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How to Best Promote Your OnlyFans on Social Media

Social media is the most popular way to connect with friends and family online, but it can also be an excellent place for you to promote yourself and/or your business. Any content creator, including an OnlyFans content creator, can benefit from promoting themselves on various social media sites.

Let’s take a look at some of the best social media sites to promote yourself, and also comment on the best way to utilize Instagram, which has been the winner for me, to promote my OnlyFans.

Best Social Media Sites to Promote Your OnlyFans


Instagram is probably the best social media site that you can use right now to promote your OnlyFans page. However, the key is not to promote your Onlyfans page. I know! lol

Let me explain.

This app is the easiest way to get thousands of people to your page, as long as you utilize this site properly. Properly? What does that mean?

Well, I wish I knew! Yes, there are Community Guidelines that you can, if you wish, read up on.

As they state in the ‘Short‘: We want Instagram to continue to be an authentic and a safe place for inspiration and expression. Help us foster this community. Only post your own photos and videos and always follow the law. Respect everyone on Instagram, don’t spam people or post nudity.

Yet… the levels of spam are just unbelievable and they don’t seem to be sorting it out or, at least, not effectively enough. It is an obvious thing for me not to post nudity. Come on! Of course not, I do that in my Onlyfans and charge for it, why would I post it for free?!

My humble opinion? Whoever does that is probably NOT genuine and there is a scammer behind the scenes. Just my take on it.

Bottom-line is… you never know if you are violating the Guidelines. Basically, you think you aren’t but they think you are. Probably the algorithm does, who knows.

Now, you’ll see other creators clearly pushing the boundaries like A LOT and they seem to be fine so… welcome to the jungle, baby.

Downsides of Instagram as a Content Creator

Let’s leave the unfairness and frustration aside for a minute. You do have to remember that you need to be very careful about your posts, because content that is too provocative can be deemed inappropriate on the site and your account will get banned.

I would say to stay a few steps below the user guidelines and be smart with the content that you post. I never promote my page, I just post hoping that, if they want more, they look for it. That’s my strategy to keep my account alive.

Don’t be too obvious or show too much. The aim is to get reach and get eye balls on your content. Those eye balls will search for your link if they are interested. And if they don’t, they might eventually plus, having more followers increases your chances of reach.

The biggest downside, on top of this grey zone of guidelines and different standards, is the fake accounts. BE AWARE that once you have a decent following there, fake accounts using your pictures will pop up like mushrooms in the rainy autumn. Un-be-li-va-ble. Totally out of control.

What for? Well, these are normally accounts in far away countries (let’s leave it like that), run by men and with the objective to direct message your followers and offer them your content (or even massages or meet-ups!) in exchange for money. They send the money, they disappear. Byyyee.

So, other than that: Good Luck with Instagram.


A social media site that you may not have considered using to promote your OnlyFans page is Reddit, but this can also be one of the best sites for promotion. Reddit typically has more lax rules than other social media sites and NSFW tags that can help you with your promotion.

Some OnlyFans content creators, especially female, have found a lot of success using Reddit as a promotion tool. As an example, Mrs. Poindexter is one of the top Onlyfans creators and she started her journey on Reddit. She’s really big in there.

Now… my experience is that it is too complicated and there are too many stupid rules and completely different depending on which subreddit you are. I like to say that you need a bloody Master Degree to learn all that stuff.

Also, many creators post explicit nudity and porn in there and, in my opinion, that is not a good strategy. Of course it might be for them. I suppose what they offer in their Onlyfans pages goes way beyond nudity or, they offer the long extended version of the clip they post in there. I don’t really know, just it’s not my thing to post like that.

You want to explore all the subreddits in there and join the ones you fit in. Read their rules. Verify and start posting.


Some OnlyFans content creators can grow a solid following thanks to using TikTok. Like Instagram, you need to be very careful about posting sexually explicit content on TikTok, but you can still create great content if you’re up for it.

Ideally you need to be creative and original or, failing that, follow the trends of that day/week. Honestly, it is not my cup of tea, I am just silly there. Pure nonsense. Currently reviewing my non-startegy haha.

A big girl on there is Rebecca Goodwin, she’s super funny and makes a killing on Onlyfans mainly from her Tiktoks. I think this account is the 12th (@beckymil12) as the others have been deleted, lol.

Many Onlyfans creators use the money talk, bragging about how much they make and all that. Thing is,, without mentioning Onlyfans, you can clearly show you have one talking about it. Again, not my thing but could be yours. Just explore it.

It is not advisable to have your link in your Bio, you’ll get banned (unless you’re one of the untouchables) so best thing you can do is buy a domain and redirect it to Onlyfans.

Isn’t it sad you actually need to do that?

How to Best Utilize Instagram to Promote Your OnlyFans

The best way to utilize any social media for promoting your OnlyFans is by creating clickable content. This is not always possible or, rather, it normally isn’t. So you need to go around it somehow.

My non-strategy is having my website link in my Bio and just hope for clicks and, to be fair, it has been working for nearly three years so not that bad idea. However, I am not able to buy houses or Porsches like other creators, lol, so miiiiiight have something to do with that.

Create great videos or interesting (but not explicit) photos on your Instagram, post engaging and original content on Reddit (don’t spam subreddits with the same photo, please!), and find what you can do on Tiktok, maybe dancing? jokes? anything really that makes people to follow you for whatever the reason.

You can also use your bio link to promote your OnlyFans. You need to be aware that this is the only link that you can use in your bio, so you won’t be able to promote any other site. Some creators use pages like Beacons or Linktree so you can have multiple links in there.

But having your own website, as part of your brand, is the best way to go about it. And, if you are brave enough, you can use the link option in your Stories as well.


Social media has long been an excellent promotional tool for businesses and content creators all at once. This means that OnlyFans content creators can also find a lot of success for their pages by properly utilizing social media.

Example of my Feed

The trick is to know which sites to use and how to best use these sites to your advantage. This can be especially tricky when you are trying to promote adult content, such as your OnlyFans pages. There is a fine line that you can walk that will adequately promote your content while engaging potential subscribers to pay for your content.