Minting is how new NFT projects are born.
The act of minting typically refers to the moment when an end-user wallet (i.e., a collector) interacts with a creator’s smart contract to collect one or more items from their collection. The price of a mint is set by the creator – some mints are free, others not.
Minting is the “primary market” for NFTs, connecting creators with their first collectors. All subsequent trading of NFTs happens on the secondary market.