Fansly Creator Guide

Getting Started on Fansly

Are you ready to get started on Fansly? The first step is to create an account! Simply go to and follow the instructions to set up your account.


To sign up for Fansly, click on the Sign up button and create a username and password. Alternatively, you can also register by logging in with your Twitter, Google, or Twitch account.

Please note that you must be at least 18 years old and have reached the age of majority in your country of residence to access Fansly.


Once you register your account, you have to check your email inbox. We'll send you a message with a link to click to confirm your email address. Don't forget to check your Spam or Junk folder if you can't find it. If you didn't receive the email, you can request a new activation link by going to your Account Settings or clicking on this link.

After verifying your email address, you may now apply for our creator program! Click your avatar at the top of Fansly, then select Become A Model from the drop-down menu. You will then be taken to a new page where you can click on Application to get started.

Alternatively, you can go directly to the application page by visiting this link:


Application Process


Before we get started, we highly recommend changing your username if you currently have a temporary one. Having a unique username creates your brand identity and makes it easier for your fans to find your page. Keep in mind that once you're approved as a creator, you cannot change your username manually. If you're already a creator, simply email us at to request a username change.


Applying for our creator program is simple and straightforward! Just make sure to follow the instructions carefully to ensure that your application is processed efficiently.

We require you to verify your age, identity, and consent to use Fansly. This is a requirement to ensure that our platform remains safe and secure for everyone. There are no exceptions to this rule, and you must provide your legal information to complete the application process.

To confirm your identity, we require you to submit several photos, including a close-up photo of your government-issued ID. Your ID and all its information must be fully visible in the image. Please take the photo in good natural lighting to ensure that your information is clear and readable.

In the second photo, we need you to hold a handwritten sign with your legal name, the date of applying, and the phrase “For Fansly”. To make the verification process smoother, we suggest that you write the note in large and thick letters using a pen or marker.

Additionally, you'll have to submit a video recording of you holding your ID and the verification sign to confirm your identity. We understand that this may seem like an extra step, but it's necessary to meet verification standards.


If you intend to upload User Content featuring third-parties, including partners or other individuals, it's your responsibility to verify their age, identity, and consent to publication. You can find more information about the process, here. It's crucial to complete this verification process to avoid any issues. We advise that you get this done as soon as possible.

If you represent an agency, publisher, or any other type of entity planning to upload content featuring multiple individuals, please apply as the sole owner and beneficiary of the account.


Customizing your Profile

Time to make your profile stand out! Once you're approved as a creator and ready to post content, you want to make sure your future followers and/or subscribers know who you are. You can customize your display name, profile photo, and header photo by clicking the blue “Profile” button on your profile page.

Please note that you can change your display name at any time here, but if you'd like to change your username, you'll need to email our support team ( and let us know what you'd like to change it to. Please ensure you email us from the email address connected to your Fansly account, so we can verify your identity! 

Setting up your Subscription tiers and customizing your timeline permissions

Fansly profiles are completely customizable when it comes to followers, subscribers, and who can or cannot see your content. You can adjust who can or cannot view your profile under Settings > Privacy & Safety > Timeline Permissions. By default, there are no permissions set, which means anybody can view your profile (this does not affect media permissions set on your posts).

You can add requirements that specify a user must be following before viewing your profile, or subscribed, tipped a certain amount etc. to your personal comfort level.

If you choose to have subscription tiers, you can set these up under Creator Dashboard > Plans/Promos, and by clicking "Create New Subscription Tier". When "create new subscription tier" is clicked upon, it will automatically appear in your subscription tiers. Click on "Edit Subscription Tier" to specify things like price, name, tier color, and benefits. You can add as many, or as few tiers, as you'd like.

On this same page, you may also choose to enable/disable the follow button. Some creators prefer not to allow free followers. On Fansly, following is always free and subscribing is always paid. If you choose to disable the follow button, please double-check that none of your permissions consist of "must be following".

Please ensure that if you already have pre-existing content on your page with media permissions specific to subscribers/subscription tiers, to update your media permissions accordingly.


Creating a Gift Link

Now that you've set up your subscription tiers, let's talk about how to run a sale, or offer a free trial to user(s). Scrolling down on that same Creator Dashboard > Plans/Promos page, you'll see a button "Create Gift Link", clicking this will prompt a window pop-up that lets you customize a discount or free trial for users you give the link to. 
Pictured below is what the window looks like by default.

You can customize a title for this discount/trial at "label", which tier the subscription will renew for once the promo runs out, limit how many times the link can be claimed, the total discounted price, and the duration of the promotion. 

If you do not intend to exclude users who have claimed a gift link for the specified tier in the past, please uncheck "Exclude Users who have used a Gift Link for this Plan before".

You can also specify how long you'd like the promotion to be available with the "Pick Start Date/Pick End Date" buttons at the bottom.

Once you've finished your customizations, you may click "Create Code", and you'll be given a URL to copy and promote at your pleasure.

Posting on Fansly

We've reached the most exciting part of your journey to becoming a Fansly content creator - creating your first post! Fansly offers many ways to customize posts to your preference, and your fan's preferences. To create your first post on Fansly, navigate to the Fansly home page (


Where to make a post on mobile devices (outlined in red):

Where to make a post on desktop devices.

When you've decided you're ready to make your first post, you may notice there are many options available. We're going to go over them together, so you can utilize every feature to its maximum potential! 

Buttons to choose from when creating a post

Pin to Timeline:
Checking this box will automatically pin the post to the top of your timeline

Add to Walls:
Checking this box will prompt a pop-up showing your existing (if applicable) wall albums. These can be used to publicly categorize your posted content. You can add a new wall album on this popup, and organize your content accordingly.

Control who can reply to this Post:
Set, or remove permissions, to control who can and cannot reply to your post. This does not affect who can see your media or your text post.

Going over the icons, from left to right!


Add Media:
This will allow you to upload media, either from your current device, or your vault. Your vault is a private (only you can see!) collection of previously uploaded media content. You can also organize your vault into Albums for your own personal organization. We'll go over media permissions a little later on!

Schedule(d) Posts:
Schedule posts, or see your already existing scheduled posts. 

You can check your pre-existing scheduled posts, as well as edit and/or delete them by clicking the button shown here, outlined in red:

Set Post Expire Date:
This feature allows you to set an expiration date for the post. After the set date/time, the post will be deleted from your feed and no longer accessible. 

Tip Goal:
Set up a designated tip goal, or select a premade one to attach to your post.
You can set a title, goal amount, and description. You can also choose to hide the tip goal amount.

Polls! Ask for your fans' opinion on anything. Can't decide what set to post next? Set up a poll and ask for their opinion.

Locked text:
This will prompt a pop-up that will allow you to add text that you may not want all your fans to see. You can use this to put text behind a paywall, just like pictures and videos. This will have the same set-up as media permissions, which we will go over next!

Record voice:
Record directly from your microphone to attach to your post. This will save to your vault like your other media uploads, or you can select pre-recorded audio from your device to upload the same way you upload photos/videos.

Uploading Media/Media Permissions

Circling back to when we upload media, let's talk about adding permissions to unlock, free previews, and permission presets.

Once you upload media to your post, you will get this pop-up box. You can see here that we have "media permissions", and boxes to click on, that when prompted, give you multiple options.

Add Price:
Add a price requirement to unlock the attached media.

All users who are following can unlock the attached media.

A user must be subscribed to unlock the attached media. You can specify for all tiers, or select specific subscription tiers. Is this a special video only for your VIP subs? Select only your VIP tier in the permissions.

Subscribed (More Options):

Choose a timeframe in which a fan must have been subscribed to unlock the media. More features coming here soon!

Limited time:
Set a time frame for when this media will be available.

You can add multiple of these permissions at a time. For example, you can have one requirement to be "Must be following + pay $10 to unlock". That permission would look like this:

You can add additional ways to unlock the media as well. Underneath, where it says "or", you can see that you can add more permissions that are separate from the first set. For example, you could allow subscribers to pay less to unlock the media. That would look something like this:


These permissions would allow 2 different ways a fan could unlock this media.

1. A fan who is following you may pay $10


2. A fan who is subscribed to you may pay $5

You can customize this entirely to your liking, this is just an example of how you could set them up!

Adding previews to your media

Sometimes we want our fans to know what they can expect if they unlock a set, but without giving the content away for free. This is where "Add Free Preview" (outlined in red) comes in handy!


Upon clicking the plus sign under "add free preview", you'll have three options to choose from. You can either clone the existing picture, and that will prompt a photo editor to pop up where you can add emoji stickers, or text. Or you can upload a new picture that's stored on the device you're currently using, or choose a pre-existing piece of media from your vault. 
Your set preview will be able to be viewed by anyone who has access to your timeline.

Tagging your media



Tagging your media (outlined in red) helps the algorithm detect what kind of content you make. This ensures you are recommended to other Fansly users who engage in similar content to yours, whether that's through the Suggestions tab, or the For You page.

Mass Messages/PPV Messages

One of the best ways to interact with fans and send content, is through your messages. You can access your message inbox by navigating to the toolbar on the top-right side of the page (on desktop) and clicking the envelope (outlined in red). On mobile devices, you can find the message button in the center of the bottom toolbar of your preferred mobile web browser.

You can find the button to set up a mass message above your list of past conversations, to the right of the "Messages" title. Example shown below, outlined in red.

Once clicked, you'll have a window pop up that allows you to do one of two things; either send a single direct message to a specific user or send a mass message. In this example, we'll be clicking the "New Mass Message" tab.

On this window, you can fully customize who you do, or do not, want to receive your mass message. You can also set up a scheduled mass message, just like a scheduled post, by clicking the "scheduled" button on the bottom left of this window. 

Once you've customized who is receiving the mass message, you can click "next" and it will bring you to the same kind of window we saw earlier when creating a post on your feed. All the same features and rules apply here (and in messages to individuals) when adding your media!

If you ever wish to delete and/or check the stats of your mass messages, you can find the option to do so under your Creator Dashboard > Messages > Broadcast Message Stats.


We hope you've enjoyed this Getting Started guide to using Fansly! We love our creators, and we're so excited to have you on board with us.
If you have any other questions about a feature, or if there's something you need assistance with that's not in this guide, please reach out to our support team! You can reach them by emailing here: