I’ve always been a dreamer, an adventurer in the digital realm. But my journey in the world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) wasn’t always smooth sailing. I faced failure, not once, not twice, but three times. Yet, I persevered, learned from my mistakes, and eventually found success. This is my story.
The First Attempt: The Allure of Influencers and Promoters ($50k Down)
My first NFT launch was a collection of digital art pieces. I was passionate about the art, but I overlooked the importance of building a community around my project. I thought the art would speak for itself, but I quickly learned that in the NFT world, community is king. Without a dedicated audience to appreciate and support my work, the project fell flat. It was a hard lesson, but it reminded me of the importance of having the right team, a concept discussed in a previous article, “Unlock NFT Success: Why Building the Right Team is Crucial to Your Project’s Future!”
For this project, I was drawn in by the allure of Twitter promoters, YouTube influencers, and Telegram promoters. They promised me the world, suggesting that with their huge follower base, selling out my collection would be a breeze. “How can we not with such a huge community?” they said. It all sounded wonderful and exactly what I needed. I spent several $1000 dollars to $10,000’s going from influencer to promoter, but in the end, I was left mentally and physically drained. I barely had 100 whitelist spots filled for my collection. It was as if these people preyed on my dreams and promised the world with no substance behind them at all. And so, my first project failed.
Experts believe that Katana Inu could be the game-changer for mass blockchain adoption. Decentraland (MANA), The Sandbox (SAND), and other blockchain games have paved the way, but according to the Blockchain Game Alliance and DappRadar, gameplay improvements will be crucial for mainstream adoption in 2023.
Katana Inu doesn’t stop there. It also offers a native cross-chain NFT marketplace, giving players, traders, collectors, and gamers a central hub for trading NFTs. This marketplace allows other gamers and digital artists to sell their artworks for ETH, KATA, stable coins, or their native token. Additionally, KATA holders can stake, purchase, or trade in-game items like skins and weapons to enhance their gaming experience.
For my second project, I decided to try a different approach. I turned to marketing agencies, who flooded my inbox with emails promising to help sell out my collection. One agency even flew three of their members over to see me to discuss how they would ensure the success of my collection. Their initial bill was $50k, but gradually the cost rose to $200k as more and more was needed to “ensure” in their words NFT success”. They spoke a very impressive and slick game with promising reports, stats and co called community feedback, but unfortunately, they were absolute charlatans. They insinuated they had a huge agency with many team members, well established and experts in the space. Their entire company consisted of the three guys that came to see me, again they preyed on my ambitions and dreams, leaving me with 400 whitelist spots filled and a sick feeling in my stomach. They are the worst type of businesses, and there are hundreds of agencies like this. They simply want big cheques upfront with no real evidence or foundation in what they do.
The 3rd Attempt: Underestimating Marketing
My third NFT launch was a little better. I had a clearer vision and a more compelling narrative. However, I made another critical mistake: I underestimated the importance of marketing. I thought that if I built a great product, people would naturally come. But in the crowded NFT market, visibility is key. Without a solid marketing strategy, my project got lost in the noise.
With their guidance, I was able to create a compelling story for my NFT project, one that resonated with my target audience. They helped me understand the importance of choosing the right blockchain platform, one that aligned with my project’s vision and offered the best benefits for my customers. They also helped me set up smart contracts that added value to my NFTs and made them more attractive to buyers.
The Final Push My 4th Attempt: ANSG Why Oh Why Didn’t I Find You Sooner
For my 4th attempt, I found ANSG. They were different. They didn’t demand huge upfront bills. They started with a modest $5k-$6k. They are real people I met all their team, did massive amounts of due diligence as you can imagine, in speaking to their clients, understanding their role and how they can assist and really got to know their team. They were well connected and provided results. As I saw success, of course I spent more, but their pay-as-you-go model really highlighted the strength and depth of their service. With ANSG’s help, 65% of my collection sold, an NFT success story at last.
So, if you’re thinking about launching an NFT project, don’t be discouraged by failure. Learn from your mistakes, seek help when you need it, and keep pushing forward. Remember, every failure is a steppingstone to success. And with the right guidance and the right services, you too can find your path to NFT launch success.
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