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What is an OnlyFans free trial?
A free trial on OnlyFans is a promotion run by a content creator to give free access for a period of time – usually a week or even a month.
There are no free trials offered by OnlyFans as a company – they leave everything in the hands of the creators.
You can create a broad promotion to allow everyone free access for a set amount of time, or click on individual users’ profiles to give them an exclusive trial.
By giving out free trials, you give users a chance to enjoy your images and video and see if they want to then subscribe.
How do you offer a free trial?
There are two ways to offer a free OnlyFans trial depending on whether it’s a blanket offer for everyone, or a specific offer for a user.
If it’s for everyone, head to your profile settings and choose the ‘Start a Profile Promotion Campaign’ option. You can then set a discount – choose 100% for a free trial. If you want to offer a discounted amount you can do so instead, but be aware that any discount below 100% will always be for one month. For a free trial, you can choose between 1 and 30 days.
If it’s an individual user that you want to offer a trial to, just click on the three dots on their profile and you’ll find the option to offer them an individual discount.
Be aware that free trials on OnlyFans don’t work in the same way as many other websites – once the trial ends, they won’t be automatically subscribed unless they cancel. Instead their subscription will just end and they’ll need to manually re-subscribe.
Things to watch out for
When setting up your free trials, make sure not to give it to everyone. It can be tempting to try and capture as many free trials as possible, but not everyone needs a trial to sign up.
Use it more sparingly and as a tool when you’re promoting yourself elsewhere. The individual promotions in particular are a great tool if you’re chatting to someone elsewhere on the internet – if you think they might be interested, treat them to a personalized trial.
For broader offers, you can set a limit on the number of users getting free access too.
The most important thing is that you offer value that makes the user want to keep subscribing. If you give away all your content for a month but then only add a couple of new pictures or videos, they’re hardly going to want to keep paying.
Keep adding fresh content throughout the trial, and talk about what content you’re going to add once their trial ends. This is the way to keep them hooked.