The NFT market has grown exponentially since 2021, with NFTs in collections like the Bored Ape Yacht Club selling for millions of dollars.
Now it's 2022 and NFTs are still a popular choice for investors in the crypto space.
Despite this popularity, it can be difficult for investors to buy into certain projects unless they have large amounts of money to spend.
This is because a lot of projects have grown so much in value, with many NFT collections having 5 figure floor prices.
That's not to mention the NFT collections with 6 figure price floors.
However, there are cheaper and more affordable projects that also offer exclusive perks to holders.
So, in this post we'll look at 10 affordable NFT projects on the Ethereum blockchain.
The projects listed here provide benefits which include access to exclusive communities, token and NFT airdrops, exclusive games and more.
Before we look at these affordable and interesting NFT projects, I'll show you how to get started if you want to buy an Ethereum NFT.
To buy an Ethereum NFT you need two things:
I'll explain the tools you need in greater detail below:
Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrency to buy the NFT and pay for gas fees
You can buy ETH from CEX Exchange (Available to users anywhere in the world including the USA).
Bitpanda is another great exchange where you can buy ETH but it is only available to people who live in Europe for now.
Ethereum Wallet to store your NFTs
I recommend MetaMask, a free Ethereum compatible wallet that works as a Google Chrome extension.
TrustWallet is another good multi-crypto wallet, but it only comes as a mobile app.
All of the NFTs mentioned in this post can be bought on NFT marketplaces.
For every NFT mentioned in this post, I'll show you where to buy the NFT from, once there you'll see the price in ETH.
If you want to buy any of the Ethereum NFTs mentioned:
Even though this post is a bit long, I recommend reading it through completely, especially for serious NFT investors.
There are some low priced projects here with serious potential.
Please note that this is not a Top 10 list, it's 10 interesting and affordable NFT projects, listed in no particular order.
Robotos is a collection of 10,000 droid characters designed by Pablo Stanley and minted as NFTs.
Pablo Stanley has been involved in open-source illustration projects like Humaaans, Avataaars, Bottts, Open Doodles and Open Peeps.
The 1st generation of 10,000 droids are constructed from various metal outfits, tin faces, digital accessories, top pieces, faces, backpacks, arms, and colors.
All of these traits vary in rarity and there's even some humans pretending to robots in the collection.
I found a few of those humans too... 🤖👨🤖
When you purchase a Roboto NFT, you get access to an animated GIF, a PNG file and an SVG file.
You also get commercial rights to your Roboto, allowing you to create and distribute derivatives.
Owning a Roboto gives you a voice in their community, which means you can have a say in how the project develops over time.
Robotos has the following in-store for the future of the project:
Over 14.8K ETH ($37m) worth of Robotos have been traded on Opensea and $56 Million have been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for a Roboto is 0.65 ETH ($1,643).
Once the ETH is in your wallet, go to one of the marketplaces above, connect your wallet and choose your NFT.
Tasty Bones is an NFT collection of 4,999 skeletons who fetch food offerings from the Land of the Living and deliver to their respective Souls in the Land of the Dead.
These skeletons have to contend with 45 Hungry Ghosts and 5 Demons who try to steal the food offerings.
Below is each character type in the Tasty Bones universe, organized by Rarity:
I found some of the Hungry Ghosts... 👻 Can you find the rest?
I also found the Demons 👹👺
Benefits for holding a Tasty Bones NFT include future airdrops, access to the future $TBONE token and real life events and giveaways.
Holders will also get access to 3D versions of the NFTs and the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), where owners can have a say in how the project is governed.
Holding each Tasty Bones NFT also comes with the rights to create and distribute derivatives.
Tasty Bones has a cryptic yet interesting Roadmap for NFT holders:
Over 9.8K ETH ($24.8m) worth of Tasty Bones NTFs have been traded on Opensea and over $23 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Tasty Bones is 0.57 ETH ($1,443).
Sappy Seals is a collection of 10,000 cartoon seal NFTs. The project is community-led and focused on expanding its metaverse and ecosystem.
Benefits of holding a Sappy Seal include:
Staking is another major benefit for Sappy Seals, allowing them to earn $PIXL and $BLUBBR tokens.
There are currently 3,597 holders and 8,385 Sappy Seals are currently being staked.
Staking Sappy Seals for $PIXL
$PIXL is an ERC-20 token with a limited supply that will serve as the main currency for the Pixlverse.
The token will be used to mint exclusive NFTs within the upcoming PIXL Marketplace for use within the Pixelverse.
For example, holders can use $PIXL to mint collections of items, furniture, games, founder passes and even highly productive yield ($PIXL) generating assets.
The amount of $PIXL generated depends on the rarity of your Sappy Seal:
The more Sappy Seals you stake and the higher the rarity, the more $PIXL you earn.
Staking Sappy Seals for $BLUBBR
$BLUBBR is a DAO & governance token earned by staking your Sappy Seal NFTs.
The token will be used to vote on proposals (e.g. how to spend the Treasury) and will be farmable by Sappy Seal NFT holders in $BLUBBR/$ETH pools.
Farming will also allow exclusive NFTs to be minted that will be used within the metaverse.
Examples include custom cosmetics, pets, gear, homes, store fronts and whatever the community can come up with.
Sappy Seals Metaverse
The team behind Sappy Seals is also building a metaverse project known as the Pixlverse which includes PixlPets and NFT items.
The Pixelverse is a 2D metaverse where different NFT communities can interact and create their own worlds.
Sappy Seal holders will have their own PixSeal avatars in the 2D metaverse hangout.
As part of the Sappy Seals roadmap, the project will be doing the following:
Over 7.9K ETH ($20m) worth of Sappy Seals have been traded on Opensea and over $27 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Sappy Seals is 0.9 ETH ($2,278).
Starcatchers is a collection of 10,000 fun loving space explorers. The project is a community-driven brand that aims to push the boundaries of web3.
The Starcatchers NFT collection features multiple characters:
There's also rare skeleton, alien, frog, monkey, dog, warlord, and gold/shiny Starcatchers to collect.
Below are some of the rarer characters in the collection 💎✨
The Starcatchers team announced that they are locking-up the majority of the revenue earned from the mint sale for 4 years.
The revenue will be locked up via a time locked contract.
This is a process known as "vesting", where founders lock-up most of the revenue gained from crowdfunding for a set period of time.
This incentivizes the team to keep building and developing their project, whilst also increasing investor/holder confidence in the project.
The revenue earned from the minting of Starcatchers has been broken down in the following way:
Whilst Starcatchers doesn't currently have a roadmap, they're planning on the releases once the roadmap is live:
Over 7.1K ETH ($18m) worth of Starcatchers have been traded on Opensea and over $18.9 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Starcatchers is 0.275 ETH ($700).
WonderPals is a collection of 10,000 delightfully cute pals living on the Ethereum blockchain.
The project aims to bring people together through community, creativity, fun and art.
These cute cartoon characters were generated from a pool of over 200 traits in different categories with varying rarities.
There's also some extra rare 1/1 characters in the collection, don't worry I found them for you 👀
Here's the last two: 🧟 🤓
Benefits of holding a WonderPals NFT include a fun & cute piece of art, access to the close-knit WonderPals community, contests and exclusive giveaways.
Holders also get priority access to future NFT collections.
The WonderPals roadmap includes:
Over 8.4K ETH ($21m) worth of Wonderpals have been traded on Opensea and over $23 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Wonderpals is 0.55 ETH ($1,400).
Acrocalypse is an NFT collection of 10,420 pixelated, space racing crocodiles turned warriors.
The NFTs function as both a PFP (Picture For Proof/Profile Pic) and as a staking rewards multiplier for their future $PAPER token.
Acrocalypse is also the ecosystem NFT for paperhands.gg, a website that tracks the stats of your NFT transactions.
Paperhands.gg tracks the following metrics when you connect you wallet or enter a wallet address:
You can see how it works in the screenshot below: 🧻 💎 🚀
The Acrocalypse team is working on Play-to-Earn (P2E) game for NFT holders that features invasions.
The game will feature Acrocalypse NFTs and future collections from the Acrocalypse ecosystem.
The Acrocalypse roadmap includes:
Over 3.3K ETH ($8.5m) worth of Acrocalypse NFTs have been traded on Opensea and over $8.4 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Acrocalypse is 0.478 ETH ($1,242).
The Crypto Raiders game allows players to raid weekly dungeons for gear and loot. You'll encounter monsters along the way so be prepared. 🔥🐉
However, the game has a perma-death mechanic, meaning that once you die, your character is lost forever. 💀⚰️
This is probably why there are so many characters in the NFT collection (almost 60K), it could also explain the very low floor price of $88 for the characters.
Players can explore dungeons, battling enemies in Player-vs-Enviroment (PvE) gameplay.
You can also enter Player-vs-Player (PvP) tournaments to win cash prizes paid out in the native $AURUM token. ⚔️💸
There are currently nine different races in the Crypto Raiders Characters NFT collection.
Below are the characters in order of rarity, from common to the most rare:
There are also 100 rare, vintage characters including Samuel L. Jackson and Goku amongst their ranks.
The CryptoRaiders game has two tokens, $RAIDER and $AURUM which can be earned, staked and traded via the in-game marketplace.
Over 2.1K ETH ($5.5 million) worth of Crypto Raiders Characters have been traded on Opensea.
The current floor price for Crypto Raiders Characters is 0.034 ETH ($88).
You can buy a Crypto Raiders Character NFT on Opensea.
To buy characters in this NFT collection you'll need $MATIC, Polygon's native cryptocurrency.
You'll also need to connect your MetaMask wallt to Polygon, since Crypto Raiders is connected to the Polygon network.
To connect your MetaMask wallet to Polygon, switch to "Matic Mainnet". To add the Matic Mainnet to your wallet, read this quick guide.
Turtle Town is a community driven, story and gaming NFT project.
Owning a Turtle Town NFT makes you a part of Turtle Town's resident mischief making troop, the Street Turtles.
These cartoon-style turtles will be protecting their town from the invading Crooked Crocs.
The collection also includes 10 legendary Turtles. 🐢
Holders get access to their Discord fishing and survival games where you can free goodies including:
The custom Discord games are time-gated and holders can win new Turtle Town NFTs at random.
The Turtle Town Discord games are explained below:
The Turtle Town team are also creating metaverse items for holders, including 3D avatars, weapons, clothes, and backpacks.
These items can be used in metaverse worlds such as The Sandbox, WEBB, Decentraland and more.
The Turtle Town Roadmap includes:
Over 931 ETH ($2.4 million) worth of Tiny Turtles have been traded on Opensea and Rarible.
The current floor price for Turtle Town is 0.036 ETH ($93).
The Sunnies are a collection of 9,141 randomly generated NFTs built from over 215 unique traits.
The Sunnies were created by a team based in Seattle, Washington where the where "the sun hides away for most of the year."
Due to this lack of sunshine, the founders decided to build The Sunnies NFT collection to bring warmth and positivity back into their lives.
The project aims to capture the love and need we all have for sunshine.
Holding a Sunnies NFT provides the following benefits:
Along with the regular Sunnies characters, there are also 11 rare "Phenomenal" sunnies to collect: ☀️
Cool earth is an organization dedicated to preserving the earth’s rainforests by directly supporting the communities who have lived in the rainforests for generations.
Nami Seattle is a local mental health organization dedicated to empowering those in need of a stronger mental health system.
The Sunnies Roadmap includes the following:
Over 1.1K ETH ($2.8m) worth of Sunnies NFT have been traded on Opensea and over $3 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Sunnies is 0.079 ETH ($205).
Funcles (aka "Fun-Uncles") is a Genesis collection of 3333 unique funcles living on the Ethereum Blockchain.
These funcles like to have fun, enjoy life, and grow their wicked moustaches to support Movember.
Funcles' artwork aims to illustrate the authenticity and struggles of men’s mental and physical health.
The team behind Funcles stress that men's health is much more than having a muscular physique, it’s also about balancing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy mind space.
These values are reflected in how the funcles look.
For example the funcles sport a dad bod to normalize and promote acceptance of the different and natural male body types while still being conscious of healthy habits.
The funcles also sport a Movember Mustache to symbolize their support for the men’s health movement.
Funcles come in 4 differnt skin colors:
Their traits also include different moustache styles and clothing.
There are also 12 rare and legendary 1/1 Funcles in the collection 💎✨
Holding a Funcle also give you access to the Funcle Membership Pass that provides the following benefits:
The Funcles Roadmap includes:
Over 484 ETH ($1.25m) worth of Funcles have been traded on Opensea and over $1.3 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Funcles is 0.05 ETH ($130).
Loser Club is a community focused NFT project by artist J’Von aka Catman or Cool Sweater.
The project aims to sell, put money back to the holders to do whatever they want, and create a hub for all losers to commune and create together.
Loser Club holders become a part of the LoserFund, a treasury that was seeded with 200 ETH from the initial mint sale revenue.
50% of royalties from secondary sales go into the fund and the money will be used to support the future of Loser Club.
The Loser Club includes 94 super rare Losers that come with a signature from the founder of the project, J'Von aka Catman 🐱
Whilst there is currently no roadmap for the Loser Club, the community will decide on the future of the project.
The community will also work with the team to help them collaborate with other projects and artists in the space.
Over 2.2K ETH ($5.7m) worth of Loser Club NFTs have been traded on Opensea and over $5.5 Million has been traded on Rarible.
The current floor price for Loser Club is 0.19 ETH ($500).
These are 10 interesting and affordable NFT projects that offer exclusive benefits to holders. I even added a bonus project for you guys.
As the NFT space continues to grow, these projects could increase in value, especially if they complete the goals on their roadmap and nurture their communities.
I hope you enjoyed this story!