OnlyFans thrived during lockdown as bored people sought online entertainment

Shawn Knight

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In brief: OnlyFans, the content subscription service that lets creators earn money from paying “fans,” exploded in popularity during the pandemic as bored consumers flocked to the site during lockdown and out-of-work entertainers were happy to earn their business.

The London-based company told the Financial Times that for the year to November, transactions increased seven-fold to £1.7 billion, or $2.4 billion. Revenue, meanwhile, shot up 553 percent to around $390.4 million while pre-tax profits were roughly $73.6 million.

OnlyFans launched in 2016 but didn’t really skyrocket in popularity until early last year. Before the pandemic, the company employed around 150 workers but now, more than 400 people are on the payroll.

While the site caters to all sorts of content creators, it is arguably best known as a platform for people to sell adult content. And despite what you might have heard recently, CEO Tim Stokely told the publication they have no plans to shut down adult creators.

The company’s creators wouldn’t reveal the top earners but said north of 300 creators have earned more than $1 million. In a recent piece for Cinema Blend, former Boy Meets World actress Maitland Ward said she is bringing in over six figures each month from OnlyFans.

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QuantumPhysics

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Onlyfans makes little sense to most people.

“Why pay for peep shows when so much is available for free???”

I would never pay for digitalporn but I do recognize that there are some people out there willing to pay for the personal contact - being able to chat with the performer(s). As ridiculous as it may sound.

Loneliness and depression are profound.

Many of these patrons didn’t make it.
 

kiwigraeme

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Never visited it - but I did read that the cream floats to the top - ie you can be pretty and get X amount - but those marketing well, and giving fans what they want and have a good report do much better - that a person with not the best looks catering well for a niche market/kink will do better than some pretty person throwing up some random photos - think some gay guys do very well also. Plus like most creative pursuits -most make very little
 

theSon

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More Porn, more women selling their bodies for money, more prostitutes....It's been predicted in the holy books to get much worse....looks like we are on the way...

Who'res is what's wrong with society..

Too many gold digging girls wanting to sell their bodies for money or t=marry a rich sugar daddy and be part of a harem, as long as they get rich..... Disgusting.

Fcking animals
 

trieste1s

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More Porn, more women selling their bodies for money, more prostitutes....It's been predicted in the holy books to get much worse....looks like we are on the way...

Who'res is what's wrong with society..

Too many gold digging girls wanting to sell their bodies for money or t=marry a rich sugar daddy and be part of a harem, as long as they get rich..... Disgusting.

Fcking animals
If all the men were pious and actively not giving in to lustful desires, there wouldn't be a market for females exposing themselves on cameras.

So... misogyny much?
 

Bobbydpue

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More Porn, more women selling their bodies for money, more prostitutes....It's been predicted in the holy books to get much worse....looks like we are on the way...

Who'res is what's wrong with society..

Too many gold digging girls wanting to sell their bodies for money or t=marry a rich sugar daddy and be part of a harem, as long as they get rich..... Disgusting.

Fcking animals
If you could make money easily you'd be doing it, too. Stop being a hypocrite. This has nothing to do with whatever book you're reading where you only pick out the parts you agree with and ignore the rest. Why don't you start a book reading site on onlyfans and see how much money you make?
 

Digitalzone

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The amount of hoes will be rising until the market is saturated. Each one of them will be earning less and less and will have to offer more or more. That's the market.
But simps are the lowest form of life, that's for sure.
 

envirovore

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More Porn, more women selling their bodies for money, more prostitutes....It's been predicted in the holy books to get much worse....looks like we are on the way...

Who'res is what's wrong with society..

Too many gold digging girls wanting to sell their bodies for money or t=marry a rich sugar daddy and be part of a harem, as long as they get rich..... Disgusting.

Fcking animals

No, this and this attitude, more so the religious backing of it as an attempt to hide the hate behind the guise of 'faith', is what's wrong with society.

There is absolutely zero wrong with prostitution of any kind (male or female), because there is absolutely zero wrong with sex or the human body to be ashamed of.

What's that one line in that book? Oh yeah...
"Judge not lest ye be judged".
I also recall something about casting the first stone...
 

Lounds

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I put onlyfans in the same box as Social influencers. Work shy people who contribute very little to society except their own narcissism and self need to be constantly wanted and liked...Sad.
 

kiwigraeme

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As the resident SJW time for my rant - Pornography , Prostitution , recreational drug use , self harm activities etc etc .
These are activities that will not go away , the issue is not right or wrong - these things can be very bad , or very social acceptable depending on motivations and implementations, controls and safeguards .
Imprisoning , ostracising , depriving people of their rights and health care etc due to poverty , abuse, addictions is definitely NOT the answer - it does not stop it ( er War on drugs anyone ha. ha, ha) - women's health, unwanted babies -alcohol foetal syndrome etc etc
I'm not a big fan of the Green party in NZ - socialist fascists - and ineffectual - promised they would end the crime poverty cycle - currently in power with Labour - they have done nothing,

Anyway they say it's a health issue - which I entirely agree with - Plus girls need to be educated and have access to financial independence - then in they choose to be a sex worker - all the best to them
 

Lounds

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As the resident SJW time for my rant - Pornography , Prostitution , recreational drug use , self harm activities etc etc .
These are activities that will not go away , the issue is not right or wrong - these things can be very bad , or very social acceptable depending on motivations and implementations, controls and safeguards .
Imprisoning , ostracising , depriving people of their rights and health care etc due to poverty , abuse, addictions is definitely NOT the answer - it does not stop it ( er War on drugs anyone ha. ha, ha) - women's health, unwanted babies -alcohol foetal syndrome etc etc
I'm not a big fan of the Green party in NZ - socialist fascists - and ineffectual - promised they would end the crime poverty cycle - currently in power with Labour - they have done nothing,

Anyway they say it's a health issue - which I entirely agree with - Plus girls need to be educated and have access to financial independence - then in they choose to be a sex worker - all the best to them
At least your country tackled Covid straight away and have very few cases and deaths. In the UK our PM kept the boarders open constantly which resulted in 3 lockdowns of very extended periods because the death toll was really high. Luckily our vaccination program is really organised thanks to the NHS.