For those of you wondering how to get successful on OnlyFans, there are a few things you should know. First of all, you’ve probably already seen some big names like Lindsey Pelas or Kim Kardashian starting to pop up on the platform as of late—and that’s no coincidence! In fact, several celebrities, fitness trainers, and social media influencers (millennials and Gen Zs to be exact) are now using it to expand their fan bases and break free from corporate bigotry, hegemony, institutional sexism, homophobia, racism, and all the other good stuff that comes out of the highly unequal patriarchal white supremacist power structure that we happened to live in. If you want to learn how to use it properly and build your audience, Maxwell offers some tips that can help you out! Let’s take a look at the basics…
Finding Success and Independence on OnlyFans – Fitness Model and Photographer Maxwell Alexander‘s Pro Tips – Professional OnlyFans Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios / NYC
Quality over quantity
A lot of people are under the misconception that to be successful on Onlyfans, you need to shoot more and more content. While this is true for some, it’s not for everyone. Quality over quantity is what I believe in. My fans want a mix of quality content, homoerotic fine art content, and some more realistic and natural content. The only thing they don’t want to see is me doing the same thing over and over again, so having at least some content strategy is the key. Amateur content may work for some models, but when you have a loyal following who supports your every move, it makes sense to give them only the best, so I definitely recommend spicing up your content library with professional OnlyFans photography! The bottom line is that if you’re posting consistently at least once a day (or at least three times a week), then you’ll have success on Onlyfans.
Consistency is key
One of the most important aspects of success on Onlyfans is being consistent in posting quality content. In order to maintain consistency, it is essential that you establish a schedule for when you will post content. For example, if you are only going to post one photo per day, make sure you post at the same time every day. Consistency will help build your followership so that they know when to expect fresh content from you. Another crucial aspect of building your following and maintaining your consistency is interacting with your followers. Make sure that whenever you’re on the site, in addition to posting photos and videos, reply to comments and messages as often as possible.
One of the most important things to remember is to be yourself when you’re on OnlyFans. Whether you’re a fitness model, a photographer, or just someone looking for love and companionship, your personality is what will make people want to follow you. It doesn’t matter if they’re following you because they like your physique or because they like what you post. Just keep putting good content out there that represents who you are. And always interact with followers. If you feel funny about it at first, go ahead and look at some other profiles first so you can see how it works. You can require fans to tip in order to post a comment and this is the way to establish that no, your work is not free and replying to comments is the customer service part of your job as an OnlyFans creator and you have to get paid for it. If someone leaves a comment on one of your photos or posts, reply back!
Offer something unique
Maxwell has been documenting his fitness journey on Instagram and TikTok for years gaining a huge fan base, but how much money has he made on all that content production work? Nearly $0 while multi-national corporations and Zuckerberg’s shareholders were making billions in advertising and product sales while using the “free” content from social media creators. This is why influencers nowadays start by choosing a content monetization platform even before jumping into the content production game and Maxwell, like many other creators, has recently made the switch to Onlyfans. He shares his intimate male boudoir photosets with a smaller group of real fans (not freeloaders!), giving them a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get fit and how to leverage sexuality in achieving natural bodybuilding goals.
Promote, promote, promote!
I love Instagram and Twitter, and I think those are great marketing platforms for OnlyFans models and photographers to promote themselves, says Maxwell. Of course, you’ll have to follow each platform’s guidelines when it comes to adult content.
Patience is key when it comes to building an audience, as well as posting content consistently and constantly innovating. You can’t just post one thing every two months and expect people to renew their subscription at the end of the month, Maxwell explains. I would suggest uploading at least one photo or video per day. In addition, ask yourself if you’re being compensated fairly for the content that you’re creating and you’d have to find a balance between being overpriced and underpriced.