What Is OnlyFans?
OnlyFans is a content subscription service based in London, United Kingdom. It is a social media platform which allows content creators to post content and receive payment directly from their followers, or “fans”. It has millions of users that pay influencers for access to exclusive content.
OnlyFans has been around since 2016 and is widely used by sex workers, though celebrities like Cardi B and Bella Thorne have also recently begun using it to earn an income.
The popularity of the Platform was exploded in the last 2 years but but during the recent lockdown it has become more and more famous. The reason is simple OnlyFans is mostly used for NFSW type of content, so due to job loss many of the dance girls signed up on OnlyFans and earned their livings.
It has, however, because very useful for people offering adult entertainment, from cam girls, adult models to porn creators and porn stars. (And reality TV people who want to make extra cash by sharing revealing snaps.)
“As far as we’re concerned, if you use social media and produce your own content, you should be using OnlyFans,” its website says.
“Whether you’re uploading tutorials, tips, behind-the-scenes footage or just endless selfies, a lot of your followers would be willing to pay for them.”
How does OnlyFans Works?
Content creators upload their content to the site—it could be articles, photos, or videos—and their fans can choose to follow them, typically for a fee, which is decided by the creator. OnlyFans creators keep 80 percent of the money they make with the rest going to the site.
For a content creator, OnlyFans works a lot like some other social media sites like Instagram and Facebook but your content is hidden until your fans subscribe to you, for a price that you set.
OnlyFans ensures that the content cannot be shared beyond the paywall as if a user tries to take a screenshot, it will show a black screen instead. Users can also be banned if they are caught trying to screenshot or record the screen.
OnlyFans said in a statement: “OnlyFans takes content piracy very seriously and has a designated DMCA team that issue formal takedown notices against all reported copyright violations.
“Our DMCA team issue notice on all illicit target websites, hosting services and domain registrars, whilst also notifying all major search engines of these infringements.”
OnlyFans Users and Content Creators
In March 2020, It was reported that OnlyFans had 26 million registered users. However, by January 2021, it has reported that OnlyFans now had more than 100 million registered users.
As of January 2021, OnlyFans is said to have more than 1 Million creators on the platform!
Back in May 2020, OnlyFans was gaining 7,000- 8,000 new content creators per day, according to the site’s chief operating officer Thomas Stokely. Multiple reports as of January 2021 quotes Tim Stokely as saying OnlyFans averages 500,000 new users per day.