A lot of people asked me after my last post how they can create NFTs themself. So here is a short tutorial how you can mint (and hopefully sell) NFTs with absolutly no cost to you.

Disclaimer: First of there are multiple different platforms and blockchains on which you can mint NFTs and all of them have advantages and disadvantages, but here i am going to focus on the plattform Opensea and the polygon blockchain (matic). Thats because this way allows you to create NFTs without paying gas fees, which would be necessary if you mint on the eth blockchain for example.

Selling NFTs that need fees to create requires a much higher price for profit because you need to sell for more than the gas fees you payed at least. This is not easy to do.

  1. Connect your ETH wallet with Opensea (you dont need to have funds in that wallet btw.) I would recommend either metamask or coinbase wallet. Both work well and are easy to use. And dont forget to back up that recovery phrase while your at it. You will need your wallet to confirm many of the actions taken here to have i ready for the process.
  2. NFTs on Opensea are created within a collection so you first need to create on of thoose. To do this click on my collections and then on create. Most of the important stuff happens here.
  3. Set up the collection. You now pick a name for your collection and can add things like banners to the page or a description. You can also set the amount of Royalties here (This is the percentage you will get from every NFT created by sold between to people. So if you sell an NFT for $4 you get thoose $4 but if the buyer then resells that NFT again you get a percentage. I usually choose 10%)
  4. Pick the correct blockchain. You can now choose between the ETH and Polygon Blockchain. If you want to pay no gas fees choose the polygon blockchain. After that click on create. You will need to confirm the actions you take while setting up the collection in your wallet.
  5. Now that you have set up a collection you can start minting NFTs. Just click on your collection and then on Add item.
  6. You can now upload a piece of art (picture, music whatever) and mint it as an NFT. You can also choose how many copys you want to mint. If you have things like stats or unlockable content you get when you purchase the NFT you also drop off of that here.
  7. You can now go inside your collection and click on your NFTs and then sell to put a price on them. The price must be atleast $2 on Opensea. You can also choose how many copys of that NFT you weant to sell.
  8. ???
  9. Profit

Another disclaimer: Minting an NFT is much, much easier that actually selling on. You either need to have a following already or have a different way to get peoples attention. There are a bunch of subreddits where you can do giveaways to promote your collection which is a good way to start and got me to my first few sales.

Thank you for reading. Cheers 🙂

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