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How to make $10,000 a month on OnlyFans, according to creators

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  • OnlyFans has become a go-to platform for creators, particularly in the sphere of adult content.

  • Influencers have built lucrative businesses on the subscription platform.

  • From DMs to personalized content, here's how creators make $10,000 a month or more on OnlyFans.

The subscription website OnlyFans has become the go-to platform for creators who publish paywalled content online, particularly those in the adult industry.

There's no lack of opportunity — according to the company's latest financial statements for 2022, payments made through the platform increased by almost $1 billion compared to the previous year, and the number of creators using OnlyFans was close to 3.2 million.

Business Insider spoke with a number of influencers who have built successful businesses on OnlyFans, and who make $10,000 a month from it — or, in some cases, much more.

Identifying the best and most efficient ways to monetize on OnlyFans can be complex, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the service and its features.

Creator Morgan Edwards faced this issue when she first joined.

"I was absolutely in the dark," said Edwards, who goes by the pseudonym "Kitty K" online. "One of the things that I did was really just sit back, observe, and sort of do what others did."

Edwards tried different approaches and eventually decided to focus on selling personalized videos to her subscribers. She was making $60,000 a month when she spoke with Business Insider.

Read more about how seven OnlyFans creators who make thousands of dollars per month established their prices

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OnlyFans creator Jade Nicole earned over $1 million on the platform with just 1,000 fans.Jade Nicole

Here are the top ways OnlyFans stars earn $10,000 or more per month:

Subscriptions: The most common way to start earning an income on OnlyFans is by placing content behind a paywall. OnlyFans allows users to establish their own pricing tiers for monthly subscriptions on the platform.

While some creators keep their pages free of charge, others prefer a model that is more expensive for a smaller number of fans.

Bryce Adams, a popular creator whose business made over $6 million in a year, runs three pages with different offerings, to cater to different needs.

Read more about Adams' strategies for success and how she built a multimillion-dollar business

Direct messaging: Some creators build their presence on OnlyFans based on the direct communication they establish with their fans and connecting with them on a personal level through messaging.   

These types of interactions can be particularly lucrative. Pay-per-message chatting, custom content (like pay-per-view personalized videos), and tips account for over 50% of OnlyFans' revenue.

"I understood that what guys wanted was a connection, so I sort of created this method of texting where I write and make videos at the same time," said Amber Sweetheart, who has 26,000 fans.

Read more about Sweetheart's business and how she used DMs to make over $2 million on OnlyFans

Personalized content: Another way for creators to build a relationship with their fans is creating bespoke content for them for a fee.

Promo "shoutouts": Creators rely on marketing tactics to get new customers, like buying and selling "shoutouts" from each other to advertise on OnlyFans and on other social-media platforms.

When Riley Reid joined the platform, she enjoyed recognition from her career in the adult-movie industry and decided to help new creators on OnlyFans by providing promotional spaces on her page for a fee.

"A lot of girls just kept asking me to pay for shoutouts," Reid said.

Read more about the lucrative business of selling promotional "shoutouts" on OnlyFans

How 13 OnlyFans creators built their incomes to over $10,000 per month:

How 4 OnlyFans creators are making over $100,000 per month:

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