Safe-For-Work OnlyFans – Becoming a Non-Explicit Content Creator
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If you tell someone that you have an OnlyFans page, the immediate assumption is going to be that you’re posting content of an explicit nature. OnlyFans has become widely known for its connection to adult content.
But there are a lot of people on the site making “safe-for-work” content that isn’t explicit in nature. And some of them are still making good money.
So, if you like the idea of a side hustle such as OnlyFans, but you’re not into selling nudes or pornographic content, then read on.
What Does “Safe For Work” Mean?
Firstly, we need to clarify exactly what is meant by “safe for work” content. The terms “safe for work” and “not safe for work” are intended quite literally.
Everyone knows that people at work will be using the internet for some personal means, whether on a lunch break or just procrastinating between meetings. So, the tag “NSFW” for “Not Safe For Work” was invented, so that people could mark content that shouldn’t be opened on a work computer.
After all, you don’t want to get fired for looking at something inappropriate, do you?
This means that anything marked “safe for work” should be the kind of content that wouldn’t get you fired.
But there aren’t clear guidelines as to what really classes as safe for work. There are two schools of thought:
1) Content that isn’t in any way sexualized
2) Content that isn’t explicit
The easiest way to compare the two is to think about swimwear content – women in bikinis, for example.
Is it explicit? No, it’s not. You can see women in thong bikinis just by heading down to the beach.
But is it suitable to have on your work screen in the office? Probably not – and you might still get fired if you spent your whole day browsing bikini models sat at your desk, or even just checking these photos on your lunch. It’s still something that can be sexualized, even without being outright sexual.
When we talk about “safe-for-work” career options for an OnlyFans page, really we mean content that isn’t explicit. Some of the options available to you will be completely safe for work, while others might fall into the latter category – something that is designed to be sexy, but that is technically innocent enough to be public.
So don’t assume that all SFW content is content that has no sexual undertones to it whatsoever. Some does, but with limits on how risqué the content gets.
SFW Career Options
If you want to start your own OnlyFans career but you don’t want to bear it all, or go even further and show adult sexual activity, then you’ll need to decide what content you want to create.
Bear in mind how OnlyFans and other similar sites work – you make most of your money through subscriptions, where people pay to unlock your content. So whatever route you want to take with your content, you need to be able to justify a subscription fee. Or to put it another way – it needs to be content that people want to pay money to see.
A non-negligible fraction of OnlyFans content is safe for work. In fact, the company was making significant effort to highlight that aspect of the service a while ago, but then they realized how well the porn was selling and just gave up.
With that in mind, here are some work-safe content options that you might want to pursue.
Swimwear & Underwear Model
One of the most obvious options for a “work-safe” content career is to be a model of swimwear and/or underwear. It’s basically OnlyFans-lite. You’re still sharing the sort of content that is designed to get guys and girls a little horny, but without resorting to showing off everything.
There are pros and cons with this style of content, so let’s start with the pros. Firstly, you’re able to set your own boundaries on how much you show. You might decide to push the boundaries into sheer/see-through underwear, or keep it to solid-color bikinis or speedos. That’s up to you.
Plus, you open up a world of possibilities for shooting locations, and can vary your content with different settings. If you were making pornographic content, you’re pretty much limited to what you can shoot in your home, or you’re taking massive risks shooting public content. With swimwear content you can shoot almost anywhere.
And a lot of potential followers and subscribers will find your content just as hot – sometimes, a little bit left to the imagination can be just as sexy as someone fully exposing themselves.
There are plenty of options within this area too – you might want to stick to sexy lingerie, or you might prefer the ‘amateur’ style of regular underwear, the kind of everyday stuff that is more functional. Again, some people prefer to see this more ‘real’ style of content.
The major downside to this option as an OnlyFans career is just how much harder it can be to carve out your own niche. While yes, some people prefer to be turned on by underwear models or swimwear models, there are plenty of OnlyFans creators showing off a lot more and likely charging a similar fee.
Of course, there is also plenty of free porn on the internet, so that argument may not come into play.
Regardless, you do have to work hard to keep people subscribing. You don’t need to have the hottest body, but you do need to get creative on future shoots to keep your content fresh and exciting.
This might mean buying large volumes of underwear or swimwear to show off, so you’re always wearing something new. This can get pricey, but if you’re comfortable with it, you might want to fund it by selling used items. There’s a market for selling underwear through these platforms like OnlyFans.
Being a successful swimwear or underwear model isn’t easy, but if you can build up a rapport with your fanbase and expose more of your personality, so they feel a connection with you, then you can get them hooked on your content. Then just keep your shoots fresh and interesting to maintain those subscription payments.
Another hugely popular branch of safe-for-work content on sites like OnlyFans is fitness content. And part of the reason for that is because it’s a niche that can offer something for everyone.
Some fitness content creators are making tutorial videos and meal plans to genuinely help people to improve their own fitness. They’re inspirational, showing off their own success, but also working on tailored tips and guidance in exchange for subscription fees.
And if you’re someone who has a genuine success story, or you have a qualification or education that means you’re an expert in fitness and health, then you can make good money by charging for bespoke advice and dietary guidance through platforms like OnlyFans.
And then there are the fitness content creators who are actually showcasing their exercise routines as a means to being sexy, without pushing into explicit content. There’s a huge market for people who want to see men and women showing off toned bodies and muscles, especially when they’re wearing skin-tight gym gear or small shorts.
If you’re someone who has a good body shape and you want to show it off, without stripping down to underwear or going completely nude, then gym gear is a great option. You can leave your midriff exposed and have clothing that accentuates your butt, while guys can focus on wearing vests that show off more upper body muscle, or tight clothing around the crotch.
You can choose which direction you want to go in with fitness content, but if you want it to be completely non-sexual in nature, you need to have a good offering to make someone want to subscribe to you. So consider what rewards or perks you’ll offer alongside your workout routines if you want those followers to convert into paying fans.
Weirdly, cooking content is another niche that can be completely serious or have a little bit of naughtiness thrown in.
If you want a regular cooking account, then you really need to consider what you’re offering if you expect people to subscribe to you. It’s no good just doing recipes – there are plenty of those available free online. Just saying that you’ll offer a recipe without all the walls of text that precede most internet cooking recipes isn’t enough.
So, what can you do? It could be fun cooking challenges designed to be more entertaining, or maybe you just offer direct cooking advice to your subscribers, responding to their specific needs and looking at what specifically they’re doing wrong in their techniques so that they can become a better cook or baker.
That’s the normal cooking side – what about cooking with a naughty twist?
What a lot of people do is combine cooking with another niche, so you might cook in your underwear. You’re being suggestive, but doing something fun at the same time. Plus things can get messy, and even though it’s going to be flour or dough, some people still find that sort of thing alluring.
Or, take more of a risk and whip off all your clothes, but cover yourself with an apron. Technically you’re still safe for work, since there’s no nudity on show. But you need a lot of confidence for this approach, along with a lot of care to not accidentally let something pop out whilst you’re whipping up your next culinary masterpiece.
Many content creators exist purely to entertain, and so there could be a market for this on a site like OnlyFans. Some comedians have tried to set up profiles on the page before, with mixed success.
But if you can crack a way of being entertaining and you want to put your rants or sketches behind a paywall, a site like OnlyFans could be perfect.
The biggest issue here is knowing that you are actually entertaining. A lot of people think they’re funny when they’re not. You need an established following that enjoys your schtick before you can start charging subscription prices for it.
It’s a tough one to judge, and most comedians are making money from sites like YouTube or from social media shorts, but if you know you provide good quality content, then a site like OnlyFans could essentially be your fast-pass to a sort of streaming service dedicated just for your material.
How to Set Up a Work-Safe OnlyFans Page
Once you’ve settled on an idea for your work-safe OnlyFans page, it’s time to get the account set up.
You can follow the normal steps for setting up an OnlyFans page, but there are a couple of things that you’ll need to pay extra attention to when your account isn’t offering adult material.
A Clear Bio
One of the worst things you could do on OnlyFans is mislead people. And unfortunately, for your work-safe career, most OnlyFans users are expecting to see adult content.
If they can, in any way, misinterpret what your account is offering, and they subscribe but find out you’re not an NSFW OnlyFans account, they’re going to be angry. And they’re going to ask for a refund, which they may well get if they can show why you’ve misled them.
So, your bio must be clear. You should explain exactly what content people will get when they subscribe, and also what they won’t get.
Don’t leave anything gray here – nothing vague. You need to make sure that people understand you’re offering safe-for-work content only. This is especially key if you’ve chosen to be an underwear or swimwear model, or you’re going down the fitness route.
These could easily be misconstrued as being adult pages, with more revealing content behind the paywall. So just be upfront and honest.
Clever Use of Tags
Because you’re going to be competing against a lot of explicit profiles on sites like OnlyFans, you need to get creative about the way you tag your content.
Again, this doesn’t mean misleading people. But you can tag your content with as many keywords as you can think of that are reasonable, in the hope of getting more eyes onto your profile before they subscribe.
So, if you’re shooting underwear content, use hashtags around #hot and #body, because they’re true.
Also look at what other models are using, and jump on their hashtags. Don’t be afraid of copying hashtags from NSFW OnlyFans accounts, provided they apply to your content as well.
The goal here is to get as many people as possible looking at your page, and then your header image and bio can tell them whether or not you’re worth subscribing to.
OnlyFans Alternatives for Work-Safe Content
It’s worth pointing out that, while we continuously reference OnlyFans, there are plenty of other sites out there that work in a similar way.
Some of these sites are very similar in tone to OnlyFans, in that they are ‘for everyone’ but really contain 99.9% adult content.
Other sites are exclusively for adult content creators, so best to avoid those.
And there are some that are genuinely good for work-safe creators, including sites like Patreon that aren’t really aimed at the adult market at all.
Consider which site you want to use. You might want to use more than one – though be careful of splitting your fanbase. It’s best to have one main profile where you can direct people, though a secondary account could be useful for experimenting with new features, before potentially relocating.
Promoting OnlyFans Content that is Work-Safe
With your work-safe OnlyFans (or alternative) set up and ready to go, you can start posting content to it to bulk out your account and to help keep subscribers hooked.
But how do you get those subscribers? It’s time to start promoting your work.
Social Media (and OF links)
Social media is likely to be your go-to for promoting your paid content. And there is good news and bad news when it comes to sharing your account on social media platforms if you’re a safe-for-work creator.
The good news is that you’ll actually be able to share more of what you do, without getting into hot water with the platforms. Most social media sites don’t like adult content, and can ban users for posting it.
So, the creators who are making explicit content have to be very careful about what they share.
With work-safe content, the limitations are relaxed, although not fully. Sites like TikTok claim to ban anything that’s inappropriate for younger audiences, so revealing underwear can still get you banned from the site.
Swimwear should be OK, and fitness content definitely is. But just be careful not to push the boundaries too hard.
You can still turn to sites like Reddit, which allow risqué content and even have subreddits dedicated to every niche. This is a good platform to promote whatever you’re doing.
The downside to social media promotion is that it can’t detect what content is on another website, it’ll only track the URL. Which means that sites such as Instagram and TikTok, which don’t like users to share OnlyFans links, are still going to penalize you even if your OF profile is something completely safe for work.
Even if you’re not sharing anything remotely sexy, as soon as you start adding links to your social media profiles that promote sites like OnlyFans, you could get kicked off the platform and lose all your followers.
So, it still makes sense to use a link aggregator tool such as Ohh.me. This is a tool where you can store links to all of your profiles across multiple sites.
Then, just share your Ohh.me link on social, and you can still direct people to your OnlyFans profile, without getting in trouble with the social media moderators.
Another option for promoting your safe-for-work profile is to use our Follower Find tool.
Admittedly, most creators who use our service are explicit creators. But not all are, and it certainly doesn’t stop you.
We offer you the chance to advertise your profile to hundreds of thousands of people who know what sites like OnlyFans are, and how they work.
We’re an extra advert to help drive eyes to your profile, and we have categories too, some of which could definitely apply to work-safe creators.
There may be a time when you decide to transition from a work-safe OnlyFans career to a not-safe-for-work one. If that’s the case, there are a couple of things to bear in mind.
Consent and Boundaries
Firstly, make sure that the only reason you’re moving into explicit content is because you actually want to.
If you’re not being too successful with your safe-for-work content, and someone starts asking you to do things that are outside of your comfort zone in exchange for a big tip, think about whether that’s really worth it to you.
Definitely don’t see explicit content as a shortcut to money. Because that can be a slippery slope when the original tipper disappears, and you’re left wondering whether it was worth it.
There is nothing wrong with moving from an SFW profile to an NSFW profile. It’s how a lot of people get started with more sexual content in the first place – they start safe for work until their confidence is built up, and then push the boundaries more.
But set those boundaries yourself, and only do what you feel is right for yourself. Safe-for-work profiles can succeed, they just need a lot of hard work.
There’s a chance that you may wish to start shooting more explicit content, but you want to do it anonymously, and you’re worried because you’ve already shared revealing information in your safe-for-work profile.
Don’t worry, this is still possible. You can start by just revisiting your older content and deleting anything that shows off too much information.
That might mean starting from scratch if you have your face in everything you’ve shot. If that’s the case then just leave your old profile live, and start anew with a NSFW one.
But if you can remove select details to avoid giving away your identity, then try to keep as much safe-for-work content live. Just remember that you now need to add a lot of NSFW content so that new subscribers don’t think you’re misleading them onto a paid subscription that isn’t as explicit as promised.
Transitioning from NSFW to SFW Content
You may be thinking about moving away from explicit content and working only on safe-for-work material going forward. Some sex workers may decide to tone down their content. If that’s the case, you need to decide what to do with your old content.
If you’ve decided that you no longer want to have explicit content of you online at all, you’ll need to delete it from your profile.
This is a big decision, so make sure it’s the right one for you. Back everything up if you want to, in case you change your mind at a later date.
Sites like OnlyFans don’t keep a backup, so once it’s deleted from their servers, it’s gone. Their security measures include a strict no-logs policy so they can't keep your content without your knowledge or consent.
Still, if that’s what you want, you’ll get a completely fresh start. You just need to brace yourself for losing any OnlyFans subscribers who were following you for creating content that is explicit.
If you want your OnlyFans to be work-safe but you aren’t worried about people seeing your explicit content, why not rehome it to an alternative site such as Fanvue or Fansly?
You don’t necessarily need to keep updating it. Just be honest that it’s your content backlog, and charge a cheap subscription fee for access. Or make it single-fee paid content instead, so people can pay once to view that content as much as they want.
Then you can keep your OnlyFans as safe for all, and just house your explicit stuff elsewhere.
Is OnlyFans Safe For OnlyFans Users?
One quick note for any OnlyFans subscribers out there – OnlyFans is technically a safe website to use. As long as you don't come to the site from other phishing sites, you shouldn't need to worry about data breaches by logging on from work.
Of course, your IP addresses will be tracked by your IT department and there's a good chance they won't be happy.
Don't worry about the site causing major IT issues. It's a trusted platform and as long as you're not clicking random links and your company has reliable antivirus software, you can use it safely.
But your IT team will know what you're doing, and your boss might be wondering why you're browsing an OnlyFans account (or other platforms) from a work computer.
Be careful with scam accounts though – those using stolen content or that are just trying to extort extra money from you. Stay safe as an OnlyFans user by employing common sense, not sending money without good reason, and never handing over your login information or bank account details.
Benefits to Safe For Work Content Creation
So, what are the benefits of making work-safe OnlyFans content?
Obviously, it’s something that a lot more people are confident doing. Some people aren’t willing to show off their naked bodies or film themselves performing sexual acts, but safe-for-work content could be a means to still have a successful side gig.
There’s also the persistent feeling that OnlyFans may ban adult content in future, leaving only the safe-for-work profiles behind. If that does happen, getting started on a work-safe profile now could give you a massive advantage.
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You can also share your profile more freely online, including getting friends and family to share access to your profile if you’re comfortable with them doing so. Anything you can do to expand your reach will help.
An OnlyFans safe-for-work profile is hard work. You’re competing against adult content creators who are making sexual content, and that’s what a lot of people are looking for.
But if you put the work in, promote it in the right way, and make sure that fans know exactly what kind of content they’ll be getting, you can be successful with your OnlyFans account, and earn money from it.