What is Fanfix? Everything you need to know about the Patreon rival

In the new age of online creators, fans are always looking for new ways they can support their favorite content. Websites like Patreon have allowed them to do just that by giving fans a direct way to monetarily support creators while also being given exclusive content in exchange for their support. A new site named Fanfix has been making waves recently as a new way for creators to connect with their audiences and receive more monetary support.

What is Fanfix?

Fanfix is a website that’s devoted to providing a new way for content creators to connect with their fans by providing exclusive, behind-the-scenes content gated behind a paywall. Creators can set their prices for their exclusive feeds as well as being able to monetize their DMs by setting pay-per-message prices and virtual tip jars for their posts.

Fanfix is a site that’s meant to be exclusively for relatively large creators, as it’s required for a creator to have at least 10,000 followers across all of their social media platforms to set up a page. This means that you won’t be finding any smaller creators on the site, so you’ll have to find other ways to support them as they won’t be able to be hosted on Fanfix.

All-in-all, it works like most other social media apps, namely Instagram, but gates its content behind a paywall and is exclusively for successful content creators.

How much does Fanfix pay creators?

Fanfix offers creators an 80-20 revenue split on all purchases. The site says that it uses its percentage of the earnings to “cover operations and maintain the platform.” As mentioned above, creators can set their prices for their feeds and DMs, so the revenue split may impact how high the prices creators charge will be.

For comparison, Patreon has a flexible revenue split that changes depending on the services that creators opt in for but the fee ranges from 5% to 12% which makes Fan fix’s 20% cut a little steep.

How is Fanfix different from Patreon and Only Fans?

In terms of being similar to other platforms, Fanfix seems to be taking a lot of queues from OnlyFans. Fanfix and OnlyFans share the same 80-20 revenue split, follow many of Instagram’s design principles, and have a very similar monetization model where content creators set a price for their feed, have virtual tip jars, and can charge fans to DM them. The two main differences between the two, however, are that Fanfix requires its creators to have previously popular social media accounts before signing up and the site is completely safe for work. On the site’s brief FAQ page, it clearly states that explicit content and nudity are “not allowed” which sets it apart from OnlyFans which functions essentially as a pay-per-view adult-content site.

How to download the Fanfix app

Fanfix doesn’t currently have an app on the iOS App Store, nor the Google Play Store on Android. There isn’t much mention of whether a devoted app is coming soon or even in the works; however, there is a way to make an app on your home screen for it using a backdoor method. To do it, head to fanfix.io on your phone’s internet browser. On Android devices, tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner, then select Add to Home Screen from the dropdown menu. Type in a name that you want to add for the shortcut, then select Add, then Add again. On iOS, select the share icon on the bottom of the screen, then Add to Home Screen. Type in the name you want for the shortcut and then select Add in the top right corner.