Cardano node & NFT

To start creating NFTs I need to own or have access to a full cardano-node.

Question: Is it enough to just build the cardano-cli and node, or do I need to configure/sync with a block producer or realy node? Can I somehow use Daedalus as a node?

What are the very first steps before creating an NFT?
I started a thread on reddit with questions and answers, which I will update from time to time: