Lenny Gracie raised over $ 20,000 in the first 24 hours on a racy platform. And she’s not the only Australian to get rich online.
Prior to November 2019, Renee Gracie had heard very little about OnlyFans.
But within her 24 hours Adult content subscription service debut, She was raising tens of thousands of dollars – and today she is one of Australia’s largest stars on the site.
Since then, her fan base and bank balances have exploded, a 26-year-old former V8 supercar driver told her. A drastic job change was “life-changing.”
Queensland, which already had large-scale social media thanks to its racing career, said it was initially encouraged to join the platform at the recommendation of fans.
“I got messages from many people saying I should ride OnlyFans because I wanted to see more, but I didn’t even know what it was,” she told news.com.au.
“But by chance, when I asked if she knew anything about OnlyFans, she said she had been using it for two years, so I thought it would be a good opportunity.”
For Gracie, it’s time for change after she returned from Melbourne to her native Queensland and got a “dislike” job at a car dealership.
“I wanted to get a fresh start, so I was ready to do something different,” she said.
“I wondered,’What’s the worst thing that can happen?’ I thought earning a little extra income, perhaps $ 1000 extra here and there, would change my life. “
Today she Earn “more than $ 25,000 a week” from the platformFrom custom content combinations to partner sex videos, solo videos, nude videos, topless photos, regular contests and videos, and monthly live shows.
She is currently one of Australia’s top creators and was in the top 0.01% of the site in June 2020. She claims to have made a whopping $ 500,000.
“There’s very little I don’t do,” she said.
“It changed my life dramatically. When I was doing other work, my one-year salary wasn’t what I’m making in the current month.”
Gracie said her friends and family all supported her OnlyFans advance. Especially after it proves to be very profitable.
“All my friends said,’It’s good for you, you do what you have to do,’ and many said they wanted to be able to do it,” she said. Said.
“My parents have always been relatively supportive as long as I’m mentally okay.
“When I started making a lot of money, I thought my dad would understand it anyway, so I sat him down and earned $ 20,000 ($ A25,398) in OnlyFans in 24 hours. But and I told him I wouldn’t get it off immediately. He wasn’t going to complain because he could see how much I was making. “
Some told Gracie that her decision to join OnlyFans was “brave” and “courageous,” but she said she wasn’t really facing much more than her previous job.
“I was in such a toxic workplace. Being a motorsport woman, I was sexually harassed and received nasty comments,” she said.
“Racing isn’t a great environment for women in general, but I didn’t know anything about it at the time, but the second time I switched to OnlyFans, there was nothing but support.”
According to Gracie, women have been attracted to OnlyFans for many reasons, from single mothers who want to help their families through a pandemic to recent single mothers who have just gained confidence.
She said normality helped break the stigma.
“Why is it so taboo when I don’t know anyone who has never seen pornography? It’s one of the largest industries in the world, but it’s still very secretive,” Gracie said.
“There are many different types of OnlyFans. Some girls post pictures of their feet and eat food, so just because they use OnlyFans doesn’t mean they’re naked. Hmm.
“They provide men and women with a place to safely go to certain fetishes and explore their requirements.”
“The only drawback”
Unlike Gracie, the gold coaster Rob Bumpton was already established in the industry before jumping to OnlyFans last July.
The 36-year-old woman has been involved in sex coaching primarily through YouTube for several years and joined OnlyFans after YouTube began cracking down on sex-related content.
Since then, he has opened up a niche through a combination of entertainment and education. It covers everything from sex techniques to information on how to slow things down in the bedroom.
“I didn’t know anything about the possibilities of OnlyFans, but I was completely confused about what was possible,” Bampton told news.com.au.
“I earned $ 63,000 in January and am getting better every month.
“I take a couple of shots a week, but they’re always quite different,” he says, and you can include everything “from PG photos to group sex” to add shots. ..
Bampton has always been open about his sexuality and said he held a swapping party at the age of 20. That is, his family and friends have long embraced his lifestyle and career.
But he said the only downside to the industry was its impact on romantic relationships.
“I’m single now because it’s difficult to have a relationship and they have to be almost with someone else in the industry to get it,” he said.
“Someday I want a family, so that’s the only downside, but I’m enjoying where I am now.”
According to Bampton’s experience, only 70% of OnlyFans subscribers are men and about 70% of creators are women, and those who take the right approach can make a lot of money.
“I know a lot of girls who used to be a $ 20 waitress an hour at a bar and earn $ 10,000 a month, so they think it’s the best job they’ve ever done.” He said.
“But I often make the mistake of not having a niche, whether on my feet or not, because the heat alone can’t cut it.”
He said the number Celebrities adopting the platform, such as Bella Thorne, It helped break down the barriers and increase the popularity of the platform, but in the end, people were attracted to it because the creators are “real people.”
ONLYFANS GOES MAINSTREAM
Meanwhile, Kevin Mack, CEO of the Australian Exhibition Group, which runs the annual Sexpo Adult Exhibition, told news.com.au. OnlyFans was booming It is mainly the result of a coronavirus pandemic.
When face-to-face venues such as strip clubs are closed during a public health crisis, many workers use online platforms such as OnlyFans to generate income, and countless daily Australians are bored with the blockade. I went to the scene during that time.
For many creators, what might have started as a side hustle is their main source of income as the platform continues to boom.
“It’s starting to take off because so many people are using the OnlyFans platform. It’s pervasive throughout Australia,” he said.
“There was one contractor who was attending OnlyFans with his wife. It was their only income to pay the rent and buy food for the children.
“These are two people who aren’t involved in the sex industry, and the conversation really surprised me because people doing stay-at-home orders and white-collar jobs use the platform for additional income. I’m starting to realize that things are really common. “
Mack said the site’s popularity helped “remove a bit of stigma” and emphasized how people in the industry were often discriminated against and censored by other social media platforms.
OnlyFans was so successful that in 2021 local creators made a big hit at Sexpo, allowing Australians to meet their favorite stars in person, he said.