AVN Stars vs OnlyFans: Which is better for models?

If you’re thinking about starting a premium fan club, you may have come across both AVN Stars and OnlyFans. They both can help you start your career in the adult entertainment industry, but which is better?

In this article, we’ll compare and contrast the two platforms so you can get a clear idea of which one would work for you. By the end of the article, you will know exactly which premium social media platform will help you grow a fan base, gain dedicated subscribers, and make a lot of money.

AVN Stars is a social media site created by and for the adult entertainment industry. AVN, short for Adult Video News, is a media juggernaut in the adult space and has many products including AVN Magazine, the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas every year, and the AVN Awards.

OnlyFans is one of the most popular fan club or premium social media platforms in the world. Content creators are able to monetize their photos, videos, audio files, and anything else they want to create for their biggest fans. It quickly became a household name in the early parts of 2020.

First we’ll talk about what content creators can do on each platform, then payments, and finally how the platform helps them grow.

Ways models can make money on AVN Stars and OnlyFans

When it comes to choosing a platform to perform and sell on, the variety of ways you can make money is very important. AVN Stars and OnlyFans have a very similar offering, but there are a few things that AVN Stars is capable of that OnlyFans is not.

Models on AVN Stars can make money by

  • Monthly subscription services between $2 and $50
  • Pay per message
  • Clip or video sales
  • Tips from fans with a minimum of $2
  • Live streaming
  • The referral program (more on this later)
  • Contests that fans can vote on
  • Top models of the month cash prizes

There are many ways to make money on OnlyFans, including

  • Monthly subscription services between $4.99 and $50
  • Pay per message with a $3 minimum and $100 maximum
  • Creating custom content for fans
  • Tips from fans with a minimum of $3 and a max of $200
  • Referral program (there’s a whole section below with more detail)

Both AVN Stars and OnlyFans have very similar ways to make money on their websites. One benefit with AVN Stars is you can charge a bit less for subscriptions and tips. AVN also has the clip store where you can sell video, photo sets, and audio clips to anyone, which is a great way to diversify your income.

Another thing that models on AVN Stars are able to is livestream so they can interact directly with fans. Although this can be limited to only subscribers, this is a great way to build that interpersonal connection with your biggest fans (and make more money in the long run).

Finally, AVN Stars has frequent contests for their models to create custom content and compete against each other. For instance, a favorite footwear contest had models posting pictures with their sneakers, stilettos, pumps, and boots. The top 10 places took home cash prizes, with 1st pulling in $750.

Payout rate & frequency for AVN Stars and OnlyFans

AVN Stars pays out 80% to its creators. The other 20% goes to cover operating expenses like credit card processing, hosting costs, and paying referral fees.

Models on AVN Stars are able to make withdrawals from their accounts on-demand. There is a $25 minimum for each payout and additionally a 7 day hold period from the time you earn the money to when you can withdraw it. This is to safeguard against fraudulent purchases.

Models are also able to set up automatic withdrawals weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly.

OnlyFans pays out 80% to its creators with the other 20% going to website maintenance, payment processing, referral payments, hosting, support, and other website needs.

For most users, there is a $20 minimum to withdraw their earnings. Content creators can make withdrawals manually every day or have automatic withdrawals weekly every Monday or on the 1st of the month. 

There is is a 7 day period from the time you earn your money to the time you’re able to make a withdraw. This is to cover for any chargebacks or other fraudulent payments. For some models, this is a 21 day period, but switches to a 7 day period four months after 1st withdrawal.

As you can see, both AVN Stars and OnlyFans pay 80% to the content creators. That’s great for you because they’re both leading the industry in payout percentage.

Since both platforms pay out the same, let’s look at some other factors that play into picking a premium fan club service.

Which platform helps models get more fans

Being discoverable on a platform is a great way for models to find fans and subscribers organically.

On AVN Stars, there is an explore page that has so many features for discovery. The explore all page is a catch-all for the most recently uploaded content. There are also filters to see the most recently uploaded videos, photos, clips, and stories. Whoever is live as well as the top models on the platform are shown as well.

The search function on AVN Stars acts as its own directory with whatever search term you put in. No matter what word you put in, you can refine your search by filtering by people, posts, videos, photos, and clips. Both the explore page and search encourage posting frequently and getting your content out there.

One of the biggest complaints about OnlyFans is that there is no way for accounts to be browsed. If you’re not driving traffic to your page, you’re not being discovered. This can be a major blow to brand new models that may not already have a large social media following.

As you can see, AVN Stars really helps with growing your accounts organically. You get featured in a variety of ways and show up even for people not subscribed or following you. That helps out immensely especially if you don’t already have a large social media following.

Which referral program is better

The best thing about these platforms are their referral programs. Have a friend that’s interested in joining? They can use your link and for every dollar they earn you get a piece! So the more they make, the more you end up making. That’s a win win for everyone.

The OnlyFans referral program pays out 5% earnings for every model you refer to the site for the first 12 months they’re on OnlyFans. There is a $50,000 earning limit you can make for every model you refer to OnlyFans. So if a model makes more than $1,000,000 in their first year, you’re capped at $50,000 for that model. There is no limit to the number of models you can refer to OnlyFans.

The AVN Stars referral program pays out 5% earnings for every model you refer to the site for their lifetime. There is no limit to how much you can earn from a model you refer to AVN Stars.

As you can guess, the time frame and cap on earnings for the OnlyFans referral program really doesn’t compare to the lifetime referral earnings from AVN Stars.

With the OnlyFans referral program you have to constantly find new models to keep your referral earnings up. With AVN Stars, your referrals from last year will keep making you money next year.

So which should you use: AVN Stars or OnlyFans

All things considered, AVN Stars is the better platform for you to perform on whether you have a large following or if you’re brand new. The only thing OnlyFans has on AVN Stars is the name recognition. A brand new model can grow by uploading content and creating more posts. A content creator with a large following can earn more money with the monthly top model bonus and the weekly contests.

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