Getting a NFT for free is actually quite easy these days. We will go through some quick methods and some that require little effort.
Getting NFTs for free is actually quite easy these days. We will go through some quick methods and some that require little effort.
Firstly getting a NFT for free is never actually free there is a transaction fee called gas in ethereum which can be quite high on other blockchains its less expensive but you will still need some crypto to mint the NFT even if the creator or artist is not charging anything for the art itself.
So that is clear there is a gas fee but still you can get NFT for almost free when the artist is not charging any fee for their work or when a creator is doing a community airdrop. An airdrop is a term used in the crypto industry meaning tokens, in this case NFTs are dropped into your wallet address at the expense of the person doing the drop. Sometimes you need to claim an airdrop and beware of the transaction fee or gas fees for claiming.
The easiest method is to use social media and NFT calendars and look for the term ‘Free Mint’ this means that the artist is not charging for the art but you still need to pay some gas fee to get the NFT. It is the cheapest method of getting a NFT.
The second method requiring some effort is to be a member of a discord community and earn a NFT by asking the creators to give you one in exchange for shilling or marketing the project. You will be surprised how many will say yes.
Whilst free mint NFTs are great they can sometimes be useless and never gather any commercial value. The ones you earn through working for the project can be valuable, so the moral of the story is that earning your free NFT is better than free mints.