👛 Create and secure your wallet
Every wallet is a string of letters and numbers such as 0x2E70...
Securely write down your Seed Phrase (Secret Recovery Phrase). Anyone who knows these 12 or 24 words can access your wallet and take your money and NFTs. ⚠️ These 12 or 24 words are both login and password ⚠️
⚠️ Do not save your seed phrase on your computer or your phone!
⚠️ Do not give or share it with anyone! We will never DM or ask you for it!
⚠️ Do not respond to DMs or click on links from people or sources you don’t know
To mint, you will need ETH to pay for gas to deploy a contract
Deploying smart contract costs 0.02-0.06 ETH for the series (up to 90% less than other platforms)
Sloika provides you with real-time gas prices and cost estimates
🌐 Note: Get an ENS (Ethereum Name Service). Instead of a wallet address (ie 0xd8dA6BF26964aF9D7eEd9e03E53415D37aA96045) you will have an easier to read vitalik.eth. Your ENS is used for the profile, ie sloika.xyz/tchebotarev.eth.
🖼️ Prepare photo series
Prepare a set of 10 to 25 images (could be less or more depending on your project)
The best series have the same photo size, color tone, orientation and style
The series has to be complete, you cannot add more images to the series after
The minimum accepted resolution is 3500px on the long side. Best series offer high-resolution photos (please note that any NFT can be right-clicked by anyone)
Prepare a description of your photo series
1-2 paragraphs describing your series. For example, how long you have been working on this, what it means to you, etc.
Add a title and a short description for each photo
Choose edition type (all photos on Sloika are "Edition of 1/1" or numbered editions)
Add properties for photos. Properties are unique attributes that add scarcity. They cannot be added or changed later.
“Rights” sets the license that applies to your photos. The most common is “Extended Editorial”. See ”Licenses Available” for details.
Free-form properties: you can choose properties and their values as you see fit. Here are some ideas:
When? Date, Season, or Observance (e.g., Holiday or another special day)
Where? Location, City, Country
What? Subject, Dominant color, or Shape
How? Orientation, Perspective, Camera, Film type, Lens
You can get as creative as you wish: check out properties used by Jordan Banks in Saffron Men of India.
Note: “Dimension”, “File type”, and “Edition” are generated automatically — no need to enter them manually
If you have unsold photos on other NFT marketplaces, please remove some of them
💎 Set the price and royalty
Set the price (most common is 0.1-0.5 ETH. If you are new to NFTs, start in the low range)
Set your pricing for a faster sale — this will let you drop a next series sooner
For editions, we recommend a range 0.02-0.06 for edition size of 15-50.
Set duration for how long your NFTs will be on a marketplace (read why), up to 6 months
Set the launch date when your NFTs will go on sale
If you plan a private pre-sale, set the launch date 2-3 days early
Choose photographer royalty (10% recommended)
🎁 Perks for collectors
You can provide special perks to collectors in a description or on Twitter
Example: for buyers of your NFT, you can offer a print, photo book, etc
🛍️ Prepare for promotion
Start promotion several weeks ahead of your drop — talk about your work, connect with collectors
Show the behind the scenes from the series — videos, photos, stories
Prepare visuals for your social media (IG, Twitter, etc) — announcing the drop date, preview of photos, and anything to drum up the interest
Make visuals for Instagram (4x5 ratio) and Twitter (3x2 ratio)
Prepare to tell why you are doing this and why this is important to you, by writing a Twitter thread, and creating Instagram stories
Be active on Twitter, and host a Twitter Space on Sloika to chat about your work