Buy an NFT on OpenSea

Time10 minutes
Reward$1 in SOL

What we’ll do in this tutorial

You’ve heard the hype about NFTs. Now it’s time to own one! NFT collectables are a critical piece of the crypto community — they provide access to communities, artwork, and real-world opportunities.

By the end of this, you’ll have bought an NFT that you can use however you want!

What is OpenSea?

We’re going to be using OpenSea, the leading NFT marketplace for buying, selling, and trading NFTs. The platform dubs itself as ”the world’s first and largest NFT marketplace,” but we just think of it eBay for digital objects and collectibles. Almost every leading NFT project is traded on OpenSea, adding up to billions of dollars of volume!

While many mainstream NFT projects are on other networks, we recommend buying your first NFT on Solana — it’s almost gas free and there are no (expensive) wallet setup fees.

1. Choose your NFT

Visit OpenSea’s top charts to explore recent popular NFT projects on Solana.

We’d recommend clicking “All categories” and filtering to look at “Art” NFTs — these are often “profile picture” projects and make great collectables that can be used to showcase your NFT community online.

A key number to look at here is “Floor Price.” The “floor” of a collection is the lowest amount you can spend to buy an individual piece. In other words, it’s the cheapest for-sale NFT in that collection. You’ll find some popular projects have floors of thousands of US dollars (note that prices are all represented in Ether). Don’t worry if that’s out of your price range — there are hundreds of new projects to support with lower entry fees (often <$30). The best NFT is the one that you like and want to support, not the most expensive!

When you find a collection you’re interested in, on the left-hand side of the page you’ll see filtering options.

Click “Status” and click “Buy Now.”

This shows you only the NFTs that are available for sale at a pre-defined price. You can also submit bids to projects or participate in auctions, but those can be difficult to win, so we recommend filtering by “Buy Now!”

2. Load up enough SOL for the transaction

When buying an NFT on OpenSea Polygon, you’ll be using SOL tokens. Once you’ve found your dream NFT, note the price — that’s how much SOL you’ll need.

You can get this tokens in a few ways: buying it directly with local currency, or transferring it to Solana from another chain.

3. Buy your NFT

When you’re all set with the bridge, return to your dream NFT on OpenSea. It’s time!

Click “Buy now” 🤩

Read through OpenSea’s Terms of Service and agree by checking the box.

If this is your first time purchasing an NFT on Solana, you’ll be asked to unlock Solana trading on your wallet — approve this.

Wait for the transaction to confirm! This should happen shortly.

4. Show it off!

Once confirmed, your NFT will appear in your OpenSea profile! The NFT lives in your wallet, just like your SOL!

If you purchased a project that works a profile picture, you can change your social media profile pictures to your new NFT! You and only you own this asset. 💪 

5. Claim your reward! 🎁

You've completed the required steps, and it's time to get paid! The final step is submitting a reward claim so we can verify you've completed the tutorial.

Click the “Claim Reward” button above.

Fill in the address of the wallet you used for this tutorial.

Submit the form and wait!

We’ll confirm your wallet bought an NFT and send $1 in SOL to your wallet as a reward!