If you haven’t already heard of the social network called OnlyFans then you are in for some tasty tea today. The platform has grown in global popularity over the past few months and has been touted as the next big money-making program for giggers across the platform. Even Beyonce is with the movement.
But just like with every great advancement in human evolution, OnlyFans has attracted a fair share of scrupulous individuals, determined to exploit innocent content creators into paying them funds. A number of “coaches” has sprung up across the globe and this week we learned that their intentions are not always in the right place.
So today we take a closer at the process and possible consequences of working with an OnlyFans Coach. Is it something that newbies could consider or does it always end in disaster?
What is OnlyFans and why would you need a coach?
The social media platform launched in 2016 and is a subscription-based network where users can sell and/or purchase original content—typically of the pornographic variety. When utilized as an adult site, users will post NSFW videos and photos to their accounts, which are protected by a paywall.
The service has grown in popularity globally and many have cited it’s advantages, claiming to have earned enough money from selling nudes on OnlyFans that to buy a home or a new car. It’s understandable, therefore, why many outsiders looking in might want a slice of the pie.
Here’s where the “coaches” saw the opportunity.
A number of users across the world have offered (paid) training services to help newcomers overcome the learning hurdles and start making real money on OnlyFans. For a small fee, these coaches are willing to share their knowledge in a bid to help you (the trainee) learn how OnlyFans works on a social and technical level, allowing you to earn more money sooner.
But things took a turn when a coach was busted for not quite being the real deal…
What happened this week?
A Zimbabwean influencer based in South Africa found himself at the center of a Twitter storm at the beginning of this week as numerous women came forward to accuse him of catfishing them under the guise of a female OnlyFans coach. The gentleman, who is known by his monicker “Mr Suit Up”, was accused of creating fake social media accounts and luring women into paying him to coach them on how best to make money on OnlyFans.
Whether the coaching was effective remains to be seen, however, many women have come forward and accused him of lying just to secure their explicit content (and their cash too!).
Things took an ugly turn once he was exposed and his account has not tweeted since. However, this was just another example of how things can turn awry because of people’s ill intentions.
Can OnlyFans scammers go to jail?
Social media laws are blurry in many countries, but it’s safe to assume that it would be difficult to put your coach behind bars. OnlyFans cares deeply about the safety and integrity of its platform. New users undergo a background check which may take a day or two and the platform uses a safe payment method. They employ a secure third party payment provider, which means users can never see your card details because your payment information is not stored at OnlyFans.
But they can only do so much – unfortunately they don’t have the reach or jurisdiction to ward off scammers who are luring clients outside of their platform.
So… should I get a coach?
Short story: probably not.
You can learn as much as you want about OnlyFans and develop your own clever tactics for attracting customers and marketing your profile without having to pay a cent. As well as that, you never know where your content will end up if it is shared outside of OnlyFans – so if you’re going to participate, it’s probably best to do it within the confines of the platform.
Would you hire or recommend that someone hires an OnlyFans coach?