OnlyFans announces cut in referral bonuses
Thanks to the referral bonus system, OnlyFans has seen an incredible growth. Since the launch in 2016, content creators and affiliates have referred new creators to the platform. Those new creators bring in more traffic as well as more subscribers and thus more revenue. In return, they receive a commission from OnlyFans.
Until recently, referring a creator earned you a lifetime 5 percent of that creator’s earnings. In an email send to creators, the company has now announced a few changes to the referral system.
As from May 1st 2020, referral payouts will be limited to one year after the referee joins, instead of throughout the lifetime of the account. Referrals started prior to May 1, 2020 will have one more year to receive earnings from referrals. Additionally, they have introduced a second limitation, which allows referrers to earn a maximum of $50,000 per referred creator (which is a lot, yet realistic).
These limitations have been introduced as a result of the enormous growth the company has seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have made the important decision to invest even more resources in our infrastructure, our technology, and our support teams, so we can continue to grow as the top platform for Creators to earn money,” says OnlyFans in their email.
Without a doubt, the new rules will have a big impact on creators’ earnings. It’s disturbing that OnlyFans makes up new rules which punishes the same people who have been the foundation of the platform’s growth and success.
Former model and Big Brother UK contestant Arron Lowe – who until recently ran a very popular OnlyFans page – has started a petition to try to persuade OnlyFans to revert the change. The online petition has been signed over 600 times already.
In the meantime, Arron Lowe has abandoned the OnlyFans family and has launched a brand new fan site! Together with some fellow performers, Arron has developed a new platform, called MyKrush.
MyKrush pays creators 90% of subscriptions (which is 10% more than OnlyFans or JustFor.Fans) and 100% of all creator cash earned on videos, tips, live shows and such. Additionaly, they give a lifetime 5% commission on each referred creator and 10% for each fan referred. Quite a lot of (adult) performers are showing Arron support and have moved their fan pages over to MyKrush.
We will soon publish a blog post about MyKrush, so stay tuned!