NFT Creators 101: A step-by-step guide to listing an NFT

From the Mintable blog.

Hello creator! Now that we’ve taken you through minting your first NFT, and giving you some tips on how to price your NFTs, let’s talk about listing!

What is a listing?

Simply put, listings are all the NFTs for sale on the marketplace.

On Mintable, each listing connects the buyer with a user, their item(s), and their store(s). Mintable listings have an array of details that give the buyer information about the item that they are looking at – things like price, quantity, whether an item is for sale, for auction, or has been sold. These are all examples of what a listing is practically for.

A listing involves getting your NFT seen on the marketplace, and how it’s seen on the marketplace. Imagine it like having a brick-and-mortar shop, listing your item is how you’d like your window display to look like – how you display your item, what the details of your items are, how many are on the shelf, any added promotions or things that will accompany your item, and so on. But it is also the buyer’s first impression of you as a creator and a seller.

How you make your listing, the details you put under it signals to a buyer whether or not your item is worth buying. Now let’s get into the steps:

How to list on Mintable:


Step 1. Pick how you’d like to mint

Step 2. Choose a category

Step 3. Choose a store

Step 4. Add listing details

Step 5: Upload your preview image

Step 6. Attach a private file/ unlockable content

Step 7. Describe your listing

Step 8: Extra information

Step 9. Set your price

Step 10. List your item

One thing to note before listing your items is to make sure that you are registered as a user. Here is an FAQ on how you can set up your profile as a user on the Mintable marketplace.

Step 1. Pick how you’d like to mint

When making a listing, one of the most important steps is this one – how you’d like to mint. There are many options on Mintable for minting, from gasless to traditional/advanced minting. To choose what best suits you, here are some articles to help you along:

A guide to Mintable’s minting options

Minting a Gasless NFT on Mintable
Advanced NFT minting options: How to mint traditionally

Sellers’ University: 

What are the options when minting NFTs

What are gas fees and transactions on Ethereum

Step 2. Choose a category

The category you choose should reflect the type of NFT you want to sell. It’s simple, if you’re an artist looking to sell your artworks, you should pick ‘art’ as the category of choice. Other options you can pick from are collectibles, game items, music, domains, templates, and videos – so there’s something on Mintable for everyone.

Step 3. Choose a store

Just like traditional brick-and-mortar, you will need a store to sell your items from. On Mintable, you can choose between minting on the Mintable store or creating your own store. Each of these options come with their own benefits. For example, the Mintable store is home to thousands of other sellers and buyers, it’s the one-stop-shop for shoppers to browse from an array of different items. It is kind of like a departmental store, the Mintable store is where you go to get everything under one roof. Whereas having your own store functions like a personalized store where you can have items just for you and your brand. Your own store gives you freedom in how you’d like to curate your items and also allows you to set the royalty amount for resale items. Depending on which you choose, they’re all there to help you sell your item.

Guide to creating a store:
FAQ for creating your store:

Sellers uni:

Step 4. Add listing details

Listing details are information that gives buyers understanding about your item at a glance, it also helps your item get found in search. These details include the token name, listing title, listing subtitle, and listing tags.

Step 5: Upload your preview image

This is one of the most important components of listing your NFT. This represents your creation that you’ve minted as an NFT. It is the image that buyers will see immediately when they are viewing your item. It’s important to note that the first file you upload will be the image that will be displayed on your wallet as the token image. File formats matter for this step as well, so read our article for picking the right file formats on our platform. At the end of the day, our best advice is to choose the image that best represents the item, so buyers are privy to what you’re selling and who you are as a creator and seller.

What File Format Should I Use For My NFT?
Best practices for creating an NFT

Step 6. Attach a private file/unlockable content and other metadata

When you create a store on, you have the option to host metadata on our centralized server, the IPFS, or on your own server. This offers a certain degree of security for your NFT.

Read more about metadata storage and security here:

Unlockable content is one of the most useful tools for selling your NFTs on Mintable, it is a simple and easy way to add value to your artwork and create appeal for your buyers – much like bonus content when you buy a DVD vs when you stream a movie online. You can attach a myriad of files to your NFT via the unlockable content option, from working files of your art to a higher resolution original file, it’s all up to you.

Read more about how you can leverage unlockable content to your advantage:

Step 7. Describe your listing

The next step in setting up your listing is your item description. This is to give the premise to your creation, it is a short copy that explains your work to your buyer, and why it’s worth purchasing. 

For tips on writing the best description, here are some dos and don’ts:

Step 8. Extra information

Once you’ve written the description for your NFT, you will be greeted with two checkboxes – to transfer copyright when purchased, and to allow the buyer to resell. You can pick either or both for your item. You can securely allow or disallow your future buyer from owning the copyrights to your work with the ‘transfer copyrights’ check box. And if you’ve created your own store with a royalty amount set for resales, checking the ‘allow buyer to resell’ option is most recommended as it secures revenue for you when your item gets resold.

For more information on copyrights, read:
Read about the perks of royalties:

Step 9. Set your price

Almost to the end… This step is not only for pricing your work but also for the pricing options you can pick from. On Mintable, there are 3 options available to creators and sellers – Fixed, Auction, or auction with buy now.

Quick listings are for items with inventory and more mass-market characterization. Auction listings are time-limited listings that allow buyers to bid on an item, with its highest bidder wins the auction and gets the NFT. Auction listings are usually characterized by items with unique or rare value. Auction with buy now is a time-limited listing with an option to bypass bidding by buying the NFT at a price set by the creator.

If you’re looking for help on how to price your item, read Creators 101: How to price your NFTs.

Step 10. List your item

That’s it! Congratulations, you have your item listed on our marketplace!

Next up, we have Getting your NFTs sold!

For all the rest of our Creators 101 guides, click here.

Learn more about NFTs from Mintable’s best on Sellers’ University.

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