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How Does Onlyfans Work in 2022

You’ve heard all about Onlyfans and the potential earnings that you could get, but you may not fully understand how Onlyfans works in 2022. In fact, I know this is exactly the case as there are huge misconceptions about it.

The easiest part of the process is to create your account, but there’s so much that goes into Onlyfans that it can be daunting for new users. The goal of this article is to break down not only how Onlyfans works, but also how to promote your Onlyfans and how to make money on this site.

How Does Onlyfans Work

Creators from a wide array of genres are welcome to create content for this website. While it has been primarily focused on adult content, now, there are still other types of content that you can create and monetize when you use this website.

Whatever type of content you decide to create with your Onlyfans page, there are a variety of ways that you can get paid when you create for this website. In addition to just creating amazing content, you can take advantage of features like polls, where you can take requests from viewers to create content that they really want to see.

Once you create your Onlyfans account, you will need to put in the work to promote this content. Taking advantage of social media platforms can be the best way to get yourself out there. You could also promote yourself by offering free content, then charging for it once you develop a solid following.

One piece of advice here is that, even if you are still thinking about it and are not 100% sure…start creating content now, take pictures and clips. You will need to upload some initial content to the platform before going live. None will subscribe to a page with 2 or 3 posts if you know what I mean.

What do I post on Onlyfans

Literally whatever you want. It is your page. Your space. Your place so your rules. There are a lot of creators out there telling you what to do and how, I won’t do that. I can tell you what I do but I cannot tell you what you have to do if that makes sense.

As my number one tip in life is ‘Be yourself’ so it is for everything. Fans who subscribe to you, like you and are curious to get to know you better, that’s why they subscribe.

Use your imagination

Offer what you want to offer and don’t feel like you have to offer what others do. It is your choice.

Fans appreciate authenticity and connection above everything else. You don’t need to edit a lot, in fact, the less, the better. You don’t have to show what you are not comfortable showing.

Do you like to cook? Then show them how you do it in lingerie for example (or naked if that is your thing). Do you do yoga? How about a few sexy poses? Are you reading a book? Comment on it at bedtime and post it.

The possibilities are infinite. Use your imagination.

How often do I post on Onlyfans

This is a biggie, trust me.

During these over 2 years I have been doing it have interacted with a lot of other creators, groups and the so-called ‘rooms’ in Telegram.

There are creators who post every single hour of the day and there are creators who post once a day. Do you want to know something? Both make money on Onlyfans.

So how often you post is not determining how much you’ll make or the quality or value of your Onlyfans page. Not at all. Just make sure, if you wish to do so, that you state in your Bio what’s your approach.

How to Make Money on Onlyfans

The monetization features you can take advantage of on Onlyfans include:

  • The basic. Putting your content behind a paywall, earning money through subscriptions to access the content.
  • In case you opt for the Free access page: Paid posts, creating exclusivity for all of your work.
  • Tips: If you create great content that people love, you can get tips through Onlyfans.
  • Paid messages (PPV): Making your content seem like premium content.
  • Live streaming: where you can get tips and get paid through payment-gated streams.

The primary way to make money from Onlyfans is through subscriptions. That is the way to go if you aim for a semi-passive source of income.

If you create content that people love and really want to see, you can get fans to subscribe to your page to get the latest posts and content that you create. You charge a monthly fee and subscribers get the exclusive content that they are looking for. By having a consistent subscriber base, you can get a general idea of what you are going to make every month from your Onlyfans page.

The best part of this site is that you get to keep 80% of your earnings. You can set the price to whatever you want, but you should do your research to make sure that you are charging a reasonable price for subscriptions to your page. If not, you won’t get the subscriber base that you need to make consistent money.

More about this in this other post.


Onlyfans can be an excellent way to make money as a side hustle, especially when you are first starting out. Nothing is guaranteed though and there is a component totally out of your control which is luck.

You need to consistency post in social media in order to put yourself out there but your posts might or might not have reach. No reach, no money. Reach depends on algorithms and other factors and that is not something you have control over.

Some people argue that if you put a lot of money and time investment into your page, you can potentially earn a living on this site, but, as I say, nothing is guaranteed.

I don’t agree with this, I am proud to say, now after over 2 years, that the time invested is minimum and the money invested is $0. And, as of today, I could still make a living out of it.

Only downside to this? You guessed it: nothing is guaranteed so next month could not be the case. Welcome to the uncertainty…