How to Create an NFT: A Beginner’s Guide

I believe you are already well aware of this revolutionary digital concept called NFT (Non Fungible Tokens). I won’t bore you with the details, but if you’re not familiar with NFTs or non-fungible tokens, this is digital art that can range from an image to a video, or whatever you can think numerically.

I’ll cut to the chase, are you an artist? Want to make money with your art? This also digitally? Well, you have chosen the right article to inquire.

Now, without going into details, let’s see how you can create NFT and earn money from it.

  1. Choose the concept

Apart from my job (which I obviously love), I have a passion for football, music and games. So basically if I want to do an NFT it can be a moment in games like killing a few players with a headshot in Warzone or a song sung by me or just instrumental music.

The thing is, any art you create, even if it’s part of your imagination (especially your imagination), can be converted into NFT. Click an image, paint, record a video, all you can think of is an NFT.

  1. Choose the right platform

People mistakenly believe that they have to have a particular set of skills to hit NFTs. A BIG NO!! You just need some basic knowledge and a platform to create your non-fungible token.

You can choose from these easy to use NFT platforms to get started.


OpenSea is a popular and easy-to-use platform for everyone, which uses Polygon and Ethereum blockchains. We all know the notoriety of the Ethereum blockchain when it comes to how much it can reach to charge you gas fees, but rejoice, OpenSea has a solution for that too.

It has a lazy mint option, where you can hit your NFTs, and when someone tries to pick up your artwork and makes payment, they will pay the gas charges, not you.

All you need is an Ethereum supported wallet. Sales will reduce creation fees by 2.5% when trading.


Don’t want to enter OpenSea waters? It’s okay, you can go explore Rarible to hit your NFT creations. It uses Flow, Tezos (yes, that’s the one you saw on the front of the Manchester United shirt) and Ethereum.

It comes with some fun attributes, like the ability to show off a “taste” of your creation to everyone, but full accessibility is only granted to buyers.

All you need is a wallet supported by the blockchains mentioned here, and the fees will vary depending on the particular blockchain, although the free mining option persists here as well.


Another platform you can explore is LooksRare, which emerged out of nowhere and instantly became the competitor to the biggest OpenSea NFT marketplace (I imagine the scene from Pirates of the Caribbean where “the Flying Dutchman” emerges out of nowhere during the battle to fight “the black pearl.”)

The platform charges a 2% fee on NFT trading and uses the Ethereum blockchain.

  1. Connect and grow the community

This is an important step to focus on. You need to get your name out there, so try to use social media handles like Twitter, Insta, Discord or whatever you get your hands on.

Expect to get the majority of your information and develop genuine relationships through these types of communication platforms. When you’re ready to sell your NFT, expect your community to be your go-to marketing resource. It might sound like a cliché, but you don’t have to spend a plethora of money on marketing.

  1. Artistic creation

As I mentioned above, NFT can be anything, an image, a gif, a song, even a poem (written or spoken). So look within yourself and ask yourself what is this or these multiple things that you can do and turn it into a digital version.

Each creator deals differently, but regardless, you need to think about how your art will translate virtually.

You can use tools or hardware you already have, invest in the latest technology or knowledge as needed, seek out other creators and learn, consider your target audience, think about the type of NFT you are creating (image, song, etc.).

Other than that, you need to choose the file types like jpg, mp3, etc. and the file size should not exceed the limit offered by the platform.

You have to choose the accessibility factor, like in a Warzone video I would insert fun subtitles to make it more appealing.

  1. Hit and share

In OpenSea, the typing process is simple. It’s as easy as uploading the files, giving your NFT description and creating your profile, determining your royalties and finishing the listing.

Source: OpenSea

As soon as the typing is completed, it will appear in the profile. Blockchain data is open and accessible to everyone.

Source: OpenSea
  1. Sell ​​it!!

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After all the hard work you’ve put in, it’s time to reap some rewards. After typing, you can now list your NFT for sales. Keep it simple and as a beginner try to go slow and little. Start by listing your NFT for as little as 1ETH, or any lower (or higher) amount you can think of.

In the end I just wanna say NFT are a great way to make money, especially if you’re an artist. This space extends its notoriety all over the world. BAYC and Azuki are some living examples of how long you can spend in this space in terms of wealth.

I don’t want you to be swayed by the next sentence you read, but for me, NFT will become a bewitching concept and utility, and invade the world with web3, metaverse and P2E games to open windows for people to enjoy while generating income for them.

Nancy J. Allen
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