Ensure you have at least 20,000 NULS in a single address in your wallet and that your wallet is fully synced to the blockchain
If your coins are located in an exchange, you're going to need a little bit (to pay for the network transaction fee) of NULS to send at least 20,000 coins to your wallet.
Make a note of your Agent Address
Create an Alias for your Agent Address (Optional)
Copy your Packing Address from the Node Forge site
Create your Agent Node
Click Validate on the Node Forge website
Activating your Agent Node and Joining Consensus
Once your node is set up, you'll need to attract stakers in order to raise your "Total Stake" and join Consensus. You will not receive rewards until you have reached at least 200,000 Total Stake.
Your node will start at 0 Credit and 0 Stake. Once you gain 200,000 or more stakers, you will see your node icon change from red to green, your credit will gradually rise from 0 to 1 by .02 every round, and you will begin to earn rewards.
You can check your node's participation in the consensus by visiting http://nulscan.io/consensus and clicking on the "Consensus" tab, then clicking "Round Info".