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What is OnlyFans? How Does It Work?

Have you been to social media platforms and check out the social media scenario? You would have noticed a portal that has become quite popular over the last few years. Yes, we are talking about OnlyFans. The site became popular during the COVID pandemic and has become a popular platform where artists, entertainers, sex workers, and others monetize their content.

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Let us explore what is OnlyFans all about and how it works.

What is OnlyFans?

OnlyFans is a platform for selling and buying digital content. It is a subscription-based platform where content creators sell their digital creations to their subscribers. The service calls the subscribers on OnlyFans as Fans, and that explains the name OnlyFans.


The service was launched in 2016 and was initially quite like other subscription-based services where fans can pay to watch and access private content (photos, videos, and live streams) with a monthly subscription. However, during the pandemic lockdowns, creators began sharing adult content, which catapulted the platform to an all-new level.

But, it may be noted that OnlyFans is not only about adult content. It has several other creators who include fitness trainers, models, celebrities, and many other content creators monetizing their content through the platform.

How Does OnlyFans Work?

OnlyFans works on the subscription model. However, unlike most other subscription-based services, it lets the content creators plan their subscription charges. You can charge your fans based on how you or your fans accept your content.

OnlyFans lets you keep 80% of your revenue, while OnlyFans takes the rest of 20%. They state that they get 12% of your revenue after the site maintenance and other charges.

The minimum subscription charges would be $4.99 per month. The maximum you can charge is up to $49.99. However, most of the regular content creators stick to a price of $5 and $15 range. Of course,  you can ask for more if you think your content is good enough to command more money, or if you tend to get more interaction from the fans.

Most of the content on OnlyFans is adult in nature. This would make it important to ensure that you are above 18 years of age to create an account on OnlyFans. You will need to produce a government-issued ID card and a selfie to prove that you are above 18 years of age.

OnlyFans also ensures that the fans cannot access the content beyond the paywall. If a user attempts to take a screenshot of an image or OnlyFans video, they will only get a black screen. That would mean your interests as a content creator are protected. Apart from that, the fans will be banned from the platform if they attempt to take a screenshot or record a video on the platform.

Who Can Use OnlyFans?

Practically anyone can use OnlyFans as long as you are 18 years old. Even when it has a major part of its portfolio having adult content, it also hosts content from other genres. OnlyFans is a good platform for a variety of creators which may include writers, artists, fitness trainers, and more.

However, after the pandemic years, the platform is known for the sex workers, who upload images, and videos, and interact with their fans via direct messages. Several celebrities and influencers use their following to earn a decent income through exclusive and adult content.

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Is OnlyFans Subscription Anonymous?

There are times when you may be looking to remain anonymous when sharing your content on OnlyFans. Well, that is absolutely possible with the platform. You can easily create an anonymous profile and offer your content on OnlyFans.

In fact, you do not necessarily need to show your face on OnlyFans. You can create several videos and other content of explicit nature without showing your face. Of course, you will need to share your real identity with OnlyFans when you create your account, but need not share it with your fans.

When it comes to fans, yes, subscriptions are anonymous to the public but the platform has the information about you. Also, if you want to keep yourself anonymous you can use an anonymous display name, and don’t use your personal profile photo. It is up to you as to how you want to show your identity as a fan.


OnlyFans is definitely the best option for sharing your creations and earning a decent income. Even when the platform has been known for adult content, it is also used by content creators in other sectors.

In fact, OnlyFans is the first fan-based subscription platform that has created a niche for itself. Of course, it may lack a few features, but still, it does come with a unique ambiance about it. If you are capable of creating great content – either sexual or non-sexual in nature, OnlyFans should be the best option that you would wish to go with.

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