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While OnlyFans creators are definitely becoming more socially accepted these days – and the career is seen as a viable option for many men and women who want to take advantage of their confidence and their looks – that doesn’t mean creators have free rein to do what they want with their content.

In fact, there are certain behaviors that have started to become all too common, especially for creators who lack imagination or who just want to make a quick buck.

These include several content ideas that are seen as shortcuts, or cheat codes, that actually don’t work as well as you might’ve realized. You’ll only do yourself an injustice in the long run, because you’ll put off people who might otherwise have spent their hard-earned dollars on your content.

Some of these are subjective, but we think you’ll agree with us on most of them. Let’s take a look at 11 bad OnlyFans ideas that you should steer away from with your content and self-promotion.

1. Posting Explicit Content Where It’s Banned

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an OF creator is posting explicit content somewhere where it’s not allowed, especially on apps that are extremely useful for promoting your page such as Instagram or TikTok.

You’re completely shooting yourself in the foot if you’ve already established a good number of subscribers on the platform as well, since you could wipe them out in the blink of an eye.

Even if you don’t have a huge fanbase yet, you don’t want to be constantly changing your social handles. It gets confusing for the fans you do have, and you can easily confuse yourself too.

But if you do have a lot of fans, you absolutely have to make sure you stick to the rules of the platform. If you get banned and need a new profile, there’s a good chance that you’ll lose at least a large chunk of your followers. Not everyone can be bothered to follow someone again – don’t make them work for their reward.

Risque is usually OK, depending on the platform – cheeky, and suggestive is typically alright. But too much content in underwear, or anything more than that, and you’re likely risking a ban.

2. Faking Sexy Stories

We encountered this fantastic post on Reddit recently:

The reason for this post on R/Confessions was a growing frustration at the number of people posting sexy stories on the sub, which is not designed for it. There are plenty of other subreddits where sexy confessions are welcomed.

Not only that, but they were clearly fake too – designed to reach a wider audience and make the poster seem exciting and sexy so that readers would click on their profile, browse their comments and post history, and eventually stumble upon their OnlyFans.

But as you can see – this just annoys people. Being fake, and posting in places where sexual content isn’t welcomed, is not a good tactic. You might think you’re being clever, but all you’re going to do is get yourself banned from the subreddit (it’s happening regularly) and you’re just going to piss people off.

Post to R/SluttyConfessions or other suitable subreddits instead. At least there it’s meant to be sex stories. Try to keep them real though, fake stuff can be spotted a mile away.

3. Spam Comments on Popular Posts

Another ill-advised tactic that some OnlyFans creators resort to is leaving spam comments on popular posts across social media platforms.

The logic behind this idea is simple: if a post is getting a lot of attention, jumping in with a comment that promotes your OnlyFans page might seem like a quick way to get eyes on your content.

However, this is more likely to harm your reputation than help it.

When you leave spammy, self-promotional comments on unrelated posts, it’s not just irritating to the original poster and other commenters, but it can also get you flagged for spam.

Most social media platforms have algorithms designed to detect and penalize spam behavior, which could result in your comments being hidden, your account being shadowbanned, or even getting you permanently banned from the platform.

Moreover, this kind of promotion tends to come off as really desperate and unprofessional. It makes it look like you don’t have a better way to attract subscribers, which can be a turn-off for potential fans. Instead of being intrigued by your OnlyFans, people are more likely to be annoyed or dismissive.

So don’t do it.

4. Mass-Messaging Strangers

Sending unsolicited messages to people you don’t know is another sure-fire way of coming across as spammy and desperate.

The people receiving your messages are likely going to feel uncomfortable or irritated by the unsolicited nature of the message, and rather than checking out your OnlyFans, they might report you for spam or block you entirely.

Additionally, mass messaging can damage your reputation. People talk, and if word gets out that you’re spamming strangers with your OnlyFans links, it can harm your brand and make it difficult to build a loyal, engaged following.

Instead of viewing you as a content creator worth following, people might see you as someone who has no respect for personal boundaries – a death knell for a content creator.

To be clear, using mass messages for your fans/subscribers on OnlyFans already is generally fine, as long as they’re clearly designed as mass messages to promote some new content.

Just make sure your actual subscribers also get good value from personalized messages, too.

5. Clickbait Titles and Thumbnails

Using clickbait titles and thumbnails might seem like an easy way to grab attention, but it’s a strategy that can backfire spectacularly.

Clickbait refers to using misleading or exaggerated titles and images to entice people to click on your content, only for them to find that the actual content doesn’t match the hype.

When you use clickbait, you risk disappointing and frustrating potential subscribers. People don’t like to feel tricked, and when they realize that your content doesn’t deliver on the promises made by the title or thumbnail, they are likely to leave and never come back. Worse, they might spread the word about their negative experience.

6. Using Inappropriate or Misleading Hashtags

Hashtags can be a powerful tool for expanding your reach on social media platforms, but using inappropriate or misleading hashtags is a bad idea.

Some creators might think that by using trending or popular hashtags, even if they are not relevant to their content, they can attract more viewers. However, this approach can lead to several issues.

Firstly, using irrelevant hashtags can annoy users who are searching for specific content. When they come across your post, which has nothing to do with the hashtag they followed, they might feel misled and irritated.

It’s the same as being clickbait-y. This can result in negative comments, reports, or people blocking your account, which is counterproductive.

Secondly, platforms like Instagram and Twitter monitor hashtag usage and have algorithms to detect and penalize misleading practices. If you repeatedly use irrelevant hashtags, your posts might be flagged for spam, resulting in reduced visibility or even suspension of your account. Not good.

Moreover, inappropriate hashtags, particularly those that are explicit or violate community guidelines, can get you into trouble.

Using such hashtags can lead to your content being removed or your account being banned, cutting off a vital channel to help you grow your fanbase.

Always use hashtags that are genuinely relevant to your content. Research and identify hashtags that your target audience is likely to follow. This way, you attract viewers who are actually interested in what you offer, leading to higher engagement and more meaningful interactions.

7. Writing Fake Reviews

Writing fake reviews might seem like a clever way to quickly build credibility and attract subscribers to your OnlyFans, but it's a tactic that can backfire in numerous ways.

While positive reviews can indeed be influential, faking them is a risky and unethical strategy that can do more harm than good.

People can often spot fake reviews. When potential subscribers come across overly enthusiastic and inauthentic reviews, they might become suspicious. That’s especially true for OnlyFans because it’s not a service that attracts a lot of reviewers.

Sure there are some sites where you can see what people think of different creators, but you’re hardly going to see many creators on actual review sites, are you?

Even the limited platforms and forums where you might post these fake OnlyFans reviews often have strict policies against such behavior. If you're caught, your reviews will likely be removed, and you could be banned from those platforms.

8. Posting Content Too Far Outside Your Comfort Zone

One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an OnlyFans creator is posting content that takes you too far outside your comfort zone.

While it’s important to create content that attracts and retains subscribers, it’s equally crucial to ensure that you’re happy and comfortable with what you’re sharing. If you push yourself too far, you might end up resenting your work, which won’t just impact your working time, but your mental health too.

When you’re not genuinely comfortable with the content you’re creating, it often shows. Your audience can sense when you’re faking enjoyment or forcing yourself to do something you’re not comfortable with.

This lack of authenticity can turn off potential subscribers and erode the trust you’ve built with your existing audience. People subscribe to OnlyFans accounts not just for the content, but for the connection they feel with the creator. If that connection feels inauthentic, they’re less likely to stay subscribed.

It’s also important not to accept content requests from subscribers if they make you uncomfortable, no matter how much money is offered.

It can be tempting to agree to everything when there’s a financial incentive, but prioritizing your well-being and personal boundaries is so, so important. Consistently doing things you’re not comfortable with can lead to burnout.

That said, it’s perfectly okay to push your limits a little to grow your confidence and expand your content offerings. Experimenting with new ideas and gradually stepping outside your comfort zone can be a positive experience if done thoughtfully.

The key is to know your personal boundaries and to listen to your instincts. If something feels too far outside what you’re comfortable with, it’s okay to say no.

9. Personalized Content That Isn’t Paid For

Creating personalized content for your OnlyFans subscribers can be a great way to build a strong, loyal fanbase and earn the big bucks while you do it. However, it’s essential to ensure you get paid upfront for any personalized requests. Making highly personalized content without securing payment first is a risky move that can lead to several problems.

There’s the potential for the buyer to stiff you. Once you’ve created and delivered the content, there’s no guarantee that the subscriber will follow through with the payment.

Additionally, if the content is too personalized, it can be difficult or impossible to repurpose it for other subscribers. Content tailored specifically to one person’s request may include personal details, names, or scenarios that don’t appeal to a broader audience.

To avoid these issues, always make sure to secure payment upfront for personalized content. If a subscriber is unwilling to pay upfront, it’s a red flag that they might not follow through with the payment after the content is delivered.

Alternatively, you can create content with only minor personalization that can be easily edited out or adapted for other subscribers. This way, if the payment falls through, you still have content that can be utilized for other fans.

10. Low-Quality, Lazy Content

There’s no real excuse these days to put zero effort into your content. If you’re worried that you HAVE to post something and shoot a bad video for your fans, you’re just going to disappoint them. They’ll think you’re getting lazy, and seriously reconsider their subscription.

This doesn’t mean you need the most professional content ever. Amateur-style photos and videos are fine. Just don’t get cocky or complacent.

Always make sure you’ve got decent lighting, even if it’s just using your home’s lights. Think about framing – filming so that you can barely see yourself, since you’re half out of the shot, won’t please anyone.

A little bit of effort goes a long way!

11. Using Bad AI Content

AI is becoming much more popular in the world of adult content creation – not just in the really complex faked photos, but even for everyday creators.

You can use AI now in all kinds of ways, including coming up with content ideas, writing messages for your fans, or helping you to plan a promotion campaign.

But AI is not perfect. Far from it! In fact, if you just dive into it without any planning, you’re likely to end up with some terrible, generic content ideas or wording that sounds very faked.

There are sites like Fanvue which are integrating AI properly, but if you’re going it alone for now, make sure you always check what the AI is spitting out, and don’t just copy and paste, hoping for the best.

Final Thoughts

It’s true that there are a lot of lazy shortcuts that people are using now, but this is actually a good thing for many creators.

Because, if you’re willing to put the hard work in, you could be the one that stands out above the crowd.

It’s fine to use some time-saving tools and the occasional small shortcut, as long as you’re still offering good value to your subscribers, and you make sure they’re properly rewarded when they spend their money on you.

Genuine interactions will be what makes you the best creator out there, and content ideas that do take some time and effort are always going to attract more fans.

Don’t be shy of working – you’ll love the financial rewards!