Since its launch in 2016, OnlyFans has enjoyed steady growth and popularity. When the global pandemic hit in 2020, though, the popularity of the subscription-based platform skyrocketed. In early 2020, OnlyFans boasted about 350,000 content creators. By the end of 2020, that number would more than double. Along with the increased popularity came increased opportunities to earn money on the platform. But who are the top earners on OnlyFans? In this article, we'll share the latest data on OnlyFans top earners as well as give you some insight into how much the average OnlyFans user can expect to earn if you don't already have some celebrity behind your name.
15 OnlyFans Top Earners in 2021:
What Is OnlyFans?
OnlyFans is a subscription-based platform headquartered in the U.K. Content creators earn money from fans who subscribe to their content. While the platform was originally built with X-rated content and sex workers in mind, it has since expanded to include exclusive access to tons of other types of content, from comedy to cooking to fitness and beyond. While the platform has enjoyed modest growth since its launch in 2016, COVID-19 really took it to new heights.
How Much Does the Average OnlyFans User Earn?
The average OnlyFans creator earns about $180 per month. In other words, not much. According to research by XRUS, the top 1% of OnlyFans content creators account for 33% of all the money in play on the platform; the top 10% of all OnlyFans accounts control nearly 75% of the money. While the top OnlyFans stars make a decent side income (or full-time earnings) on the platform, it's not the norm. As such, if you want to earn more than the average OnlyFans creator, you need to really work the platform through consistently posting, growing your fan base, and finding ways to stand out.
To get more attention on your OnlyFans account, it really helps to cultivate a following on social media platforms like TikTok or Instagram. Many OnlyFans creators will link to their OnlyFans accounts in their bio and share teasers for their OnlyFans content to draw in more fans. Since OnlyFans takes 20% of the income you earn on the platform, it's important to continue to bring in new followers and fans, as well as price your subscriptions to account for the 20% fee.
While many of the highest-paid OnlyFans creators are already celebrities like Cardi B, Blac Chyna, and Tyga, it is possible to bring in good money on the platform if you work for it. If you don't have celebrity to fall back on, you'll need to make sure that your content is exactly what your subscribers are looking for, you're posting content on a regular basis, you're regularly working on cultivating and nurturing new fans, and you're adding value to your content so your fans stay engaged and are constantly craving more.
15 OnlyFans Top Earners
Let's take a look at the top earners on OnlyFans right now. As we've already mentioned, most of the top earners were already celebrities before jumping on OnlyFans, so it shouldn't be surprising that they have enormous fan bases willing to pay top dollar for exclusive content from them. Don't look at the top earners on the platform as competition. Instead, use their stories as inspiration and advice on how you can also use OnlyFans to generate revenue.
As a content creator on OnlyFans, you get to set your own rates and decide what type of content you want to create and when. Unlike social media platforms, OnlyFans allows creators to do what they're interested in doing, not catering to a specific brand's idea of what's best. OnlyFans gives content creators the freedom to be who and what they want to be.
Let's dive into our list of OnlyFans top earners. All numbers below are estimated and collated through various media outlets and research reports.
1. Blac Chyna
Subscription Rate: $19.99/month
Reality TV star and model Blac Chyna is currently a top earner on OnlyFans due, in part, to setting her subscription rates high in the beginning. Now, however, you can subscribe to her account for a reasonable $19.99 per month. She posts different types of content, including X-rated photos and videos, some of which are specifically geared toward specific fetishes (like feet). She doesn't even have 150 posts yet but subscribing will get you access to everything.
2. Bella Thorne
Subscription Rate: $9.99/month
Posts: 285 images, 63 videos
Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans and immediately started making bank. She made $1 million on her first day on the platform and had hit the $2 million mark by the end of her first week. Thorne sparked controversy after joining the app, charging fans for photos marketed as nudes when she was actually wearing lingerie. This led to OnlyFans regulating the amount a creator could charge on a post. She also found herself the subject of irritation from sex workers who had become OnlyFans creators after COVID-19 made it impossible for them to continue working safely since she was drawing attention and income from those who needed it to survive.
3. Cardi B
Subscription Rate: $4.99/month
Despite having just a few posts on OnlyFans, musical artist Cardi B is still a top earner on the platform. She regularly shares on other social media platforms but reserves OnlyFans for "behind the scenes" and more intimate content.
Subscription Rate: $20/month
Tyga is a hip hop artist who shares a variety of content on the platform from sexy images to "behind the scenes" of his latest tracks and exclusive videos.
5. Mia Khalifa
Subscription Rate: $11.99/month
Posts: 218 images, 28 videos
Mia Khalifa is a media personality and former adult entertainer who also makes the list as a top earner according to media reports.
6. Erica Mena
Subscription Rate: $35/month
Erica Mena is a television personality best known for her Love and Hip Hop New York appearance. She's married to another OnlyFans creator, Safaree Samuels. She uses her Instagram account to promote her OnlyFans content and has 5.3 million followers on Instagram.
7. Pia Mia
Subscription Rate: $10/month
Pia Mia is a singer and actor and ranked as one of the top earning OnlyFans content creators.
8. Safaree Samuels
Subscription Rate: $19.99/month
Safaree Samuels, rapper and television personality, like his wife Erica Mena, is an OnlyFans top earner.
9. Megan Barton Hanson
Subscription Rate: $24.99/month
Megan Barton Hanson, of Love Island fame, ranked as one of the top OnlyFans earners through the sexy content she posts on her OnlyFans account.
10. Jem Wolfie
Subscription Rate: $5/month
Jem Wolfie is a fitness influencer who posts images and videos where she talks about, you guessed it, fitness. She amassed more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram but found herself running afoul of Instagram's posting policies and got her account deleted for violating Instagram's rules against lewd content one too many times. Fortunately, Wolfie had already made a name for herself on OnlyFans before Instagram shut her down. While her monthly OnlyFans income isn't reported, she at one point revealed that she was earning up to $30,000 per day (estimated) from her OnlyFans account, so it's no stretch to think that she belongs on this list of OnlyFans top earners.
11. Aaron Carter
Subscription Rate: $19/month
Posts: 84 images, 9 videos
Aaron Carter is a rapper and record producer who has also been a guest star on several television shows. At the beginning of COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020, Carter became one of the most popular male content creators on OnlyFans. His OnlyFans includes adult content like nude photos that fans can purchase as well as posts in which the celebrity leaves little to the imagination. Carter brings in up to $100 per nude image.
12. Belle Delphine
Subscription Rate: $35/month
Posts: 4.5K images, 582 videos
Belle Delphine has built an enormous following on Instagram and YouTube posting herself in fun, quirky, and sexy cosplay costumes. She joined OnlyFans in June 2020 and has started posting hardcore videos and photos for her fans. She brings in around $1 million per month (estimated) from OnlyFans and also earns an income from her social media presence. She caused quite a stir and made even more money by selling her dirty bathwater, dubbed "GamerGirl" bathwater. Her OnlyFans content is absolutely NSFW.
13. Nik Avocado
Subscription Rate: $14.99/month
Nik Avocado built his follower on YouTube, racking up more than 3 million subscribers from extreme eating challenges. His OnlyFans is... not that. Instead, on OnlyFans he shares suggestive photos and videos, a far cry from the content that made him a YouTube influencer. Despite the sexy and suggestive nature of his OnlyFans content, Nik Avocado still maintains his weird sense of humor.
Subscription Rate: $10/month
Kanri is another cosplay content creator on OnlyFans. If you're a fan of cosplay and anime that is adult-oriented without nudity, Kanri is perfect for you.
Subscription Rate: $25/month
The last on our list of OnlyFans top earners is rapper Casanova.
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Become an OnlyFans Top Earner
As you can see, there's quite a mix of well-known celebrities and non-celebrity top earners on OnlyFans. If you want to be a top earner on OnlyFans, use the folks on this list as inspiration to find your niche, your audience, and the type of content you want to post. It's important to remember that while OnlyFans started with adult content in mind, the platform has grown considerably to include both adult and general content. The most important thing to do if you want to build a decent income from your OnlyFans account is to post consistent content regularly.
If you don't already have a following on social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube, get started. You can use your social media presence to drive traffic to your OnlyFans account to increase subscribers so it's important to continue getting more followers on social media if you want to increase the likelihood that your social followers will translate into OnlyFans subscribers.
No matter what your niche, from cosplay to cooking to hardcore adult content, you can find a home on OnlyFans and start your own subscription-based business quickly and easily. If you're interested in starting your own OnlyFans account, check out our guide to OnlyFans.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can you become a top earner on OnlyFans?
You do not have to be a celebrity to be one of the top earners on OnlyFans. Look at the top earners and use them as an inspiration to identify your niche, target audience and types of content that you want to share. The most crucial thing if you want to earn a decent income via your OnlyFans account is to post content on a regular basis. You can also use your social media presence on other social media platforms to drive traffic to your OnlyFans account.
Can you make a lot of money on OnlyFans?
The average OnlyFans creator makes about only $180 per month which is not much. According to research completed by XRUS, the top 1% of content creators on OnlyFans make about a third of all the money on the platform, while the top 10% of all the OnlyFans accounts generate almost 75% of the money. The top OnlyFans creators do make a very decent income via the platform, but this is sadly not the norm.
Who are the top cosplay content creators on OnlyFans?
Belle Delphine and Kanri are two of the top OnlyFans earners who post a lot of cosplay costumes. Belle Delphine likes to post photos of herself in quirky and sexy cosplay costumes. Her videos and photos are hardcore and definitely not safe for work (NSFW). Kanri, on the other hand, posts less hardcore content. Her cosplay and anime content is adult-oriented, but without nudity.
How much money does Bella Thorne make on OnlyFans?
On her first day on OnlyFans, Bella Thorne reportedly made $1 million. By the end of her first week, she doubled that amount. Currently, she makes about $11 million per month on OnlyFans (even though her subscription rate is only $9.99 per month). Though, she has sparked a lot of controversy as she has been accused of making it impossible for sex workers to continue working safely as she draws the attention and money away from them who need it to survive.
Are there any celebrity couples on OnlyFans?
Erica Mena, a TV personality that is best known for her Love and Hip Hop New York appearance, and her husband, Safaree Samuels, a rapper and TV personality, both have accounts on OnlyFans. Both of them are also among the top earners on OnlyFans. Erica makes about $4.49 million per month on OnlyFans, while Safaree makes about $1.91 million per month.