Wanna create NFTs?? Here’s a quick how-to guide i threw together based on my own experience!
1: Sign up for coinbase. If you use this link we each get $10 in bitcoin. coinbase.com/join/lee_fos?src=ios-link
If you already have it, don’t worry about this step obviously.
2: DEPOSIT USD onto your Coinbase. I suggest between $150 – $250. Gas is really cheap right now so you could probably get away with $250. The reason I start with this step is because if you’ve never used Coinbase before, it takes 4 to 5 days usually to clear the first time. They will let you buy Ethereum immediately BUT you won’t be able to transfer it. Buy some Ethereum and then wait lol. In the meantime, continue:
3: Download MetaMask wallet. This is where you will end up moving your Ethereum over once you’ve bought it and your Coinbase allows you to. You use your MetaMask wallet for just about everything. SAVE YOUR SEED PHRASE PHYSICALLY, NOT DIGITALLY. IF YOU GET HACKED, THEY WILL FIND IT ON YOUR COMPUTER BECAUSE THEY WILL BE LOOKING FOR IT!
4: Sign up for opensea.io, and foundation.app . You won’t be able to post on Foundation until you get an invite but at least you will have an account set up. Finding an invite is hard but that’s where a ton of the photographers are currently in NFTs. Foundation charge is a 15% fee of anything you sell. OpenSea only charges 2.5%. So you can get started for very little money on OpenSea. They just charge you an initial listing fee which again is really cheap right now because gas is cheap.
5: Get on Clubhouse! I think I sent you a link previously so just scroll to the bottom and put in your phone number and it will send you an invite. There are tons of rooms constantly going about NFTs and cross promotion or discussion of your drops. It’s info as well as promo.
For an invite to Clubhouse, click this link and scroll down on the page and input your phone number: https://www.clubhouse.com/join/milky-way-chasers/1Q3oyEt4/xne94Zdg
Also get on twitter!!! Twitter has become super active for the creative community. Don’t be scared to retweet, share, comment, like!
6: Check out www.nfts.tips – It will walk you through essentially everything I just told you with more in depth info and videos.
7: The environmental concerns that people bring up are often inflated and uneducated. It’s targeted because it’s crypto.
I personally buy carbon removal at the rate of 2 to 1 using Nori.com so that no one can say that I’m not being concerned for the environment. I check Carbon.fyi to check my wallet to see how much carbon my transactions are creating and then buy double the carbon removal, in advance.
8: There are a ton of other marketplaces to sell your work out there but most of them you have to apply to and get accepted. There are also a couple other block chains with different crypto available but the route I told you is the one that all the high-end photographers are using.
Kalamint, Hic Et Nunc, and Mintable are other crypto (Tezos and USD) based platforms if you want to check them out, but again, everyone I know is on the Ethereum blockchain. Another Ethereum platform you can get on without applying is Rarible but no one I know is really on there.
Binance is about to drop a platform any day now. That one might be big because tons of new collectors who don’t know about other platforms already have accounts on Binance.
There are TONS of them out there so be very careful and protect yourself.
This happened to a super well known artist in the industry. Read this tweet carefully, so it does not happen to you!
Do not buy hardware wallets from Amazon. Also, there’s an indepth scam where they hacked Ledger.com for their user base, and sent out brand new modified ledger wallets to Ledger’s customer base. If you didn’t order something and it shows up, be VERY wary.
Hopefully this helps get you started quicker than if you did the research on your own. Let me know if you have any questions!!