A step-by-step guide to mint NFTs
Each marketplace has a different process to mint NFTs. However, most of the steps mentioned below will be applicable in some form to all marketplaces. The only major difference in various platforms available for minting NFTs is the fees they charge.
If you already don’t have an account with a crypto exchange, then you will need to make one. As mentioned above, most NFT marketplaces are currently based on Ethereum platform, and therefore, you will need to have ether in your wallet to pay for the one-time fee for minting your NFT. The use of a crypto exchange will help you liquidate the crypto if you want to convert it into traditional fiat.
Once you have set up your wallet and exchange, you need to send Ether from your exchange to your wallet. All exchanges have the option to send crypto to a wallet with a public address. You will be able to see your wallet’s public address when you open your wallet plugin on the browser.
Once you have opened your wallet, go to the website of the platform and click on the profile option. You will see an option to connect your wallet with the marketplace.
After connecting your wallet, you will have an unnamed profile. Enter your email address and a username to verify your account. After verifying, you will be set to mint an NFT.
To mint an NFT, look for the create button. You will be redirected to a page where you need to upload your NFT (Ensure that the NFT you are minting is in a format allowed on the marketplace site). After naming your NFT and uploading it, scroll down and click on the create option. Your NFT will then be on the marketplace, but you still need to list it for selling.
On your NFT page, you will see the option to sell. Click on it. You will be redirected to a page where you will have the option to auction your NFT or sell it for a fixed price. If you are going the fixed price route, choose the price you want to sell it. Complete listing to finish the process.
Before the NFT is listed for sale, the platform will ask you to initialise your wallet. Finally, you need to confirm the selling price through the wallet.
Your first NFT would have been minted now.
(Edited by : Yashi Gupta)