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What is OnlyFans used for – by a creator

It is possible that you still don’t know what is Onlyfans used for. Or, if you know, chances are there are also some misconceptions. You are going to find this answer very quickly in many websites, I’ll take the Wikipedia definition:

OnlyFans is an internet content subscription service based in London, United Kingdom. The service is used primarily by sex workers who produce pornography. It also hosts the work of other content creators, such as physical fitness experts and musicians.”

Now you don’t need to go to Wikipedia to know. You’re welcome.

Yes, it is true that it is used by many sex workers. This, by the way, has been a blessing for since has provided a safer place to work in for them. See this article from the New York Times about “How Onlyfans changed Sex Work Forever”.

It is an interesting read, however, it gives the impression that ONLY porn is what you find in there. And that is not totally true.

The owners themselves have tried to diversify the platform and alienate it from ‘porn’ by having all sorts of different influencers from other niches like fitness, cooking, wellbeing, etc. 

And there was an announcement a while back about actually banning porn. This caused tremendous turmoil and was beyond controversial making them backtrack a few days after the announcement. 

So all sorts of rumors and speculations are still ongoing about this U-turn and many sex workers have migrated to other platforms where they feel safer in the long run. Will this ever pop up again…only time will tell.

What do people do on OnlyFans?

Well, if they use it as an adult site, they will be posting NSFW pictures and videos normally behind a paywall. Also they might offer certain custom content, bundles and services like 1-1 video calls. 

However, there are many other things you can do in Onlyfans. From workouts, meditations, recipes, podcasts, etc. Or simply have it as a more explicit content that normal social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook allow.

The initial launch of Onlyfans in 2016 was meant to be a platform for performers of all kinds to offer subscriptions to their followers or fans. Hence the name: Only (for) Fans. 

Similar to Patreon which, by the way, set up boundaries very early on in terms of what adult content is and isn’t allowed in there. Onlyfans didn’t do this and it got out of hand being invaded by sex workers and it was too late when they wanted to rectify this.

In fact, what would Onlyfans be without them is kind of a great point to be made.

I want to point out though, that adding a bit of spice to your content or, straight up showing nudity cannot be classified as porn in itself. Might be sexual, but it is not porn.

I am aware this is controversial but it is my totally honest opinion as an adult creator in Onlyfans.

What is the magic formula to make money on Onlyfans?

For me the magic formula is being yourself and being coherent with your values and beliefs.

Why do I say that?

I say it out of experience and field work for now three years.

I started Onlyfans doing adult content as I was copying everyone else and the perception I had is that it was the only way. But I was wrong, so little I knew! I started the other way around: with no following.

How are you going to have subscribers if nobody knows you exist? Think about that.

Social Media nowadays allows you to quickly build up a following. No matter what you do or offer. You can make delicious foods, or play an instrument, be a very funny person, dance amazing, tell jokes or simply be beautiful and have a captivating smile, in short, be charismatic. Social Media is conexion and knows no limits. 

So if you are one of these people in TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, etc. with a significant following, you might consider having an Onlyfans to show your wildest side and make an extra money.

Let’s be Realistic for a Minute

If you are not planning in the slightest to show an extra inch of your beloved sacred body, Onlyfans is not the option you’ll go for. I get that.

That’s why I am hesitating whether Onlyfans is the place for me after three years there. But there is this maverick part of me that wants to revolutionize the picture and (maybe naively) thinks there is a place for mild adult content.

Well, effectively there is as my statements show but in the medium long term is something to watch out for. Plus, the Stigma Onlyfans carry won’t easily go away if ever.