It’s official – I just sold my first NFT for $29,602

A couple of weeks ago I created my very first piece of NFT art and wrote about it in this article on my blog. I’ll be the first to admit, I know very little about NFTs but I’m enjoying the learning process and really having fun dipping my toes into the art world.

I’ve never considered myself an artist, but I do enjoy taking photos and have played around with Photoshop enough to put some concepts together. My first NFT art project was a photo I took of El Capitan in Yosemite while I was snow backpacking there last year.

So…I listed my art on and didn’t really set any expectations, in fact I set the initial price at under $100. Well, this morning I woke up to quite a surprise – my art had sold for 15ETH which comes out to $29,620 at today’s Ethereum price 🤯

Morgan Linton NFT April Fool's

I had to do a double-take when I first saw this and I’ve been scratching my head all day trying to figure out who the heck bought this. To verify I logged into my MetaMask account and yes, verified – 15ETH had been transferred in.

My thinking is that since this is my first collection, and I minted this as 1/1, and Yosemite is a beautiful place that a lot of people identify this, this must have struck a chord with someone.

I’ve been really impressed with the entire end-to-end experience here from creating the art to putting it on OpenSea to selling it. I’m definitely inspired and can’t wait to create more NFT art, it’s safe to say I really have the bug now!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton