Allow me to preface this post with two main points; I have zero desire to change my art style unless I become inspired to do so, and I really enjoy content-rich conversation that adds value to the community.
Having stated that, I would love to read the various thoughts from the Rarible community on the topic of niche art from a beginner artist. It appears that if an artist produces NFT art that is too niche without a following, then they’d be wasting money on gas fees. On the flip side, if an artist broadens their NFT art creations to appeal to more collectors, then they may be sacrificing their style.
I’ve written sporadically for the majority of my life. I have also created art pieces at the same frequency as my writings. The NFT industry has encouraged me to get my creations out in the world, instead of keeping them tucked away in countless notebooks and sketchpads. The reasons for offering my creations to the NFT world are a mix of the following; low barrier of entry, ability to control my work style and quantity, participating on the forefront of an incredible technology, and (let’s be real) potential for profits.
My motivation of this post brings me back on track to the question for the community - does minting NFT artwork that is too niche (such as my digital art poetry or cryptogrins) make sense financially and timewise? Or, is it a big waste of time and money to create something that very little to nobody will actually see?
*Also, I received an email from Rarible a few weeks ago congratulating me on becoming verified, but my account states that my verification was declined - I’m staying patient and I know this is a topic for another post!
**BTW, love many of the NFTs I’ve seen on Rarible!