You’ve done your research on NFTs, you have your MetaMask wallet stocked with Etheruem, and you’ve been building your NFT collection. Now you decide you want to create your own NFT and sell it, but have no idea where to start. That’s why we have created this quick and easy guide to get you started in minting and selling your own NFTs!
The very first (and funnest) step to minting and selling an NFT is creating one! Have a cool picture on your phone? Have a piece of art that you created on your computer or phone? Have a cool original video? Any of these can be turned into an NFT! Or you can simply start from scratch and create! The key is to get creative and have fun! Hey, if clip art of a rock can sell for $1.3 million dollars you just might get lucky!
Now that you have your NFT created, the next step is to mint it and get it on the blockchain! Most marketplaces have put infrastructure in place so that all the user has to do is follow the steps. There are several NFT Marketplaces that you can mint on, but for this guide we are going to show you how to mint on OpenSea. If you decide to use a different Marketplace, the steps will be slightly different, but mostly the same, so you can use this as a guideline.
Step 1: Go to OpenSea and make sure you are logged in and your MetaMask wallet is connected.
Step 2: Click on the “Create” tab and select “My Collections” and select “Create”
Step 3: Choose what you are minting, whether an image, video, etc.,
Step 4: Add the necessary information such as name and description. (Once you are done, you can click the edit button to configure the commission you will get on sales, add social media links, and choose which tokens you will accept in your store.)
Step 5: Upload the file of your NFT and then choose the scarcity, uniqueness or other customizable options.
Step 6: Click “Create” to start minting your NFT, you will need to sign the transactions and pay the gas fees and other fees from Opensea. (Keep in mind that OpenSea will take a 2.5 percent fee when your sale is successful. Also, when you sell an NFT for the first time on OpenSea, you will complete two transactions that will incur Ethereum gas costs. The first will initialize your account for sell orders. The second will allow the platform to access your item when the sale takes place. The gas cost is the network fee for adding your NFT to the Ethereum blockchain and deploying a smart contract.)
Step 7: The NFT you created will then show up in your wallet and it can now be listed for sale.
Step 8: Hit “Sell.” Sellers can set up a fixed or declining price, auction the NFT, or bundle it with other items for sale.
Step 9: Enter the price of your NFT. Moreover, you can include an ending price if you prefer or create a private sale.
Step 10: Once you are satisfied with your listing, post it or schedule it for sale at a later date. OpenSea will ask for your signature to finalize the listing.
Congratulations! You now have an NFT for sale in the Marketplace! Head over to our Instagram page, give us a follow and share your NFT listing with us, and we will share it on our story!