Minting NFTs directly on OpenSea can be an easy and straightforward process. This is generally done through what’s often referred to as “lazy” or “gas-free” minting, allowing creators to mint NFTs without incurring gas fees until the item is sold. Below is a step-by-step guide based on information available as of my last knowledge update in January 2022 (please check OpenSea’s most current guidelines as processes may have evolved since):
Steps to Mint NFTs Directly on OpenSea:
Create an Account:
- Have an active account on OpenSea. If not, create one by connecting a supported digital wallet (like MetaMask).
Navigate to ‘Create’:
Upload Your Work:
Drag and drop your digital file, or select and upload it. OpenSea supports various formats like JPEG, PNG, GIF, SVG, MP4, and more.
Complete the Metadata:
Fill out necessary metadata, including the title, description, and properties of your NFT. Add tags and attributes to make your NFT easily searchable.
Set Up Royalties:
Preview and List:
- Gas fees will be incurred when the NFT is bought, not when it’s minted, thanks to lazy minting.
OpenSea may have updated or changed their policies, features, or processes since my last knowledge update. Always refer to the platform’s official resources for the most accurate and current information.