Every month there are over a thousand new NFT projects being released.
Behind each project, there are different teams or individuals with varying experiences necessary for making an NFT succeed.
Some of the most important skills teams or individuals require for NFTs are project management and marketing - however, many teams lack these skills.
With that said, only a handful of NFT projects end up becoming successful, making it difficult for people to predict which NFT collections will do well.
Hundreds of thousands of members might seem like a green light or a sign that a collection will do well, but we've seen over and over again that this is not always the case.
Collections with tons of members can still end up being scams.
Collections with tons of members can still promise the world and under-deliver.
I wanted to bring an NFT collection to your attention that you may not have heard of as of yet.
The Crypto Apes Club is a collection of 10,000 warriors apes living on the Ethereum blockchain.
Each NFT is uniquely created from 230+ layers, and 54,289 different possible combinations. While Crypto Apes Club is small as of now, there are tons of reasons why one should keep a close eye on this collection and get in early while they still can.
If you're into NFTs and are on the lookout for the next blue-chip NFT project, you've come to the right place.
Disclaimer - I am part of the team at The Crypto Apes Club
A few months ago, Hapebeast, one of the most hyped NFT collections, created a short teaser video showing off their NFT art.
The NFT community went berserk and fell in love with the collection.
The Crypto Apes Club is a story-driven NFT collection that went the extra mile and created a fully animated NFT trailer to tease the reveal of the NFT collection.
No other collection has created a full teaser trailer for their NFT collection.
A ton of collections might put together some images or a collage of their NFTs.
Other collections go a step further and create a GIF that showcases some of their NFTs.
However, no other collection has spent over a month creating a fully animated NFT trailer with a soundtrack and voice over.
The trailer is an engaging video that goes through the origin story of the Crypto Apes and builds hype for the collection, leading people to join the Discord group.
It's a small sign of what's to come with The Crypto Apes Club NFT collection.
Many NFT projects are headed by normal, everyday people who saw a big opportunity in the NFT space.
Many of these people have never started businesses or built communities before, reducing the chances of successfully launching an NFT project and fulfilling the promises made to the community.
The Crypto Apes Club was founded by an experienced team where the founder (me) has business and startup experience.
I've ensured that the Web 3.0 and Web 2.0 versions of myself are the exact same person - meaning I have doxxed myself to build trust with our community.
A lot of NFT collectors are no longer investing in NFT projects with unknown founders, which is the case for 90% of NFTs being launched today.
For the past two years, I've been starting and building different businesses, gaining invaluable experience that inevitably puts The Crypto Apes Club ahead of other collections.
There were a ton of similarities between starting a business and starting an NFT project, hence the reason I decided to pursue this opportunity.
Part of an investor's due diligence process is to learn about the team behind an NFT project.
If the team doesn't have the skills and experience needed, they will not invest in the business - this is a big lesson NFT collectors have also adopted.
The Crypto Apes Club community is a small, yet growing community.
Every day, many new members find their way to the Discord server, and this number will only carry on increasing as the marketing is ramped up.
The team is focusing on building a community full of NFT experts and people familiar with the concept of NFTs.
Most of the time, collections with hundreds of thousands of members are filled with fake accounts or people who have no idea what an NFT is.
It's important to look for projects with a community that's familiar with NFTs and are actively taking part in the NFT space.
While it's fine to have newcomers, it's much more valuable to have a community full of active NFT collectors, creators, and investors.
The Crypto Apes Club community has many whales and mods from other massive NFT collections.
From the outside, having a ton of followers and Discord members is attractive, however, these vanity metrics will only take an NFT project so far.
The roadmap & utility
Gary Vee describes Web 3.0 as the early 1990s when the internet was still new, and people were essentially able to start any and every business they can think of.
NFTs provide entrepreneurs with a breath of fresh air - it allows us to unleash our creativity and make big things happen.
As an entrepreneur, I've always had a massive vision for every business or project that I've pursued. When I discovered NFTs, I realised the power we've been granted.
I'd argue that The Crypto Apes Club has the most ambitious roadmap and future plans out of any other NFT project.
As the story of The Crypto Apes unfolds, we're planning to build a massive, mainstream brand in the real world and the Metaverse, reaching the scale of companies like Disney, hence the reason I describe our vision as 'the Web 3.0 Disney.'
After the initial mint for whitelisted members, we will be quickly tackling the roadmap which can be found on the Discord server.
One of the biggest goals at The Crypto Apes Club is to build companies, brands, collections, and partnerships with profit-sharing capabilities for our NFT holders, giving them an opportunity to earn passive income... forever.
The possibilities are truly endless, and The Crypto Apes Club will push this saying to its limits!
Smart contract used
One of the biggest issues with minting NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain is the insanely high gas fees people must pay to make transactions happen.
When an NFT minting session begins, tons of people are rushing to buy NFTs, which pushes the gas prices on the blockchain through the roof.
While there are other blockchains founders can release their collections on, the Ethereum blockchain is the biggest and most popular amongst NFT collectors.
There are two main things that The Crypto Apes Club have implemented to tackle this issue.
Firstly, we have implemented a Merkle tree whitelist feature, an off-chain solution that lets The Crypto Apes Club team handle massive whitelists without triggering gas fees.
It's free to get whitelisted and easy to manage.
Getting on this exclusive whitelist gives you many benefits such as:
- Lower gas fees
- A whitelist only minting session
Secondly, we have implemented the ERC-721A contract which gives members of the community a massive advantage.
The Crypto Apes Club smart contract allows members to mint up to five NFTs for the same gas price as minting one NFT, saving close to $700.
The combination of the exclusive whitelist and the new, improved smart contract is extremely innovative and will help many more people mint an NFT.
Utility, community, and the founding team are all important factors in the success of an NFT project, however, the art is equally as important, if not more important.
Hapebeast were massively successful and managed to build a large community simply because of their artwork teaser.
Great art can lead to great results, and it's something many NFT collectors look for in an NFT collection.
At The Crypto Apes Club, we're working with a very talented artist who's managed to create amazing artwork that the community loves!
There's a total of 10,000 stunning pixel ape NFTs, 15 of which are fully animated legendary NFTs.
Join the Discord server to keep up to date with the teasers and sneak peeks.
Those were 6 reasons why you do not want to miss out on this NFT project.
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