Making your first NFT yourself. A quick guide.
NFTs are actually not that complicated to create. Here we’ll give you a quick overview of the steps you’ll need to master in order to launch your first custom collection.
Before we get started with the tutorial, here is some important information: Within the registration process you will have to pay gas fees. You will need to activate your account once to sell and allow OpenSea (the platform we are about to create NFTs on) access to your collection when a sale takes place. After that, you don’t have to pay any more gas fees as a seller, because the buyer will take care of that.
First, exchange a fiat currency (dollars, euros, pounds, etc.) into Ether.
Ether is the native currency of the Ethereum blockchain on which your NFT is created. There are many platforms to exchange your money. You can use Coinbase: Set up an account there for this and exchange the money.
Then you create a wallet for yourself and connect it to the NFT marketplaces to be able to transact there. You can leave your money directly in a Coinbase wallet or create a wallet on a provider like MetaMask, where you will also transfer it to.
Go to https://opensea.io/ and connect the wallet to the platform.
After signing up, click Create at the top and then My Collections. Confirm your identity if necessary. You will now create the folder for your first collection by clicking on the blue “Create” button, uploading a logo and providing a name and description of the collection. Confirm your entry.
You are now in your new collection. Click the button labeled “Add New Item”. Now select the media you want to mine, it can be an audio file, an image, a video or a 3D model. Choose a name and select “Create”.
Congratulations, you have minted your first NFT! Now that you have created a collection, you can mint new NFTs into this collection at any time.