Feb 28, 2022

How I uploaded and 'minted' my first NFT in 2021.

I'm occasionally asked how I created an NFT. Non-fungible token. 

So here is my process. Changes happen all the time, so there is a chance that my instructions will be soon out of date.

I started with a movie that I created myself by animating a waterfall.  (You don't need a moving image. Just a jpeg will do.)

Get the wallet set up first.

1: Open an account with CoinSpot.com (or CoinBase or similar)

2: Deposit about AU$200

3: Buy Ethereum with that $200.

4: Open an account (called a wallet) with Metamask.com

5: Transfer your Ethereum from Coinspot to Metamask.

(Hint: You will have to use Chrome as your browser, then your Metamask Wallet account icon will sit in the top righthand corner as an extension, easy to access,)

Now to mint your NFT. (English: create your non-fungible token)

6: Open an account with Rarible.com

 7: Upload your jpg image or movie to Rarible.com

8: Decide if you want to add value by providing an “unlockable” file – eg: a high res version, suitable for printing as a bonus to someone buying your NFT.

Follow the prompts and fill in the fields.

9: Pay the “gas” fees (they vary every day, between $80 and $200!) This is where you need to use your wallet.


10: You have now minted an NFT. 

11: Open an account with Opensea.com

 and put your NFT up for sale on their site as well. I did this just to reach a larger audience.

NOTE: Expect to be charged for every transfer of money, and possibly when you buy an NFT. 

There are lots of instructions on YouTube. Just google NFT.

Good luck!