Anyone involved with NFTs is aware that OpenSea, in an effort to support small artists, offers a shared contract and lazy minting.
Of course, OpenSea is not the only marketplace that provides this service, but for the purposes of this article, we will focus solely on them.
Creators on OpenSea can list their works in three different crypto currencies. Klatyn, Polygon Matic, and ETH. I don’t know anything about the Klatyn, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this article isn’t for you.
I’ve been using ETH and Polygon on a regular basis since March of 2021, so after almost a year, I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable.
At all times, listing NFTs on ETH is extremely expensive. It has always been this way and will continue to be so. At least for the foreseeable future.
Listing NFTs on the Polygon Network has a cost, but it is a very small one. Please keep in mind that it is NOT free. To proceed, you must have polygon matic in your Metamask wallet.
The entire process is straightforward. You create an account, connect your wallet, and simply follow the easy steps. Your artwork will be live on the OpenSea Marketplace as soon as you pay your fees.
That being said, please don’t think that this is it and that you don’t need anything else. Millions of NFTs are displayed on OpenSea. So, yes, it is a way to showcase your NFT, but unless you promote it yourself, I doubt anyone will ever see it.
Conclusion… Yes, OpenSea is “helping” creators to list their art on the marketplace but as they say they just list them. No promotion is offered. It is up to the artist / creator to do all the necessary work in terms of marketing if he/she wants to get their items sold.