by Bea Dux
Nowadays you don't need any HTML knowledge at all to be an online content creator as websites like OnlyFans and AdmireMe have made it easy for you to upload your shit and GO. The framework is built and the only thing you really have to worry about is promoting your profile!
However, these websites are anonymous, prone to data leaks and ultimately, you’re giving another person (or corporation) 20-40% of your possible earnings. When you think about it, that’s a LOT of money to be paying for a customer support system that doesn’t always get back to you and the possibility that a fan could request a chargeback and all of a sudden that payout isn’t as big as you thought it was.
Whether the negatives of sites like these weigh heavy on your mind, or you just want your own online space that gives you additional opportunities to earn, I’m going to talk you through a few ways you can set up your own site!
Now, before we get into anything, let me preface this by saying that I am in NO way an expert on all types of website. Your websites should be unique to you and fortunately there are tons of platforms to help you create exactly what you want! In the development of mine www.ITSBEADUX.com I have tried and taught myself all sorts! So here are some of the basic nuggets of advice I can offer to anyone thinking of setting up their own.
HIRING A DEVELOPER
If the idea of building a website gives you a dry mouth and sweat patches, worry not, for it is possible to hire someone to do it all for you. There are a million and one website developers and code writers ready and willing to build your website - from scratch. However, this is definitely the most expensive option. You’re literally paying someone a wage to build your site. The GREAT thing about this is that you can practically have everything exactly the way that you want it! People who work in tech are miracle workers - but be warned: the more you want, the more time it will take them and the more expensive it will be.
Another thing to keep in mind with this option is that you may end up hiring someone who can’t stick to deadlines. I unfortunately had this experience and it’s so disheartening to get excited about a site, only to have the developer be unreliable. So the main takeaway here is: if they’re cheap, you’re going to get a cheap service!
DO IT YOURSELF
If you’re not wanting anything too complicated and the idea of giving it a go yourself doesn’t seem like an uphill battle not even the great Miley Cyrus could conquer, there are several options for you.
First up, get yourself a domain name. A domain is the name of your website. It gives you the option to personalise the link you give out! It also makes website names a lot cleaner. Example: onlyfans.com/itsbeadux is a little long and the focus is on the host (onlyfans). If I linked my own domain to my onlyfans page, I could instead share the link ‘itsbeadux.com'. It’s cleaner, the focus is on my name and this makes it easier to share and remember!