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What Is OnlyFans and How it Works



OnlyFans gained popularity during the covid pandemic and provided a means for many to create a source of income by sharing photos, videos, and other forms of content. Although it does have a reputation for adult content, this is not the only content you will find on OnlyFans.

Today, we’ll look at what OnlyFans is exactly, how it works, and the various functions you can use with your and others’ content.

What Is OnlyFans and How it Works

What Is OnlyFans?

OnlyFans is a social media platform where content creators can share various forms of content. Their subscribers or fans then pay a monthly subscription to get access to their content. Fans cannot see any content unless they’ve paid the subscription to that content creator. Aside from the subscription fee, creators can also sell other items through the platform. This can include paid tips and private messages.

OnlyFans provides a safe platform where these creatives can connect with their fans. OnlyFans has also reported a 75% signup increase since March 2020, and although this is mainly due to the pandemic, the platform hasn’t shown signs of slowing down yet.

How Does OnlyFans Work?

To start using OnlyFans, you will need to be older than 18, and you’ll have to submit a copy of your identification to prove your age. You will also need to pay a monthly subscription ranging between $4.99 – $49.99 to whichever channel (known as OnlyFans) you decide to follow. 

There are five main pages on OnlyFans. Let’s have a look to see how each one works.


This is your main feed on the OnlyFans platform. Here you will see a stream of content from the influencers you follow and are subscribed to. If you are not subscribed to a content creator, you will not see their content. At the top of the home page, you will find a search bar. You can use the search bar to find more influencers to start following.


This is where you will see all of your notifications from the OnlyFans community. This includes any past interactions, posts you liked, creators you followed, any tips you left, and more. 


If you want to be an influencer on OnlyFans, this is where you will upload and create the content you will be sharing with your fans. From here, you can add various forms of media or polls to your posts and start sharing them with your followers. Remember that you will have to add bank details before charging a subscription for any content you post.


This is where you can start direct messages with your contacts and fans. Take note, however, that certain content creators charge for the opportunity to connect via direct message. 


The menu slides out from the right of the screen. Here you will see your account details and the number of fans and followers you may have. You will also be able to see bookmarks, lists, settings, linked cards, banking details, and more from this menu.

What Is OnlyFans and How it Works

Who Uses OnlyFans?

OnlyFans can be used by anyone who has content such as photos, videos, or voice recordings to share with their fans, and it is a great platform to interact with your fans. Currently, the platform is used to share the following types of content:

  • Adult content
  • Makeup artists
  • Food influencers
  • Fitness instructors
  • Comedians
  • Live Vloggers
  • Musicians
  • Artists
  • More

A few celebrities also use OnlyFans to share teasers of upcoming events and connect with their fans. Some of the stars with OnlyFans accounts include:

  • Cardi B
  • Tana Mongeau
  • Bella Thorne
  • Farrah Abraham
  • Blac Chyna
  • Dorinda Medley
  • Larsa Pippen
  • Bhad Bhabie
  • Aaron Carter
  • Tyga
  • Amber Rose
  • Jordyn Woods

How to Join OnlyFans?

Registering with OnlyFans is just as easy as signing up with any other social media platform. The only difference is that you have to be over 18 years of age, and you will have to link a bank account or card details, depending on if you want to use your account to share content and make money or support influencers by paying subscriptions.

For Creators

Influencers on OnlyFan can create their accounts for free. You can choose to create an account with Twitter or by using your email address and password. Once on the platform, you can customize it by adding a background and profile photo. You can also describe what your OnlyFans is about.

To set your subscription fee, you must add your bank details and confirm that you are over 18. Once this information is verified, you can set your subscription fee and start uploading content.

For Fans

For those who only want to stay fans and support influencers by subscribing, you can register an account for free by using either Twitter or an email address and password combo. Once you’ve verified your email address, you can log in to the OnlyFans platform.

Before you can start subscribing, you will need to link a bank card to your profile that will be used to pay the subscriptions. Since this platform also contains adult content, you will have to confirm that you’re over 18 years old before being able to use the app.

What Is OnlyFans and How it Works


OnlyFans is a social platform where content creators and influencers can connect with their fans and share exclusive and private content. To see the content, users will have to sign up for a monthly subscription. Despite some negative connotations, the platform is growing in popularity and is being used by a wide range of content creators from various industries.

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