5 Legit Onlyfans Alternatives For Adult Content Creators

Let’s not get it mixed up when it comes to onlyfans alternatives…

OnlyFans is the best platform out there for adult content creators.

Why?

Traffic & brand recognition.

Why OnlyFans is so hard to beat

No onlyfans alternatives have anywhere near the amount of traffic and brand recognition as OnlyFans. 

“Subscribe to my onlyfans” is literally a meme at this point – great for brand recognition.

A lot of guys have an onlyfans. Not a lot of guys are on the other platforms…

That traffic on onlyfans is a large, paying audience and you can get in front of them using shoutouts, free page promo strategies, or free trial links.

But are there some legit reasons to look at other platforms?

For sure. 

The main reason is that in 2021 OnlyFans was about to ban adult content creators (apparently due to pressure from payment providers) but reversed their decision.

This is a legit worry.

For this reason, we think it’s a good idea to have 1 alternative platform as a backup.

We don’t think OnlyFans will ban adult content creators any time soon but it can’t hurt to be prepared.

All you have to do to be prepared is sign up for another platform (recommendations below) and cross-post some of your OnlyFans content there occasionally.

This means that if the worst ever happens and OnlyFans does the unthinkable…. you’ll already be mostly prepared to move fully to another platform.

What OnlyFans is bad at

Model discoverability

The second legit reason to look at an onlyfans alternative is that OnlyFans has terrible search functionality.

Fans can only search for creators by username, display name and so on.

Fans cannot search for kinks, categories, or niches.

That’s why multiple OnlyFans search sites like Fansmetrics have popped up.

These are third-party sites trying to solve the problem of OnlyFans having crap search functionality.

We recommend you optimize your onlyfans bio to help these search sites categorize your onlyfans profile by your niche(s).

OnlyFans does not offer you (as a creator) any discoverability.

OnlyFans is not bringing you new fans by allowing you to be discovered by searches on their site.

But some alternative platforms have great search functionality for fans and discoverability for creators.

This means that they can bring you some new traffic and fans –  another platform to add to the top of your sales funnel.

These types of platforms (with great discoverability) are a great option for onlyfans creators who want to remain anonymous and are avoiding posting on social media for that reason.

Keep reading to find the best only fans alternatives as an onlyfans backup and for creator discoverability too.

The 5 best onlyfans alternatives

5 legit onlyfans alternatives
8Expert Score
#1 best onlyfans backup

Fansly is the best alternative to OnlyFans in 2022. It's genuinely creator-friendly and built with creators in mind. Support and communication is very good. Tiered subscriptions are great (even if a little confusing for new fans) and Fansly has most features that OnlyFans has. Like all the OnlyFans alternatives its main con is that it's not OnlyFans. It does not have the same level of traffic or brand recognition. That said - we think it is the best option for creators to use as an onlyfans backup.

traffic - compared to onlyfans
7
creator friendliness - support & communication
10
creator payouts - frequency & options
8.5
Positives
  • Creators earn 80%
  • Easy to set up
  • Flexible content policy
  • Payouts > $20 as often as you want
  • Geoblocking
  • Free & paid timelines
  • Subscription tiers
Negatives
  • Less traffic than OnlyFans
  • Can be complicated for new users who are used to OnlyFans
  • Limited payment options for your fans (Debit or credit card only)
  • Limited Search
7Expert Score
#2 best onlyfans alternative for discoverability

Frisk is a really cool and hot platform right now. The main benefit is that it has amazing search functionality for fans. You are very "discoverable" on Frisk - making it a great platform for faceless or anonymous creators who don't want to promote on social media. The main drawback is how new it is and the lower traffic compared to OnlyFans.

traffic - compared to onlyfans
3
creator friendly
9
payout
7
Positives
  • Creators earn 80%
  • Great search options for fans
  • Easy to set up
  • Flexible content policy
  • Payouts >$50 on 1+15th of month
  • Geoblocking
  • Free and paid timelines
Negatives
  • New and lower traffic
6.5Expert Score
#3, solid platform

A pretty good platform all around. Good search functionality like Frisk. Payouts are made two days a month (1st&15th) eligible for payouts.

traffic - compared to onlyfans
4
creator friendly
8.5
payout
7
Positives
  • Creators earn 80%
  • Great search options for fans
  • Easy to set up
  • Flexible content policy
  • Payouts >$100 on Mondays
  • Geoblocking
  • Free and paid timelines
Negatives
  • Lower traffic
6.5Expert Score
#4, solid platform

A pretty decent platform all around. Good search functionality like Frisk & LoyalFans. The main drawbacks are that models earn 5% less than on OnlyFans, Fansly, and Frisk and there is no geoblocking which can be a big deal if personal privacy is a priority for you.

traffic - compared to onlyfans
5
creator friendly
8.5
payout
7
Positives
  • Good search options for fans
  • Easy to set up
  • Flexible content policy
  • Payouts >$100-1000 on Tuesdays
  • Free and paid timelines
Negatives
  • Creators earn 75%
  • Lower traffic
  • No geoblocking
6Expert Score
#5, very different to onlyfans

Manyvids is not a "real" OnlyFans alternative for most creators. But it is a sold platform, with lots of traffic and can be a good compliment to your OnlyFans - another source of income. ManyVids is mainly for purchasing videos one-off 'à la carte' rather than being a subscription platform.

traffic - compared to onlyfans
8
creator friendly
8
payout
9
Positives
  • Creators can earn up to 80%
  • Easy to set up
  • Flexible content policy
  • Payouts >$50 anytime
  • Free and paid timelines
  • Groblocking
Negatives
  • Creators can earn as little as 60%
  • Not a fully featured platform like OnlyFans

Conslusion

OnlyFans is still the Queen.

Using any other platform as your main platform means that you’re leaving money on the table.

However, the 2021 fiasco highlights the importance of having a backup plan in the current world we live in.

We think that Fansly is the best onlyfans alternative platform to use as a backup.

If you don’t like Fansly for some reason then LoyalFans and FanCentro are 2 good onlyfans alternatives.

You also should consider using Frisk:

1. As another traffic platform for the top of your sales funnel

2. As a platform gain new subscribers without social media promotion

Manyvids you can pretty much consider separate to OnlyFans and it can bring in some nice extra income from selling ‘à la carte’ videos to people who don’t subscribe to your onlyfans.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

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