These models can act solo or as part of a couple and make a lot of money depending on your niche and the amount of effort put into marketing activities. While it is unclear exactly how many Onlyfans users are female, it is worth noting that there is also a sizable demographic of gay and bisexual men on the platform who are also willing to subscribe and purchase content.
This article will focus on key strategies specific to male talent. If you plan on working with female creators as a couple or in collaboration, be sure to check out our complete guide on how to make money on Onlyfans.
- Be Yourself – Don’t worry too much about being perfect; it’s much better to be original.
- Make the type of content you enjoy – If you hate what you’re doing, it won’t be sustainable.
- Switch up the location – No one wants to see photos or videos in the same spot all the time.
- Collaborate with other performers – While this isn’t for everyone and holds higher risks in terms of safety, working with other top models is a great way to build your brand.
- Try some niche content – There are plenty of different types of adult content. Why not try a single month where you experiment with doing something new and exciting?
So first off, how much do male OnlyFans content creators make?
The average man on Onlyfans who takes and uploads photos and videos regularly makes $80 per month. While this is seemingly low, it is caused by the fact that the vast majority of male content creators put no effort into marketing, promotion, or long-term brand building. Top male models on the platform have been known to make $100,000 per month, so the potential is there for those willing to put in the hard work.
Unless you have a substantial following on other social media platforms, the likelihood of you being an overnight success is near impossible. The only men to achieve an instant following are those that are already celebrities with an active fan base.
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The most crucial factor in your ability to grow subs and build on Onlyfans really comes down to how effective you are at marketing yourself. Building on other social media platforms is a must if you want to become a top creator and make Onlyfans a primary source of income.
Your odds of a positive result will increase dramatically if you already have a following on Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, or Twitter. The ability to promote to an existing audience will often result in a small few willing to pay money for more intimate material. It is worth noting that a large portion of earnings for men on Onlyfans comes from live cam shows. If this is something you are not comfortable with or have no interest in pursuing, then Onlyfans might not be the platform for you.
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Men make up the majority of fans that purchase photos and videos from Onlyfans. Therefore if you are willing to sell to a gay or bisexual demographic, you have a far higher earning potential. Reno Gold is a top model that earns $100,000 a month on the platform.
How Men Make Money on Onlyfans
1. Make Two Onlyfans Accounts
Making a free-to-view account is an effective way to drive traffic to your premium offerings. The vast majority of top creators have more than one account for this very reason. You can build far quicker with a free account by removing the financial commitment required to sub. On the free account, release teasers primarily in the form of seductive images or super short clips under 10 seconds. That way, you can make a clear call to action to see the full-length offering of exclusive content on your main account.
2. Promote on Instagram
Instagram is a very visual medium, so there is considerable overlap with the target audience that enjoys Onlyfans. A shameless approach to advertising where you continuously drop your Onlyfans link in your captions is an effective way to push traffic to your money-making content. Instagram is free, but it also has very strict rules surrounding adult content and sex workers. For this reason, Onlyfans has grown into the number one marketplace for explicit content. Generally, about 1-2% of your overall Instagram followers will convert into Onlyfans subs.
3. Reply to Direct Messages
Direct messages are one of the easiest ways to make money on OnlyFans because they require little to no effort. Many top models say that up to one-third of their over revenue comes from tips secured over direct messages. It doesn’t matter how big or small your fan base is; most users love chatting with a performer they follow. Don’t be afraid to reach out first and start the conversation by sharing a photo or even just asking a question like “how was your day?”
4. Reward Big Tippers
One of the biggest reasons why people tip others online is because they want to show their appreciation and get noticed for it. When you have a large following, there will always be a few people who react to and purchase every single thing you post. These types of followers are called super tippers. The support of a super tipper will earn you more than regular customers and are also more likely to be loyal due to the investment they have made in your brand. There are many strategies you can implement to increase your chances of receiving a tip, including posting photos of things you would never usually show off, using emojis instead of text when sending direct messages, or offering gifts/services, etc.
5. Share Free Photos on Reddit
Reddit is another great place to advertise because it targets male audiences who enjoy porn. It’s not uncommon for users to share links to Onlyfans pages within comments sections. If you post regularly, then you should expect around 2-5% of your posts to generate new subscribers.
6. Advertise on Facebook and Twitter
Most male Onlyfans members still fail to advertise appropriately. The key is to use multiple social media channels and not be afraid to promote to people you know personally. More often than not, they will be the most supportive in the early stages of your time on the platform. While you can’t advertise with links directly to adult content, you can direct the traffic to your Instagram account or a website landing page. Purchasing ads directly may cost you money, but if your content is good, it can snowball your earning potential.
7. Vlog on YouTube
YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world. Creating a video blog can give users insight into everyday life and funnel it to your Onlyfans. On Youtube, there is also the chance that something you produce goes viral, and if your channel builds organically, you could potentially earn thousands of dollars per month. There are many ways to drive views to your Onlyfans channel, including paid promotion, influencer marketing, etc. But ultimately, the key to success here lies in producing high-quality content.
8. Create Your Own Website
Building a website can be done in a few hours if you are relatively tech-savvy. You can promote your Onlyfans by creating a landing page and loading it with affiliate links to products you sell. Many top performers use a personal website to sell physical products to their audience. In addition to this, you can offer subscription discounts or special bonuses to those signing up via your website.
9. Join the Community of OnlyFans Content Creators
There are hundreds of Reddit groups and Facebook pages dedicated to supporting. Joining these groups allows you to build relationships with other members and access information that may lead to future business opportunities. The best part is that most communities allow you to create your subforum where you can market yourself and Onlyfans. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your brand and start earning passive income from your fans.
10. Sell Merchandise
Selling merchandise is a great way to increase the profits of your Onlyfans side hustle. Most sites, such as Teespring and Redbubble, let you upload images and descriptions onto shirts or mugs. Once someone purchases your merchandise, you receive payment directly deposited into your bank account. Some sellers even choose to keep some percentage of each sale to cover costs. Alongside conventional merchandise, there is also a growing demand for fans who want to buy clothing items you have worn. While this is not for everyone, it is an option that could set you apart from the competition.
11. Take Secret Photos
Next time you do a photoshoot, take a few extra to use as secret rewards for your audience. Fans love something exclusive, so having some material up your sleeve to drop as a cheeky direct message or give out as an unseen reward can really help build a connection with your fans. It is important not to share these images on a different content subscription service or other social media sites. If the type of content you are sharing labeled as unique is found to be a lie, it will negatively impact your relationship with fans. They might even unsubscribe or leave a negative review.
12. Release Content Daily
How often you release new content is vital when showing your value as a creator. Users want value from their sub, which is why most successful performers mention how often they post in their Onlyfans bio. Based on an in-depth analysis of these accounts, we can determine that, at minimum, you want to post at least once daily. If fans come to expect a daily post, they will also be pleasantly surprised if you drop an extra one.
13. Make Longer Videos
Long videos tend to perform better than short ones and also set you apart from other creators making lazy content. Viewers want to watch longer clips when they are paying for them because you are offering more value for their money. So if you’re looking to grow your subscriber count, then focus on making long-form video content. You should aim to create around 10 minutes worth of high-quality content per week. Remember to include captions and descriptions within your posts too.
14. Follow Fans on Social Platforms
The best way to ensure you build loyalty with your top fans is to follow them on platforms like Instagram. This makes them feel special and means and creates a deeper connection with them. This can also help you promote as these users will also be more likely to share your post on other platforms or retweet if you follow them. This is a grassroots approach to getting more subscribers, but it works well.
15. Create Content with Other Performers
If you’re trying to gain exposure through creating content with other performers, then you need to ensure you do so correctly. It doesn’t matter what kind of content you produce together, but you must both agree on the terms before starting work. For example, if you decide to collaborate on a photo shoot, then you’ll need to pay each performer separately. Also, don’t forget to tag all involved parties in the image caption. This helps cross-promotion and increases engagement.
16. Get Paid for Reviews
Getting paid for reviews has become an increasingly popular trend on the platform in recent months. Many people, males specifically, will pay hefty amounts to have their adult content reviewed by an Onlyfans creator. While this is obviously not for everyone and does involve receiving nudes, it can be a very effective way to build revenue. It can also help generate further tips in paid direct messages.
17. Be Descriptive With Your Captions
Being descriptive with your captions is one of the easiest ways to increase your earnings. If you’ve got great photos and videos, then you also need to sell them with detail that intrigues your fanbase. Remember to keep things simple and avoid over-complicated language. Keep it easy to understand, and don’t be afraid to throw in a few emojis. Also, if possible, try to add some humor to your captions. People love seeing funny stuff.
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