🖼️How to Mint an NFT (Share your Art)
Minting your own NFTs on Uncut is an exciting way to showcase your creativity and build your digital portfolio. One of the key features of Uncut is the ability to mint NFTs for FREE! In this post, we'll walk you through the process of minting NFTs under your own account.
Step 1: Access Your Profile
To get started, sign in to your Uncut account and navigate to your profile page by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner.
Step 2: Click the "Mint" Button
On your profile page, locate the "Mint an Asset" button and click on it to start the minting process.
Step 3: Choose your Smart Contract
At this stage, you'll be prompted to select from which smart contract you want to mint your NFT. You have two options:
- Individual Smart Contract: You can mint NFTs on your profile under your personal smart contract. This option is ideal for individual creators who want to maintain full control over their creations.
- Collective Smart Contract: Alternatively, you can create a collective page and mint NFTs under a specific collective smart contract. This option is suitable for creators who want to collaborate with others, manage shared NFT collections, or establish a brand or community around their NFTs.
Choose the smart contract that best suits your needs and proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Choose the Asset Type
Select the type of asset you'd like to create, such as image, audio, or video. This will determine the format of the NFT you'll be minting.
Step 4: Upload Your Content
Upload the content you'd like to use for your NFT. Ensure that the content is in the appropriate format for the asset type you've chosen. For example, upload an image file for an image-based NFT or an audio file for an audio-based NFT.
Note: Uncut automatically and freely stores all your media on Arweave, a decentralized storage platform built on the IPFS protocol. This ensures that your content is securely and permanently stored.
Step 5: Set Benefits, Utilities, and Perks
In this step, you can add up to 8 benefits, utilities, or perks to your NFT to add value for your collectors. Additionally, you can include bonus content that will be revealed only to token holders on the NFT page itself.
If you upload a video, an image, or an audio file as bonus content, a player will be displayed. Other file formats will be shown as a link to download the file. Keep in mind that bonus content is not on-chain, and you can update it whenever you want.
Step 6: Set the Price, Number of Copies, Revenue Split and Royalties
In this step, set the price of the NFT, determine the number of copies you want to create, and decide on the revenue split between multiple wallets, if applicable. It's crucial to double-check that the wallets you're adding to the split are Polygon-compatible and accept wETH; otherwise, the crypto may be lost.
Step 7: Set Drop Details, Privacy, and Airdrop Options
In this step, you'll set up the drop details for your NFT:
- Drop Time: Choose when you want your NFT to be dropped, either immediately or at a scheduled time in the future.
- Password Protection: If you'd like to restrict access to your NFT, you can choose to password-protect it.
- Private NFT: By switching this toggle, you can generate a private URL for the NFT. This private URL can be shared with whoever you want to have access to the NFT. Once the token is created, you can disable this option if you want the NFT to become public.
- Airdrop: Airdrops are a convenient and efficient way to send your NFTs directly to other wallets. You can decide to use airdrops and send this NFT directly to specific recipients' wallets. Simply enter the wallet addresses you want to send the NFT to, and they will receive it upon the drop.
Step 8: Promote Your NFT
After minting your NFT, share it with your community, and promote it on social media to generate interest and drive sales!
Minting NFTs under your own smart contract on Uncut offers greater control and flexibility over your digital creations. By following the steps outlined above, you can mint unique NFTs that engage your community and contribute to the growth of your digital portfolio.
If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team or join our Discord server to connect with other community members.