Best Ways to Get Free NFTs
If you want to take part in the NFT market but don’t have any money, there are many ways of getting free NFTs without creating one. Let’s find out how.
NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), that have remained a buzzword on the internet since 2021, are unique and cannot be reproduced endlessly. NFTs are a digital representation of a song, art, a video or even a tweet and are tied to the blockchain. This ensures that NFTs can’t be stolen or replicated.
If you can’t afford to buy Bored Apes, CryptoPunks, or other popular NFTs, you can always get your hands on free NFTs. Getting free NFTs is easier than you think, below is a list of the 5 best tried and tested ways to get free NFTs that can be valuable in the future.
1. Enter Giveaways
NFT giveaways are a great way to receive free NFTs. Creators often use giveaways as an incentive to the community and build hype that will boost the NFT. You can find the upcoming giveaways on social media platforms, such as Twitter, Discord, Telegram and Reddit.
Twitter is the number one choice to find information for crypto giveaways. By using the #NFT and #Giveaway you can browse the Twitter posts and choose the relevant project. Generally you should follow some kind of instructions to enter the giveaway, and it’s usually based on sharing the posts, commenting, and mentioning a few friends. It’s a win-win situation: they get a free advertisement campaign and you get a free token.
Another way to find NFT giveaways is to search for them online or join mailing lists of popular NFT projects. However, don’t forget about the scammers and phishing in the NFT community. Avoid suspicious links that claim to be free NFTs.
2. Play-to-Earn Games
Play-to-earn games and platforms, that have been designed specifically for the encouragement of trading NFTs, are another method of earning NFTs for free. Players can earn free NFTs by winning battles or accumulating points.
Recently, the WAX network has gained a lot of attention for its NFT games. The games Alien Worlds and Farmers World allow gamers to earn free NFTs or to purchase them. These NFTs help them better perform in the game and to earn their native token. To benefit from this, you will need to set up a WAX account to store your NFTs. This will take a matter of seconds.
Play-to-earn games build a healthy and thriving economy in the metaverse and expand the number of users. For example, the game Axie Infinity resembles the famous Pokemon franchise where the main characters are NFTs called “Axies.” Players can earn crypto by winning battles against bots or other players, as well as completing daily quests. It is also possible to get NFT characters for free by simply using in-game currencies.
The NFT game Sorare rewards players with NFTs when they win football tournaments. In this game, players form football teams that compete against the selections of other players. Based on their scores, they receive crypto rewards. While the NFTs you receive in play-to-earn games are free, most of these games require you to to purchase the game’s characters in order to start playing the game.
3. NFT Airdrops
People can also get free NFTs through NFT airdrops. NFT airdrop is a marketing activity in which free digital assets or non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are distributed to the wallets of project supporters or new users who choose to participate. This method is used to attract new users while keeping existing ones pleased with unique prizes.
It is often required that a user holds a particular token to qualify for the airdrops. There can also be cases when a small service will be required from the user such as retweeting or liking their social media posts. It is recommended to use a separate wallet to receive airdrops as sometimes hackers use free NFTs airdrops to connect malicious smart contracts to the user’s wallet and steal their cryptocurrencies.
One of the most popular examples of an NFT airdrop is the mutant veils for BAYC holders, where those who owned one Bored Ape NFT were gifted with an exclusive drop of Yuga Lab’s second project, Mutant Ape Yacht Club. As of January 2022, this free airdrop to Bored Ape holders is worth around $50,000.
4. NFT Breeding
As the name suggests, NFT breeding involves using two NFTs to make new NFTs. Players can engage in NFT breeding in a various leading NFT games. Two popular games that offer breeding services are Axie Infinity and CryptoKitties.
Axie Infinity is a game where players can breed, battle, and collect cute little fantasy creatures called Axies. Axies can be of 3 types: Land, Sea, and Sky. Each has its own unique set of stats and abilities.
Players must find two compatible Axies to breed new ones. The game will then produce an egg and hatch it in five days. The resulting Axie contains the DNA of both parent Axies and has their appearance and stats.
CryptoKitties is a popular game that allows players to breed and collect digital cats. To breed CryptoKitties, players must first find two compatible cats. The game will then generate a new virtual kitten that contains the DNA of both parent kittens and has their appearance and stats.
Each generation of cats has different appearance, traits, and set of genes. These genes determine the cat’s physical traits, such as fur color and eye shape.
5. Mint an NFT for Free
Some decentralized applications (DApps) allow you to create your own NFT by minting it onto a blockchain. Many artists and crypto enthusiasts made millions with their NFT projects.
You can also consider the new and improved “lazy minting” to cut the initial gas fees and leave it to the buyer to pay for everything. The blockchains Solana or Cardano are good options to mint your NFT. Ethereum is notoriously expensive.
Free-to-mint NFTs have become all the rage as they can save a lot on costs. Two great examples of the success of free-to-mint NFTs are Goblintown (valued at over $50 million) and God Hates NFTees (has done over 650 ETH in sales volume).
Getting a free NFT is a great way to taste the NFT market. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to earn them through participating in games or by taking part in giveaways or airdrops. Whichever method you choose, do your research beforehand to ensure you are avoiding scams.
Join the Discussion
Comments, questions, suggestions?
Join the discussion on our Facebook page and be part of the fastest growing NFT community of creators, collectors and everyone in between.
Stay in The Loop
Subscribe to our exclusive newsletter and don’t miss out on the latest news from the world of Web 3.