Finance Monthly - February 2022

the type of NFTs you are able to and want to create and sell. From here, you’ll be able to identify what capacity you have to create them and how many, on average, you can create and sell each month. Next, goal setting. Everyone loves goals and science has proven they are effective in helping us stay motivated. Just remember, it’s likely that if you’re a sole creator, you’ll need to be involved in the creative process, delivery and bookkeeping, so you’ll need to keep your goals to a manageable standard. Lastly, research your audience and which NFTs are selling well at the moment. Just like with any business, having an audience and market research to hand will aid your business’ development. 4. Choosing the right software for NFTs Depending on your goals, it could be worth investing in some software. If you do plan on creating more ‘classic’ style art, for example, looking into software that allows for photoshopping, animations, and graphic design could benefit you. However, if you are looking at working in the metaverse or creating video game assets you would be better off looking at different software. Many current software providers are expanding their services to include the NFT space, for example, Adobe, who are launching new NFT functions within photoshop. If this is something you are unsure about, there are learning platforms everywhere. Taking a Masterclass, or simply watching some YouTube videos can help you disseminate what will work best, and it will also help you broaden your knowledge. In terms of trading NFTs, you shouldn’t need any pieces of software to successfully do this. The same goes for creation of NFTs - you don’t need additional software to be successful. Step Three Understand Your Tax Responsibilities When it comes to tax responsibilities surrounding NFTs, many fail to understand exactly what they need to declare. As a result, taxes are largely unrecorded. Though in the US, officials are slowly working towards keeping track of all of this, it’s still heavily reliant on the individual person to keep close records on their dealings. The bottom line is, digital currency is still money that you possess. And as NFTs use cryptocurrencies and are recorded via the blockchain, they are reportable transactions that need to be declared. The best way to get a grip of the situation is to manage the record-keeping and organisation of trading from the very start. You have to be organised and you have to have a plan in place to keep track of your incoming funds and outgoing funds. It’s critical to note all the income you’re generating, costs that you’re incurring - from minting fees to listings to logistics - and also wider development costs that you may have internally. NFT tax payments are part of a new landscape. The good thing is that NFT marketplaces are taking steps to assist, offering solutions that support tax filing and providing information on what’s required for tax filing. You see, NFT marketplaces are trying to be as compliant as possible with government regulations, contrary to popular belief. Be Prepared for Challenges It’s vital when first starting out that you manage your expectations and prepare yourself for the challenges ahead. About the Author Brad Wilson is the Founder and CEO of NuPay Technologies. With over 30 years of investments experience and the FinTech landscape, he is now driving professionals to pave the way in the blockchain industry. He has grown Climb Investment’s portfolio year after year, and NPC has become one of the largest card processing companies in the state of Ohio under his leadership. Now at the helm of NuPay Technologies, Brad has enlisted a spectacular team of like-minded, driven professionals to deep dive into the world of blockchain technology and NFTs! Finance Monthly. Inve s tmen t 15

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