As the precautionary nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus dragged on, more and more people — artists and “civilians” alike — turned to alternative sources of income. One of those sources was the content subscription site OnlyFans, which is known primary for sex-related content and even received a shout-out from none other than Beyonce on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix. While both artists were invited by the platform to create accounts, they have since declined, but now one of their fellow recording artists is showing how to make hay from OnlyFans’ business model without showing off the goods.
New Orleans rapper 3D Na’Tee may not be a household name or have any Billboard charting songs, but she’s built an extensive career independently releasing music and finding innovative ways to directly market it to fans. Like many independent artists, she saw her performance money slow up in the wake of COVID precautions and so took to OnlyFans as a way to supplement her income from other revenue sources like real estate and merchandise sales. Now, her account rests in the top 10 percent of OnlyFans accounts — and she has yet to create any sexual content.
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It’s so incredible to see the love I’m getting for just being myself. Thank y’all so much. I swear. Things to look out for: •New Monday Morning Exercises •New Business & DIY Content on OnlyFans.com/NATEEFROM3D •New Album Executive Produced by @PJMorton •New Updates to The Official #3DNATEE iPhone/Android App •Same Smile 😁💯⚜️ Posts via @kick6online & @akanundrum
Instead, Na’Tee provides business and financial advice for fans, including advice on investing and working independently in the recording industry, access to new music, including a new album executive produced by local pop-and-R&B star PJ Morton (of Maroon 5 fame), and early glimpses at her Monday Morning Exercises freestyles, which she’s been doing for a few years taking beat suggestions from fans as a way of staying sharp lyrically.
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Not only did I wake up this morning to an email from OnlyFans saying that that I am in the Top 10% of all of the pages on their site, I got a slew of emails thanking me for the information I dropped on there. The first video I walked y’all through how to apply for a business line of credit and a $1000 grant (you don’t have to pay grants back). Several people applied and got the money. Thanks to everyone who subscribed. I’mma continue to post tips for hustlers, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners over there. Hope you’re picking up what I’m dropping.
The rapper explained how her business model led to the success of her account in a video posted to her Instagram thanking her subscribers and previewing her content. “I got a slew of emails thanking me for the information I dropped on there,” she wrote. “The first video I walked y’all through how to apply for a business line of credit and a $1000 grant (you don’t have to pay grants back). Several people applied and got the money.”
See above for the videos and subscribe to Na’Tee’s account here.
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