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If you are someone who has a sizeable social media following and thinking of starting an OnlyFans page, then you’re in the right place. If you are someone who wants to follow your favorite online celebrities and influencers, this is also the right place. Either way, this is a detailed guide on how content creators can set up an OnlyFans page (and for their fans to open up an account just to subscribe to them).

If you are opting to become a content creator, there is no better way to expand your online presence than OnlyFans. You may have already been able to build a following on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or even YouTube. But OnlyFans is growing in popularity over the years (despite the bad press it’s getting for accepting adult content).

As someone who subscribes to an OnlyFans account, it’s like following someone on social media. However, the major difference is that you may need to pay in order to subscribe. Either way, you’ll be able to get exclusive content that can’t be found anywhere else on the Internet.

With that in mind, let’s dive into a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up an OnlyFans Page for content creators:

Steps On How To Set Up An OnlyFans Page

The following is a step-by-step guide on how you can start an OnlyFans page. We’ll walk you through each step so you don’t have to miss anything important. Let’s start with step one:

1. Sign up

The first step in opening a new account anywhere on the Internet is always signing up. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do here. You can sign up for OnlyFans using two options:

  • Twitter
  • The good old-fashioned sign-up form

The Twitter option is simple enough. All you need to do is connect it to your Twitter account, give the latter permission to connect to OnlyFans, and that’s about it. Easy peasy.

If you don’t have a Twitter account or don’t want to link it just yet, then you can go through the motions by signing up the old-fashioned way. It’s as simple as filling out your name, username, password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.

After you have signed up, you should have a verification email sent right to your inbox. The email should be in your regular inbox but could end up in your spam folder. Sometimes, you’ll need to wait a few minutes before it shows up.

Once you’ve verified the email, you should get one more email to inform you that everything is a go. From here, let’s set up the financial stuff so you can be able to receive your payouts should you want to earn money from OnlyFans.

2. Set up your financial information

Depending on where you live, you can tie your financial accounts to your OnlyFans. If you live in the United States, the only account you’ll need is a bank account. There is no support for PayPal or any eWallets for US content creators at this time.

Here are the following actions you need to take:

  • Go to your profile, highlight “Subscription Price”, then go to “Add Bank or Payment Information”
  • Choose the “Add Bank” option located on top right-hand corner
  • Enter the pertinent information needed like your account, bank’s routing number, etc.
  • Confirm that you are age 18 or older and a legal resident of your country/jurisdiction

3. Verify your identity

Next, you’ll need to verify your identity. You’ll need to upload two photos: One of them is your identification card (or Driver’s License). The other will be a picture of you with the same ID card in your hand. Keep in mind that both you and the ID card must be visible. Passports can also count as well.

4. Finish and submit for verification

From here, you’ll need to answer various questions about the content you plan on creating. After that, click “Send For Approval”. Typically, approval for verification will be about 72 hours at best.

Once you’ve been approved you can proceed to the next step.

5. Set up subscription prices

With all of this said and done, you’ll be able to now set up your prices for subscriptions and other goodies (like pay-per-view messages, etc.). You can set the price to whatever you think will be a good price that your followers would pay. It can be $4.99 or $49.99.

Keep in mind that out of all the people who follow you for free, at least 1 to 5 percent will eventually become paid subscribers. That’s why it’s important to promote your OnlyFans page whenever you have the opportunity. At the end of the day, it’s better to have 10 subscribers at $10 than it is to have 2 at $50 (assuming you want to make $100 a month).

6. Publish your content

Once you have been able to put together your page and have your subscription prices set, then it’s time to publish your first piece of content. It can be an image, a video, or even audio. There are plenty of content types that you can publish on your OnlyFans page.

Also, just so we’re clear you can post adult content on the site. So nude photos or videos of sexual content are acceptable (especially if it’s part of what you do as an adult entertainer). While people call it a “porn site” because content like this is acceptable, it doesn’t mean you are obligated to do the same.

With that in mind, it’s important that you stay consistent with your content as you begin your OnlyFans content creation journey. As mentioned before, you should promote your page regularly. And it never hurts to be good to your fans (and subscribers).

7. Don’t forget to ask for tips

One of the main ways to earn money on OnlyFans is tips. You can suggest tips each time you post content on your page. The more followers you have, the more you’ll get.

It would be a mistake for any new or seasoned content creator on OnlyFans to ask for tips. Especially when you post content that your fans will appreciate.

Signing Up For An OnlyFans Account

If you are signing up for OnlyFans to become a follower or subscriber, then the process will be completely different. The only difference is that you don’t need to include any financial information other than a credit or debit card that can be used for any paid subscriptions you want to sign up for. It’s as simple as signing up with your name and password (don’t worry, your real name won’t be revealed).

How to start an OnlyFans without followers

So when you first set up your OnlyFans, following all the steps above, you’ll have a profile that is ready to earn cash – but you’ll start without any subscribers. You’ll want to start tapping into your existing social media following in order to start bringing in those new subscribers as quickly as possible, once you have content worth showing them.

But what if you don’t have any followers? What if, you’re starting from complete scratch and your social media channels are pretty basic?

Don’t worry – a lot of people start from this position. It does make it harder, so you should expect to have to put in a lot of time early in your OnlyFans career with little reward. But you’re building the blocks that will form your success in future.

First up, you’ll want to make sure you have all the right social media profiles. Twitter, Instagram and TikTok are valuable, and you’ll want a Reddit account too. Make sure they’re consistent. They don’t need the exact same username but it should be easy to find your OnlyFans username based on the usernames you choose for social.

Once you have them established, set yourself up a bio link too like Ohh.me so you can link to all your profiles from one handy place. This also lets you link to OnlyFans from sites like Twitter and Instagram indirectly. Using a direct OnlyFans link could get you banned from those sites.

With all the channels set up, you’ll now want to start getting involved in social discussions. This doesn’t just mean plastering your OF link everywhere, but actually chatting to people and engaging with them. Be warm, be witty, be a bit sexy.

At this stage you are not trying to gain new subscribers. You’re trying to gain social media followers. Don’t push your OnlyFans link hard but instead try to get people interested in you and your personal brand.

Reddit’s a great place to start posting some sexier content in the early days too, and that’s a platform where you might want to start with the OnlyFans links earlier. Be honest about your position too – tell people you’re new, and you’re looking to get off the ground. Ask for advice. Ask for suggestions of what kind of content people want to see, and then follow it up.

You’re looking to build a rapport, which long-term can turn into subscribers.

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We’d recommend doing this alongside building your social following though. Don’t just rely on Promote but make sure you’re also finding fans elsewhere – that’s how you build a successful OnlyFans without a following at the start.

As you start getting new fans and followers, spend a good amount of time engaging with them. Chat to them, get to know them, and let them get to know you.

That way, you can keep them loyal, and you can start to learn what kind of content and engagement you should be focusing on as you continue to build up your OnlyFans profile. Give them what they want and they will keep coming back for more.

How to start a successful OnlyFans account

While this guide primarily covers the basic tips to help you start an OnlyFans account, there are some key tips if you want a successful career. Some of these we've covered briefly already, but here's a full recap.

You need to provide value for money. Creating content on a regular basis will help to justify your subscription fee for users. The best OnlyFans creators will make sure they have a set schedule where they create content and upload it frequently.

Therefore, don't try to start an OnlyFans account if you want to make big money but you don't have time to make a real go of it. An OnlyFans page does take a lot of work.

Plus, you need time to promote yourself across other social media platforms to build your personal brand. You can start an OnlyFans from scratch, but to make money from your exclusive content, you need people to pay for it. Make sure you've set up your social media accounts and that you work hard to get your name out there.

Then, be engaging. Starting an OnlyFans means committing to communicating with your fans via private messages and other paid content. Adult content creators should be ready to engage with their fans on the platform, and the occasional direct message will be just as valuable as explicit content.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I be anonymous on OnlyFans?

As a content creator, you can be anonymous. You can use a stage name if you are not comfortable with using your real one. To take it one step further, you don’t even have to show your face at all. If you are a user, your real name won’t be revealed to anyone (not even to the people you subscribe to).

How much money do OnlyFans content creators make?

OnlyFans content creators can make a variable amount of money. It depends on several factors. Subscription prices, tips, pay-per-view content, etc are just a few ways to make money on the platform. Based on subscriptions alone, you can make a good amount of money. If you have 10,000 followers and 1 to 5 percent (on average) become paid subscribers at $14.99 each, you can earn anywhere between $1500 to $8000+.

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What are the OnlyFans sign-up requirements?

To set up an OnlyFans page you’re going to need formal ID to verify your age. You’ll also need an email address that you want to use with the profile – this can be your regular email, or you can set up a dedicated one if you want it to be more private.

You’ll need details of your bank to set up payment methods, and you’ll want to make sure you have content ready to go, including a profile image and header image, and a bio that explains the kind of content you’re going to create.

How to set up OnlyFans without ID?

You can’t set up an OnlyFans account without ID. It’s important that you can verify your age, because otherwise children could get access to the website and either see content that is unsuitable for them, or even create illegal content themselves.

If you don’t have a valid form of ID then you’ll need to get one before you can apply for an OnlyFans page. This may take more time and it may seem inconvenient but remember that you are helping to protect children by following the rules.

Final Thoughts

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