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How to Choose Between Fansly & OnlyFans: A Comprehensive Guide

People have their bodies apart from having their minds and souls. Therefore, a person’s body too needs to be developed and satisfied apart from his or her mind (intellectual capacity) and soul (spiritual practices). 


Watching porn is one way to satisfy a person’s sexual drive. Unfortunately, porn is highly restricted in popular internet channels like Google, YouTube, etc. There are very few websites that allow you to watch porn (free and paid) and create porn content as a profession. 

Two such websites that are meant for both porn and ordinary content creators are OnlyFans and Fansly. What is the history of the two websites/platforms and what is the difference between them? We’re going to do a Fansly vs OnlyFans comparison in this article. So, kindly read on to know more. 

What is OnlyFans? 

OnlyFans is primarily a porn content creation and sharing website, although you can find content pertaining to ordinary topics such as cooking, playing guitar, gardening, etc. You can watch porn content on OnlyFans for free or by paying some money, depending on the conditions set by the content creator. 

OnlyFans is a content (mostly video) creation and sharing platform founded in London in 2016. It works on a subscription model where one user has to subscribe to a content creator for a monthly fee which can range from as little as $3 to as much as $50 to be able to view the content produced by the content creator. Creators can also earn through PPV (pay-per-view) content and by getting custom requests. 

What is Fansly?

Fansly is a subscription-based content viewing platform similar to OnlyFans. It was founded in 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Content creators on this platform too are allowed to upload both free and paid content. 

The main difference between Fansly and OnlyFans is that content creators on Fansly can provide a tier-based subscription model where subscribers pay for viewing content according to their tiers. 

Another major difference between the two platforms is their size or number of active users. While OnlyFans has close to 200 million active users, Fansly has only about half that number. We shall discuss the differences between the two platforms in more detail in the following topic.

OnlyFans and Fansly differences

There are quite a few differences between OnlyFans and Fansly based on their features and method of working which are described in detail below.

Subscribe and Follow option

Both the buttons do the same job. On OnlyFans, you have the ‘Subscribe’ button. Once a user on OnlyFans subscribes to any content creator, he or she will be able to view the content produced by the content creator. 

All subscribed users on OnlyFans get to view uniform content once they have subscribed to a content creator. There is no tier-based (amount of money paid) content viewing on OnlyFans but ‘followers’ on Fansly view content created by their respective content creators based on their tiers (monthly subscription amount). 

Higher-tier followers get to view more detailed and elaborate content than lower-tier followers on Fansly (which makes sense) but on both platforms, there is definitely a lot more paid content than free content.

Referral bonuses

Both OnlyFans and Fansly have referral bonuses but there is a cap of $1 million in earnings through referral on OnlyFans whereas Fansly has no such limit. If a person has joined any of the platforms that you’re in via your referral code, you get a 1% commission every time he or she spends some money on the platform that you’re in. 

If a person on OnlyFans or Fansly has subscribed to one of your subscribers or followers, you get a 5% commission on the amount that person spends on the platform. Therefore, it is no wonder that users on both platforms are constantly engaged in expanding their follower or subscriber base. 


Unlike OnlyFans, Fansly enables you to use emojis while texting your subscribers or people who have visited your page. People on Fansly generally use emojis to entice the people who have visited their page to subscribe to their content.

Targeted Geo-Blocking

On OnlyFans, you have a feature known as ‘Targeted Geo Blocking’. This means that if you feel that users from one or more nations will not be friendly to you or behave in an inappropriate way, you can block users from those nations from getting in touch with you or viewing your profile on OnlyFans. This safety feature is absent in Fansly. 

Community polls

OnlyFans has a feature known as ‘Community polls’ where members of a community can cast their vote on a matter of discussion. This feature enhances the knowledge and wisdom of the users of OnlyFans. The Fansly platform does not have such a feature. 

Earning potential

Top earners on OnlyFans earn up to $2 million a month while the top earners on Fansly earn only up to $10,000/- a month. This is not shocking as Fansly is a much more new platform when compared to OnlyFans. 

It was founded 8 years after OnlyFans. So, there is still a lot of room for growth and Fansly content creators will be able to earn a lot more per month from this platform in the future. However, one must be 18 years or above to register on the Fansly platform while there are no age restrictions to register on OnlyFans.  

Platform commission

Both OnlyFans and Fansly charge a 20% commission on the earnings you make via the platforms. OnlyFans transfers your earnings to you only via net banking while Fansly has other money transfer options like Paxum, Skrill, etc. The minimum withdrawal amount on OnlyFans is $20 while on Fansly, it is $100. 

Customer support

Both Fansly and OnlyFans have a robust customer support service that tends to customers’ technical and non-technical (abusive behavior and payment-related issues) issues. Both platforms extend call, e-mail, and chat support services. 

Fansly also enables its users to register complaints on its website which is user-friendly. However, the response to customers’ complaints and queries is faster on Fansly as it has a relatively small user base of only 100 million.     

Our Take

Now that we have seen all the OnlyFans and Fansly differences. It is up to you to choose the ideal platform for you. If you are low on your budget but still wish to see paid porn content then Fansly is the platform for you. 

Its tiered subscription (following) model enables you to watch porn for economical prices while the paid content on OnlyFans is much more expensive. Also, Fansly has a much quicker customer service than OnlyFans. So, if you’re a person who gets frustrated quite easily, you should open an account only on Fansly. 

On the other hand, if you’re well off and want to watch only intense and high-quality pornographic content created by world-famous porn stars, then OnlyFans is the platform for you. 

Also, if you don’t like people from certain countries, you can block them only on OnlyFans. Last but not least, OnlyFans offers much more earning potential than Fansly. So, like most people, if you’re extremely money-minded then OnlyFans is the platform for you. 


  • What kind of content creators can one expect to meet on OnlyFans?

OnlyFans has mostly sex workers who create porn content but one can also expect to find content creators pertaining to health, cooking, fitness, and other niches. All kinds of content creators on OnlyFans create both free and paid content.

  • Why did OnlyFans become so popular?  

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck by the end of 2019, a lot of sex workers around the world lost their jobs, and registering on the OnlyFans platform was the biggest viable option for them. This explains the explosion in user registration on OnlyFans.  

  • Is OnlyFans beneficial to the society in any way?

Via OnlyFans, people can satisfy their carnal desires without having sex, which is a great convenience. It is also a great employment platform for women sex workers. 

  • How does OnlyFans protect creators’ content?

OnlyFans offers a free feature called “digital watermarking” to all OnlyFans creators to help them protect their content. A watermark is a light digital text placed on top of a Creator’s content. Watermarks make it harder for the original content to be copied or used without permission.

  • Can OnlyFans block users?

Yes, if a subscriber is too abusive towards his content creators then OnlyFans can completely or partially block the content he or she is able to view. 

  • How do you increase your follower count on Fansly?

The hacks to increase your follower count on Fansly are: optimize your profile, create only high-quality content, have a constant posting frequency, use trending or popular hashtags, promptly reply to your fans and ask for their feedback, offer frequent discounts, and employ appropriate marketing strategies.   

  • Does Fansly work on any algorithm?

Fansly’s algorithm observes the browsing patterns of users on Fansly and then recommends content creators and content its users might be interested in.   

  • What is Fansly’s subscription amount range?

The minimum amount to subscribe to a user on Fansly is $5 and the maximum subscription amount is $499.99 (~=$500) per month. 

  • How much do beginners make on Fansly?

The average content creator on Fansly makes between $5,000 and $10,000 a month while beginners on Fansly earn between $180 and $200 a month.

  • Is Fansly a secure platform?

Yes, absolutely! Only your profile page is visible to the public. The rest of your personal information is securely encrypted on Fansly’s server and will never be revealed to anyone, at any time, and under any circumstances

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