The term Content Creator has become widely used in the last couple of years, and with more and more outlets launching with the sole purpose of providing Creators with paywalls for exclusive content, it's never been easier to make money from your passion.
But for committed Creators that are focussed on building a full time career from their content, it can be difficult to know which platform to settle on to start growing a fanbase. For adult creators in particular, the OnlyFans ban on adult content in 2021, although quickly withdrawn, has made many Creators wary of unknown platforms in case a similar situation arises.
Enter Fanvue, a fairly new site for Content Creators that provides an alternative to OnlyFans. In this post we'll be exploring the differences between the two platforms so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.
What is Fanvue?
Fanvue is a self-proclaimed "platform for all Creators, now and always" with a focus on both adult and mainstream. No matter what type of content you are creating, be it music, fitness or adult performing, there is a place for you on Fanvue. In fact, the Fanvue team has officially made a promise to their creators that they will never ban adult content. So if you are an adult Creator feeling disillusioned after the temporary but shocking ban on OnlyFans, there is no need to worry when it comes to using Fanvue.
How does Fanvue work?
Fanvue allows users to sign up as either a Content Creatoror a fan. Fans can discover new Creators and subscribe to their favourites to gain access to exclusive content. If you are here in Hubite, you already know the drill, right? 😉
Features of the Platform
Conversion rate: To increase visitor-to-subscriber conversions, Creators on Fanvue have the option to set "Intro videos" on their page to introduce themselves to potential new subscribers. These videos sit in front of paywall, so that users can learn more about the creator before hitting the subscribe button.
Discoverability: Being easily discovered by potential new fans is a hugely important factor for Creators. A common complaint of OnlyFans is that it can be difficult to discover new Creators as there is no dedicated space to browse user profiles. Fanvue, on the other hand, have recently launched a new feature that allows organic discovery within the platform. Creators Intro videos will feature in the Discover section, similar to the layout of TikTok and Instagram feeds, allowing users to easily find new Creators to follow.
Advanced Insights: Fanvue offers detailed insights to Creators to help break down where your revenue is coming from, how much traffic your account is getting, and much more. The platform has also mentioned that there is more to be added to this section in the not too distant future.
Customer Support: Whilst many websites can be let down by poor customer service and long response times, Fanvue support is excellent. The help centre on their website provides quick solutions to common queries, and if further assistance is required there is a live chat function to talk to one of the core members of the Fanvue team instantly. The average response time is under 5 minutes, and you'll be speaking directly to a member of the team. OnlyFans users are often left waiting days for assistance, which can be a huge setback when a problem needs fixing right away.
Creator satisfaction: Fanvue puts its Creators first and openly welcomes feedback. They have a "Suggest a Feature" section of their website that allows users to suggest and vote for new features. This ensures that the site remains up to date with the needs of its users and functions at a high standard.
Tech & Speed: The development team at Fanvue pride themselves in their elite service. When a new feature is designed or a glitch is fixed, it is often implemented within 48 hours.
Overall Usability: Something that many users struggle with on OnlyFans is that the website is quite difficult to navigate. However, because of the already high saturation of users, there is no huge pull for the platform to spend money on redesigning the site. By contrast, the Fanvue site is modern, well-designed and easy to navigate. This allows both fans and Creators to have a great user experience.
How do I create a Fanvue account?
Creating an account on Fanvue is an incredibly simple process.
Open up the website and choose your login details. After creating an account, you will be given the option to become a Creator or to discover new ones. Select the "Become a Creator" option and fill in your details. Note that you will be asked to verify your identity. This is to make the platform safe for everyone. To do this, you will need a valid government identity card and will be asked to take a selfie.
Once you've filled in all your details and you've been verified, which is done very quickly, you're good to go!
How much money I can earn on Fanvue?
The ability to earn money from your Fanvue content is similar to that of other platforms. Users can subscribe to your channel at a set price determined by you (between $4.99-$50 per month), and by doing so they will gain access to all your existing posts, pictures and videos, as well as receiving updates about new content. Users can also choose to pay you tips, which can be a great boost to your main income stream.
A unique feature of Fanvue is the ability to sell individual video clips in a addition to the subscription content. These "pay to view" posts and tips can be prices from $3-$500.
Creator funds in Fanvue are released to you once a week and can be withdrawn once they hit a $20 balance. Withdrawals are usually instant but can take up to 3 days to appear in your account depending on your location, and you can choose from a variety of different payment methods, including bank transfers and cryptocurrency payments. OnlyFans, on the other hand, has a 21-day turnaround for funds, which is a substantially longer period to wait for payment.
Both platforms take a 20% commission on subscription fees. However, for a limited time, Fanvue is offering 85% commission for 12 months to any Creator that signs up early. After the 12 month period, earnings will go back to the original rate of 80%. In addition to this, Fanvue have created a referral program where each time a Creator signs up using the personalised link you provide them, you'll earn 5% of any money they.
If you are already earning money on OnlyFans, you should definitely give Fanvue a try!
So with all this information... Is Fanvue the best OnlyFans alternative?
Looking at the differences between the two platforms, it’s quite clear to see that Fanvue is a great alternative to the now slightly outdated Onlyfans. While Onlyfans has the potential advantage of its widely-known name that may sway many users, with the way that Fanvue is heading, it seems like this is something that won’t be a problem for much longer.