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OnlyFans Tipping 101

When you go to a restaurant, knowing how much you should tip is an important part of navigating any given culture. In the UK it’s common to tip 10 to 15%, but in New Zealand or Japan you might not tip at all, whereas Americans are famous for tipping copiously.

Given that the digital world is international, it’s interesting to see how tipping culture has developed online. A tip is usually defined as money voluntarily given as a reward for service. Online, that service is typically a stream, interaction with a fan, or a great piece of content. The psychology of tipping is complex, but fans generally tip content creators to show appreciation or gratitude, to get a positive reaction, or with the social conscience that financially supporting a creator will incentivise them to continue making good content. 

Content creators can perform all of these tip-worthy services on OnlyFans, as well as foster the kind of fan relationships that engender tipping. Tipping is a key way free OnlyFans accounts earn. Pay-to-subscribe accounts can be tipped as well – by fans who want to go the extra mile.

Tipping 101: Ways to Tip on OnlyFans

Tipping is enabled for all OnlyFans creators when an account has five posts or more. Whether an account is free or has a subscription price, there are a number of ways fans can tip creators on OnlyFans. Let’s learn about these techniques in this guide, Tipping 101! 

Tipping on posts

If fans want to show appreciation for a particular piece of content, they can tip the creator on that post or video. As a creator, you can choose whether or not to reveal to your subscribers how much a post has been tipped, and you can enable (or disable) this by going to ‘Settings’, clicking ‘Privacy and safety‘ and selecting ‘Show posts tips sum’.

tipping on OnlyFans posts

Tipping on stream

There are many ways to make money live streaming on OnlyFans, and tipping is one of them. Once you opt to ‘Go Live‘ on the platform, your subscribers can send you tips while you’re showcasing your talents in real-time.

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Tipping in messages

Messages are places where creators and fans can interact one-to-one in a very personal way. It’s no surprise that this level of connection engenders tipping. Fans can send OnlyFans creators tips through direct messages. In addition to this, as a creator, you have the option of only allowing accounts that don’t follow you back to send you a message if they attach a tip. This shouldn’t be confused with paid messages, in which fans pay to unlock a piece of content sent in a message.

tipping in messages

Tipping on profiles

If fans want to show you extra generosity for your content, they can visit your profile and send a tip directly to you. Tipping directly via profiles is great for fans and creators alike because it shows general appreciation to you as the creator, and fans don’t have to tip a particular post to send you money for your talents. Plus, it’s one of the ways users show kindness on the platform.

tipping on profiles


If you’re raising money for a charitable cause via OnlyFans, then you can use the target feature so that your fans can tip to donate. The target feature allows you to set a certain amount on a post, and then fans can choose whether to donate to the campaign and help you reach your goal. You can set up your fundraising post, and your fans can show their support by clicking on the tipping icon at the bottom of the post. By doing this, you can give back to the causes you’re passionate about, and your fans can help you along the way!

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By |2021-09-17T18:00:40+00:00September 17th, 2021|All, Tips & Tricks|