Creating NFT art and other items is fairly straightforward. It’s important to note, however, that NFTs exist on the blockchain on which they’re created. Ethereum is one of the most popular platforms for NFTs right now, but you can also create them using Binance Smart Chain, EOS, Polkadot, Tezos, Dapper Lab’s Flow, and others.
When you create an NFT, you can only sell it on a blockchain that supports the assets used to create it. So, you need a wallet that supports those assets as well. Next, you can go to a marketplace that allows you to create NFTs and connect your wallet. On some marketplaces, it’s as simple as clicking on a “Create” button and uploading your file, whether it’s an image, GIF, 3D model or some other item. Each platform will have its own way of creating NFTs, so make sure you check the details.
You can add traits, offer special discounts for services or attach other values to the NFT. You can also price your NFT, including any royalties you want to get if a buyer decides to sell the NFT again. Once it’s created, you can sell it.
What Is the Cost of Creating an NFT?
Some platforms allow you to create NFTs for free, while others charge a fee. On an Ethereum-based marketplace, you might have to pay for “gas,” which is a fee charged to perform certain functions on the blockchain. The gas costs more during times when there’s more activity on the blockchain and less when there’s not as much happening. Usually, you need to pay these fees with tokens accepted by the platform.