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NFTs, also known as non-fungible tokens, have recently risen to the top of the most-wanted products list on the cryptocurrency market.

Bansi Pipaliya

May 31, 2022

Many artists are considering the possibility of transforming their work into non-fungible tokens as a potential means of selling their work. 

By establishing safe ownership of an original digital asset, NFTs enable the sale of art in a digital format and provide access to vibrant, new communities of potential customers.

Non-fungible tokens are here to stay, and they're growing increasingly significant to artists despite the recent instances of NFT work being stolen or misused and marketplaces being hijacked. Even now, galleries are starting to display NFT collections in person.

Non-fungible implies unique or not replaceable. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, provide a mechanism to establish the ownership of the original file or item by constructing a digital register on a blockchain, making otherwise easily replicable digital items scarce and valuable.

Want to know how to create an NFT? Read on to this blog to learn what NFTs are, the characteristics of NFTs, how they work, steps on how to build NFT, and why making NFTs can be a profitable investment.

What are NFTs?

NFTs are digital assets that have a unique identity that is stored and verified on a blockchain (a digital ledger). Each NFT is non-fungible, which means that it cannot be easily exchanged for another asset of comparable value. Images, video, music, GIFs, and collectibles are common NFT assets.

NFTs are valuable because only one version of the assets is produced. In other words, an NFT can only have one owner at a time—no one can change ownership or mint the same NFT on the blockchain at the same time.

Because of this scarcity, NFT creators/owners have the ability to set their own rates for their assets.

How do NFTs work?

An NFT is produced from digital elements and serves as a representation of a digital or non-digital asset. For instance, an NFT might represent actual objects like contracts, signatures, or digital works of art like songs or films.

And what exactly is NFT digital art? The certificate of ownership and authenticity for NFT digital art is stored as an Ethereum-based asset.

An NFT may only have one owner at any given moment. Ownership is managed via a uniqueID and proprietary metadata that no other token can duplicate.

The uniqueID and metadata are produced via smart contracts, which also determine ownership and control how NFTs can be transferred.

The process of creating or minting an NFT involves running code from smart contracts that adhere to different standards, such as ERC-721. The blockchain, where the NFT is managed, is where this data is kept.

Top Features of NFT



1. Digital Assets

NFT represents internet collectibles (like art, music, and games) with an authentic certificate from blockchain technology.

2. Scarcity

NFTs are stored on the Blockchain network. Hence, you can have ownership of the digital assets on multiple platforms. Artists can generate as many assets as they like, and have the power to limit the number of NFTs for scarcity.

3. Uniqueness

NFTs have a unique property that cannot be forged or otherwise manipulated. And the metadata of each NFT is an unalterable record that gives the certificate of authenticity.

4. Ownership

The original creators of NFT control the private key of their account where the NFT lives, and they are free to transfer that to any account.

5. Transparency

Buyers can trust and verify the authenticity of a particular NFT because public ledgers are decentralized and immutable where records of token issuance, transfer, and activity can be publicly verified.

6. Interoperability

NFTs can be purchased or sold across various DLTs (distributed ledger technologies) using a decentralized platform.

7. Exchange

NFTs exchange takes place with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin on specialist sites.

Top Characteristics of NFTs

The characteristics that non-fungible tokens possess that tend to make them valuable in the cryptocurrency realm are detailed below:

  • Authenticity

This is an essential feature of non-fungible tokens that has recently received a lot of attention. Non-fungible tokens today serve as representations for real-world objects, so their authenticity is critical.

  • Uniqueness

NFTs are entirely unique and cannot be replicated on the blockchain, and ownership can be transferred at any time.

  • Indivisibility

This is one of the essential characteristics of non-fungible tokens, and NFTs are built to be indivisible by default to serve their utility.

To use a real-world example, you cannot buy a place ticket and divide it between two people because only one seat is assigned to one of those tickets, making it indivisible.


NFTs are relatively rare, which contributes significantly to their value. Because only one piece of each NFT can ever exist, they are valuable.

Example of NFTs

A lot of innovations are happening on the NFT platform that will inspire you to create your own. You can get a better idea by having some examples:

1. Digital artwork

“The Merge” world's most expensive NFT artwork by digital creator Pak.

2. Beepl's collage

"Everydays: The First 5000 Days" represents his daily creations spanning more than thirteen years.

3. Beeple's video NFT

“HUMAN ONE” represents 'a portrait of a human born in the metaverse'.

4. Digital collectible

“CryptoPunk #5822” has been sold for a record-breaking 8000 ETH and purchased by Deepak Thapliyal, the CEO of a blockchain.

5. Jack Dorsey’s creative writing

The world's first-ever tweet NFT from a Twitter founder.

6. Taco Bell Foundation GIFs

“NFT Taco art” is created for users to hold their favorite tacos in their hearts and digital wallets.

7. Music track NFT

The music album NFT was released by Kings of Leon (an American rock band).

Benefits of NFT



It has numerous benefits, including:

  • Fungibility- Unlike bitcoin and Ethereum, NFTs are not fungible which means each unit is unique. It makes them perfect for representing digital assets like collectibles, game items, or real estate.
  • Portability- NFTs are easily and quickly transferable between users. This makes it ideal for use in digital applications.
  • Decentralization- NFTs are decentralized tokens that are not controlled by any central authority. This makes it a trustworthy and secured platform.
  • Security- NFTs are tracked and verified by the network on a blockchain platform. As a result, they are secure and difficult to forge.

Different types of NFTs

Every NFT is an original digital artwork with unique metadata. Any artist or collector can digitize their work and enter into e-commerce by tokenizing their items. It works in both ways, as a regular store or an auction platform. You can get a better understanding by knowing all the categories, which include:

1. Original digital artwork

2. Digital collectibles

3. In-game items

4. Domains

5. Music tracks

6. Videos

7. NFT art app

8. Essay or creative writing

9. Unique pair of shoes

10. Pattern

11. Ticket or coupon

How is an NFT Different from a Cryptocurrency?

We often get confused between NFTs and cryptocurrencies because they have a lot in common.

But one of the main differences is that cryptocurrencies, by their very nature, are fungible. On the other hand, NFTs are not fungible, as their name suggests. For instance, one Bitcoin is equal to another Bitcoin, but one NFT does not equal another NFT. Each is noticeable, unique, and valued differently depending on its recognized value and demand.

How To Create an NFT: Step-By-Step Guide

inting an NFT is a technical and time-consuming process. However, for the majority of people, it is relatively simple. The procedure follows: select a file to mint and a blockchain network and marketplace to mint on; configure and connect your wallet; and finally, execute the upload. Here're the steps to make an NFT:

  • Create a Digital File

You may have heard that anything can be converted into an NFT, which is entirely correct. However, before converting them to NFTs, a digital copy of the object in question must be created, whether it is a physical structure, a flying object, or a moving stream. 

If the item you want to convert is already in digital format, you won't have any problems; if not, you may need to photograph it or record it if it's a sound or in motion.

  • Create a Digital Wallet

To create an NFT, you will need cryptocurrency, which will necessitate the creation of a digital wallet in which to store it.

However, in addition to storing cryptocurrency, this digital wallet is required when creating an account on your preferred NFT platform, as it will be used to store your NFT collection and purchases.

Also, when creating a digital wallet, ensure that the digital wallet you choose supports the accepted cryptocurrency on the NFT platform. In this case, Metamask, a crypto e-wallet hosted on the Ethereum blockchain network, is a popular digital wallet.

This digital wallet can be installed as an extension on any web browser or downloaded as a mobile application.

One of the reasons Metamask is an excellent choice for NFT development is its ability to synchronize multiple digital wallets, allowing users to switch between the Ethereum mainnet and others such as Binance mainnet, Cardano, Solana, and many others.

  • Fund Your Wallet with Cryptocurrency

After you've created a digital wallet, the next step is to fund your account with your preferred cryptocurrency, which is also supported by your preferred NFT platform.

Metamask, for example, supports the vast majority of cryptocurrencies built on the ERC-20 protocol. It can also store other cryptocurrencies supported by any blockchain mainnet that is synchronized on the platform, making it a very versatile digital wallet option to consider.

  • Choose an NFT Platform

Following the creation and funding of your crypto wallet, the next step is to identify the NFT category that appeals to you (i.e. your skill). Once you've determined that, go ahead and set up an NFT platform specializing in that specific offering. NFT platforms, for example, specialize in a variety of categories such as artwork, photography, virtual worlds, sports, photography, domain names, music, collectables, and many others.

While some NFT platforms, such as Opensea and Binance, offer many categories, others may only offer one or a small number of categories. In either case, based on your preferences, you can select a platform that is most relevant to your art category and has the highest demand or patronage.

  • Sync Your Wallet with the NFT Platform

Assume you're using Opensea in this case; you'll come across a page similar to the one shown above.

By selecting "create," you will be taken to a page that asks you to connect your wallet. You will be given the option to choose from a list that includes Metamask as a popular user option, as shown in the illustration below.

Choose your preferred option from the list, then instal and sync to the NFT platform. You're already more than halfway through. So, what comes next?

  • Upload the File You Want to Turn into an NFT

After syncing your external wallet to your preferred NFT platform, you'll create an NFT. You can begin by selecting the "create" option depending on the website.

Assume you chose Rarible this time; by selecting create, you will be presented with a page similar to the one below, asking you to select "single" or "multiple."

Selecting single means you want your collection to be one-of-a-kind, whereas selecting multiple means selling one collectible numerous times.

In either case, you will be asked to upload the digital file of what you want to convert, i.e. mint, into an NFT. If you are unfamiliar with the term "minting," it refers to the process of tokenizing a digital asset, which in this case, is the file that is being uploaded. 

Tokenization records the digital file on the blockchain while encrypting it with a unique identifier.

Rarible accepts about five digital files, including GIF, WEBP, PNG, MP3, and MP4 files up to 30MB, which is unusual for a platform. You have completed the majority of the process by this point.

  • Setup an Auction for Your NFT

After you've uploaded and minted your digital file, the next step is to auction it off. To accomplish this (on the Rarible platform), you will select the "put on the marketplace" option. Most NFT platforms will have their in-app marketplace where you can sell your NFTs.

In this case, Rarible gives you three main options when deciding how long buyers can bid on your auctioned item. A "fixed price" option implies that no bid is required, and collectors can purchase at that price until the sales window expires.

There is also a "timed auction," which usually lasts for a set period during which collectors can bid on your item until you accept one.

The third option, "unlimited auction," is not time, implying that people can continue to ask for bids until they find one worth the wait.

  • Add Description to Your NFT

The next step in creating an auction for an item is to include a title and an enticing description. You can tell the potential buyer a backstory about the item that will resonate and captivate them.

After that, you can set the percentage return you want as a royalty from future resale of the item. The most common range is 5 to 10%, though some recommend as much as 15%, especially if the item has a high potential to attract many potential buyers.

It is best not to include an exaggerated figure because it may turn off potential buyers.

It costs money to create an NFT. Although the price charged by different platforms varies, you will undoubtedly pay a listing fee, which usually consists of your minting fee and the platform's maintenance fee, to have your NFT sold.

It is advisable to sell your NFT item for at least the minting fee, as you may end up losing money from the start.

To pay the listing fee, you must connect with your synchronized cryptocurrency wallet, from which the fee will be deducted. However, you can change your listing fee, which doubles as a gas fee.

While there is a minimum fee payable by default, increasing the gas fee speeds up the issuance of your item.

Also, remember that a commission is applicable and payable to the platform for each sale on an NFT platform.

How To Buy and Sell NFTs?

Having a clear understanding of what NFTs are and the significant benefits you will get while using them, you might want to step into buying NFTs. If so, you need to get some essential items for it:

1. You will need to have a digital wallet that allows you to store your NFTs and cryptocurrencies.

2. Then you have to purchase some cryptocurrency (depending on what your NFT provider accepts) most likely Ether. You can buy cryptocurrencies from platforms like OpenSea, Coinbase, Kraken, PayPal, and much more.

3. Once you have completed your cryptocurrency purchase, you can move it from the exchange to your wallet.

Now you wish to sell your digital artwork, but before you step in, you should know the two feasible options for selling NFTs:

1. Fixed-price: It is a sale where users specify a price at which they want to sell the NFT in a transparent and direct way.

2. Auction: There are usually two types of auction: English and Dutch auctions.

An English auction is one with an increasing price where the highest bidder wins at the end. On the other hand, a Dutch auction is one with a decreasing price where the price drops until someone buys an NFT.

Top 5 Best NFT Marketplaces

Now your wallet is ready, all you need to do is to buy and sell NFT. We have listed here some of the best NFT marketplaces for you. Take a look:



OpenSea- It is one of the oldest and largest NFT platforms. It has one million active users.

Rarible- One of the leading NFT marketplace for investors. It has multi-chain support and a wide range of crypto wallets available.

Crypto.com- The best NFT marketplace that makes it an easy process. It offers no transaction fees when buying NFTs.

NFT Launchpad- It is the fastest-growing NFT platform with exciting collections. It offers NFTs minted on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and Polygon blockchains.

Binance- Low-fee NFT trading platform. According to CoinMarketCap, it is the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange platform.

Making NFTs can be a profitable investment

Consumers want to own unique digital content and hold it as a type of investment. NFTs have been around since 2015, but their popularity has recently increased due to several factors. The first, possibly most apparent, is the normalisation and excitement surrounding cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain frameworks. Beyond technology, there is a combination of fandom, royalties economics, and scarcity laws.

When someone purchases a non-fungible token, they acquire ownership of the content, which can still circulate on the Internet. When the asset is sold, the original creator receives a 10% cut, the platform gets a small percentage, and the current owner receives the remaining revenue. As a result, as popular digital assets are bought and sold over time, there is the potential for ongoing revenue. An NFT can gain popularity in this manner — the more it is seen online, the more value it develops.


If you are a beginner, then NFTs and their markets might confuse you. We hope that now you know how to make an NFT.

If you need professional assistance to make an NFT, contact our expert developers at Vasundhara Infotech.

As a top-notch NFT Development Company, we've developed numerous NFT projects for businesses of all sizes, including startups. We would be delighted to share our NFT knowledge with you.

Contact us today! Let's work together to make it a reality.

FAQ's For NFT Development

NFTs are also known as non-fungible tokens, and they are blockchain-held tokens that represent a unique asset, whether it be physical or digital.

What is the cost associated with NFT minting? On average, the cost of creating NFT ranges from $0.05 to over $150. The cost of creating NFTs depends on various factors such as the cost of blockchain, gas fee, marketplace account fee, listing fee etc.

Making NFTs can be a good investment. NFT prices are rising as they become more popular. As a result, NFT creators can earn a lot of money.

NFTs are probably not protected by copyright because they do not meet the basic copyright protection conditions. They essentially represent data on a blockchain, which under intellectual property law would not constitute an original work of authorship. However, the artwork you mint may be subject to copyright protection.

Creating and selling NFTs is the most direct and effective way to make money with them. Yes, you can create and sell anything digital as NFTs, including arts, images, videos, memes, properties, and so on. If you have a creative streak, you can monetize all of your creations by selling them as NFT.


Bansi Pipaliya

Project Manager of Vasundhara Infotech, a leading NFT development company in the USA. Her leadership and management abilities have resulted in success.


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