I'm super excited to share some news with you, and some of the stuff I've learned from creating NFTs and collections. DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES I HAVE! And yes, I'm shouting at you because I don't want it to happen to you 😄🤣
Unless you have a massive following somewhere and are already a "famous" artist with a track record, very few people are going to dig into their crypto to give you anything for a single item, or half a collection. When you're "new" at this, you're excited about your work and assume someone will snap it up. They won't. They don't. You're (I'm) unknown and need to prove myself. If you decide to do the same things I'm doing...be prepared to take the time to get things to gain momentum.
Opensea.io has this cool "free" option, which at the start appears free, but in order for you to actually list your creation for sale, there's a one time gas fee. I paid it and (hoped) that would be it...
Sadly not. I've realized (this weekend) that unless your collection has its metadata frozen, nobody is going to touch your items. Save up some money for it. Don't list items for sale until at least a portion of your collection has the metadata frozen for decentralized storage.
Your collections are likely not going to turn out exactly as you thought they would because things evolve, but have a plan of where you want to go with them. This sounds simple and obvious, but it's a different story when you begin creating and things change!
It's unlikely that it's going to happen for you to make a name for yourself as an NFT artist / photographer FIRST. Promote yourself on other platforms, then get your collection done.
Timeliness for completion, metadata budget etc. The people buying your items need to know this. I failed here. I'm working on it now.
I'm speaking in this post about artwork and collectible stuff. Not utility or anything else because I know ZERO about how to do all that.
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Don't be over-excited like I was. Don't do it. Just don't do it. Wait until some are available for decentralized storage AFTER you have frozen the metadata.
Opensea.io has this annoying thing where it automatically sets for 30 days. Be aware of what option you're clicking for the sale duration, if you want to remove the item for sale it's going to cost you.
Above image source is screenshot from Google
Above image source is screenshot from Google
I promise you, these things get tiresome and it takes time to go through them. Each time you upload and image you end up having to click these things and it's NOT as easy as it looks to define which block what traffic light / car / tractor / stairs is in 🤣
This is my complete collection. There are 202 in it - but it states 204, and the other "total" says 200. It happened due to failed uploads. I have contacted opensea.io and I'm waiting for assistance on it.
I am creating a bunch of different series where there are 202 per collection of each, and one collection of 50.
I want people to make a lot of money. It's that simple. I want the popularity to grow in the same way it has for crypto punks (among others) and for people to have the opportunity to gain a massive return on their investment.
These little dudes are so cute and I really enjoyed making them:
All above images are screenshots from my collection here: https://opensea.io/collection/reaperville
The last photo is of the "exclusive" ones which are going to be most valuable. I have to freeze their metadata and will do so as soon as my ETH is able to move out of the account I bought it from 🤦♀️ this is what the hold up is:
Above image source is a screenshot from my Luno account
Either way they screw you with deposit times, sooooo! I'm waiting. And then I'm waiting for the gas fees to calm themselves down slightly.
Opensea.io is sadly the least complicated to use. There is no in-depth difficult stuff needed in order to get your artwork up. I have no experience in it, and trying to learn it is taking me forever and I would rather just put my time (for now) into creating items that I know will be easily uploaded.
I have no idea how to use Juungle and I also spoke with Oasis.cash and sadly the process is extremely complicated.
As much as I hate ETH based on its non-use properties and basically just being an annoying coin that's worth "a lot", it's worth a lot. It's not going anywhere, it's here to stay...getting in on some is great because the amount of BCH one can get from the trade will be like WOW 🤪
I have to go to work now after being off with covid last week. It's going to be a long day because I'm tired, slept like 💩 and could do with another week off 🤣
Have a beautiful and blessed week my friends 🌻 thank you for reading!