Have you been thinking about getting a NFT gallery online, but are not sure about how to set it up?
Have you been hearing all the hype around NFTs and wondered what's it all about?
Well, I finally decided to take the plunge and join the huge NFT community online. I did this mainly because I am very active on Twitter and they have a really big NFT community there. So, it seemed like a natural fit for me. Click here to Check out my NFT gallery now.
You may be wondering how to set up a NFT gallery like mine for yourself. So, I'm going to walk you through the very simple steps.
I have to admit, that I knew very little about NFT's until only recently. I became curious not long ago and began reading about and researching the topic. The more I read, the more interested I became.
I am a traditional artist, but I'm making the transition to becoming a full-fledged NFT digital artist. I will keep making my traditional oil paintings, of course, but this seems new and exciting, doesn't it?
What are NFTs?
NFT stands for a non-fungible token, which means that hidden in those quirky artworks, there is a totally unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a digital ledger that uses blockchain technology to establish proof of ownership. NFTs are collectable digital assets that hold value, just like how physical art holds value, so do NFTs.
NFTs are a lot like cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, an NFT is completely unique, and it can't be exchanged like-for-like, which is where non-fungible starts to make sense. The file stores extra information that elevates it above pure currency and brings it into the realm of, well, anything, really.
Any kind of easily reproduced digital file can be stored as an NFT to identify the original copy, like photography, art, music, videos, tweets, and even memes. You can make NFTs from almost anything unique that can be stored digitally and holds value. They're like any other collector's item, like a painting or a vintage action figure, but instead of buying a physical item, you're instead paying for a file and proof that you own the original copy.
Okay, so that's enough of the technical mumbo jumbo.
How to Set Up Your NFT Gallery
There are many places to set up your NFT gallery online. I set mine up on OpenSea. They are the largest and probably most well-known site for NFTs.
To create your account from their homepage, select the "Create" button.
Your next step after that is to create your wallet. This is the account where your money will be kept and traded. You will need to select a site to create your wallet. There are several to choose from. I chose MetaMask. This is the one that OpenSea listed first and recommended, so I went with them.
Don't worry, you don't have to put any money in your wallet when you set it up. So, the cost is free and there are no charges at this point.
Once you have your wallet set up, you will then be able to continue on with setting up your OpenSea profile.
Add your pics and description, and presto, your profile is complete, and you are ready to put in your first NFT.
Create a digital or video file and then upload to your page. There are a wide range of file formats accepted. The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can create and post as an NFT.
Upload your file, give it a name, add it to a collection if you want and congratulations you have now just "Minted" your first NFT.
Don't worry about spending any money at this point. You will not be charged any "gas fees" until you hit the "sell" button.
If you want to list your NFT for sale, you will need to pay a one-time initialization fee. At this writing, the fee was around $150. But this fee changes every few hours, so you can check back later to see if the price has come down.
Again, this is a one-time fee, so you don't have to worry too much about it. All the other items you list will be "gas-free" after the initialization fee.
So, that's it. It's actually very easy to get it set up and going. It was way easier than I thought it would be, that's for sure.
Anyway, I'm glad I set up my gallery. You can take a look at it here. I can't wait to start really ramping up with lots of images in lots of collections and promoting them on Twitter. I hope you will join me.
I can't wait to see what you create.
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