Setting up an OnlyFans account can be intimidating, and many creators prefer to remain anonymous. There are various reasons why someone might choose to keep their OnlyFans page anonymous. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits and challenges of maintaining anonymity on OnlyFans and provide tips for those who would like to do so.

Why Are Some People Anonymous on OnlyFans?

  • Clashes with a day job: Some individuals have jobs with contractual restrictions that prevent them from engaging in certain types of work, including OnlyFans. Remaining anonymous allows them to pursue this income stream without risking their employment.
  • Shyness or embarrassment: Sex work still carries a societal stigma, and many individuals feel more comfortable remaining anonymous while creating adult content. Adopting a persona can help them overcome shyness and engage confidently with their audience.
  • Reluctance to let family and friends see content: Some individuals prefer to keep their OnlyFans activities hidden from their close circle to maintain privacy and avoid potential awkwardness or judgment.

Staying anonymous on OnlyFans

If you want to stay anonymous, it’s important to cover as many bases as possible. We’ll be taking a look at some “do’s” and “don’ts” that you really need to take seriously if you want to keep a low profile on OnlyFans.

1. DON’T feel obligated to show your face

One of the key aspects of being anonymous is not showing your face. This might be the obvious choice if you are creating adult content on your OnlyFans page. If anything, a lot of OnlyFans users might not care about your face (you probably see where we’re going here).

If you want to show your face and use a stage name (Spoiler alert: that’s our next tip), then you can. Of course, someone could then try to find your real identity if they wanted to – so it's how much of a risk you want to take.

2. DO use a stage name

Think about it…being anonymous means not using your real name at all. If you need to choose a stage name, you’d be smart to steer clear of any names that may sound close to your real identity. For example, if your name is Jennifer, don’t use it as part of your stage name (or any of the short names like Jen, Jenny, etc.).

When it comes to choosing a stage name, don’t overthink it. Come up with something simple. Bonus points if you come up with something that may have a bit of a ring to it. And try to find a name that you can use across your social media accounts too – something where the handle is available across the board will make promoting your page so much easier.

Whether you're trying to remain anonymous or not with your OnlyFans account, the only way to be truly successful is to promote yourself across the web. You can't rely on people finding you.

So you need social media accounts to get your name out there. And the problem with using OnlyFans anonymously is that you don't have a starting platform of followers. Your anonymous account is brand new, and so you need to put the work in to build up that following.

Which is why a stage name works well. As does setting up a second, free account on OnlyFans where you can post teaser content.

3. DO use your real name when providing documents to OF

Even if you do want to stay anonymous OnlyFans will need to know your real name. You can remain anonymous with your OnlyFans account even if you add your real name to the system, and it's important you do if you want to get paid.

The reason why is obvious. Your real name is linked to the bank account. And if you make enough money, there’s the potential of reporting your OnlyFans income when tax season rolls around. In the US, OnlyFans content creators will receive a 1099 form if they were to make $600 or more in a single tax year.

4. DO maintain your anonymous ID on social media

There’s going to come a time when you’ll want to promote your OnlyFans on social media. However, you can run into potential issues if you are not careful. This is a tip that you really need to pay attention to as you read on.

First and foremost, which social media platforms you plan on using for promotional purposes. If anonymity is essential, Reddit should be one of those platforms. Another can be Instagram.

When creating your social media platform, you absolutely do not want to link any social media that uses your real name. For example, if you have an IG account under your real name it should not be linked to your anonymous IG. Keep it separate and far away as possible.

Set up new email addresses for your online persona, and sign up to all your socials with that anonymous email address only.

5. DON’T reveal your actual location

OnlyFans creators may have the option to reveal their location. You do not have to do this if you want to maintain an anonymous identity. On top of that, revealing your location may also generate some buzz (especially if you don’t live in a large city).

Do not give away your location. If you need to, play around and have fun. Come up with a fictional location or something like “Only in your dreams”. You get the idea.

6. DO check your backgrounds

Staying anonymous isn't just about hiding your face or any other identifiable features on your body. You need to be extremely careful whenever you're shooting content.

If you're really serious about staying anonymous, you need to also check the backdrops to your photos and videos. Imagine how embarrassing it would be to carefully film a video that doesn't show your face, but has a family photo in the background?

Some people even film content at a desk and leave letters or other documents with revealing details in shot.


If you want to be anonymous on OnlyFans and make money without your face making an appearance, it’s possible. There are plenty of ways for you to still make money even if you are camera shy or just want to lay low period.

A lot of people may not seem to care about your face. Especially when it comes to creating adult-oriented content. As long as your body is aesthetically pleasing, you may still be able to earn a good amount of money.

There are OnlyFans subscribers who do have personal preferences. This is something to keep in mind whenever you are promoting your OnlyFans. You do not want to promote your page in front of the wrong audience.

When the time comes to promote, it’s important to know where to find them online. Get your message in front of the right people at the right time and your success will be assured, anonymous or not.

Being anonymous on OnlyFans is not impossible but you need to be braced for the hard work involved in making it a success.