August 11, 2023
When it was created in 2016, OnlyFans was described as a subscription-based platform where users could purchase and sell original content. It has since been primarily used as an adult site, with users posting NSFW (not safe for work) and pornographic content. To gain access to other users' content, you must pay a monthly subscription that can range from $4.99 to $49.99.
In 2021, OnlyFans announced a policy change that would ban sexually explicit content from the website. This created mass hysteria, with many content creators threatening to leave the site. They then announced on Twitter that they were to abandon these plans, but a number of content creators are still seeking other alternatives. So, why is that?
In this article, we will take a look at the issues with OnlyFans and explore why content creators are now choosing other platforms to sell their content.
At the moment, OnlyFans is still the most popular platform of its kind. However, the tides are quickly turning, with more subscription-based adult content sites breaking onto the scene. The ongoing problems with the site aren’t helping its cause either. Here are some of the issues with OnlyFans:
OnlyFans takes a 20% commission on creator earnings. This means that no matter how much you earn, creator payouts will be at 80%, with 20% of it being taken and kept by OnlyFans. Many content creators have left the site to seek platforms that take a smaller commission or no commission at all.
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The top 1% of OnlyFans earners make 33% of all the money generated on the site, with the top 10% of accounts making 73% of all the money. Numbers like these are expected due to the amount of high-profile celebrities bringing in millions of social media followers to pay for their content.
However, there is a feeling among the lower earners that there is unequal earning potential. OnlyFans does little to promote or help out the less successful content creators.
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OnlyFans creators have been complaining for a long time about the company’s inability to address illegal content and reports about consent and harassment. The 2019 sexually explicit content ban then left NSFW content creators feeling abandoned by the platform, especially after that kind of content, is what launched the company to such great heights.
Despite the company’s backtracking, the initial betrayal has led to an increasing number of content creators wanting to leave the site. With plenty of other alternatives now available, it's now easier than before to start again on a new site.
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