Thinking about starting an OnlyFans?
The rise in direct-to-user subscription-based distribution platforms has been one of the major game-changers in porn in recent years.
It’s not just established porn stars that are adding home-made footage to their revenue streams, subscription-based platforms are providing an entry-level gateway for anyone who wants to explore that side of their sexuality and make some cash.
During the Covid-19 pandemic lock-down, fan-subscription sites such as OnlyFans and JustFor.Fans has seen an explosion of guys registering new profiles and looking to build an audience for their amateur porn.
Here’s some tips you might want to consider if you’re thinking about dipping your toe into the world of fan-subscription content.
Are you happy for everyone to see you naked?
Once you start posting photos and videos of yourself on the internet, you pretty much have to accept that the world is going to see you naked.
There’s nothing wrong with that, but don’t kid yourself that you’re going to be able to keep this on the down-low. People will inevitably find out.
Can I create a fan-subscription channel but remain anonymous?
You can try.
Technically, the content you post to your fan-subscription channel is only available to people who have subscribed to your channel. But this is the internet. Things that you would prefer to remain hidden have a tendency to emerge at inconvenient times.
You can wear a cool mask and hide your face and change your name and all of that, but if you’re posting explicit content onto a fan-subscription site then you pretty much have to assume that people will find out about it.
That’s probably not a big deal anyway, but just be prepared that it’s going to happen.
Do you have the equipment and skills you need?
While you can upload raw footage from your phone straight to your fan-subscription channel, you’ll get better results if you put some effort into cameras, lighting, and editing.
Do you have the time to invest in this project?
Creating a successful fan-subscription channel takes a surprisingly big time commitment. It’s not as simple as just filming yourself having sex and then uploading it.
Even if you’re not putting a lot of time into your post-production, you’re still going to be spending a lot of time on your social media – promoting your content, engaging with your audience, and trying to recruit subscribers.
Do your research
Check out what other guys are doing on fan-subscription platforms. Figure out what style of content would suit you best, work out which guys are creating the kind of content that you’re into.
What are the fan-subscription channel options?
When it comes to fan-subscription channels where you can post explicit content – gay porn – you’ve got two main options to choose from. There’s OnlyFans or JustFor.Fans.
OnlyFans was first to market and is the bigger player. They seem to be happy to take the money from gay porn content creators, but they don’t want to publicly associate themselves with the adult entertainment industry.
JustFor.Fans is a smaller operator but built and operated by people who are passionate about gay porn and keen to support the industry. Commission fees that JustFor.Fans take are generally higher with OnlyFans.
While there are some advantages to focusing all of your content and attention on to one platform, you can post the same content to both OnlyFans and JustFor.Fans.
What sort of content should I create for my fan-subscription channel?
As long as it’s legal, you can pretty much create any sort of content you want. But you need to be thinking about what your potential subscribers want to watch and what they will be willing to subscribe to.
You don’t have to show your face, but you’ll generally get better results if you do. It can just be solo action, but that can get a bit repetitive after a while.
From our extensive research, the most successful fan-subscription guys – who aren’t porn stars – are able to let their personality shine through on their videos, build a connection with their audience, and showcase having sexy fun in interesting places.
Don’t expect to be an overnight success
It takes time to build a reputation and grow your audience. If you’re not seeing your subscriber numbers grow dramatically after your first few posts, don’t panic. You need to be persistent and stick at it.
How do I get people to subscribe to my channel?
This is the big question. There’s also a question around how you keep people subscribed and don’t lose them from your subscriber list.
Here’s some suggestions:
- Create quality content that will appeal to your existing subscribers and your target subscribers?
- Post regularly and consistently.
- Use collaborations with other content creators to help expand your reach.
- Use social media to promote your content and your channel.
Don’t expect to make a fortune
Fan-subscription content is a pretty competitive game. You’re going up against big-name porn-stars and guys who have been working at this for a number of years. The money can be good if you can sign-up a lot of subscribers and keep them, but that’s not easy to do. You’re best to see this as a fun side-hustle that might bring in a bit of cash and enable you to explore your exhibitionist fantasies.