Recently, Fansly has emerged as a popular site for adult performers due to the novelty and exposure it offers. If you’d like to join the fun, we’re here to teach you how to make money on Fansly.

Below, we’ll cover everything you should know about, including:

Without further ado, let’s get into the good stuff.

What Is Fansly?

Fansly is a social media platform that is very similar to OnlyFans. It lets you post exclusive content, hide it behind a paywall, and make money from subscriptions, tips, and more.

What separates the two, though, is that Fansly is less crowded than its more famous colleague. In other words, there’s less competition, so newbies have a much better chance to make it big.

Of course, fewer models also equals fewer viewers. However, this makes it significantly easier for you to become a big shot than on other sites.

As for the type of content you can post, there are few limits. From fitness tutorials to fetish porn, Fansly allows nearly everything.

Aside from the aforementioned subscriptions and tips, you can also make money through PPV content, sexting, and referrals.

But before we tell you more, let’s discuss the steps you’ll need to take before you can start bringing in the dough.

What Do You Need to Do Before You Can Start Earning?

To begin your Fansly adventure, you will need to make an account and get it verified. Here’s how to go about it.

Make a Free Account

This step is quite simple. To get started, go to the Fansly homepage, and click Sign Up on the right side of the screen.

As an alternative, you can also log in via your X, Google, or Twitch account.

If you pick the former option, you’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll be able to type in a username and password.

Once you click Make an Account, you’ll receive an email with a confirmation link. Just click on it, and your account will be officially online.

Note: If you can’t find the confirmation email in your inbox, make sure to check your Spam and Trash folders.

Verify Your Profile

Although Fansly allows all types of content — i.e. not just explicit — it does require its users to prove they are of legal age.

That’s a bit trickier than step 1, but you can still get it done in a few minutes.

First, log in, head to your homepage, tap your profile pic, and choose Become a Model from the dropdown menu. On the new page that loads, select Application.

Alternatively, you can also follow this link to go directly to the application form.

There, you’ll see several boxes with requirements that you’ll have to fulfill. The first is a confirmation of your age.

To prove that you are over 18, you’ll have to submit clear photos of the front and back of your government-issued ID. It’s pretty much the same prerequisite for starting an OnlyFans.

Next, you will have to take a pic of yourself holding a piece of paper with your full legal name and the date of the application handwritten on it. In addition, you’ll have to write For Fansly right underneath.

Just like with your ID pics, this one should be as clear as possible and taken in natural lighting.

And finally, step number 3 — Fansly will ask for a short (3-5 seconds) video of you holding both your ID and the paper.

You can take this video yourself or have someone do it for you. The only thing that matters is that you, your ID, and the note are clearly visible.

Once you upload the pics and video, click Submit. Fansly usually takes up to 24 hours to verify your profile.

In case you need to redo any of the pics or the video, they will let you know and explain exactly why that is necessary.

Customize Your Profile

The last step is the least stressful one — you’ll get to customize your profile to attract fans.

That involves uploading a profile and cover pic, as well as writing a description of yourself in the bio section.

To start the process, click the blue Profile button on your profile page. Once a new page loads, you’ll see the Display Name, Bio, Location, and Tags sections, along with your cover and profile pics.

From there, it’s all up to you. Just bear in mind that the pics you choose and the description you write will be everyone’s first taste of your work.

So, make sure they are raunchy enough to draw them in but still mysterious enough to keep them wanting more.

As for the tags, they should depend on the type of content you’ll post. So, if you’ll share feet pics or do cosplay, make sure to put relevant tags — #feet or #cosplay —- in the designated spots.

That way, people who search for such content will have an easier time finding your posts.

When you’re satisfied with your profile’s look and your tags are all in place, you can click Save and focus on making some big bucks.

Let’s take a look at your options in that regard.

How to Make Money on Fansly: What Earnings Methods Can You Use?

As we’ve already mentioned, there are several ways to make dough on Fansly:

  • Subscriptions
  • PPV content
  • Tips
  • Paid messaging
  • Referrals

We’ll explain each one in detail below.


Most nude models on Fansly are earning a big chunk of their money from subscriptions. You can set them yourself, although they have to be in the $4.99-$499 range.

Now, what’s great is that the site lets you make different subscription tiers. For example, you can organize them like this:

  • Fan — $5
  • Lover — $10
  • Daddy — $50
  • King — $100

Of course, those who pay as Fans will have access to significantly less content than Daddies in this case.

And for the priciest tier, you should promise something really enticing. That can be anything from a requested video to an audio call, depending on what you’re comfortable with.

To set these tiers, head to Plans/Promos in your Creator Dashboard. Then, click on Create New Subscription Tier.

On the new page, you’ll see designated spots for three different tiers. However, by clicking the plus button, you can add as many as you like.

Aside from the pricing, you’ll also be able to input the tier description and pick a specific color for all subs who choose it.

Whenever you’re done setting up a sub tier, just click Update, and it’ll go live in no time at all.

And once you get around to actually posting content, you’ll be able to choose exactly which tier(s) can see it.

Namely, all the options will appear in the Permissions section under every post you upload. All you’ll have to do is click the tier you want, and your post will only be visible to those who subscribe to it.

PPV Content

Since not everyone can afford ongoing subscriptions, Fansly also allows one-time purchases.

So, you can upload pics or videos that casual followers (non-subscribers) can unlock for a certain price.

However, many models also put a price on some subscriber-only content. That’s especially useful if you want the posts to be free just for the highest tier(s).

Using this method, you can sell pics (whether regular nudes or fetish photos) and sex tapes.

Even better, there are no pricing limits. So, if your content is top-notch, you can make some great money.

You’ll find slots for setting your prices in the Permissions section every time you post. The great thing is, you can set multiple permissions at once, and everything is done in one place.

For instance, you can set a specific price and give the highest tiers free access or a discount.


Next, you can also earn some good pocket money via tips.

Namely, all creators have tip buttons at the top of their profiles and next to all posts. Fans can tap those to show them some extra love whenever they want.

The smallest tip someone can send you is $0.10, while the maximum amount is $500.

Now, most models create tip menus (such as this one) to let fans know what they can get for paying a certain amount. They then pin them to their profiles to keep them visible.

Aside from pics and videos, many models also include some pretty weird options on their menus. From selling dirty undies to recording ASMR videos, the possibilities are endless.

You will be eligible to receive tips as soon as your profile is verified. However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to see the Tip button on your profile or posts — after all, you can’t tip yourself.

Paid Messaging

Fansly is a great platform for monetizing messages, as it allows you to earn from them in a couple of ways.

For starters, you can make free sexting a perk of one (or several) of your subscription tiers. That way, only those with deep pockets will be able to send you DMs.

Also, you can charge a certain price per message and include this info in your tip menu. Fans can then choose whether (and how much) to tip to talk to you.

While you may not earn as much as professional phone sex operators, it’s still a neat way to thicken your wallet. It’s also quite easy to use.

Just click the envelope sign on the homepage’s top-right, and you’ll be taken to your inbox. From there, you can read what you’ve got or compose messages and send them away!


And finally, you can also get paid for referring new users to Fansly. Namely, you’ll get a unique referral link (connected to your profile) as soon as you’re verified.

To access it, go to the Affiliates section on your homepage and select the link that pops up on your screen.

Then, all you need to do is share this link with your followers on socials or on your website.

Each time you refer a creator, 5% of their earnings over the next year will go to you. After that, you will earn 1.5% for as long as they keep making money.

Alternatively, you can also refer fans. By doing that, you’ll get 1% of what the user spends on the site over the next 90 days.

How Much Money Can You Make on Fansly?

Now that you know how to make money on Fansly, another question remains: how much can you earn in practice?

Well, the answer is not that simple.

First off, you should know that Fansly takes 20% of all your earnings, leaving you with 80%. So, if you make $100, you’ll only take home $80.

Now, if we’re talking average numbers, Fansly creators earn between $180 and $250 per month.

While this might not seem too encouraging, it’s worth noting that the site does have its fair share of inactive users. And since they’re earning zero bucks, they’re dragging those averages way down.

Plus, with some tips for maximizing your earnings, which we’ll share below, you can easily join the big shots. They make between $5,000 and $7,000 a month — not bad, huh?

How to Make Money on Fansly: Maximizing Earnings

To ensure that you’re getting the most out of Fansly, you should use some — or, ideally, all — of the strategies below.

Promote Your Profile Online

First, it’s pivotal to promote your account on socials. And by socials, we mean both those that allow nudity and those that forbid it.

In the former category, X, Snapchat, and Reddit will be your best bets. You can use them to post raunchy pics or previews of your content.

On the other hand, you shouldn’t neglect the platforms that don’t look too kindly on sexy content, either.

For example, Instagram is a great place to share PG-13 snippets and attract potential fans via hashtags.

Just redirect them to your Fansly by adding your profile to your bio (or use an alternative like Linktree), and you’ll be good to go.

Explore Other Adult Platforms

Joining other adult platforms is also a good call. From earning money on Chaturbate or posting to Pornhub, there is truly something for everyone.

Both of these sites can easily make you hundreds of dollars a month. Even better, they could redirect new fans to your Fansly and eventually bring you even more dough.

When you gain a substantial following, you can also join OnlyFans or start your own website. These will only propel you to greater fame and, more importantly, make your bank balance skyrocket.

Be Nice and Engaging

Lastly, here’s a tip that goes for any adult platform you decide to join. The nicer and more engaging you are with fans, the more willing they’ll be to tip, buy content, or subscribe.

So, try to reply to messages on time, and be as flirty and sexy as you can. Also, show your appreciation for your fans’ attention and generosity, so that they know their money is well-spent.

Although it might seem simple, just treating people with kindness and showing interest can make all the difference between making some money and making a ton of it.


With that, you know everything you need on how to make money on Fansly. Now grab a quality camera and start dreaming up content that’ll make those dollar bills rain!