– I tried selling NFTs. I tried selling my first NFTson Opensea this past week. Here’s how that went.( upbeat music) In case you are new here or merely missed some of my past videos. My firstly know with theworld of NFTs was creating the music and sound designfor this 3D living by Jonathan Nash.( upbeat music) That was a lot of fun to work on, and Jonathan is an amazing 3D master. So it wasn’t a bigsurprise when he sold it for $8,800.( cash register ringing) Then it sold on thesecondary market 40 days ago for 15 Ethereum or about $51,500. We worked on two moretogether and those did well, but up until this target, I haven’t tried to sell any of my own. Then a month or so ago, Ibought my first few NFTs and ended up spending about $ 10,000 on a pretty nice collection.But I was wondering if I could create and sell some of my own.( soothing music) My wife and I selectedseven of our favorite photos that we have shot and askedour friend Will Carmack to animate them for us. He discontinued up organizing really stunning, looping photo animations. We too wanted to have aphysical component to these NFTs, so each looping living also come here for an 11 by 14 signed magazine IRL. The notion behind the physical is even if you don’t reallylike or understand NFTs, you’ll at least get a print you can hang on your wall or whatever. So if you like our photography, it would encourage you to place a proposal. – Maybe I should get one. – And are talking here about proposals, we decided to keep each NFT a one-of-one. – Good luck, one of different kinds. – So at max, there’d bea total of seven owneds. One-of-ones are just morevaluable from a equip and demand attitude, and a good deal of collectors really aren’t interested when there’s multiple volumes accessible.( amiable music) So we propelled our sevenauctions on Opensea on Monday morning at 7:00 AM with them set to end the following Sunday at 7:00 PM.The auction start coincidedwith a video we bring out on our Mango Street channel, announcing the NFTs. The term has come, we are releasing our very first photographic prints, but we’re doing it alittle bit differently. And Will made a super cooltutorial explaining his process to invigorate the photos. Now, when choosing whichplatform to launch our NFTs on, there were various reflections. Each platform kinda hastheir niche or specialty and tend to attract a certaintype of artist and collector. Opensea’s the most crucial, it hasa little bit of everything from in-game entries to artwork, GIFs, generative campaigns, and so on. It’s also pretty easy tomiss something on Opensea and to represent proposals and buy things on Opensea’s also fairly simple. Rarible is another popularplatform home to all sorts of different NFT parts. I haven’t depleted a great deal of time on there and frankly don’t know much about it.Super Rare is a bit higher-end. You have to be invitedto join as an creator. MakersPlace is another one, I haven’t spent much experience on there since the$ 1 beeple raffles. There’s a handful ofothers, like Nifty Gateway, KnownOrigin, Solanart and Foundation. Foundation is one I fantasize a photo project like this would do well on, but you need to be invited to sell NFTs on thereand we didn’t really want to delay the launch. So what’s nice about Openseais it fairly newbie-friendly. – Newbie, what’s up? – Everything, everything’s up. – They let you buy itemswith more traditional payment techniques likedebit and credit cards. And the boundary ispretty empty and simple. Now the downside is there’s no curation. Any and everyone can listtheir NFTs on this platform, so there will be a bunch of clutter desegregated in with higher quality projections. In addition to the YouTube video, we did a trifecta of uprights about it across our three Instagramaccounts and some tweets for good measure.And exactly a mention about thephysicals in case you want to do something similaror were just curious about how we did it. Mostly, Opensea allowsyou to add unlockable material to your index. So exclusively the owner of the item can expose whatever text you contribute in. So we included a join andpasswords for each NFT. I performed pages for each NFT on our websites and when the champion of the auctioneer wants to redeem the physical, they just click the button to redeem, category in the password, then fill out their info so we can ship them to print.After the physical is redeemed, we are to be able simply updatethe page on the website to reflect that.( gentle music) If there’s any one thing NFT artists and collectors talk about the most it’s how good their morning is. But the second thing wouldbe the community aspect that comes along with NFTs. This community thrivesmost notably on Twitter and in Discord serversfor different projects. If you’re not already anestablished NFT artist and wanna sell NFTS, well, you really have to move yourself a valuablemember of the community. And this is where it can feela little bit spooky to me. Now, I’m still relativelynew to the space, but I think ideally you’dbecome an active member on Twitter and Discord supportingprojects you believe in, participating in communityart races, et cetera.Sometimes however, it feelslike a great deal of chocolate-brown nosing and pandering. That’s textbook pandering To gain favor amongmore influential parties, just so that they willhopefully support your projection when you propel. Again, just like anyother type of community, I think you should be genuine and want to see the part NFTspace abound and originate for the better , not just so youcan sell out on your launch. And while clearly thereare plenty of exclusions, if making money is your sole motivator, I think it will be harderfor you to make money and your time in NFTs willprobably be short-lived.All that to say we haven’treally interacted much with the NFT community. As you received in my last video, I did start collecting and had a lot of amusing doing so. I’ve been chatting with a fewfriends on a regular basis who are also into NFTs, andthis has been a good way to keep an eye on whateach other is doing, and also what otherprojects are in the seat that seem agitating. The interesting thing is, I’mnot sure if we’re truly a hundred percentage sold onNFTs in their current state. I find the technology super interesting and there is a lot ofinnovation happening, but as NFTs are in their Wild West stage, we’ll have to see how things develop over the next several years. Right now Etheruemdominates the NFT space, but all the costs can make itcost prohibitive for some, and truly cut into theprofits of smaller activities. The exorbitant fees andenvironmental impact of proof of work that Ethereum isbuilt on is problematic, and until they switch toa proof of stake protocol, Ethereum NFTs will comeat a cost for everyone.Solanart and Tezos aregood alternatives for NFTs and are gaining esteem, but you really need the whale collectors and demonstrated creators attaining the move to these alternatives, tosee them truly take off and flourish. You can see how the collectors wanna be where the artists are. Artists wanna in cases where the collectors are.( soothing music) All freedom, so let’sget back to our auction of seven NFTs.We got a few opening offers the first day, but then not a whole lot of act. A few more trickled in over the week, but we were hoping thatthose who collect NFTs from photographers would seethe accumulation and want to bid. And that’s part of thedownside of not having inroads in the NMT community, not having relationships with the collectors andreleasing on Opensea, where it is kind of difficult to find new high quality is planned that don’t definitely havea lot of bustle around them. So on Sunday, the last day of the auction, we decided to lower thestarting premiums on the few that didn’t have offers. The rate of Ethereum hadgone up a bit over the week and while we already orderedthe etches and we’d kindnes for every NFT to sell so wecan give those books out.Oh, and real quick, justhit the thumbs up button on this video, there’s no gas fee and it certainly cures my path out. Offers did start flowing in asthe time started ticking down. Too the action Opensea workswith termed auctions is you don’t offer a gas feewhen you register your piece. If it sells for over one Ethereum, Opensea will automaticallycomplete the transaction to the highest bidder and Opensea will also extend the gas reward. But if the premium doesn’tgo over one Ethereum, the seller can decide whetheror not to accept any attempt, but the dealer has to pay the gas fee to complete the transaction. In our example, this was hefty, sometimes more than halfof our auctions amount. I didn’t even haveenough stores in my purse to cover the gas cost, so I had to buy some and then transfer it over. The interesting thing I wasn’t sureabout was how much occasion I had from when an auction endsto accept any offers you have on that auction. So I found this part alittle bit confusing.So at first I accepted afew and kinda took a hit with a minor cost, but onthe residual, I tried to wait until the cost went downbefore completing the sale. Now, we did have a littlebit of a bid campaign on two of our NFTs, whichwas really fun to watch. Any offers offset in the last 10 times of an auctioneer will lengthen eachauction by 10 more minutes.So these two ran about an hour past the scheduled auction end.( upbeat music) This astronaut sold for 0.2205 and this underwater one sold for 0.2894. Now wholly, this collectiondid 0.96 ETH in sales, which with today’s toll of Ethereum, that amounts of really over $4,000. But with the buttload of feesand the cost of the books, what is our actual gain? Well, utilizing $4,195 asthe price of Ethereum, “weve had” $ 674 and 68 cents in costs, $227 and 62 pennies in printcosts for a total of $902 and 30 cents in initial expenditures. Then we have the cost tooffset emissions from mining on the Ethereum network. For my entire purse, it’s around $77. So for this collection in general, it’s probably closer to $ 20. We sold $4,027 and 20 cents in NFTs, which accompanies the net profitto $ 3,104 and 90 pennies. But we still have to payto ship the periodicals out as the owner start redeeming them. And of course we had to share that profit with our traitor Will Carmack. So this was not a home run by any means, however honestly didn’tknow what to expect. We weren’t sure how many peoplein our gathering would want to collect NFTs, how manyhad the money to collect NFTs and how many would be interested in this particular collection.We likewise didn’t know ifpeople outside our public would interpret our collectionand wanna arrange dictations. So in general, I would say, while this projectwasn’t a runaway success, rightfully one of the best waysto learn about something is to experience it for yourself. So I still think it wasa worthwhile venture. That’s all for this one, make sure you’re agreed, if are you gonna be bop that thumbs up button on this video, it’ll reallyhelp this channel out and leave me a comment below.And let me know what youwanna determine me do next. See you in the next one.( upbeat music ).