In the entertainment industry, the pornographic sector is worth billions of dollars. According to statistics, one in every five internet searches is for adult content, and over 28,258 users consume pornographic content every second. However, like any other industry, the industry prioritizes the growth of profits for the platform they feature, while the creators receive only a meagre portion of the profits.
It can be frustrating as a content creator to put in all the necessary effort to create very appealing and entertaining content, only for the platform that features the content to take a percentage of the generated revenue. Although social media may have given content creators more freedom to interact with their fans and promote their work, it has shortcomings due to censorship and flagship, making it difficult for creators to make a direct profit.
Many content producers use subscription-based social media platforms where users can sell and buy original content because they cannot monetize their work. Unfortunately, these websites have developed into a new world where performers, artists, sex workers, and others can monetize their work and hide it behind a paywall. This implies that subscribers will be charged to view your videos, photos, or other featured content.
You’re probably wondering how a subscription-based platform works. Don’t worry, I’ll explain.
Subscription-based platforms are online platforms that charge customers weekly, monthly, or yearly for their platform usage. As a result, various businesses can maximize their customer relationships and create a consistent revenue stream. Examples of adult content subscription-based platforms are OnlyFans, Fansly, Patreon, Just For Fans (JFF), and others.
How they operate?
For example, on OnlyFans, You pay a minimum monthly subscription fee of $4.99 and a maximum monthly subscription fee of $49.99 to the platform to feature your content. You also can charge at least $5 for tips or paid private messages, which can significantly increase your income on the platform if you have additive content, and a large, devoted subscriber base. However, it isn’t easy to accrue thousands or millions of subscribers or fans as you have to produce high-quality content for several weeks, sometimes even months, before your account becomes profitable.
Who Are On The Platform?
A diverse range of users creates OnlyFans’ content. Creators, such as experienced sex workers, porn stars, artists, influencers, models, fitness experts, and many more, create quality content and earn a lot of money.
For instance, influencer Caroline Calloway created an OnlyFans page where she dressed up as a literary character, charged a high $49.99, and stated that her projected annual salary was $223,800. Also, to promote her song “WAP,” which features Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B created her OnlyFans account. She charges $4.99 monthly for her posts, which are kept behind a paywall.
How do Subscription-based Platforms Charge Creators?
Conversely, to begin earning on OnlyFans, the platform requires your payment information, link and verify your account, and then set a subscription fee for your content. Monthly, you may get paid directly by fans or through tips and pay-per-view options. However, as a creator on the platform, you can only keep 80% of your earnings, and the remaining 20% is charged a commission fee.
OnlyFans has an estimated 170 million registered users and 1.5 million content creators. Imagine taking a whopping 20% of the revenue generated from 170 million users despite the creators doing the primary work.
So, you’re probably wondering, ‘what’s the alternative?’ ‘What other options do I have?’ ‘How can I keep 100% of my revenue?’ Well, Come along with me!
An underground Secret
Social media has been an effective and valuable tool for generating income. You can earn money in a variety of ways using this powerful tool. However, have you ever questioned why someone would strive to keep you entertained? Do you know that people work hard to produce the content you view?
As a content creator, keeping your followers engaged with your content can be rewarding, especially if your content is entertaining and meets your subscribers’ needs. You’ve struck gold!
I recently met with Karen, a content creator who left a popular subscription-based platform to stand alone and have total control of her revenue. Karen is a young adult content creator in her late thirties. She started creating content, starting as a model in her early twenties. She has a brilliant gallery of pictures of all categories; she explored the model industry before switching completely to creating erotic content. Karen was able to build her followership to a significant number, and she was one of the top creators on a popular subscription-based platform. However, after a successful and profitable 2020, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought about a global lockdown. As a result, Karen suffered a drastic decline in her viewership and revenue as the platform she’s on wants to make profits off younger creators, thereby altering the algorithm to feature new creators to attract more subscribers and more profits.
In Karen’s words: “Getting paid was never an issue; in fact, you don’t have to worry about who views your content; provide your account information, and you’ll receive your share of the revenue at the end of the month. However, the platform is only concerned about making a profit without putting its valuable creators as a priority. They tend to favor new creators to boost their revenue by prioritizing their content.”
As I listened to Karen’s story, it wasn’t very comforting to learn that outside factors can still limit your success even when you give it your all.
But here is the juicy part. Karen shared a secret with me.
You Are The Content!
If there are no creators on a platform, no subscriber will pay for it. This means that OnlyFans will cease to exist if you, as a creator, do not post high-quality content on it. Your fans are not paying monthly to adore the platform’s user interface; they are there because you serve them. The platform is worthless without you and your content! That proves your influence as a content creator. So, why aren’t you keeping 100% of your earnings?
By switching platforms, you can stop paying commissions and control your audience, earnings, time, and content. Exactly, that is the little secret!
The Secret? A Private Group
Karen now emphasized the various social media platforms she tried, ranging from closed Facebook groups to creating an Instagram page and an exclusive Snapchat content group. Karen was able to manage her followers and deliver her content on time. Complete freedom from high commission fees and a direct relationship with her subscribers. However, working on the platform alone was far too stressful and demanding. “Monetizing these platforms is difficult,” she explained. I attempted to use e-payment gateways such as Paypal, CashApp, and Venmo. But, before adding a subscriber to the private group, I must manually confirm all transactions. Sometimes it takes several hours for these payments to be reflected, and most subscribers aren’t always patient enough.”
Apart from the delay in payment and payment confirmations, she complained about limitations with payment from fans not within her region. These limited her revenue as she was restricted to serving only fans in her area. Fortunately, Karen met with a colleague that also left the subscription-based platform. Surprisingly, she was doing exceptionally well, with a large follower base paying for her content monthly. Finally, however, the secret was revealed to Karen.
Yes, it is the same secret that you are about to learn.
Bots without a but!
“My heart skipped a beat when Crystal (my coworker) said all I needed was a bot,” Karen stated. I have no coding experience because I’ve never needed it, and I don’t think I have the funds to hire a developer.”
The biggest surprise came when Karen was told that she only needed Telegram! What?! You’re equally surprised.
Creating an exclusive private group on a cloud-based, cross-platform instant messaging platform could guarantee you 100% of the revenue from your efforts. Platforms like Telegram and Discord allow you to create a closed group where you charge a fee. You are not required to meet a profit target or wait for a monthly payment. Everything is under your control.
Also, I did find that a platform like Telegram works well for exclusive subscriptions because of its distinctive features. For example, telegram channels and group chats can support unlimited subscribers, enabling the sharing of large-size media and wide-ranging group video calls (video, audio, images, documents, etc.). This is just one of the many ways that creators can free themselves from the dominance of premium subscription-based platforms that manage and control their audience while taking a sizable commission off their revenues.
Karen expressed her experience with the Telegram bot when she adopted it. “They can manage my payments, subscribers with different payment packages, free trials, and even process payments from anywhere in the world. These Telegram bots have made life so much simpler.”
How Do You Monetize The Group?
One of the main benefits of platforms like OnlyFans is that you can get paid without worrying about who wants to view your content; all you need to do is provide your account information, and at the end of the month, you will receive payment.
However, monetizing your private group requires minimal effort on your part. Since Telegram is open-source, developers can create additional apps to automate tasks within the app. As a result, you can automate the management of your members by using bots to collect payments, alert them of your content schedule, hint them at their payment due dates, and remove defaulters after they miss their deadlines.
Why use a Telegram Bot?
As mentioned earlier, Telegram is an open-source platform. As a result, they can be developed and customized to your preferences. Also, it enables cross-border payment and is not restricted to a region as you cannot be reliant on electronic payment methods (as with the case of Karen when using PayPal, CashApp, and Venmo) because of possible difficulty your subscribers could experience. As a result, you need a payment option that solves the issue of cross-border payment since your subscribers are not restricted to only your region.
How the Bot accepts payments?
“I always receive my payments instantly. The most interesting part is that I do not always have to be available to confirm transactions because everything is automated. And I receive payments from every fan across all regions without hassle for free. That’s crazy!”. Karen expressed.
Cryptocurrency solves the bot payments! What is Cryptocurrency, you ask?
How do you see making a transaction with no involvement from a bank or other third party? Exactly, that’s Cryptocurrency in its simplest form. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that can be instantly sent and received anywhere in the world. So, without worrying about rules or limitations, your fans worldwide can instantly pay for your content without hassle.
Although according to my research, Telegram is not the only platform that accepts cryptocurrencies as a payment option, they provide the most exemplary service because every step can be automated without needing a fee. For example, LonelyFans allows cryptocurrency as a payment method but charges a 5-15% commission.
Similarly, cumrocket, an adult content NFT marketplace where creators can sell their content as NFTs, charges up to 15% for using the platform.
However, using Telegram requires ZERO commissions with a completely automated process. All you have to do is to instruct the Bot on what to do. With this, you wave goodbye to a high commission rate of 20% and above, and you have a monopoly over your income.
Now, you’re in control.
There are no rules when using Telegram! Because the bot efficiently runs your channel and gives you complete control, you don’t have to worry about being banned from the platform for posting a specific type of content.
The Telegram bot allows you to create several membership tiers, such as basic, standard, and premium, with an optional free trial that allows subscribers to get a preview. Payments are made directly via Cryptocurrency into your cryptocurrency wallet, where deposits and withdrawals are free of charge. The Bot automatically manages the channel, reminding free trial subscribers of payment deadlines and removing defaulting members. To simplify for subscribers to pay, you can also set up flexible payment options, all of which are controlled by the Bot. This puts you ahead and gives you total control of your content –from zenith to nadir.