Exactly what to post on OnlyFans to succeed – 7 things you need to know

“What to post on OnlyFans?”

“What should I post on OnlyFans?”

“What CAN I post on OnlyFans?”

We get asked these questions so many times that we decided to answer them in all one place.

First things first when it comes to what to post on OnlyFans –  you need to only post what you’re comfortable posting.

You should think about your boundaries upfront when starting your OnlyFans career.

You should also consider that anything you post on OnlyFans could get leaked – so you need to keep this in mind.

When it comes to what to post on OnlyFans paid content should be more exclusive, and potentially more explicit depending on your personal boundaries and goals.

We’ve written this article to be as general as possible, but most of our clients do post some form of adult content on OnlyFans, so keep that in mind.

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What to post on OnlyFans – the OnlyFans Rules

All NUDE content on OnlyFans HAS to be behind a paywall… 

What this means:

On a paid subscription page, i.e. a page where you charge people money to subscribe, you can post adult & explicit content anywhere – on the timeline, in locked posts locked DMs, normal DMs, etc…

BECAUSE all that content is behind a paywall.

On a FREE page, i.e. an OnlyFans page which is free to subscribe to…

You can only post partially nude content on the timeline – the non-Pay Per View (PPV) timeline content on a free page is FREE, i.e. it’s NOT behind a paywall.

And all full-frontal nudity content on OnlyFans MUST be behind a paywall.

However, for PPV (Pay Per View) posts on the timeline of your free page or PPV posts in the DMs, you can have nude content,  since they ARE behind a paywall.

So when it comes to what to post on OnlyFans we recommend keeping the FREE content on your free OnlyFans similar to how your Instagram content should be – promo/teaser content and NO full-frontal nudity. 


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What kind of content should I post on onlyfans?

When you’re doing a content shoot, either solo at home in your room, or with a hired professional –  you want to consider what kind of content you’re shooting and where (social media? onlyfans?) you’re gonna post it.

Here at OnlyFans Guide make a distinction between promo content, which is given away for free for promo purposes, and premium content, which is paid for via OnlyFans subscriptions and/or PPV content.

Specifically, we recommend structuring a sales funnel like this:

Social Media -> Free OnlyFans -> Paid OnlyFans -> Custom content ⬇️


So when you’re shooting content you should think about not just what to post on OnlyFans but also – “is this content for my social media and free OnlyFans, i.e. is it just promo content OR –  is it for paid OnlyFans and PPV content, or maybe both?”

We recommend trying to get content for social media, free OnlyFans, paid OnlyFans, and PPV content all from the same content shoot, if possible.

Promo content should be pretty tame and something that you could post to Instagram without getting banned.

Think sexy content, teasing content, partial nudity, but NOT full-frontal nudity.

When it comes to what to post on OnlyFans paid content should be more exclusive, and potentially more explicit depending on your personal boundaries and goals.

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for OnlyFans content ideas… click below ⬇️


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Organizing your content

Creating a structure and organizing your content WILL save you a lot of future headaches. 

Sometime in the future, you’ll be thinking about what to post to OnlyFans…and having your content organized, and a record of what you’ve already posted and where will make this process so much easier and faster.

You’ll know where to find your promo content. Where to find your premium content. You’ll know that you’ve already posted that video to Reddit six times…

Trust us, we manage content for a lot of clients – organizing your content is important.

A laptop or desktop computer is best for organizing content.

If you don’t have a laptop or desktop then you should at least create albums in your gallery/camera app.

If you don’t have a laptop or desktop then check out this article for more tips & tricks for organizing content on your iPhone.

Organizing your content with a folder structure

First, create a dedicated  ‘OnlyFans content’ folder.  

You should first organize your content related to what TYPE of content it is.

Is it promo content? Paid subscription content? Content for PPV?

After that, you should create additional sub-folders to further organize your files and  use descriptive names when naming your subfolders… think names like:  

“solo”, “toy_reviews”, “shower_shots”,  and so on.


So a video where you reviewed a specific toy could be located like this: 

‘OnlyFans Content > premium > toy_reviews > 2020 > toy name‘    That’s = OnlyFans Content > Content PURPOSE > Content CATEGORY > descriptive filename

This may seem like a lot of work… but it’s pretty fast if you do it on a computer instead of your phone…

Keeping track of where you’ve posted content 

You can use Google Sheets to keep track of where you’ve posted a piece of content to.

Google Sheets is free and easy to use for organizing anything,

If you don’t wanna use Google Sheets you can simply rename files to indicate where you’ve already posted them.

Example: You have a movie file called:


After you post it to Reddit – rename it:


If you then post the same file to Twitter – rename it:


You can use abbreviations instead of the whole social media platform name e.g:


r = Reddit
t= Twitter

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Props & Costumes – ideas of what to post on onlyfans

For keeping your content fresh – props & costumes are 2 of the biggest tools in your… erm…toolbox. 

Let’s look at some of the best types of props & costumes and some specific products too.

Paper Backdrops

Paper backdrops are big rolls of paper that you can put on a stand or wall behind you when shooting.

Paper backdrops can be plain, colored, or decorated, and they give a smooth, professional look to your content.

You don’t need to buy a stand for paper backdrops… you can hang paper backdrops at home quite easily or just attach them to a wall with painter’s tape.

Paper backdrop attached to a wall with tape

If you want the professional set-up, for about 50 bucks you can get a crossbar and tripod system from amazon which means you can easily switch paper backdrops at any time ⬇️



On your bed, surrounded by colorful pillows makes a great setting for recording intimate content.


Simple colorful wigs and different length wigs are a great way to switch up your look.


Lingerie is a simple way to switch up your look.


LED lighting can be used to create an intimate setting.

Or you can use LEDs as a backdrop to your content (like paper) ⬇️

Nipple clamps


Nipple clamps and other pieces of bondage/BDSM costumes might be just what your audience desires, depending on your niche.

Body Jewelry


Body jewelry is another great way to keep your content fresh & change up your look.




Grab sexy costumes from Amazon for a themed content shoot.

Body oil / Coconut oil


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Makeup / Experimental Makeup


There are many resources on YouTube so that you can try out different makeup styles or get funky with experimental makeup.

Here are some great YT tutorials you can learn from ⬇️

No time to learn about makeup?

OK then use the makeup filters on the Airbrush app.

Other props to consider for ideas of what to post on OnlyFans:

  • Clothes
  • Mirror(s)
  • Contact lenses


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Lighting & Equipment

You don’t need to break the bank here.

There is a starter kit for every budget and $100 can go a long way to improving your content quality and what you post on OnlyFans.


No, you don’t need an expensive DLSR camera.

A modern iPhone will do a damn good job.

And depending on your niche a lot of your fans may prefer when you use your phone because it gives a more amateur/girlfriend type of appearance.

If your niche is very glamorous – professional style shoots might be what you need.


The single biggest technical improvement anyone can make to their content starting out is to improve their lighting.

The more light you have the better your pictures and videos will look

Ever wondered how models are making those ultra-high-quality-looking shots? 

If you thought it because of some expensive camera equipment you were wrong.

99% of the time those amazing shots were made using a pretty cheap piece of lighting equipment called the ring light.

Ring lights are perfect for beginners.

But before buying you should consider what kind of camera you will use with the ring light and the size of the ring light itself – will it be for full-body shots, or just headshots mostly?

Rings Lights – 8 things to consider

1️⃣ Cost

You can get a quality ring light for under $100 on Amazon.

2️⃣ Height (Minimum and Maximum)

Most ring lights will come with an adjustable rod.

At the lowest setting, it would stand at around 10 inches.

Perfect for putting on a table.

Some rods can extend as to 4 feet high or more.

Usually, you want the light to be at your level, or a little higher.

So think about the angles you might shoot from, and where you could place the ring light, to work out the best one for you.

3️⃣ Size Matters

Wider lights produce softer lighting.

So a larger light is usually what you want for shooting videos.

The typical sizes on Amazon are 12, 14, and 18-inches,  all good options.

The 12-inch is best when you only want a headshot.

But if you have the budget and don’t mind the size then get an 18-inch ring light because this given the most flexibility and the most light

4️⃣ Material quality

It’s best not to purchase a super cheap ring light made out of plastic – it’s probably just gonna break within a few months.


5️⃣ Bulkiness

If you travel to shoots or shoot content on holidays, etc. Consider the size and weight of the ring light – since you’re going to want to have it when shooting content anywhere.

6️⃣ Accessories Required. 

Most ring lights sit on a tripod stand, some come with a wall mount.

It’s best to buy a ring light that comes with a lightweight tripod stand so that you don’t have to buy additional accessories.

7️⃣ Dimmable 

It’s best if you can adjust the brightness and dim of the light – because each photo or video you take has different brightness requirements and different natural/complementary lighting. 

8️⃣ Fluorescent Bulbs Vs LED Ring Lights

Fluorescent ring lights are old and suck. They often have a humming noise and overheat pretty fast too.

LEDs are the way to go.

Our Top Recommend Ring Light Under $50:

The Sensyne 10” LED Ring Light ⬇️

Price – $29

Specs & Features:

  •  10-inch outer diameter ring 
  •  10 brightness settings and 3 color temperatures (3000K, 4500K, 6000K) 
  •  Has capacitive buttons for brightness and color temperature 
  •  Tripod extends from 15.7 to 50 inches. 
  •  Phone Bluetooth remote control 

This is great value for the price.

Great tripod, adjustable brightness, and dim, combined with the included phone grip that can be adjusted to vertical and horizontal orientation.

This is one of the best budget ring lights.

Our Top Recommend Ring Light between $50 – $100:

The Emart 18-inch LED Ring Light with Stand ⬇️

Price – $77

Specs & Features:

  •  Bi-Color Temperature and Brightness Adjustment 
  •  Wireless Remote Control (control brightness etc remotely)
  •  Large 18” size 
  •  Tripod
  •  Rotatable
  • Comes with travel carry-case 

For a small step up in price you can get pretty damn professional.

This larger light comes with a physical remote control that can change the brightness and light temperature remotely – great for playing around with lighting!

Despite the big size the whole kit only weighs 9lbs and comes with a super convenient travel carry case.

Tripods (with remote capture)

After you’ve got some lighting sorted…

The next bit of equipment that can help with what to post on OnlyFans is a good tripod and remote trigger.

A small flexible tripod will make many shots convenient for you 

A small flexible tripod.

Holding the phone or camera with your hand will usually result in a lot of the otherwise amazing photos being blurry and not unusable.

The UBeesize Phone Tripod is a great little flexible tripod for a tiny price ⬇️

If you want a medium to large tripod this is the one we recommend ⬇️

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Shooting Content and what to post on OnlyFans

When it comes to what to post on OnlyFans… planning your content shoots is going to make your content so much better.

Here are some things to do before shooting:

  • Choose your shooting location.
  • Clean your shooting location – no one wants to see a messy room.
  • If shooting with a mirror – clean it…
  • Declutter your room or shooting location. Unless you want that prop in the background it will just distract from YOU. Alternatively consider just blurring the background after the fact (use Facetune 2 or other similar apps)
  • Make sure there are no identifiable things in the background – there are many creeps out there… so don’t doxx yourself…
  • Always consider your lighting. Search around for good natural indoor lighting or use a ring light and/or other lighting equipment.
  • Have your hair/makeup/clothes & skin prepped to shoot. 

What to post on OnlyFans – Figuring out your best angles

You need to learn what angles flatter you and accentuate your best features so that you can use these angles in your content.

Everyone’s body is different so you need to experiment.

You can use your phone’s video selfie mode (and tripod too) and just video yourself moving around – this is a great way to discover your best angles.

Take videos of yourself doing a BUNCH of different poses.

You can get so many good photos & little teaser videos and gifs just from screenshotting and editing this type of video too.

Have Fun

Unless your niche is being an ANGRY DOM… your audience will almost always want to see you having FUN, SMILING, and enjoying yourself.

So get in a good mood and have fun when shooting content!

Make it personal & intimate

Sometimes your audience just wants to feel like they are getting an authentic glimpse of your everyday life

So your content does not always need to be so professional and thought out all the time…

A casual iPhone mirror snap of your butt can often be your most liked picture of the week…

AND get more likes than the content you hired a professional photographer for…

Use poses and angles that showcase your personality and niche

If you in the kawaii/cute niche for example there are certain angles where you’re going to look cuter and MORE innocent –  for example, from above rather than from below.

If you’re in DOM or finDOM niche then some angles are going to make you appear more dominant too.

So, find out what angles and poses fit and emphasize your personality & niche.

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What to post on OnlyFans – Specific Poses

If you’re asking “what kind of content should i post on onlyfans?” or “what content to post on onlyfans?” – then you should think about poses.

You can do get so much good content just by just learning a few simple poses.

Poses that suit you.

Poses that show off your best bits.

Poses that excite your audience.

PRO tip: Put your phone on video selfie mode & roll around on your bed until you look good.

Here are some poses to consider for what to post on OnlyFans:

The lying-down selfie:

A classic angle for intimate/personal shots.

The S Pose:

This classic female pose is slimming, yet it helps to define your body’s curves.

The Butt Selfie
butt selfie

There is an art to a good butt selfie.

Here is a complete guide to the butt selfie.

Or if you prefer to watch video tutorials ⬇️

Other Poses

For more inspiration look at other content, especially content in your niche,  and see what’s popular and trending – and then try to mimic it.

It’s OK to just straight copy but you should try and put your own unique twist on the pose too, for best results.

If you want to NEVER run out of content ideas…

If you want to know EXACTLY what content to post on OnlyFans… if you’ve ever asked, “what kind of content should I post on onlyfans?”


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