Launched in 2016, OnlyFans is a subscription-based social media platform that allows users to create their own community of subscribers to whom they can sell and purchase content. Whilst OnlyFans was never intended to become a platform utilised by sex workers and adult entertainers, the site has become largely associated with NSFW content.
In recent years, especially during Covid 19 lockdowns, OnlyFans quickly became one of the biggest websites on the internet. The platform became known as the place where single mums, the unemployed, and ladies in “normal” jobs, like teachers or nurses could become millionaires by selling their nude pictures and videos. OnlyFans arguably has changed the porn, sex work, and social media industry.
As OnlyFans has become a household name, it may seem hard to understand why any active performers and users looking to purchase content would look for alternative platforms. Of course, there are new platforms being built all the time that want to improve on the current system OnlyFans but the main reason why people look for an OnlyFans alternative is due to the uncertainty of how OnlyFans are going to treat their active X-rated content creators in the future.
In August 2021, Onlyfans announced that the platform was going to start banning explicit adult content. Of course, this caused huge unrest amongst users selling adult content. After hundreds of thousands of users raised their concerns, by September the ban was suspended and OnlyFans reserved their decision. However, this has had a lasting effect on people looking to make a career by selling sexual pictures and videos.
So, with this in mind, we don’t want anyone to feel like their source of income may just disappear if OnlyFans do change its business direction. So, with this in mind, here at Sex City Guide, we have decided to compile a list of the best OnlyFans alternatives you can use to buy and sell adult content.
Launched in 2019, MYM is a revolutionary French social network platform designed to offer relationships between influencers, models, designers, sportsmen, coaches, and artists. MYM allows fans to access exclusive content created by their favourite performers, via subscription packages.
MYM is the second most visited social networking platform that accepts adult content after OnlyFans. Hugely popular in France and across Europe, MYM is growing at an extremely fast rate with around 6 million visitors using the website per month. The site targets the health, fitness, gaming and of course adult industries, however, their terms and conditions may mean that performers who specialise in BDSM and fetish kink play may be banned.
On MYM, performers can make through subscriptions (subscription options are €9.99, €19.99, €49.99, and €99,99 per month), personalised content requests, a SuperStar program, a discount code system, and sponsorships. Once you are up and running and making money on MYM, you can receive payouts via bank transfer (ACH/SEPA) or PayPal. The minimum payout is €50 and can be automated to mean you can get paid once or twice a week or even once or twice a month.
Like many of the OnlyFan alternatives, MYM’s standard fee is 25% which is 5% higher than the cut of the money you make from Onlyfans. Whilst this may put people off signing up to the platform, there are still mainly pros to signing up and selling your content.
- Huge user base
- Fast-growing audience across Europe
- Multiple ways for performers to make money
- A great website that is easy to use
- Higher fee is taken by MYM compared to Onlyfans
- BDSM content creators may be banned
Launched in 2014, two years before OnlyFans was developed, ManyVids was created as an adult entertainment video hosting, live streaming and e-commerce platform. Created by Bella French a former webcam model and adult online content creator, whilst the platform may not be a social networking platform, the core values remain the same as ManyVids led the way to create an online space where fans could purchase exclusive content from their favourite adult entertainment stars.
Currently, ManyVids has over 100,000 active content creators (known as MV Stars) selling subscription packages, videos and tangible items on the platform. ManyVids allows females, males, TS and couples to become MV Stars and start selling their content. The good thing for MV stars is that they are not forced to be tied down to the platform and you can publish content on other websites
So without being exclusive to ManyVids, there is no reason why you should at least check out the platform. You will notice that compared to OnlyFans, the website is much kinkier and adult oriented. For fans, you can filter by straight, gay boys and trans to see the content that if for you. Users can also preview video clips, favourite posts and leave reviews for content creators. The platform also runs competitions like their yearly “Creative Star of the Year” contest, which brings attention to fan favourites on the website.
So, if you like what you’ve heard and you think joining ManyVids could bring in an additional income to OnlyFans, here is some information about how you get paid on ManyVids. Performers’ payouts vary from 60% – 80% with a minimum withdrawal amount being $50 which will be paid via Paxum, Cosmopayment, Bitsafe and Direct ACH deposit. If you make a withdrawal request, you will find you can get paid twice a month with the first payment made on the 1st of the month and the second payment on the 16th of every month.
- Manyvids is a long-established platform
- BDSM and fetish play accepted
- The platform makes it very difficult to have your content stolen and distributed
- Great for male and TS content creators as well as females
- Regular payouts are limited compared to other OnlyFans alternatives
- Manyvids fees are confusing and quite expensive
Fansly is a subscription-based social media website. Not specific to an adult niche, Fansly allows content creators to interact with fans and start selling content. It is crazy to think Fansly was a fairly unknown platform until Onlyfans announced its ban on explicit content.
Since, Fansly has gone on to grow to 21 million users a month and has become a firm contender as the number one Onlyfans alternative for adult content creators, especially in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. So with a large user base, do the site’s features and monetisation options mean Fansly can actually rival Onlyfans.
On Fansly, content creators can earn money by charging one-time fees, from creating multiple subscription tiers (you decide what you charge, unlike MYM), getting paid for messaging fans, having a referral code, and being tipped by users.
Once you are up and running on Fansly and are selling content, you will only be charged a 20% fee which is 5% less than Onlyfans and the competitors of the site. Whilst this does seem great, you may face a problem with withdrawing your money. The payment options are limited as the site only accepts debit and credit cards which is worrying as Visa and Mastercard have said they no longer an accepted method of taking money from an adult website.
- A huge user base in the US, Canada, and UK
- Allows performers to create their own packages
- Low cost fees
- Very good and easy to use website
- Lack of payment withdrawal methods
FanCentro is a subscription-based website that was created in 2017 and designed to allow porn stars and adult performers to sell access to their own private social media accounts. FanCentro is a big advocate for sex workers’ rights and in my opinion is a platform that is inspired by the best features of Twitter and Onlyfans combined to make a great platform for adult entertainers to make an income from home.
FanCentro currently has over 200,000 active users on the website as the platform allows for females, males, TS, and couples to have accounts. The most notable users include Rachel Starr, Riley Reid, and Dani Daniels who all have major audiences from their porn careers.
The platform itself has many great premium features which allow content creators to be able to interact and sell content to their fans. On FanCentro, performers and fans can send free and paid direct messages, send tips, sell and buy videos and enjoy a Twitter-style update feed which allows for audio, images, and videos to be uploaded. The platform also has tools to allow the language to be translated from English to Spanish, German and Russian.
For any performers thinking about joining. It is important to know that as a model on FanCentro, 75% of all profit from the subscription fee you charge is yours as the platform takes a 25% fee. There is a minimum payout requirement of Wire transfer $1250, Check $100, Paxum $50, ACH $100, and SEPA $290 which will be paid 2 weeks after a payout is requested. If you are still interested here is a beginner’s guide to using the FanCentro should you want to join the community and start selling your content.
- Affiliates can really help boost your profile
- Free access to Centro University which helps users understand how to make more money
- Performers can create their own subscription tiers
- Large minimum payout amounts
- A higher fee is taken compared to Onlyfans
Just For Fans, otherwise known as Just Fans or JFF was set up by Dominic Ford in 2018 to act as a monetisation site for adult content creators. The site is built in minds of adult performers and offers a much more adult experience compared to OnlyFans. The platform also offers much more for the LGBT community and has a huge user base of gay men, which is unlike all other Onlyfans alternatives on this list.
Just For Fans is not the most well-known platform on our list with around 3.6 million visitors per month. The site is popular in the United States, United Kingdom, and Spain, but has not built up the following other sites have. This may be because of a lack of advertising for the brand or due to the platform only being 4 years old.
The website itself is a nice, easy to use platform which multiple ways to help creators make money. Firstly, content creators can set up monthly, 3 month, and 6 month subscriptions. You can also create premium snap and tiered subscription packages. Away from subscriptions, make money from tips, referral programs, sexting, and the ability to create custom content.
Once you are selling content on Just For Fans, JFF only takes a 20% fee meaning you get to keep 5% more of the money you make compared to most other platforms. The minimum payout is $50, which is quite a high amount, especially for smaller creators. The big drawback of Just For Fans is that creators can not request payouts at any time. In Canada, Australia, Mexico, Europe, USA, and UK you have to receive a payout via bank transfer. Creators in all other countries can request payouts via cryptocurrency or Paxum.
- The platform was created for adult content creators
- Big LGBT community
- Good choice of monetisation options
- High $50 minimum payout
- Creators can not request payouts whenever they want