Fan-based platforms thrive during pandemic

Some cosplayers, artists and designers have found streaming on these platforms a viable source of income

When American actress Bella Thorne said she had made US$2 million (S$2.7 million) on subscription-based content platform OnlyFans in a week, the record-breaking amount raised eyebrows.

But the platform, known for its adult entertainment content, has long been seen as a safe, remote and lucrative way for content creators to make a living, even before it received celebrity attention.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 20, 2020, with the headline 'Fan-based platforms thrive during pandemic'. Print Edition | Subscribe