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How does OnlyFans work for subscribers

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OnlyFans is a content-sharing website allowing users to subscribe to creators to access exclusive content. Some content creators have a free-to-follow OnlyFans account, but many others charge their subscribers. Creators can also make money through tips, pay-per-view messages, and selling standalone content.

If you’re unsure how OnlyFans works and how to subscribe, this article is for you. In it, we’ll explain how to set up an account, subscribe to other OnlyFans accounts, and pay for monthly subscriptions and tips.

Jump to:

▸ How does OnlyFans work?

▸ Who uses OnlyFans?

▸ Why subscribe to OnlyFans?

▸ How to subscribe to OnlyFans creators

▸ How to tip on OnlyFans

▸ Does OnlyFans show on a bank statement?

▸ Can you use OnlyFans anonymously?

▸ How to pay for OnlyFans anonymously

How does OnlyFans work?

With an OnlyFans account, users can subscribe to content creators to view videos and photos and have one-on-one chats.

OnlyFans uses a subscription-based model, meaning you have to subscribe to a content creator to view exclusive content. When you follow a creator, you may be able to view some content for free.

Still, unless their subscription fee is set to ‘Free’ or they’re offering a free trial, you will have to pay a monthly amount to access content they’ve created exclusively for their subscribers. This content is reserved for the OnlyFans platform and cannot be found anywhere else. Once you’ve subscribed, you can access all their content, plus any optional extras, such as standalone content and private messages.

While OnlyFans is known as a platform for sharing content that’s “not safe for work (NSFW)”, some of the other types of content on the site include

  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Fitness tips
  • Recipes
  • Personal advice

Who uses OnlyFans?

Anyone can legally have an OnlyFans account as long as they are over 18. You can use the site either as a viewer or as a creator.

OnlyFans content creators cover a wide variety of niches, from health, fitness and cooking to music, dancing and modelling.

As mentioned, OnlyFans is known as a platform for sharing NSFW content, but it is also used by influencers who point their Instagram and TikTok followers to their OnlyFans accounts for access to exclusive content. It is also used by celebrities who want to earn more money and connect with their fans more personally.

These are just some of the celebrities who have OnlyFans accounts:

  • Amber Rose — Model
  • Austin Mahone — Singer
  • Bella Thorne — Actress and singer
  • Carmen Electra — Actress
  • Dan Benson — Actor
  • Daniel Newman — Actor
  • Daniella Westbrook — Actress
  • Danielle Lloyd — Model
  • Denise Richards — Actress
  • Donna D’Errico — Actress
  • Dorinda Medley — Reality TV star
  • Erica Mena — Actress
  • Kerry Catona — Singer
  • Farrah Abraham — Reality TV star 
  • Iggy Azalea — Rapper
  • Larsa Pippen — TV personality
  • Lottie Moss — Model
  • Rubi Rose — Rapper
  • Safaree Samuels — Rapper
  • Sami Sheen — Actress
  • The-Dream — Singer
  • Trey Songz — Rapper
  • Whitney Cummings — Comedian

Why subscribe to OnlyFans?

OnlyFans is unique, as it is the only content-sharing platform that lets creators upload all sorts of content, including NSFW content, behind a paywall.

As a viewer, you can unlock content by paying a subscription fee, allowing you to send direct messages (DMs) to the creator. As well as being able to interact with the creator and voice your support, you can request unique content, such as personalised advice.

How to subscribe to OnlyFans creators

To access OnlyFans content, you will need to create an account using your name and email. You will also be required to create a password. Once you’ve done this, the site will send a verification link to your email. 

After confirming your email, you will land on your new OnlyFans profile, where you can upload a photo, add a header, bio, and location, and link to other social media sites like Twitter and Google. You can also change your username from the one randomly assigned to your account.

Then, you can start searching for accounts to follow. You can follow some for free, but you will usually need to pay for exclusive content. To pay for content, you will need to add your card details to your account. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top left corner
  2. Select “Your Cards (to subscribe)” from the drop-down menu
  3. Click on “Add a Payment Card”
  4. Enter your credit card, debit card, or prepaid card details
  5. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom right
  6. When you subscribe to an account, your card will be charged (unless the account is free)

An OnlyFans subscription costs anything from around £4 (€4.50) to £40 (€46.50) per month, and unless you turn off auto-renew in your settings, you will be charged each month until you unsubscribe. However, if the creator has offered a free trial, your subscription won’t automatically renew, and you will need to switch on the auto-renew feature.

Adding your card details to your account also lets you tip creators and pay for standalone content. You can do both of these things without subscribing. Some creators also link to their Amazon Wishlists, where you can buy merchandise from them. Note that because this is separate from OnlyFans, it doesn’t guarantee access to their content.

It’s worth bearing in mind that the most you can spend on OnlyFans is £414 (€481) per day. This is to prevent celebrities from taking opportunities from other OnlyFans creators who rely on the site for their livelihoods.


How to tip on OnlyFans

You can tip a creator by paying extra for a post, sending money during a live stream, or sending money during a private interaction.

If you want to tip to show your appreciation, it is up to you to decide how much to send them. However, new users can’t tip more than £83 (€96.50) per day. Once you’ve had an account for four months, your tip limit increases to £165 (€192) per day.

Does OnlyFans show on a bank statement?

When you pay for a subscription or send payments on OnlyFans, the transaction will appear as “OnlyFans”, “OF” or “ *OnlyFans” on your bank statement. This means anyone with access to your bank statements or banking app can see you’ve spent money on the site.

Can you use OnlyFans anonymously?

It is possible to be completely anonymous on OnlyFans. However, there are several things you need to remember to do if you want to fully protect your identity:

  • Use a VPN — This hides your identity from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and prevents third parties from tracking your online activity.
  • Use a fake name — When you create an account, remember to use a pseudonym rather than your real name.
  • Use an avatar — Instead of uploading a profile picture, use an avatar so no one can see what you look like.
  • Set up a new email address — This will ensure your verification link isn’t associated with your contact details.
  • Avoid entering your personal details — Skip the options to enter a header, location and bio and don’t add links to your Twitter and Google accounts.
  • Use a prepaid card — Pay for subscriptions and tips with a prepaid card rather than a credit or debit card so the transactions don’t show up on your bank statement. We’ll take you through how to do this in the next section.

How to pay for OnlyFans anonymously

If you want to pay for OnlyFans anonymously, a prepaid card, such as a Getsby virtual card, is a safe way to do this.

Prepaid cards work just like debit cards. However, because they are not linked to your bank account, you need to remember to load enough money onto them before making any purchases. 

All you need to do to use your prepaid card to pay for OnlyFans subscriptions, tips, pay-per-view messages, and other chargeable content is add your prepaid card details to your account by following the steps in the ‘How to subscribe to OnlyFans creators’ section above.


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OnlyFans allows content creators to make money by sharing exclusive content with their followers. While there is all sorts of content on the website, OnlyFans is notorious for allowing users to upload NSFW content. Due to the nature of some of the content on the site, some people prefer to sign up to the service anonymously. This can be done by omitting personal information and images from their profile pages and using a prepaid card to pay for subscriptions, tips, pay-per-view messages, and other content.