Here Is How Zimbabwean Artists and Content Creators Can Make Money From NFTs

Digital art is experiencing a renaissance all over the world, upcoming Zimbabwean digital artists like Hulio who recently worked with Chris Brown, can take part in this money making initiative.  First piece of purely NFT artwork to be offered by a major auction house was sold for US$63 million. It was titled Everydays: the First 5000 Days, a JPEG created by Mike Winkelmann, known professionally as Beeple. The work is a collage of 5000 images created by Winkelmann for his "Everydays" series. 

Below we provide all information needed to start making and selling our art in the form of NFT (non-fungible tokens) on blockchain.

What is NFT?

NFT is short for Non-Fungible Token, something like Certificate of Authenticity. In real life, classic artwork and valuable, historical artifacts are often sold at auction with receipts indicating the object's authenticity.

NFT does the same thing for digital items. They certify uniqueness in GIF, JPEG, MP3 and any other format. This technology creates a new kind of ownership for digital files that wasn't previously possible. NFTs can be bought, acquired, or sold, and even destroyed as physical objects.
The process of converting your work to NFT is called "Minting", which refers to the process of creating a new blockchain coin and will forever be attached to that content, such as your image file. Artists multiply the internal NFT by adding an internal commission to the token (usually 10 to 30%). Whenever their work is resold, they are entitled to this commission.

Is it possible for my work to be converted into NFT?

Digital arts, songs, memes, recipes and even startups are now on the list of NFT stores. Currently, there are very few restrictive rules on what can be converted to NFT.

What does it take to start building NFT?

You do not need to know enough about cryptocurrencies to build NFT, you only need some tools, such as Crypto Wallet and some Ethereum.

How to connect wallet to NFT market?

Once you have your wallet ready and you have bought some Ethereum , it is time to choose the store where you want to build and sell NFT. Recommended for beginners working on the Rarible website; Because it offers the easiest way. To connect the wallet to the rebel, first go to this website and click Connect from the right corner of the page.

On the next screen, select WalletConnect if you use Rainbow or Metamorphosis, and click WalletLink if you are using Coinbase. Many other wallets use this option and it is worth checking out these options to choose the preferred wallet.

It does not matter what wallet you use; Because the next step is the same. After selecting the connection option, a QR code is displayed on the screen. Scan this code using your Wallet app. After scanning, confirm the wallet connection to Rarible. Because this connection is secure, Rarible forces you to confirm your purchases after each transaction. Once your wallet is connected, your Rarible account will be created immediately. Now you have all the tools you need to build, mint and sell your first NFT.

Where to sell my NFT?

The more news there are about NFT, the more stores will be created. Here's a list of huge digital stores for NFT:

Zora is a store built on the idea that content creators should take control of their work from the main platforms. Zora allows creators to mint images, videos, audio files and even plain text documents. Currently, this store allows pre-invited creators to operate.
Rarible is one of the most popular websites for creators and collectors who want to enter the NFT world. Uploading content and building NFT on this website is as easy as posting a video on YouTube. In a market full of websites that can only be operated by pre-invitation, Rarible is one of the NFT destinations that allows new developers to sell their work from the moment of registration. However, due to this freedom of action, it is necessary to change the copyright and content control laws on this website.
SuperRare is an NFT‌ store for digital artists. You will not find memes or text posts or simple sound effects for sale here. The Super Rear series is very organized, new works are placed on this platform at a slower speed. Searching in SuperRear is like stepping into a specialized digital gallery. NFT works on this website are a reflection of thousands of hours of artist effort, with prices sometimes rising sharply and new builders being accepted only upon request.
Nifty Gateway:
Nifty Gateway is an NFT store that focuses exclusively on collectibles. Nifty works with prominent artists and musicians such as Grimes and Justin Roiland to release limited edition collections of NFTs. Nifty Gateway is one of the main NFT websites that separates itself from other digital retailers on the list by accepting credit cards. Like SuperRre, art works are often very expensive, and new artists must apply to this website before they can post their work.
OpenSea is one of the first NFT stores and a huge library of content at various prices, including digital art and 3D collections and in-game video items. This website is one of the most accessible websites for NFT novices and offers a great experience in searching for pieces of art.

How to create NFT?

There is no specific technique for making pieces of art that can be converted to NFT. If the store supports the file format you created, then you can convert it to NFT. This creates a new world for content that can be turned into money. Any image and file in TXT , JPG , PNG , MP3 or GIF formats can be converted to NFT on Zora or Rebell. Have you made a great meme or written a recipe for a delicious meal in TXT format? Well, it can be converted to NFT.
Mungwadzi Godwin

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