Can you make money on OnlyFans without showing your face?
With the rise of social media over the past couple of decades, many money-making opportunities have arisen, and perhaps none have a higher profile than OnlyFans.
The online platform allows content creators to monetize their posts, and while it’s not explicitly a site for it, many providers are creating adult content there. Paid subscriptions unlock these images, and the content providers make money.
But what if you want to be on OnlyFans but don’t want to show your face? Is that even possible? It is, and it can happen, provided you follow a few steps and take some precautions. And above all, creativity is our friend.
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You Don’t Have to Show Your Face
The most important thing to know is that showing your face is not a prerequisite to monetary success on OnlyFans, especially if you’re dealing with sexual content. Many people looking for sexually explicit images or nude photos are less concerned with the face than other things, so don’t feel obligated to show your face.
If you don’t want to show your face— no matter the reason— you don’t have to, and you don’t have to resign yourself to not making any money on the platform. There are ways.
Consider Using a Mask
The easiest thing to do to maintain and remain anonymous identity is to wear a mask in all your photos and videos. Get creative with it— don’t just pull on a ski mask and pretend it’s not there. BDSM masks can appeal to those into that or create a character, and the mask is part of the act.
A sexy nurse character would have every reason to wear a facemask. It fits with the character and hides part of your face. If you worked up something that involved full-face makeup, you might have more freedom to create your OnlyFans character. Think psycho-sexy clown or hot juggalo.
Be Smart With Your Camera Angles
If you don’t want to go the mask route, you can hide many things with camera angles. It works for Tom Cruise, so why can’t it work for you?
The simplest use of camera angles to hide your face involves your camera and a mirror. If you pose in front of a mirror, hold your phone or camera in front of your face to obscure your identity.
Or shoot yourself from the neck down. You can also use props, which can provide this same type of cover for your face, but it will take planning, timing, and choreography to work well.
Other Identifying Marks
Your face might not be the only part of your anatomy that’s easily identifiable. Even if you only focus the camera on your body, it may offer clues to who you are.
You’ll want to hide scars, tattoos, and distinctive birthmarks. A small scar on your knee is one thing. But someone like Padma Lakshmi, with that highly visible and identifiable scar on her right arm, could cover her face and still get recognized.
Small surgery scars might not easily reveal your identity to the masses, but your friends and family might more easily recognize it if they come upon your page.
The same goes for tattoos. Just about any tattoo you have that your friends and loved ones know about will quickly spill your secret.
If you have a generic butterfly on the small of your back, maybe it won’t be such a giveaway, as that’s not that uncommon a tattoo. But if you have an unusual piece, someone might recognize it in the real world after seeing you online.
Birthmarks can look like simple small moles or can be distinct and visible. If you have one of the latter, consider covering it. Your family knows what that birthmark looks like. If they see it, they won’t need to see your face to know who you are.
Consider Using a Voice Changer
If you plan on live streaming or providing video content in which your voice is heard, a voice changer can help you stay anonymous. You can find free voice changers like VoiceMod online, though that’s only one of many viable options.
The Name Game
If your name is Esmerelda Szipowicz, no matter how well you cover your face, you won’t stay anonymous if you post under that real name. Even if your name is Jane Smith, use a stage name. If you’re creating a character, give that persona a new name and use it. If you’re just posting pics of yourself, pick a stage name.
Rule followers may now be asking, “Can you use a fake name for OnlyFans?” The answer is yes, but with this caveat: Don’t use your real name for your page name, but do use your real name when providing documents to OnlyFans.
The platform’s staff doesn’t know you or care who you are, so you don’t need to remain anonymous with them. More importantly, you can’t legally fill out financial and tax information forms with a fake name. You could open yourself up to fraud charges or other legal troubles.
But if you’re not showing your face on OnlyFans, for heaven’s sake, don’t use your real name.
And along those lines, one surefire way to promote your OnlyFans page is through social media accounts, but at the risk of stating the obvious, don’t do it from your own Instagram page. Whether you create a persona or character or simply adopt a stage name, create separate social media accounts using your OnlyFans name.
Keep them separate from your personal accounts.
When posting on those new social media accounts, keep the same things in mind about those posts that you do when posting on your page. There’s no sense in obscuring your face on your OnlyFan page if you reveal yourself on those related socials.
Take Advantage of Blocking Options
OnlyFans creators have tools at their disposal to help prevent certain people from finding them on the platform. OnlyFans content creators can block individuals or entire geographic regions.
Use the OnlyFans Geo Blocking Feature
OnlyFans provides, through its settings page, the option of blocking areas based on geographical parameters. Content creators live everywhere, and some governments frown upon such work. Others forbid it and can level various punishments against those creators.
To institute geoblocking from OnlyFans’ settings page:
- Select “Security.”
- Select “Geoblocking.”
- Choose the country or countries you want to exclude from viewing your content.
- Be sure to save changes, and you’re all set.
If your anonymous OnlyFans account is a secret in your household, you can block your home’s IP address.
Your reluctance to let family and friends see content on your OnlyFans account means you may want to block specific users. Knowing their IP addresses allows you to do that.
For instance, to ensure that your cousin Alan doesn’t accidentally stumble onto pictures of you that he probably shouldn’t see, you can block his computer as long as you can obtain his IP address.
While these blocking options are advantageous, they are not foolproof. Know that anyone with a virtual private network (VPN) can eschew the block. Again, a properly motivated user can circumvent geoblocking or other tools.
Your Posts, Their Content, and the Background
If you’re looking to stay anonymous in Paris, you know not to post a photo with the Eifel Tower in it. But posting photos of yourself outdoors— in any city in any country— can reveal identifying landmarks. This can impinge on your real life.
Imagine: “That woman looks like Jennifer. Wait, is that the CN Tower in the background? And doesn’t Jennifer live in downtown Toronto? OMG, IS THAT JENNIFER?”
So be careful about where you take your photos. Consider creating for your OnlyFans character a fictional location.
And even if someone you know doesn’t see your posts, some people might decide that they really need to meet you in person or work on discovering your real identity. These are the dangerous people who have no business meeting you in person, so leaving out any geographically identifying features is critical for safety.
Inside photos can carry similar risks. Posting from photos taken inside Grand Central Station will broadcast that you are in New York City. But even private buildings like your home may give things away about your identity. Anyone who’s been in your home might recognize your sofa print or a wall hanging.
You are the feature of the photos, videos, and live streams, not your surroundings. Making those surroundings as generic and unidentifiable as possible won’t make any of your subscribers upset, and the bland background.
Finally, don’t reveal your real location in posts or communications with OnlyFans subscribers. Even if you unthinkingly do so, it will undo all the careful work you’ve done to make your location unidentifiable.
People are interested in a lot of things, and that goes for OnlyFans content. Many niche accounts do quite well financially. Use this information to your advantage. Most adult-oriented specialized posts are for people who aren’t remotely interested in anyone’s face.
For example, some people are quite attracted to feet. If your niche account provides foot pics, there’s practically zero chance of anyone seeing your face. Other OnlyFans creators only post photos of their butts, so they can always have their faces turned completely away from the camera (be aware of mirrors in the room, though).
Once you find a profitable niche— whatever body parts that might involve— your OnlyFans content can start getting specialized attention, and you can market to a more specific audience. And if that niche makes it easier to hide your face, all the better.
Let’s Talk Money
If we’re being real, you most likely want to be an OnlyFans creator not to show the world what you look like but to make money on OnlyFans. And people do make money on OnlyFans. But it takes some work— you can’t post one good picture and expect the cash to come rolling in.
But dealing with money means paying attention to a few things in addition to working to increase your earning potential.
Do I Need a Separate OnlyFans Bank Account?
Yes. It’s not a requirement of the platform, but it will make your life much easier when it comes to tax time— and yes, you do have to pay taxes on your OnlyFans income. Sure, that’s a drag, but everyone pays taxes.
On the other hand, tax entities like the IRS consider an OnlyFans account as a small business. This allows for some deductions, but if you don’t have a separate OnlyFans bank account, finding and claiming those deductions may prove difficult.
As a small business owner, you qualify for certain tax breaks, government programs, and even grants.
But all your bookkeeping will be much simpler and more streamlined if you maintain a separate bank account that’s just for your OnlyFans income.
How to Monetize Your No Face OnlyFans Account
Once your account is up and running, and you’re posting all sorts of content— adult content or otherwise— it’s time to start making money on OnlyFans without showing your face. You need subscribers, as they’re paying customers.
How Do Beginners Make Money on OnlyFans?
The easiest and most consistent way for beginners— and anyone else— to make money on OnlyFans is by using a paywall. By placing your content behind a paywall, people must pay to view it. This is where an OnlyFans subscription comes in. Once you’ve got some sort of following and converted that into subscriptions, you’re on your way.
How Can I Make Money on OnlyFans Without a Following?
Well, you have to get a following. That’s now. Getting a following just takes some work. When you have a following, those are the people who will pay for a subscription, which will funnel money into the separate bank account you use for OnlyFans.
- Offer free subscriptions. Free content will draw people in, without a doubt.
- Watch your subscriber base swell.
- After a few days, institute the paywall. The subscribers who saw what they liked will pay the subscription fee, and you’ll be on your way. You’ll have even more luck with this using a niche account. Feet guys are going to do their feet guys thing and pay you for it.
Use Tools to Gain More Subscribers
You have many tools at your disposal, and we’re not talking about things on the OnlyFans settings page.
We mentioned making some OnlyFans-specific social media pages for yourself. Let’s be real: people who know how to use social media can make big things happen. Consider all the Kardashians and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all social media masters.
If you’re posting adult content, you can do so on Redditt and Twitter, the idea being that users of those social media platforms will discover you and visit your OnlyFans page. However, on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, adult content isn’t allowed.
You can still make some posts to draw people to your page, but you’ll have to create videos and other posts that are specifically not adult-oriented content. You’ve seen the random things that show up on your own For You Page, so you know that your posts can reach far to draw in potential subscribers.
You might have to pay for a shout-out, but you might not. As the saying goes, a closed mouth doesn’t get fed.
A shout-out is a mention— essentially a commercial— of you and your OnlyFans page. If you’re providing adult content, look for influencers on other social media platforms in the same category.
This approach works just like product endorsements do. If you put Steph Curry in a certain pair of shoes, fans will want those shoes. If fans of one influencer hear her extol the virtues of your page, they’re at least going to check it out, and you’re almost guaranteed to get a few subscribers as a result.
Here’s where the work comes in. So remember how your dad always used to tell you things like, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”? He was right. You can’t post a few pictures, drop a few hashtags on a social media platform, and then watch the cash pile up in your bank account.
Your paid subscribers want to access content from you. If this is your job, treat it as such. Post consistently. Even if you’re still in the free subscriber stage (especially if you’re still in the free subscriber stage), post every day.
Subscribers want to know that they can reliably find new content on your page when they log on to OnlyFans.
Pay Attention to Your People
Your subscribers will send you messages and comment on your posts. Interact with them. These are your subscribers, which means they are your customers. Real talk here— you want to keep them on the hook.
If LonelyBasementLife468 comments about how pretty you are, thank him. When LonelyBasementLife468 sees that you responded to him, he will be much more likely to continue paying his subscriber fee because, somewhere deep inside, he thinks he can win you over. That’s where the money is. Again, real talk.
With some regularity, offer a discounted fee for new subscribers. The it’s-on-sale mentality doesn’t just apply to department stores. If a potential subscriber happens upon your page, he might be on the fence about subscribing.
But dollars to donuts, when he sees that you’re offering a discount rate for something like ONLY THE NEXT 24 HOURS, human nature tells us he’s more likely to subscribe than if there weren’t a discount in place.
Provided your content is engaging and does it for that guy, he won’t balk at the subscription price when it goes back to the regular rate. Cha-ching.
Can You Be Successful on OnlyFans Without Showing Your Face?
Yes, you can. It just takes some planning and some foresight. Maybe you’re a high school teacher, church deacon, city councilperson, or the child of missionaries. Whatever it is, you have your reasons for not showing your face in adult-oriented content.
As we mentioned earlier, niche content is a viable outlet. There are people out there who are only interested in one body part, and there are people for every body part you can imagine. The large majority don’t need to see anyone’s face ever.
Final Thoughts on How To Make Money on OnlyFans Without Showing Your Face
You may be asking yourself, “How do I stay anonymous on OnlyFans?” The answer is, with some foresight and some planning. You don’t have to show your face.
“Can I be anonymous on OnlyFans?” You can, but it’s up to you not to slip up and post a picture of a world-famous landmark that happens to sit a mile from your house.
Use a mask, use camera angles or props, use social media platforms, create a stage name and OnlyFans-specific social media accounts, and be consistent in your content creation. You’ll be able to create a successful, money-generating OnlyFans account while remaining anonymous. It takes work, but it can be done.