It only takes a spark of the imagination to create a massive transformation worldwide. Case in point, look at the microwave oven. Some guy thought – I no longer want to stand over a hot stove or in front of a smoldering oven to cook my food. I want to nuke it! – and that invention has changed the way we treat food. It also made fast food possible. Can you imagine McDonald’s if we didn’t have microwaves? You’d have to wait forever for your burger to fry on the grill, like the old days. Today you’re in and out and full in thirty seconds. The point is, inventions can change the world and it all starts with a single idea. Once you have an idea, write it down and conduct a thorough analysis. It’s time to see if your invention idea holds water. If it does, you could have a world-changer on your hands.
Analyzing Your Invention
All invention selling tips that you will find will tell you to analyze your idea by first writing it down and drawing a diagram of it. The idea is to make it as real as possible until an actual prototype can be developed. While you may want to keep tight lipped about your invention so that no one else snags it, you may want to get ideas from friends and family as to the usefulness of your invention. Just beat around the bush. If you invented a shoe that makes basketball players able to jump ten feet high with ease, merely ask if a shoe that helped people jump higher might be valuable. Just see what people say. Then take to the Internet, if you haven’t already.
Find out where your competitors are hiding online by searching for your primary keywords. Think of problems that your audience might face that your invention idea might solve. If you are using these invention selling tips to become rich from your make-it-rain machine for drought-ridden cities, you might want to search Google for terms like, ‘How to Make it Rain’. This will help you find your competitors and you may at this stage find out that your idea has already been created. If that’s the case, you should go back to the drawing board to see how you can make your idea more unique; or find a new invention idea altogether. If after finding competitors you discover that your invention idea still has merit, start taking notes of the language they use to attract their customers. Take note of the colors they use, the media they present and download any deliverables that might put you on the fast track to market domination.
Patents, Legal Advice and Insurance
If you plan to sell your idea to a company so that they can make money off of it, hopefully making a substantial amount yourself, you might still want to file a patent and ask for legal advice. If you plan to start a business selling your invention idea, you may want to get the patent, legal advice and the proper insurance. Let’s say that you invent a robot cat that eliminates the need for a litter box. Then let’s suppose that your robot cat inexplicably starts attacking its owners. You might be sued. Heck, in that case you might be the victim of a class-action lawsuit. In that case, all the invention selling tips in the world won’t matter, because you’d likely be facing complete ruination. That’s not meant to scare you. These invention selling tips are instead meant to help you succeed. That’s just what we’re going to cover next.
Production, Marketing and Delivery
When you have an invention and you have followed the proper precautions, there’s only three things left to do. Produce the invention or find someone to do it for you, market the invention and deliver it to buyers who want to trade their hard-earned money for your creation. Manufacturers can be found with a simple internet search, and if you have a digital invention in mind, outsourcers are out there by the millions. Simply reach out and touch one or more to do the hard stuff for you. Marketing can be as simple as copying from your competitors that you analyzed when you first thought your invention up. Don’t copy their words, but copy their style, their colors, language, tone and social outreach. Your competitors have done all the hard research for you. All you have to do is pay attention and act accordingly. The world is built on inventions. The chair you’re sitting in, the computer or mobile device you’re using to read this and even the components that went into such devices, they were all thought up by someone, somewhere. Just a single idea can make anything happen. Take these invention selling tips and start making something happen for you today.
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