NFTs have been receiving a lot of attention lately, and they can be a great option for creators of digital art and other content to gain a new audience and make money for their work. While a lot of the talk about NFTs is about how people can get involved in investing in them and trading them on blockchains, here we are going to look at how you can get involved as a creator who wants to mint and sell their own NFTs.
These are the basic steps that you’ll need to take, though be aware that the fees to mint an NFT vary on a minute by minute basis, and so we aren’t able to include how much it costs to mint an NFT on any given blockchain here.
Decide What You Want to Mint as an NFT
NFTs can be made out of all sorts of digital content and file types, including still images, music, audio clips, and video. The most commonly traded kind of NFT is artwork, however. If you are an artist and already have some work that you would like to mint, then you just need to have the file readily available to go through this process. If you are looking to create something new as an NFT, then it is worth considering what type of thing is popular. Any size and style of art can have an audience, but a lot of people tend to like things that they can use as a profile picture on social media sites like Twitter. Images that are still recognizable in a small-scale image that features a character’s face tend to have a good market for buyers who want to use an NFT to express themselves online in a unique way. This is one of the reasons the famous ape NFTs became so well known.
Get Set Up With A Crypto Wallet
You’ll need a cryptocurrency wallet to create an account on your chosen site and sell your NFT. You will also need to invest in some cryptocurrency tokens that are accepted by your chosen site in order to be able to pay the fee when you mint your NFT. You can use this converting crypto site to understand the current conversion rates between your chosen token and your local currency.
Create and List Your NFT
Creating an account on the site you want to mint and sell your art on is as simple as linking your crypto wallet. You don’t need to provide any further information, and your account will be created instantly and automatically. Now you just need to click the ‘create’ button or the equivalent on your chosen platform and upload your art, audio, or video file. You can then set the parameters for the sale of the item and will be asked to pay the fee. Your item will then go up for sale on the site, for other users on the same blockchain to be able to buy.
Congratulations, you have just minted your first NFT!