8 Ways to Create Your Own NFTs
In the world of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, it seems that the buzzword of the moment is non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These special tokens have distinct properties from other types of coins, and they can be used in unique ways that provide real benefits to both creators and users alike. If you’re wondering how to create your own NFTs and get started with them, then these eight methods should help you get started right away!
1) Design your graphic
A lot of people think you need special software and design skills to create a good graphic, but that’s simply not true. You can design your own graphics with a combination of free, easy-to-use programs like Microsoft Word or Google Docs and basic image-editing programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements or GIMP. These free tools will help you make attractive (and professional) graphics for your project in just minutes.
Also Read: How to Avoid NFT Scams
If you want more advanced options, look into tools like Canva, which allows users to drag and drop elements onto templates. This makes it possible to easily create designs that are completely customized to your needs. It also comes preloaded with templates—like business cards—that are already professionally designed and ready for editing!
Here is an example
2) Choose your platform
Before you can even begin to create your own NFTs, you’ll need to decide which platform you want them on. Many people are attracted by blockchain games like CryptoKitties and CryptoPuppies because they allow users to interact with their products in new ways that don’t quite exist on other platforms—and there are now a number of easy-to-use tools that make it easy for developers of all experience levels (including non-developers) to create ERC721 tokens.
In addition to Ethereum, there are also some newer platforms designed specifically for creating NFTs; these include Enjin Coin, WAX, Decentraland and others. However, if you’re looking to move beyond games into more practical applications of blockchain technology—like digital identity or property rights management—you might want to look at using a different type of blockchain altogether.
3) Find an artist
You might want to hire an artist or illustrator who can bring your NFT idea to life. If you already have a favourite artist, then go for it! If not, use sites like Dribbble or Behance to find great artists and connect with them. It’s also a good idea to reach out directly on social media; Twitter is usually a great option, as is LinkedIn if you know someone at their company already.
Finally, don’t forget about Fiverr: there are tons of talented people on that platform willing to create some really amazing art for just $5. Once you have your artist in place, they will help guide you through creating your final design.
4) Create your assets
You can’t sell what you don’t have, so your first step should be creating assets—as many as you can. Making them easy for people to use is key. You want something that is simple and straightforward and isn’t laden with extra hoops for users to jump through in order to get their hands on it. A good place to start is by making an open-source protocol, meaning anyone can create a wallet or other client software for your token.
This also allows you to build a community around your project from day one. Open-source projects are more likely to attract contributors who are passionate about solving problems than those who just want a piece of whatever pie you’re baking. If you choose not to go open source, at least make sure there are plenty of wallets available for different operating systems and devices, which will help ensure your tokens aren’t stranded when they need somewhere safe to live.
5) Share them on social media
Did you know some of your favourite movies and books have their own, unique crypto collectibles? If you’re a fan of CryptoKitties, do your favourite creators know it? We believe in giving back as a community. Let them know what they mean to you by leaving thoughtful comments on their social media accounts. They might even retweet you! If a famous crypto personality retweets you, it could bring new eyes (and money) to your project.
6) Get listed on exchanges
Getting listed on crypto exchanges is not a trivial process. First, you have to submit an application, then (depending on which exchange) you might need to go through a KYC process, and pay a fee that can be thousands of dollars—just for your application to be considered. Once you’re approved, you might need even more funding if it’s determined that your token doesn’t meet exchange requirements.
If all goes well, though—congratulations! You now have access to hundreds of thousands of new investors who may purchase and trade your tokens. As an added bonus, adding fuel (ie: getting listed) will drive awareness of your project and its mission. Just make sure you do your due diligence before applying to avoid scams.
7) Promote it!
To get others interested in your token, start by simply showing it off. If you’re not sure where to start, try social media: Post a few images of your token on Facebook and Twitter. Share images of other tokens you think are cool (but be sure you’re not violating any copyright laws). Getting people excited about what you’ve made is an important first step to creating an engaged community around your token.
8) Do some marketing
Blockchain gaming is one of those areas where there’s a lot of hype and interest, but not a ton of actual games. Because they’re new, you can market your game as the world’s first [insert whatever you want here] blockchain game. Since there isn’t a lot on the market yet, it gives you an opportunity to establish yourself early and gain some notoriety for being at the forefront of what everyone will eventually come to expect in blockchain gaming.
Also, you can get ahead of any regulatory hurdles that might arise later on by doing marketing right now. By creating First-Ever products, you give yourself a unique marketing angle and avoid making assumptions about how users might react to your product down the road—because it hasn’t been created yet!