. We’ve laid out the pros and cons of making your OnlyFans account free, to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Pros: Should I make my OnlyFans account free?
You can gain followers more quickly
Free accounts often have very high subscriber counts and it’s not hard to see why. If a fan doesn’t have to pay on sign up, that removes a barrier to subscribing. If you want your account to grow quickly, or you have a smaller following and are concerned about not getting many subscribers on OnlyFans, then a free account could be a good strategy for you.
There are still many ways you can earn
“Free OnlyFans accounts don’t earn any money right?” Wrong! There are very many ways free OnlyFans can earn money and in fact, some free accounts become very high earners. So how can you earn money on OnlyFans, as a free account?
Firstly tipping. Any OnlyFans creator can earn money through tips. Your followers can tip you on posts, in messages, on stream and at the top of your profile.
Second, pay-per-view messages. A PPV is a message that your fans pay to view and they can be great earners. You can send PPVs to individuals or to all of your fans, compose your message, attach your media, and click the price tag in the bottom right to set your price.
Read on to find out about some ways to earn on OnlyFans that are ONLY available to free accounts:
You have access to features paid accounts don’t
If you are a free account, you can monetise posts on your feed. These will appear to subscribers as posts they have to pay to unlock. Go into your post composer and select the post price option on the right to select your price.
Free accounts can run a payment-gated stream which viewers must pay to enter. After you click Go Live, you will see the option to add a price. The minimum “ticket price” for a paid stream is $5.
Cons: Should I make my OnlyFans account free?
Your income will be less regular
One of the main reasons creatives join OnlyFans is because they are craving a regular income. The life of a content creator is not always stable and it’s common for incomes to fluctuate widely from month to month. If you have a subscription price for your OnlyFans account and you keep track of your fans, you can approximate how much you will make each month. This is useful for budgeting and general peace of mind. Whether or not you make your account free depends on what you are looking for in an OnlyFans account. If your primary reasons for joining OnlyFans is a yearning for stability, then you are probably better off setting a subscription price.
You might get too many followers
Too many followers sounds like a great problem to have, right? Well, again, it depends on what you want. Some people like the idea of their OnlyFans being an ultra-exclusive members club with only the creme de la creme of their fans. That way, they can really put in the effort to get to know the diehards who sign up and offer them a tailor-made service. If that’s what you want to use your OnlyFans for, you should probably set a subscription price and make it on the high side.