0xE4e4
April 12th, 2022

I’ve been giving a lot of thought on how to reward my most loyal collectors and still give everyone a chance to receive a 1 of 1 NFT for FREE! So I wanted to write this update to the first March Madness Giveaway blog post.

The update is very simple; for each Giveaway NFT you own, you will get one entry into the drawing for a chance to receive my next 1 of 1 NFT for free.

Example:

You own 3 Giveaway NFTs, that will give you 3 chances to win the next 1 of 1 NFT I mint for free. So if there are 10 total entries to the drawing and you have 3 of those, that will give you a 30% chance of winning the 1 of 1 NFT.

0xE4e4
March 24th, 2022

If you’re reading this you’re probably a collector of the free photography NFTs I’ve been giving away on Tezos during the month of March 2022; thank you :) . If you haven’t collected yet but enjoy photography NFTs then there is still time to collect and have some fun with us!

Throughout this month I’ve been hinting at utility for the photography NFTs I’ve been giving away. This blog speaks directly to that and how it will work.

Step 1: Mint

Once the free giveaways are over this month, I will mint a 1 of 1 NFT in the 1 of 1 Collection on objkt.com

0xE4e4
March 3rd, 2022

When I started minting NFTs on the Tezos Blockchain I thought about potentially giving away some NFTs for free as thank yous to collectors. I even minted a few specifically for a How To Airdrop NFTs on Tezos blog I wrote. But then I did like anyone else would do, I listed those newly minted photography NFTs for 5 $XTZ each.

So how did I go from attempting to sell my photography NFTs to just giving them away for free? It started with two questions: Why? & How?

Two Questions: Why? & How?

  1. Why would anyone want to buy my NFT?
  2. How can I grow a community that will want to buy my NFT?
0xE4e4
February 12th, 2022

How to Airdrop NFTs on Tezos; which essentially means giving away your NFTs for free. Why give away your NFT for free? You worked hard on your NFT why just give it out for free? Well I’ll start off by giving you three good reasons to give away your NFT for FREE:

  1. Build a community: Airdropping is a great way to build a community around your art, especially for new artists. Being a new artist myself, through airdropping I’ve been able to reach new collectors that may not want to take a chance at buying one of my pieces because I’m brand new to the art scene.
  2. Collect a royalty: Even though there is an upfront cost to airdrop each NFT; the cost on Tezos is very cheap. You can spend very little to mint and airdrop NFTs and collectors are more willing to accept a high royalty of 20% or more on a free NFT. So you are betting that you will bring value to your collectors over the years, as well as make money on your royalty.
  3. Support your collectors: I unexpectedly received an airdropped NFT from one of the creators that I previously bought from. It made me feel appreciated by the creator for supporting their work. I fully believe that airdropping NFTs to your previous collectors makes them feel valued and makes them want to collect your future NFTs because they feel valued by you.

So what is airdropping? Airdropping is the process of sending an NFT directly to someone at no cost to them. I say “no cost to them” because there will be a cost to you to mint and a cost to you to send the NFT. Compared to Ethereum, this cost is very cheap on Tezos. At the time of writing, I’ve airdropped 18 NFTs to people and it has only cost me about 2.6 $XTZ; which is around $11.60 US Dollars. To do the same thing on Ethereum it will cost you $100+ US Dollars because the Gas fees are so high.

If you’re like me, the process of airdropping is very manual and this is the process I describe below; how to manually airdrop NFTs. I’m sure someone smarter than me can create a way to automatically airdrop to wallets and maybe even make a smart contract to do this but I’ll leave that to the experts. In this article, I want to show you how you can easily airdrop with no technical experience at all.

0xE4e4
January 20th, 2022

As promised in my last article, here is how you mint an NFT on hicetnunc.art using the Tezos Blockchain.

Hicetnunc.art (or HEN for short) is a great way to mint NFTs for new artists. Not only is it cheap to mint but you don’t have to create a collection and mint into it like on objkt.com. You can mint single NFTs right from the start without overthinking how or if you would like to group then.

This article will skip the Tezos introduction, as well as how to purchase Tezos and transfer it to a wallet that can interact with the HEN site. You can read up on those steps at the beginning of my last article here.

I do recommend having at least 5 Tezos ($XTZ) in your wallet to mint a new NFT. The minting process does cost $XTZ and the amount varies based on how many NFTs you’re minting and the traffic on the Tezos network at the time of mint.

0xE4e4
January 11th, 2022

Tezos is quickly becoming one of the go to blockchains for emerging artists. After doing a lot of research on potential blockchains (Ethereum, Cardano, Solana) to create my first photography NFTs I decided upon Tezos because of it’s low gas fees, sleek marketplaces, and community. In this article I’ll show you how to mint your first NFT on the Tezos blockchain through objkt.com. In future articles I’ll explore other marketplaces like hicetnunc.art so be sure to follow to learn more!

objkt.com is one of the top NFT marketplaces currently on Tezos and has the highest trade volume at the time of this writing. objkt.com is very similar to OpenSea in that it allows anyone to create their own NFTs and sell them. This also allows scammers to do the same, so please make sure to vet your NFT artists before buying.

Note: You can find a list of all the Tezos NFT marketplaces here.