Once you’ve got your OnlyFans profile set up, you need to get to work promoting it. Even if you post the most thrilling, sexiest content on a regular basis, it’s no good if you haven’t built up a follower base of people who want to pay to see it.
The best tactic is to promote yourself, your personal ‘brand’, and your OnlyFans page everywhere you can – as long as you do it in the right way. And unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you’ll know that TikTok is huge right now. It really is your secret weapon if you want to help boost your sub count and start making more money on OnlyFans.
TikTok is absolutely huge. Of all the major social media networks, it’s the newest – launching in 2016, the same year as OnlyFans. For context, Instagram has a 6-year head start on it. Despite being so new, it’s got over 600 million users worldwide (according to stats from October 2020), which is more than Snapchat, Reddit and Twitter.
It’s also loved because it’s so easy to create content. Uploading and editing video clips on TikTok is super-simple, meaning there’s no hard work having to make sure your clips are all sorted on third-party software before you hit upload.
Finally, TikTok works really well with the kind of content OnlyFans users want to create – to an extent. Officially, TikTok doesn’t support any kind of sexualized content, and you will get banned if you have posts reported due to being too risqué.
Despite being so new, [TikTok has] got over 600 million users worldwide (according to stats from October 2020), which is more than Snapchat, Reddit and Twitter.
But you can get away with more than you can on Instagram, and in terms of sharing videos, you can certainly do more with short clips on TikTok than you can on YouTube – which isn’t really designed for short, shareable clips.
It’s also really easy to suddenly see a huge upsurge in your TikTok popularity thanks to the excellent ‘For You’. If you nail just one good TikTok, your profile will skyrocket as it becomes shared with the whole world, as more and more people like it. And as long as you’ve done the work to capitalize on that (which we cover below), you can transfer that to your OnlyFans.
How to get more popular on TikTok
Get your quality right
The first step is making sure that you create content that works for TikTok. If your videos aren’t done right, then you’ll just be uploading to an empty vacuum. Quality is always better than quantity – a rule you should apply to your OnlyFans too, as long as you’re still posting regularly enough to warrant continued subscriptions.
So follow some basic video tips as a starting point. Film in good lighting, and consider buying a cheap ring light for your phone if your home or shooting location is dimly lit. Tidy up too – nobody wants to see a messy background. Unless that’s the niche you’re targeting, in which case go wild.
Make sure you’re interesting too, right from the start. Those first few seconds make the difference between how widely your video is shared – if people aren’t watching, the video won’t make it big. Don’t leave big gaps at the start of your video, edit it so you’re straight into the action.
Check what’s trending
After these basics, it’s good to look at what’s trending. Copy it, but make it sexier – most of the trends on TikTok start as a funny idea and end up being imitated by hot guys and girls who keep the fun but make it a little more tantalizing – so do that!
Time it right!
The last tip is to try to post at the best times of the day. Generally, for a global audience, that’s between 6am and 10am, and 7pm to 11pm EST, but feel free to adjust that if you’re targeting a specific region with your content. These times will get you the most success in terms of active users watching your videos though.
How to set your TikTok up to promote your OnlyFans
So if that’s how you become a hit on TikTok, there are now some tweaks to that, and some basic things you need to get right, if you want to convert your following to OnlyFans.
How to safely link to your profile
First up – you want to make sure you’re actually linking to your OnlyFans profile – but never directly! If you post a link straight to your OnlyFans profile, you’re on the fast-track to having your TikTok account deleted as soon as it’s noticed.
Instead, use Linktree. It’s a tool where you can host links to all of your social media accounts, including OnlyFans, meaning that anyone who wants to follow you everywhere can easily do so. And because TikTok allows Linktree links, you don’t have to worry about being booted off the platform for that.
You could also refer to yourself as an accountant. No, we’re not joking – the new viral trend for anyone on TikTok who wants to ‘talk about their work’ when they aren’t allowed to is to call themselves an accountant. Trust us, people will know what it means.
Make use of the right #hashtags
Next, you need to make sure that people who are actively looking for good OnlyFans accounts to follow can see you. That’s where hashtags come in. Again, don’t use #OnlyFans. Instead use #OF and other related terms, like #fansonly. It’s discreet enough to fly under TikTok’s radar, but people know to look for these popular tags.
Tease your content, but don’t push it
Most importantly, you need to post TikToks that are going to appeal to people in the same way your OnlyFans does – but without taking it too far. You need to be relatively tame, or again you’ll fall foul of TikTok’s strict regulations. But you can be tame and still be hot.
…you need to post TikToks that are going to appeal to people in the same way your OnlyFans does – but without taking it too far.
Good tips are to avoid underwear and avoid too many videos in swimwear or bikinis. Don’t zoom in on any body parts that make it really obvious what you’re doing, and don’t make any lewd movements or gestures with your hands or mouth. Sexy dancing is the way to go, with just the tiniest tease of revealing too much before you reel it back in. Leave the viewer wanting more – and they’ll head straight to your OnlyFans to get it.
Our last tip for promoting OnlyFans on TikTok is to go live. Rather than a pre-filmed video, by going live you’ve got more of a chance to get through the censors and filters when you mention your OnlyFans page. Do it discreetly still though, otherwise you’ll likely end up in trouble.
But by going live, you can subtly mention your page and where to find your name, as if it just accidentally slipped out – and you should get away with it.
Follow all of these steps and you’ll soon start building up a following on TikTok – and then from there, as long as you’re careful, you can start to convert those fans into followers and subscribers on your OnlyFans page. It always works best if you promote yourself in multiple places though, so don’t just rely on TikTok alone. One post that pushes the boundaries too far and your account could be gone.