What other options are there apart from OnlyFans?

Gaydar Blog

Gaydar Blog
16 September 2023

While OnlyFans is almost synonymous with the genre of fan-subscription content, they’re not the only player in the market.

If you’re a content-creator, exploring options beyond OnlyFans is becoming increasingly important as OnlyFans seeks to distance itself from explicit and sex-positive content.

As we’ve seen in other facets of the technology and payments landscape, adult entertainment products and services are generally seen as being inconsistent with the brands that own the App stores, and the brands that own the payment technologies that firms such as OnlyFans need in order to be able to operate.

OnlyFans began life as a small start-up business in England, but its fan-subscription model was the technology that sex-workers needed to shake up the adult entertainment industry.

The transformative power of OnlyFans was that it put sex workers in charge of the content that they created, enabling the personal monetisation of content that had traditionally been controlled by studios and distribution platforms.

What are fan-subscription Platforms?

The rise in direct-to-user subscription-based distribution platforms has been one of the major game-changers in porn in recent years.

OnlyFans has been the biggest player, but there are other options out there. Effectively, you sign-up to a monthly subscription offered by a content-creator. They post content, and if you like it, you don’t cancel your subscription.

It’s not just established porn stars that are adding home-made footage to their revenue streams, subscription-based platforms are providing an entry-level gateway for anyone who wants to explore that side of their sexuality and make some cash.

Here’s some tips you might want to consider if you’re thinking about dipping your toe into the world of fan-subscription content.

Are you happy for everyone to see you naked?

Once you start posting photos and videos of yourself on the internet, you pretty much have to accept that the world is going to see you naked.

There’s nothing wrong with that, but don’t kid yourself that you’re going to be able to keep this on the down-low. People will inevitably find out.

Can I create a fan-subscription channel but remain anonymous?

You can try.

Technically, the content you post to your fan-subscription channel is only available to people who have subscribed to your channel. But this is the internet. Things that you would prefer to remain hidden have a tendency to emerge at inconvenient times.

You can wear a cool mask and hide your face and change your name and all of that, but if you’re posting explicit content onto a fan-subscription site then you pretty much have to assume that people will find out about it.

That’s probably not a big deal anyway, but just be prepared that it’s going to happen.

Do you have the equipment and skills you need?

While you can upload raw footage from your phone straight to your fan-subscription channel, you’ll get better results if you put some effort into cameras, lighting, and editing.

Do you have the time to invest in this project?

Creating a successful fan-subscription channel takes a surprisingly big time commitment. It’s not as simple as just filming yourself having sex and then uploading it.

Even if you’re not putting a lot of time into your post-production, you’re still going to be spending a lot of time on your social media – promoting your content, engaging with your audience, and trying to recruit subscribers.

Do your research

Check out what other guys are doing on fan-subscription platforms. Figure out what style of content would suit you best, work out which guys are creating the kind of content that you’re into.

What are the fan-subscription channel options?

When it comes to fan-subscription channels, the go-to player in the industry has been OnlyFans. However, with the announcement that OnlyFans is no longer going to support explicit content, you’re going to need to look at other options.

Most performers were already posting their content onto multiple platforms. JustFor.Fans is the second biggest platform for explicit fan-subscription content, but there are others. It’s probably wise not to put all of your eggs into one basket.

What sort of content should I create for my fan-subscription channel?

As long as it’s legal, you can pretty much create any sort of content you want. But you need to be thinking about what your potential subscribers want to watch and what they will be willing to subscribe to.

You don’t have to show your face, but you’ll generally get better results if you do. It can just be solo action, but that can get a bit repetitive after a while.

From our extensive research, the most successful fan-subscription guys – who aren’t already established porn stars – are able to let their personality shine through on their videos, build a connection with their audience, and showcase having sexy fun in interesting places.

Don’t expect to be an overnight success

It takes time to build a reputation and grow your audience. If you’re not seeing your subscriber numbers grow dramatically after your first few posts, don’t panic. You need to be persistent and stick at it.

How do I get people to subscribe to my channel?

This is the big question. There’s also a question around how you keep people subscribed and don’t lose them from your subscriber list.

Here’s some suggestions:

  • Create quality content that will appeal to your existing subscribers and your target subscribers?
  • Post regularly and consistently.
  • Use collaborations with other content creators to help expand your reach.
  • Use social media to promote your content and your channel.
  • Don’t expect to make a fortune

Fan-subscription content is a pretty competitive game. You’re going up against big-name porn-stars and guys who have been working at this for a number of years. The money can be good if you can sign-up a lot of subscribers and keep them, but that’s not easy to do. You’re best to see this as a fun side-hustle that might bring in a bit of cash and enable you to explore your exhibitionist fantasies.



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