Premium Snapchat is not an official Snapchat feature, ‘Premium’ accounts involve people charging others to follow their private Snapchat account.
It’s most often used to share adult content.
When someone has a “Premium Snapchat” they have created a private account and then use third-party applications such as OnlyFans or ManyVids so people have to pay to access their content.
Some Premium Snapchat accounts require a one-time payment while others are subscription based. Using Snapchat in this way is very popular for selling adult content online.
Is Premium Snapchat All Porn?
The vast majority of Premium Snapchat accounts are used for posting adult content.
This is what Premium Snapchat (also known as Private Snap) is synonymous with.
With that said, there are a few accounts that use Snapchat Premium to post other exclusive content.
Using Snapchat in this way goes against the app’s Terms of Service so users have to be careful where and how they promote their private accounts.
There is a risk of their accounts being removed from the platform if they are found to violate the app’s Terms of Service.
How Much Money Do Premium Snapchat Accounts Make?
People with Premium Snapchat generally charge subscribers (a.k.a followers) $10 – $30 per month.
However, there is no rule on how much is charged so it is up to the content creator.
As there’s no limit on the subscription fee or how many people follow Snapchat accounts, Premium accounts have the potential to earn a lot of money.
While most creators charge a monthly subscription fee, some users charge people on a snap-by-snap basis with the snaps being created solely for the buyer.
An article by Wired includes information from webcam model Ashley Tea, at the time she had 250 interacting members and her subscription was said to sell for £40 ($50) but she receives only £20 ($25) of this.
This means Ashley’s subscription service was likely making around £5000 a month due to the fee taken from the adult service platform used as a payment processor.
Back in 2016, when Premium Snapchat accounts first started to appear, Hannah Weiiss was reported to be making AUD$ 2,600 per month by posting adult content.
Hannah Weiiss and her boyfriend created a documentary showing other girls how they can make money on the platform.
How To Setup A Premium Snapchat Account
To create a Premium Snapchat Account you will need to be 18+ years old and have access to a smartphone.
- Download the Snapchat App
Head to the App store and download Snapchat.
You will need the standard Snapchat app (there’s no such thing as Premium Snapchat, it’s just a term used by people who charge a subscription fee for access to their private Snapchat account).
- Create A Private Snapchat Account
Create an account as normal but make sure you set the account to private rather than public. You will have to provide all of the usual information needed when creating an account including your first and last name as well as your birthday.
You will also be able to pick a username and password when creating your account.
- Check Your Account Settings
After you’ve created your account follow these steps:
- Tap the settings cog in the top right on your profile page.
- Then scroll down to the ‘Privacy Control’ heading.
- Tap ‘View My Story’.
- Tap Custom.
- Untap everyone who you don’t want to be able to view your story.
- When someone subscribes you can go back to your custom settings and tap their name to allow them to view your stories.
- Finally, tap ‘see my location’ under the ‘Privacy Control’ heading.
- Tap to turn on ‘Ghost mode’ so that your location won’t be revealed.
- Get Started
Your account is now set up and you can charge people a fee to follow your private account. The way you accept payment will depend on personal preference and the type of account you are running.
Many users opt for Paypal but Paypal does not allow for transactions relating to adult entertainment.
Paypal accounts can be closed if it is believed the account is going against Paypal’s payment terms.
- Post Snaps
You can now share snaps that can be seen by your subscribers.
When promoting your Premium Snapchat it is important to do so carefully as you risk having your account removed.
Premium Snapchat & Taxation
In 2018, there was a hashtag campaign that encouraged social media users to report people with Premium Snapchat accounts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
This was fuelled by the belief that people making money through Snapchat were not declaring their earnings and paying the appropriate taxes on them.
This largely seemed like a way of trolling Premium account creators rather than reporting them as reporting individuals to the IRS takes a lot of effort.
Under US tax rules, income needs to be reported and this includes income made from social media too.
Most people earning money through social media are operating as self-employed sole proprietors and taxes need to be filed and paid each year.
The Difference Between Premium Snapchat & Snapchat+
|Price||$3.99/month||Varies but typically $10-$30/month|
|Mostly Used For||Exclusive features and extra data.||Adult content|
Snapchat+ is the premium version of the Snapchat app.
It requires users to pay a monthly subscription fee in order to access features that are not available to users of the free version.
Snapchat+ costs £3.99 a month and gives users exclusive features such as seeing who’s rewatched their stories, seeing where their friends have been in the last 24 hours, customizing the app icon, seeing who their closest friends are in their “friend solar system” and more.
To join Snapchat+ users simply have to tap their profile icon on the top left corner of the Snapchat app and then click on the gold Snapchat icon to join the subscription version of the app.
There is also a 7-day free trial of Snapchat+ so users can test out the features before they start paying.
Premium Snapchat is something totally different.
It is when users make their Snapchat accounts private and charge others a one-off or subscription fee to view their stories.
Premium Snapchat is not an official Snapchat feature and it’s important not to confuse the two.
In a nutshell, Snapchat+ is the app’s official subscription service that gives users access to new and exclusive features while Premium Snapchat is when people with private Snapchat accounts charge people to view their stories (often posting adult content).