To get started on OnlyFans obviously the very first step is to create your account.
OnlyFans will take you through a verification process to verify your identity.
Verification requires an up-to-date government issued photo ID document (preferably passport).
Once your account has been created and verified, people will be able to subscribe to your page, you can start posting content and set your subscription price and other profile settings.
Before you jump in
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Setting your subscription price
The first thing to set is your subscription price. You can do this in the settings menu.
You have to choose whether this will be a free or paid account.
There is one crucial difference between free and paid accounts.
Having a free account enables you to add a price for posts on your page that your followers can pay in order to unlock and view the content. These are called Pay Per View (PPV) posts and you can only use this feature on free accounts.
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Basic profile Settings
You need to update your username and display name. Nobody wants to subscribe to ‘u407195’ .
You can set your user and display name in the Settings menu:
Hide follower count
If you’re just starting out you should hide your follower count. Nobody wants to subscribe to someone with 3 followers.
You can access this setting in Settings -> Security -> Show fans count on your profile.
Your welcome message automatically gets sent to each new subscriber you gain. Use it wisely.
You can access this feature via settings: Settings -> Chats -> Welcome message for new fans
If this is a paid page you should set up subscription bundles to make it easy for people who want to subscribe, to subscribe.
You can offer 3, 6 and 12 months subscriptions at a reduced price for those loyal fans who want this kind of offer.
This is how you set up subscription bundles:
Via the settings menu, go to ‘Promotions’
You can also set standard discounts, or discounts for a limited amount of time via the promotions menu inside settings.
You might want to offer discounts for a limited amount of time to encourage prospective fans to subscribe.
If you’re concerned about privacy in certain countries you can block everyone from those countries from being able to view your page. For example if you’re from the UK you might not want anyone from the UK to be able to see your page.
Here’s how to set up country blocking:
There are 4 important elements in your profile that you need to optimize.
- Profile photo
- Cover photo
Your profile photo
This needs to be on point. No bathroom selfies and no dark lighting.
You want a bright and exciting profile photo that captures attention.
Don’t be afraid to use apps to edit and enhance your profile photo because its so important
Your Cover photo
Like your profile photo this needs to be on point.
Keep in mind the orientation of the photo – it’s landscape so your cover photo should fit that profile – just like a facebook cover photo!
Your bio should clearly state what you profile is about. What type of content you post. What it is that you’re offering.
But it should also be fun, playfun and personal. We recommend to use emojis.
Pick a good username. If it related to you and your style of content even better. Try to have a unique and memorable username.
We’ve just covered the basics of how to get started on OnlyFans.