How to Sell an NFT on OpenSea (in 7 Simple Steps)

A step by step guide to list and sell your NFTs on OpenSea, with everything you need to know to sell your first Non-fungible token.

By Julia Cook
Published Oct 17, 2022 and Updated Feb 22nd, 2023
How to Sell an NFT on OpenSea (in 7 Simple Steps)

This may seem redundant, but the first step to selling a non-fungible token (NFT) on OpenSea is to have NFTs to sell. NFTs can be acquired by either being bought, earned, gifted, air-dropped, or created by you.

You then need to create an account on OpenSea by connecting your crypto wallet and ensure that you not only have the NFT that you want to sell there, but that you also have enough of the associated cryptocurrency for the listing and transaction fee. Learn more about how much it costs to create NFTs.

Table of Contents

Step 1: Go to your profile

Click your user icon on the top right of the screen and go to your Profile.

How to sell an NFT on OpenSea

Step 2: Select the NFT to sell

Select the NFT that you would like to sell from your wallet.

This will take you to the information page of that NFT.

How to sell an NFT on OpenSea

Step 3: Select sell

Select the ‘Sell’ button on the top right corner of the screen

How to sell an NFT on OpenSea

Step 4: Choose the type and price of sale

Select the type of sale.

You can either choose a fixed price, meaning that the only way to change the price is to either wait for the sale period to expire or to cancel the listing. With a ‘Timed Auction,’ you will select the starting price and the final price will be determined by the bidders. You can also select the duration of the sale. 

The price in USD will show below the price input bar so that you know how much you are actually charging for the item. This serves to discourage people from spamming NFT listings onto the platform, as well as providing income to OpenSea’s developers.

How to sell an NFT on OpenSea

Step 5: Select the sale duration

The date range is automatically set to a month from the time of listing, but you can also set a custom duration that is either shorter or longer. This duration either marks the beginning and ending of an auction period, or the date at which the listing will cease so that the owner can reset the price without incurring a delisting fee.

How to sell an NFT on OpenSea

Step 6 (Optional): Reserve for a buyer

You can opt to reserve the NFT for a specific buyer.

You do this by toggling on the ‘Reserve for specific buyer’ button and pasting their wallet address into the bar. This is useful if it was made as a commission for the buyer, or something similar.

How to sell an NFT on OpenSea

 There are two fees added to the listed amount. These are:

  • OpenSea’s Service fee – You will be charged a 2.5% listing fee based on the sales price. This means that you will only get charged when the sale goes through
  • Creator Fee: NFT Creators can set a collection level fee of between 0%-10%. This means that they will receive that percentage commission on each resale of their NFT

Step 7: Complete the listing

Press the ‘Complete Listing’ button.

How to sell and NFT on OpenSea

You will receive a request to confirm the listing through your wallet. This is an automatic prompt that requires you to consent. In order to do so, you will also need to pay the blockchain service fee. On the Ethereum blockchain, this charge is measured in GAS, so you will need to have some ETH in your wallet to complete the listing.