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How To Create An NFT Artwork

Oct 13, 2022 2:21 PM

No matter whether you’re a creative individual, a businessman, an entrepreneur, a musician, a brand or something else entirely, you’re sure to find that the wonderful world of non-fungible tokens (or NFTs, as they’re more commonly known) has something to offer you.

This could be from a marketing perspective or it could help you build a loyal following within your customer base, or perhaps you simply want to come up with some fun art with no purpose other than to entertain.

Whatever you use your tokens for, you’re sure to have a great time delving deep into NFTs and finding out exactly what they are, how you can use them and how they could relate to your particular set of skills.

NFTs are still relatively new, so if you’re not quite sure what it’s all about and are still finding your feet a little, don’t worry too much. You certainly aren’t alone in this regard! The good news, however, is that it’s actually very easy to get to grips with and you’ll be making your own NFTs before you know it.

It can help to think of NFTs as digital tokens that are stored on the blockchain, which is a type of digital ledger. Every NFT that can be found on the blockchain is entirely unique and they can be used to prove ownership of digital files, whether that’s an audio file you’ve created, an image, a video or something else.

You may be worried that you need to be an expert in tech wizardry and have all sorts of digital skills in order to start making your own NFT art but this actually couldn’t be further from the case.

With just a little bit of reading and research, you’ll be able to get creating digital art without any issues at all… you’ll probably wonder why you waited so long to get started!

What’s particularly great about the NFT marketplace is that it’s a new and exciting way to reach out to new demographics and find new audiences for your brand or business. For anyone creative out there, this represents a brilliant opportunity to diversify your portfolio and find out how you can translate your works of art in a completely new medium.

Artists in particular have seen serious investor interest over the last few months, with some pieces going for millions - so, as you can see, it could prove to be a particularly lucrative endeavour indeed. It’s certainly not hard to see why NFTs are proving so popular for creative individuals when there’s so much money to be made!

Of course, it’s not just artists who can benefit from dipping their toe in the NFT waters. Brands and businesses of all shapes and sizes are now taking advantage of NFT art and all the benefits it can bring with it, helping them to really market their goods and services in a unique and highly effective way.

If you take a little look at what your competition is up to, you may well see that they’re already making their own NFTs, in which case it’s high time you did the same… or you could risk being left behind.

An innovative approach to business will always serve you well and, even if you ultimately decide that NFTs aren’t for you, it certainly can’t hurt to try it on for size and see what could happen.

Some of the biggest brands out there are now making their own NFTs, everyone from Dolce & Gabbana and MAC to Adidas… so what are you waiting for? Here’s how to go about creating an NFT artwork!

1. Choose your blockchain

Once you’ve decided on what kind of NFT you’d like to create, you need to choose the blockchain through which you want to create it. Popular ones include Ethereum, Tezos, Polkadot, Tron and Binance Smart Chain. It’s just a matter of doing some research into the various options and picking the one that suits you the best.

2. Choose your NFT platform

Now that you’re rocking and rolling on the blockchain, it’s time to find the perfect NFT marketplace for your digital tokens.

Understanding the differences between different marketplaces will help you decide where to go. Curated platforms, for example, only allow authorised artists to create and mint their NFTs, while self-service platforms are available for anyone and cover a range of different formats, so this could be a good place to begin.

3. Open a crypto wallet

Now you’re ready to open a digital or crypto wallet, which you’ll need to store your NFTs and keep all those profits you rake in from your digital sales. Just make sure that the wallet you go for is compatible with the blockchain you’ve chosen, or you may run into complications.

Once the wallet is set up and ready to go, all you have to do is transfer some cryptocurrency into it so you can cover any fees. Then just connect to the platform and away you go!

4. Create and list your NFTs

Now the fun can begin! You’ve done all the grunt work and you’re ready to list your NFTs… but first you have to create them! Once you’ve amassed a collection, all you have to do is upload the files, give the tokens a name and that’s it. Your work here is done.

You can create more than one edition of any given NFT, but you may decide it’s better to opt for standalone tokens instead, particularly if you’re keen to make your creations as valuable and collectable as you can.

Lazy minting is also an option, where you don’t have to pay any fees for listing your NFTs. Instead, investors will pay your chosen platform for the minting process once they’ve made a purchase.