Building your social media presence as an Adult Content Creator can be challenging.
Still, with the right mindset and strategies, you will quickly see your audience grow and engage with your content.
In that spirit, we’ll share some proven tips we tested ourselves to help you establish the foundations of your new income streams.
We also recommend getting familiar with the principles found in our Successful Social Media Promotion section.
Tip #1 – Choose the right platform
For example, if you plan to produce visual content, Instagram and TikTok may be more effective, while if you produce longer-form content, Twitter may be a more suitable platform.
Consider each platform’s adult content policy before making your choice, and evaluate the risk of seeing your content flagged as inappropriate or your account banned for policy violation.
Tip #2 – Consistency is key
Establish a posting schedule to keep your audience interested and engaged with your content.
Consider the best time(s) of the day and the best days of the week to post, and stick to them.
Being consistent is key to build a loyal following, and a stable social media presence will increase your value as a Content Creator for both your followers and the type(s) of brands you’d like to promote.
On top of that, you will have reliable statistics about your reach and engagement, which you can then use as data-driven arguments to back up your sponsorship rates when you negotiate a collab.
Tip #3 – Engage with your fans
To nurture engagement on social media, you need to establish a two-way conversation with your audience.
This will help build a sense of community, fast-track your social media presence, and show that you value your audience.
Here are some ways to engage with your fans:
Respond to comments and messages
Ask your fans for feedback about your content
Launch conversations with your fans through your content
Invite your fans to ask you questions and post the Q/As in your story
Tip #4 – Use hashtags
Hashtags can help increase your social media presence and attract new followers.
Insert relevant hashtags in your post captions to make your content visible to anyone who searches or subscribes to one of those same hashtags.
Use them sparingly (1 to 5 hashtags per post) and look for trendy hashtags vs. hashtags with a high number of related posts.
See them as an opportunity to boost your visibility among new potential followers.
Most trending hashtags fall under at least one of the following categories:
Social events (e.g., International Days)
Movements / Communities
Tip #5 – Collaborate with other Content Creators
Do you have friends who are also Content Creators?
Building relationships with other social media stars in your niche can help you reach new audiences and benefit mutually from the team-up.
Uncover new opportunities, learn from each other, and make your respective audiences interact with one another.
Doing so will surely boost your social media presence and inspire new content ideas.
Tip #6 – Keep a business mindset
Think of the brands, products and services you would like to promote and build your niche audience accordingly.
Remember that you are running a business. Stay professional and courteous in your interactions with followers and other Creators.
Make sure your content complies with the social media guidelines and adult content policy put in place by the platform you use to build and nurture your social media presence.
Tip #7 – Balance entertainment and promotion
Trust is hard to gain and easy to lose.
For this reason, you’ll first need to bring value to your followers before you start monetizing.
Set the table for relevant sponsored content that resonates with your audience.
Give yourself some time to entertain, inspire and/or educate your followers before asking them to take action.
When your value is well-defined and established, test your first sponsored post or story and analyze your audience’s reactions.
A great sponsored post should be both entertaining and informative, so even if your fans aren’t interested in what you promote (at least for now), they’ll still engage with your post and boost its visibility.
Once you’ve built your social media presence and have a few thousand followers who engage with your posts regularly, browse among FansRevenue’s exclusive collab opportunities,and get ready to promote and get paid!