Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs have transformed the world of digital art, making it possible for anyone to sell their work for substantial amounts of money. You don't necessarily have to be an artist to sell NFTs. Anything can be sold as an NFT, including music, drawings, GIFs, tweets, and even a selfie can be sold for millions of dollars.
The demand for crypto art is only increasing, and users are flooding the market to bid on unique crypto tokens. In this week's Crypto Knight column, we explain how you can easily sell NFTs. But keep in mind that you have tokenized your work first and list it on marketplaces like Opensea, Superrare, Rarible, etc. (Check out our article on how you can convert your art digitally, list it on marketplaces, and come back.)
Don't take social media for granted. When it comes to selling your digital art, all social media platforms play their part. Start showing off your artwork on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and even in Reddit NFT groups.
Instagram is an important space to showcase your portfolio, if you have multiple NFTs upload them all. This will help collectors display not only their current projects, but also their past work.
Twitter is the most underrated platform for selling NFTs. While the art world didn't consider Twitter to be a very visual platform, recent incidents have shown that NFT collectors have made millions simply by posting their NFTs on the platform. Twitter has become the go-to platform for spreading the word about crypto art sales. Twitter's new NFT profile picture feature will also help you increase your visibility.
Adding hashtags or other phrases is important in the title of your post. These tags are useful on both Twitter and Instagram. Use hashtags: #crypto, #cryptoNFTs, #NFTsale #art on Twitter and Instagram.
Reddit is a community discussion platform that has the potential to make your work go viral in minutes. He opens a new thread, starts discussing his NFT portfolio, and if the post gets a lot of upvotes, it goes up in Reddit rankings and more people see it as a result.
Join groups like reddit.com/r/CryptoArt , which has almost 8 million users. Engage in other discussions, the idea being that the more often your name appears across various channels, the sooner people will remember you.
Discord hosts hundreds of NFT servers. These channels/servers are a popular place to discuss new NFTs. The chat platform now offers more professional features such as crypto galleries, where you can display your NFTs and even ask users to bid.
The NFT Calendar platform shows the best NFT drops from various markets gathered in one place. This is a great source for NFT collectors who don't need to run from market to market to discover the best releases.
It only takes a few minutes to add your delivery to the NFT calendar. Once you submit your drop, it is listed after a quick review by our team. The presentation is free. In addition, some drops also appear on the company's Instagram and Twitter social networks.
One way to join the NFT community is to share the story behind your digital art. If you are an artist, explain the background story of the art, provide written introductions when and where you show your work. Explanations or descriptions don't have to be long, more like a paragraph or two, or even a sentence or two if you can be that concise.
Talk about how your NFT came about, what it means, and where you're headed as a collector. From an aesthetic perspective, you can draw people's attention to various physical aspects or features of your work, their relative importance, your creative process as a whole, etc.
For example, Ross Ulbricht, 37, the alleged founder of the dark web marketplace Silk Road, sold his first NFT , which is a pencil drawing titled Perspective, for $6.2 million (Rs 47 crore). The NFT collection that he put up for sale came with a backstory. The "Ross Ulbricht Genesis Collection" is a collection of writings and ten works of art by Ulbricht, from early childhood through adolescence and prison. It also includes an original animation created by an audiovisual artist Levitate, with the voiceover of Ross, inspired by his experience in prison.
Here's what the backstory says: “This NFT collection is Ross' creative journey of expression; it is his story alive and evolving. Through drawings and videos, we see glimpses of the development of a man's existence. This is his way of reaching out to him beyond the prison walls, as we continue to campaign for his freedom.”
Don't limit yourself to just one NFT market, make sure you upload your NFTs to multiple markets to increase your chances of selling them. SuperRare is an NFT marketplace for single edition digital artwork, while Foundation is a marketplace for trading any blockchain asset.
Here are some of the largest markets for NFTs:
OpenSea – For art collectibles, rare digital items, cryptokitties, etc.
Rare: For all forms of crypto assets.
SuperRare: For authentic and unique digital artwork.
Foundation: to exchange digital collectibles.
Simply uploading your NFT wallet to social media platforms will not be enough. You will need to ask your friends and followers to share your NFT Project on social media. Try to build more buzz around your NFTs and get more people to see them.
Start collaborating with NFT artists and collectors. The first reason you collaborate is to promote your works with the help of other professionals. The second reason is that to broaden each other's fan base. It's not strictly about monetization when we talk about collaboration, but it's definitely about recognition and reaching as many people as possible.
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