How to Mint and Sell NFTs

You can use ICME to easily mint NFTs, store them on chain, and sell them in your own customized store or curated marketplace.

Image, audio, video, and PDF files can be minted as NFTs.¹

The benefits of using ICME to mint NFTs on the Internet Computer blockchain are numerous and include cheap on-chain storage, no gas fees, and security.

Here's how:

Step 1. Create an ICME Account With Sufficient ICP Tokens

Create an ICME account and load your account with about 2.5 ICP tokens to cover the initial set up costs.

This includes 1.5 ICP for the first month of the site builder (0.5 per month thereafter) plus about 1 ICP to set up 900 GB worth of NFT storage canisters. Technically, for the NFT storage canisters you will need an amount of ICP equivalent to the current market price of 12 XDRs.

Click on the gear icon inside the ICME app to go to the Settings page for more details.

Step 2. Convert ICPs to Cycles and Set Up Minters

After logging into ICME and sending your approximately 2.5 ICP, convert the ICP to Cycles to power your sites and NFT projects.

Then click on the Modules icon to set up your NFT minters.

Step 3. Set Up Minters

Set up your NFT minters by giving them a name, creating them, and opening them once created.

You can create up to three NFT minters for a total of 900 GBs.

Open any specific minter to begin minting.

Step 4. Mint NFTs

Sign into a minter and go to a minting page to mint image, audio, video, or PDF files as NFTs with pricing and metadata you choose.

Click this link to explore a sample minter.

Step 5. Sell NFTs

Once your NFTs are minted, you can share and sell them directly from the NFT's minter page such as this example.

Or, using ICME's website builder tools, you can create and curate your own customized on-chain marketplace. Here is an example of a custom-designed marketplace.

Revenue from selling NFTs will be shown in your Earnings account.


¹The specific file types that can can be minted as NFTs are as follows: for images - JPEG, JPG, SVG, PNG, and GIF; for audio - MP3, Wave, and MPEG; for video - MP4, AVI, and AAC; for documents - PDF. Please let us know if you want an additional file type supported.

About the author

Houman Shadab is a cofounder of ICME