Are you an adult content creator looking to turn up the heat on your earnings? Getting tips on OnlyFans is a terrific way to do that, and this guide will teach you how to enable tips and get the most out of this option.

In the sections that follow, we will cover:

Let’s explain the feature before getting into the nitty-gritty.

What Is Tipping on OnlyFans?

If you’re an adult content creator, your OnlyFans subscriber count plays a big part in how much you’re making. However, there is another way to earn that doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves: tipping.

With this feature, users can send you money and show you their love outside the subscription fee. It’s also the perfect middle ground if you keep some of your posts public.

People who might not have enough money to subscribe can still pay for your goods via tips.

OnlyFans gives them four options in that regard:

  • Profile tipping
  • Post tipping
  • Private message tipping
  • Live stream tipping

We’ll dive a bit deeper into each option below.

Profile Tipping

Profile tips are the most general and straightforward option, as they don’t require any activity on your part. So, users can just visit your profile and leave a buck or two as a token of their appreciation.

All they’ll have to do is click the little $ sign at the top of your profile and choose an amount. Anything from $1 to $200 is fair game.

Post Tipping

Think of these as special treats that you can get for posts that touched your fans in all the right places. Namely, instead of just liking or leaving a comment, they can tip you for being a good (or bad) girl.

You can have each post display the number of tips it got or keep this value hidden. Everyone knows how a little blindfolding can make things exciting.

To access that option, click on Edit under the post and select the Security section. Then, choose either Show or Hide under the Tipping option.

Private Message Tipping

Even if you are only a recently-verified beginner, you will probably receive quite a few private messages on OnlyFans. And as your fan base grows, keeping up with those messages will become more and more difficult.

To help you recognize devoted fans, OnlyFans puts messages that come with tips at the very top of your inbox. So, you can focus on those messages first and leave the rest for later.

Live Stream Tipping

Live shows aren’t just for cam girls. OnlyFans also has the feature — complete with tips.

That means that you can stream for your fans, and they can send you money for personalized call-outs, specific requests, having their questions answered, and anything else in between.

How to Enable Tips on OnlyFans

Unlike giving your college boyfriend a boner, getting tipped on OnlyFans actually requires some work. Luckily, there is only one condition you’ll have to fulfill.

Namely, you’ll need to publish at least 5 posts before you can set up tips on OnlyFans. These posts can be anything you want, from nudes to full-blown sex tapes.

As soon as you get that done, your profile should automatically get the tipping option. So, you won’t have to lift a finger — just spread your legs.

Don’t be alarmed if you can’t see the tipping option on your own profile. It’s as elusive as the clit, at least for the account owner.

The explanation is simple: you don’t need to tip yourself, so there’s no reason for the button to be visible. Others will see it just fine, though, and they won’t have any trouble rewarding your hard work.

How to Get Tips on OnlyFans

Now that you know all about tipping, let’s get into the juicy bits. Being hot is a decent start, but getting people to swipe their cards will require a bit of extra work.

Here are some tricks you can use to speed up the process.

Post Often and Do Live Streams

This one should be obvious, but you’d be surprised by how many creators neglect it. The more of you that your fans get to see, the better they’ll feel about flicking cash your way.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should sacrifice quantity for quality.

If you’re down for creating content or doing a stream, you should absolutely do it.

The streams are especially valuable because it’ll let you show a different, more natural and less staged side to your fans. Even if you fully improvise your videos, you’ll come off as even more genuine on stream.

As a result, viewers will find you more relatable, and you’ll get even more tips on OnlyFans.

Make a Tip Menu

An OnlyFans menu — like the one in your local restaurant — is there to let everyone know what they can order. Yours will be sexier, of course, listing all the services and products (pics or videos) you offer, along with their prices.

Surprisingly, OnlyFans doesn’t have a built-in tip menu system. Instead, you’ll need to create one as an image in a tool such as Photoshop, Canva, etc. then upload and show it on your profile.

You can buy a pre-made menu design or create your own using Instagram Stories, Photoshop, Canva, or a similar app. You can even snoop around online and copy a menu that you like from Pinterest.

If none of those options is getting you in the mood, though, we can design one for you — absolutely free. Just drop us a message, and we’ll fix you right up.

The pricing should totally be up to you, but it’s good to look at what other creators are offering on their menus. Generally, pic tips are the cheapest, followed by those for sexting and pre-made videos.

Of course, custom video requests are the priciest. After all, if you’re gonna fulfill someone’s dirtiest fantasies, they should bring out the big bucks.

Promote Your OnlyFans Profile Online

To get tips, you’ll have to find ways to reach your target audience. In most cases, that mainly involves promoting your OnlyFans on other social media platforms.

Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram are all great choices. Even though they don’t allow explicit content (save for Twitter, for now), you can still post snippets and teasers to get noticed.

And if you service one of the less popular OnlyFans niches, you can advertise your content on Reddit or a community forum dedicated to that niche. Just make sure to follow all the local rules before posting, and you’ll be golden.

Doing collabs is another, subtle way to promote your OnlyFans — you’ll expose yourself to your partner’s fans and vice-versa. Just make sure that everyone signs their release forms beforehand.

Interact With Your Audience As Much As You Can

Steady, honest interaction is especially important when you’re just starting out.

Everyone loves feeling special, and if you can make that happen for your viewers, you’ll keep earning lifetime fans.

So, what’s the best way to achieve that? Simply, respond to their messages, be nice, and you’ll build genuine connections.

Most importantly, don’t use bots or automated responses. You’ll come off as fake, which isn’t how you’ll get on anyone’s good side.

The same applies to comments. If fans leave nice (or dirty) comments on your posts, make sure to thank them or post a playful response back.

To make sure a big chunk of your fans see your content, you should post during their most active times. Since more fans will see your posts, you’ll be more likely to get comments and messages.

As simple as these tricks are, they can make all the difference between getting a tip here and there and receiving a whole wardrobe’s worth of dough over an hour or two.

If you’d like to learn even more about starting (and running) a profitable OnlyFans business, you’ll love our detailed guide.


Even though tips aren’t exactly a steady source of income, you certainly won’t want to neglect them. A series of meaty ones can light up your day — perhaps even a week or month.

Whales (i.e. high spenders) can spend large amounts on a whim. Get a decent number of loyal fans, and you can easily double your monthly earnings.

And now that you know how to get tips on OnlyFans, it’s time to put your assets to work — that new car isn’t going to pay for itself!