Entering the world of NFTs can be daunting, especially if you’re an artist who doesn’t work in the digital space. On Mintable.app, we aim to make NFTs accessible to everyone, and make the process as easy as possible for creators. This article will guide you through everything you need to know about minting your first gasless NFT on our platform. If you already have a store on Mintable, click here to see instructions on item creation.
Setting Up Your Account
If you’re completely new to NFTs, there are 2 things you need to do before you can mint your first gasless NFT:
1. Create an account on Mintable
2. Set up a Metamask wallet
Step 1: Create an account on Mintable
Creating an account is easy. All you have to do is:
- Go to Mintable.app and click the blue “create account” button in the top right corner
- Enter your email, desired username and password
- Check your email for the code (remember to check your spam folder)
- Enter the code and click “confirm”
Congratulations! You now have an account and are one step closer to minting your first NFT.
Step 2: Set up your Metamask wallet
In order to buy or sell NFTs, you need a crypto wallet. NFTs are stored on the blockchain, and crypto wallets are the only way that you can access funds or assets stored on the blockchain. Your wallet will provide you with a secure way to access your NFTs, and they signify ownership over tokens that you mint or collect.
Mintable.app supports the Metamask wallet, which comes in the form of an application and also a browser extension that allows you to interact with most NFT marketplaces.
For more information on how to set up your Metamask wallet and connect it to your account, view our guide here.
Minting Your First NFT
Once you have created a store, you can begin to create NFTs! You can create an NFT is 3 easy steps:
- Create a new item
- Fill out item details
- Accept the transaction via your wallet
Step 1: Creating a New Item
In the top navigation, click on “Mint an Item”, and choose “Create a New Item”
You will then see this:
The “easy” mode is automatically set to help you create a gasless NFT. Click on “Create a new item” again to make a gasless NFT. You can then choose between minting gaslessly on Mintable, or on our layer 2 protocol Immutable X – neither of these will incur any fees! The Mintable gasless NFT will appear on the Mintable Gasless Store, while the Immutable X NFTs will appear on the Mintable store.
Setting up your own store will incur gas fees, but selling your gasless NFTs through Mintable’s store and Immutable X is absolutely free!
Step 2: Filling Out Your Item Details
Properly filling out the details of your item will make your NFT more attractive to buyers. After all, people want to know what they are buying and the more information you provide, the more security buyers will have in the value of your NFT.
Here are the details you will need to add to each item:
This is the store you will create these items under. When minting gasless, the store is set to the Mintable Gasless store.
The category of item you are making. If it’s art, it would be under “artwork”. If it’s a music file, it would be under “music”, and so on.
This is the name of your NFT that will be stored on the blockchain.
The name of the listing that will be seen by users when browsing items can be the same as your token name, or something different as well.
The subtitle of your listing. Here you can write a catchy tagline that describes your NFT a little more than the title does, but try to keep it as short as possible.
Tags to help people find your items by searching. Tags should be words that describe, or are closely related to the style, medium, colours, content, and theme of your artwork.
The price in USD to sell your item for. It shows the ETH conversion as well.
Preview images / NFT image
This is the image that will be stored on the blockchain and seen as the default image. The first image you upload cannot be changed afterwards, so choose wisely. All other images are displayed on the item page.
This is extra metadata that will be on the token. The image below shows an example of how you can add a URL to your website or Facebook page into your token’s metadata.
Allow others to resell this item. If not selected, buyers will not be able to sell this NFT on Mintable again. If you want to take advantage of resale royalties, you need to allow reselling. This will also make your NFT more attractive to collectors who buy NFTs to re-sell at a higher price.
Mint your token on the blockchain and don’t list it for sale. You might want to do this if you have a specific release date in mind, or if you are minting personal items.
As a content creator, you can add downloadable content to your collectibles that only become visible after a transfer of ownership (i.e. selling or gifting your NFT). Artists use this feature to include high res files, wallpapers, secret messages etc. Having additional content is a great way to make your NFT more attractive to buyers as it adds additional value.
Once you have filled out all the item details, submit the form.
Step 3: Accept the transaction via the wallet.
You will have two actions to submit:
- Creating your item on the blockchain
- Signing a message to list your item for sale
Step 4: Profit!
Congratulations! You have now minted your first gasless NFT on Mintable!
If you are still having issues, head over to our discord for help.
For more information on how to use the Mintable.app marketplace, check out our official guides here.