OnlyFans is the most lucrative side hustle, tax service shows

OnlyFans could pay nearly $5k as a side-gig.

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OnlyFans can really pay as a side hustle.
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In not-so-surprising news, OnlyFans is a pretty lucrative side hustle.

Keeper, a tax-filing service focused on freelance workers, found OnlyFans had the highest median income of the top side hustles. It found the median annual income was $4,995. For comparison’s sake, the most popular side hustle — DoorDash — had a median annual income of $2,636.

Delivery side hustles were the most popular, according to Keeper. Working for DoorDash, Uber, and InstaCart were the Top 3 hustles. InstaCart proved the most lucrative of the three, with a median annual income of $3,445.

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It is important to note that this was median income, not average income. On OnlyFans, it’s likely there are some folks who make lots of money and others who make none at all. Delivery side hustles, on the other hand, guarantee at least some payment so long as you work. OnlyFans is, primarily, a subscription-based site for creators of sexual content. It would make sense that it could pay better than DoorDashing.

Keeper sampled 2,200 users who had both W-2 and 1099 income, which indicates they both have an employer and were self-employed. Thus they are doing something as a side hustle.

So how much can you expect to make on OnlyFans? As a side gig, nearly $5,000.

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Tim Marcin is a culture reporter at Mashable, where he writes about food, fitness, weird stuff on the internet, and, well, just about anything else. You can find him posting endlessly about Buffalo wings on Twitter at @timmarcin.

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