There are a handful of content-sharing platforms that allow creators to earn money online. Patreon and OnlyFans are popular options, but OnlyFans is by far the most controversial because for several years it has let creators upload any kind of content, including porn, and lock it behind a paywall.
OnlyFans has been around since 2016 and is best known for being used by sex workers, though celebrities like Cardi B and Bella Thorne have also used it at one point to earn an income. Some TikTok creators also point their followers to OnlyFans, where they promise exclusive content in exchange for money. The thing is, OnlyFans, which has amassed a base of more than 130 million, recently announced it will ban sexually explicit content in October 2021.