How can I create an NFT, and where can I sell it?

A step-by-step guide to minting your NFTs on OpenSea
If you want to attract the community to your NFT project or to build a bigger audience, you can learn from other members who have already created communities. If you’re a NFT creator, you’re not alone. We are the creators of Youarelucky, a web3 company connecting developers, community manager and entrepreneur, encouraging them to build dApps and NFTs.
I bet you know the acronym “NFT” — it's been in the news a lot recently, and everyone is talking about NFTs on social media. What is an NFT and why has it been generating so much buzz?
In the last couple months, I have been learning about blockchain technology and the crypto community. When it came time to create my own non-fungible token (NFT), however, I did not find any resources that covered how to properly execute this process. Before we can create and sell our very own NFT, we should know what it is and here is a A simple explanation of NFT . This guide will teach you the simplest way to familiarize yourself with these assets.

Setting up a wallet

There are a variety of wallets that you can use to store your NFTs. I am going to go over installing and setting up the MetaMask Chrome extension, which is what I use when minting my NFTs. Additionally, the MetaMask mobile application exists so you can view your NFT tokens on your mobile device.
Go to the MetaMask download page in Chrome, as shown below:
Once installed, this wallet can be accessed using Chrome’s extension menu and looks similar to the above shown MetaMask :
Click the wallet to send and receive funds, as well as swap between different tokens. If you click on your account name, you can get the wallet address for this MetaMask wallet.
Congratulations, you have now created a crypto wallet with MetaMask!
There are, however, a few things you should keep in mind before taking the next step. Depending on your preferences, markets and chains are available. While Opensea is the main marketplace for NFTs, others offer similar benefits such as niche artists.

Connecting your wallet to OpenSea

First, go to OpenSea and create a new account. I recommend doing this on a web browser instead of the mobile app since you can’t mint non-fungible tokens on it (don’t worry; that just means we need an extension). Once you sign up for your account, select MetaMask as shown below:
This will open up your MetaMask via the Chrome extension, where you will be prompted to sign the Signature Request. This gives your wallet access to OpenSea and signs NFTs with your wallet address so that you can list them as yours.

Creating a Collection

In OpenSea, you can create a “Collection”, which is just a grouping of NFTs. Under “My Collections” you will find your existing collections and be able to create new ones:
To create a collection, you should do these things: create an appropriate name and use the interface to upload a logo. You can set some optional things like changing/adding a banner or adding places for your cards to go into categories. If you wish, when someone uses your NFT , they will transfer tokens that earmarked for you back to the account they used; this is typically at some percentage rate - up to 10% make sense in most situations.
Additionally, you need to choose which blockchain the collection will be on. Since this guide will show you how to mint an NFT on the Polygon Blockchain, we will put the collection on Polygon.
Once the collection is created, you can start minting your NFTs into it!
For the most advanced 💪 : Coming up with a concept might be challenging if you're not a creative person - but don't let that deter you. Most beginners gravitate toward art or PFP’s. So, you can produce digital art, submit your poetry, photos, and other works as NFTs, and sell them to establish your brand. A great way to develop an idea is to consider your passions and what you might accomplish relatively quickly and without breaking the bank.
If you decide to make a simple NFT, you won’t necessarily need a developer. But if your NFT is a more complicated item, like a game, or has a complicated smart contract (conditions for the sale), then you may need the help of a developer.
When making your first NFT, think about how you can offer value to your audience
When creating, try comply with the following guidelines:
  • Research comparable projects or look for opportunities to collaborate with other artists.
  • Keep your audience in mind when creating.
  • Consider your material's file format and size (as determined by your platform) and consider accessibility (whether you're pursuing the audio or written route)
  • If you already have a business, you can try creating a loyalty card or exclusive promo code. And you can always hire an artist to create custom art for you.
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  • Access to a community of professional talents.
  • Access to news and market trend
  • Networking opportunities, from finding potential co-founders and team members
  • Learn from other community members from other disciplines on various specialized topics
  • Collect product feedback from the community.

Minting your NFT

Now you can mint your collection or individual NFT. You have two options when it comes to minting your project:
a. Code
b. No / Minimal code
If you're a professional developer or are comfortable with code, that's great. However, most individuals deploy their NFTs directly to platforms such as Moralis & Thirdweb (Step b).
Uploading your NFT and then "minting" it on Opensea, for example, is straightforward, and each platform provides step-by-step instructions.
Once you’ve signed up for an account, on your home page, click “Create” in the top right corner.
On this page, you can create a new NFT. You will need to upload and name your file, add any links or descriptions along with it, then choose to either add it to your collection or finish creating the NFT
Also, on this page you’ll need to select which blockchain you want to deploy the NFT onto. Two popular choices are Ethereum and Polygon. in this page you'll need to select which blockchain you want to create on.If you choose to mint an NFT, make sure you have some ETH in your wallet when the tokens are created. Polygon allows you list multiple copies of a single asset with no recurring fees or third-party help if needed.
As easy as clicking create, the selected file will be minted into an NFT. 🎉🥳
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Selling your NFT

When your NFT has been minted, it will appear in your OpenSea profile. You can list it for sale by clicking the "Sell" button on your market page :
Select the sale options. Choose whether you minted one copy or multiple copies and they will display in real time, as well as decide your price. One neat thing about the NFTs is that every transaction on them earns you a royalty no matter what.
All the technical aspects of buying and selling on the NFT marketplace are fairly simple. However, actually getting customers to buy your token can be pretty challenging.
When you look at it this way, consider this question: Would you invest in an artist who is not active or who does not engage with the community? If you are a collector of anything – even in the real world – would you invest in a non-active or non-engaging artist? The answer: no!

Create a community

How do you engage with a community and use it to build your personal brand?
One can also find whale collectors who purchase NFTs and artworks quite randomly, sometimes without thoroughly studying the artist behind it. Of course, we in the community consider it luck! A true collector will always conduct a wide and thoughtful study of an artist's work before making an investment.
They might keep an artist on their contact list for months and evaluate progress and his involvement in social media. Only then will they invest.This would not be limited to the marketplace actions of the artist, but also things like their social media behavior and contributions to the community. All of the above are included in this new method for recognizing and rewarding artists for their contributions and impact on society.
If you're reading this manual, it's probably because of the money. If you are in it only for the sake of monetary benefits, we have seen many case studies to prove that they will fail in the long run if they continue to mine. To succeed all you need to do is improve your brand and be true to yourself.
You can create an amazing brand identity for your profile/portfolio. The first step would be creating an identity. You'll want to change your username, profile picture, and cover photo as you make accounts on new platforms. It's important that wherever your brand is online people will be able to identify it by these main points of contact between you and potential clients.
If you want to get started with a community on your topic, you can learn from other members who have already created communities. If you’re a NFT creator, you’re not alone. We are the creators of Youarelucky, a web3 company connecting developers, community manager and entrepreneur, encouraging them to build dApps and NFTs. Youarelucky is community-run and dedicated to help the creator ecosystem on Web3.