OnlyFans was once a haven for sex workers; a subscription-based social network where adult entertainers receive a much better payout than other X-rated sites, according to the New York Times. However, thanks in part to a shoutout from Beyoncé in April, Black celebrities have hijacked the popular social network seeking an additional stream of income.
Ummm I did not know my onlyfans was charging ten dollars …I’m bringing it down to 4.99.Ya spend too much on vinyls and my merch coming next week
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) August 12, 2020
Over the past six months, many artists, designers, and other macro-influencers have signed up for OnlyFans to capitalize on the NSFW content they’ve previously shared for free. For instance, a slightly revealing bikini shot could rack up millions behind OnlyFans’s paywall in addition to comments and likes.
However, some celebrities aren’t venturing into X-rated media but rather using the platform to promote new music projects via live performances, one-on-one chats, and behind-the-scenes exclusives.
Whatever the content, business is booming for celebrities who’ve turned to OnlyFans. With a substantial following and proven influence, shifting a portion of their business to a pay-per-view model is not only smart, it could prove to be lucrative.
What’s more (and pandemic-friendly), the site allows account holders to set their own subscription prices (Cardi B dropped the price on her content to make it more affordable for her fans).
Until Beyoncé really starts an OnlyFans, here are the most popular and successful celebrities securing big bags from OnlyFans.
Post Jenner friendship breakup, Jordyn’s been building her own empire, which includes giving OnlyFans subscribers a peek into her world. “We get to create our story and own our narrative,” she said of joining the network. “Be yourself and if people don’t understand you, F**K EM.”
When this jewelry designer isn’t adding custom drip to the likes of Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, she’s dropping artistic nudes for her fans.
If you wanna party with Cardi, you don’t have to look far. For $4.99 a month, the Bardi Gang gets access to livestreamed chats with the queen herself.
Fittingly, The-Dream used his page for an exclusive listening experience for his album, “Sextape4.”
In addition to her reality show, cosmetics, fashion brand, fitness line, and cooking channel, OnlyFans is just another way the entrepreneur (and self-proclaimed hustler) makes her coin.
Erica and Safaree Samuels
A couple that OnlyFans together, stays together…or whatever they said. It’s no secret this reality TV couple likes to show off their physiques, and now they’re getting big bucks for it.