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14 Experiences From People Who Actually Have OnlyFans Accounts

14 experiences from people who actually have onlyfans accounts

OnlyFans is a content subscription service where you can pay to receive exclusive content from certain users. The platform has become immensely popular among sex workers, as well as celebrities like Cardi B, Bella Thorne, and Tana Mongeau, etc.

So what makes this platform so unique? Well, unlike other content platforms, OnlyFans offers a more personalized and private experience to its users. Content creators on OF keep their content hidden until users subscribe to it. This gives the overall experience a nice and personal touch.

Besides sex workers, other content creators can join OnlyFans too. Fitness instructors and musicians also use it to share exclusive content and earn some side hustle money.

So, we figured, who better than OnlyFans users to tell us more about the platform. Let's see what these 14 people had to say about their experience on OF.

1. If you lost your job during COVID19, OnlyFans might help you get back on track

"Thanks to COVID, I lost my job twice. Without the supplemented income, I wouldn't be able to pay my bills. The website can sometimes be a bit finicky, and it can occasionally take hours for your media to process, but it's absolutely worth it. My subscribers followed me over from Reddit, so I did already have a small following before I started, but if you want to make big money, you really have to grind and promote."

2. It's also a great way to boost your self-esteem

"I started my account because I wanted to build confidence and earn some extra cash. So far, so good! I have great stories, I've met interesting people, and I'm really enjoying it overall."

3. It's certainly not a place for celebrities to take money away from sex workers (We're looking at you, Bella Thorne)

"I'm a former sex worker. Sex work is work. Period. Actors and professional models should not be on this site. It takes money away from hardworking people who are just trying to put food on the table and support themselves."

4. Some users find it surprisingly similar to social media

"I joined after being on SeekingArrangement (a dating site for sugar babies and sugar daddies) for a few months. OF has been much more like a social media profile than I expected! Likes and comments matter almost more than your subscriber count. However, I love that I get to choose my own hours, and it's mostly online."

5. It gives sex workers a chance to up their game with creative content

"OF has democratized pornographic consumption and sex work — it used to be said that there was pornography for everything, but that just wasn't true. The overwhelming majority of pornography featured very specific physical features, and OF has provided sex workers who don't fall into those categories to find the audience that studios couldn't (or wouldn't) develop for them. It also allows sex workers who were already creating that content to professionalize their camera/lighting and make higher-quality content, rather than rely on a studio that doesn't have their best interests at heart."

6. It helps ensure protection and income for sex workers

14 Experiences From People Who Actually Have Onlyfans Accounts

"If you believe that sex work is real work (a good philosophical start to ensuring protections for sex workers), then making use of free pornography, especially pornography that is pirated and posted in copyright violation, deprives sex workers of income. OnlyFans actually gives income to sex workers."

7. It's hard to meet everyone's expectations and earn good money doing it

"I had an account from January to April. I'm also a stripper, so I've been in the sex work industry for a few years. It was just too much work to make everyone happy. People expect a lot for a little bit of cash on OnlyFans, and since I'm also a stripper, I just couldn't keep up with it, especially based on how I'm used to being paid. A lot of people felt entitled to have my attention 24/7, and that just wasn't the case. It was OK, but not something that could keep me going."

8. We shouldn't shame OnlyFans creators who enjoy their work

"My best friend made an OnlyFans, and she makes enough money from her Etsy shop and her OF that she doesn't have to work a traditional 9-to-5 job. She absolutely loves it, her husband supports it, and I think it genuinely helps with her anxiety/depression. I don't get why some people are upset or offended by their close friends being on OF. If it makes your friend happy and you're really their friend, then there's no reason not to support them!"

9. Some extra cash never hurt anyone, especially if you get to connect with new people at the same time

"I started an account a month before the world turned upside down. I have about 1,500 vids and 3,000 selfies on my phone because I like selfies. I figured I already had content; I just wasn't making money on it. So I approached the account like a side hustle.

"Since I have premade content, I just schedule one video and one picture post per day. I never intended to 'make money' and take whatever comes as gravy. I've built a healthy recurring fan base that allows me to treat myself and my husband to things that we wouldn't normally get ourselves. I also really enjoy interacting with the fans who have a more direct line to me personally. I find that most folks are just seeking a connection with someone they find attractive. I don't necessarily make 'porn,' so I think that fans can appreciate my content as something within reach."

10. Some OnlyFans subscribers should learn the difference between content creation and sexual services

"I want my subscribers to understand that I have a private life besides OnlyFans. Me flirting or being nice doesn't mean I'm in love; it just works. I don't want them to be my boyfriend; I'm happily taken and not willing to cheat. I am selling nudes, not porn or sexual services. There's a huge difference, and most don't understand."

11. You need to have a large fanbase to make any real profit on OnlyFans

"I started my OnlyFans back in August, but I ended up deleting it in mid-October. I found that it's a way to get some side cash, but the only way you can start making any real profit is if you put a bunch of dedication into promoting yourself online or if you already have a fanbase/large following. The only subscribers I ever had were friends of mine because it's exclusive access to someone you know personally. I also found that it was too much effort to take pics and post every day when the only real money I was making was monthly prescription payments and small tips."

12. You can make more money on OF than on other similar platforms

"I make free erotic audios on Reddit and started an OnlyFans as a way to expand on that and connect with listeners interested in an additional visual experience to go along with my voice. A lot of other NSFW audio performers I know have jumped on the platform too, and I've made more money on it than I have on other platforms. And being in Canada, where anonymous payment options are few and far between, I've been able to sell commissioned audios through OnlyFans to folks who want to keep their info private. It's been a total game-changer for me."

13. OnlyFans subscribers pay for a personalized and unique experience

"I know someone who charges for photos on OnlyFans. The appeal of it seems to be that the buyers can get exactly what they want — specific outfits, specific poses, and other things that make it a more personalized experience. There are people out there willing to pay money to fulfill a specific fantasy, and if that's what they want to spend their money on, I say go for it. I don't think it's any more frivolous than me spending a little extra money on the perfect shade of red lipstick, which I've done."

14. Celebrities like Bella Thorne can make a difference by supporting sex workers and donating to mutual-aid organizations

"I'm a longtime sex worker and activist. Bella Thorne needs to take all the money she made on OnlyFans and give it to sex worker mutual-aid organizations! Our community is severely struggling right now, and she has a powerful platform to truly make a difference. FKA Twigs has been publicly supporting the sex worker community and is a good example of how celebrities can actually make a difference. In the US, check out your local Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) on where to donate.

"Also, look for mutual-aid funds run by and for sex workers. The Black Sex Worker Collective and Lysistrata MCCF, both in NY, are doing amazing work, along with HIPS in Washington, DC. And there are countless others that are easily searchable."

One thing's for sure, OnlyFans is here to stay, so get ready to hear more about it in the future! Who knows, it might even replace other social media platforms. Only time will tell!