The lead designer of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection — known as Seneca — told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that her compensation "was definitely not ideal," as the floor price of the NFTs reached the 116.9 ETH (~$300,000) mark.

Seneca urged creators to make sure they get the idea behind NFTs and how smart contracts work.

Artists also should ask for royalties and know the potential of their work, she emphasized. Seneca added:

Be strong in your convictions and work extremely hard. And be patient with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Things move very, very fast on crypto-Twitter and in this space. As long as you keep an eye on it, but pay no mind and just focus in your lane, you’ll do fine eventually.

While Seneca admits her compensation could have been higher, she's grateful for the experience as the whole idea behind NFTs can make the art world more inclusive, she noted.

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As of press time, the trading volume of the BAYC collection on OpenSea reached 372,100 ETH (~$953 million), making the collection of the punk apes one of the most expensive in the market.