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How to Make an NFT: The Ultimate Guide

Non fungible token on blockchain

The concept of non-fungible tokens has been getting a lot of attention in the crypto community lately. One reason for this is the success of artists who have made millions selling a single NFT.

More people are creating NFTs in the hopes of capitalizing on the trend and making a profit.

For creators looking to expand their business or for those simply interested in learning more about NFTs, this article will provide an overview of the topic.

Understanding NFT

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are digital assets created, bought and sold online that represent real-world objects like art, music, in-game items, and videos. They are typically encoded using the same protocols as many cryptocurrencies.

Each NFT is uniquely identifiable, and its quantity is limited. These properties make it suitable for proving the authenticity of goods or services, and for providing a record of ownership.

Steps in Creating NFT 

The following are instructions on how to make an NFT:

1. Choose the digital item for you

The first thing to consider is that you want your NFT to be something that people will want. Think about the person who is buying the NFT and what they’ll do with it. If you create an NFT for a digital asset you don’t own, you could get into legal trouble.

To make sure your NFT does well in the marketplace, make sure it’s something people will want and use. Make sure it’s something that you can own and control so that you can decide when and how to give away copies of your digital asset.

2. Select a blockchain

Once you have selected the digital asset that will become your NFT, you can move on to minting it. Minting your NFT requires you to choose a blockchain technology and then begin the process of minting.

Blockchain technology is used to record, store and process information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack or cheat the system.. A blockchain is, essentially, a digital ledger of all transactions in the network.

Here is a list of the most popular blockchain platforms for NFT artists and content creators to use.

Ethereum (ETH)

The most popular blockchain for hosting NFTs is Ethereum, which was used to create thousands of ERC-721 tokens. Each token stores its metadata on the Ethereum blockchain using a standardized format.This blockchain currently operates by using the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism.

Solana (SOL)

Solana, a blockchain project designed to be a faster and lower-cost alternative to Ethereum, charges transaction fees of less than $0.01 USD and is home to a growing number of NFTs supported by its network. Solana uses both the proof-of-history (PoH) consensus mechanism and proof-of-stake (PoS).

Polygon (MATIC)

Polygon is a digital blockchain platform designed to provide users with digital assets and economies. The platform offers interoperability between previous and present infrastructure scenarios of Ethereum.

 The most expensive Bored Ape NFT from Yacht Club NFT collection (BAYC) on computer screen

3. Create a digital wallet

To store your NFT, you will need to create a digital wallet that supports your chosen blockchain. You will need a crypto wallet app and provide a username, password and create a recovery phrase that you can use to restore your private keys in the event of loss or damage.

There are several multi-blockchain wallet apps available:

Kucoin Wallet

The Kucoin wallet is a secure digital wallet to store your KCS, BTC and other supported cryptocurrencies. In order to use the Kucoin wallet, you must have a Kucoin account. With the Kucoin account and the Kucoin wallet, you can easily transfer funds directly between Kucoin exchange and your own personal wallet.


MetaMask is a popular crypto wallet that supports a wide variety of cryptocurrencies, as well as both Ethereum and Solana blockchains. It can be used as a mobile app or added as a browser extension.

4. Pick an NFT Marketplace

There are also marketplaces that take a combination of the two, with one side of the marketplace dedicated to selling NFTs in exchange for their native cryptocurrency, and another side where you can buy ERC-721 tokens that can then be sold for ETH or other cryptocurrencies.

The best thing you can do is research each marketplace to see which would be the best fit for your NFT. For example, OpenSea is a marketplace built specifically for NFT trading. Meanwhile,

Axie Marketplace is a game-specific marketplace that’s used in conjunction with its namesake game Axie Infinity. And NBA Top Shot is a basketball-focused marketplace for NFTs from the team at SportsCastr.

5. Time to upload your file

To mint, or create, an NFT, you need to upload your digital file to a marketplace. The process of uploading your digital file creates an NFT you can sell or trade.

6. List your NFT for sale

In order to understand the monetization process, let’s first explain what a non-fungible token (NFT) is. An NFT is a digital representation of a unique asset that is stored on a blockchain. You can use an NFT to prove ownership of that asset and/or transfer it from one person to another.

The blockchain acts as an open ledger that records every transaction made using any given token. Because each token represents an individual unique asset, there must be some way for users to verify the authenticity of any given token. This process is called “token verification” or “token validation” and is where most value is captured in the NFT space.

The Bottomline

As more people become interested in non-fungible tokens, their sale prices are rising. Consequently, NFT creators can make a great deal of money if their NFTs become popular enough to sell for a high price.

As with all investments, there is a chance of losing money when creating an NFT. However, you can minimize your risk by creating an NFT that will be valuable enough to others and setting a minimum price that covers any associated fees.