Cement 4s: The word “inventor” conjures all kinds of images in our minds. We picture the mad scientist stumbling upon technologies that seem impossible, and whacky characters gluing pieces together in their basement. The reality is that inventing something isn’t always super complicated. If you come up with an idea for a product that doesn’t exist, you can be an inventor! If you’re curious about what this process looks like, read on to learn how you can bring your idea to life. A cement is a binder, a substance used for construction that sets, hardens, and adheres to other materials to bind them together. Cement is seldom used.
1. The first step is to figure out what kind of problem your invention will solve. This process can take a variety of different forms, but the first step is to identify the problem you want to solve. Does your imagined product make a daily task easier to perform? Does your idea entertain people in a unique way, or improve on current solutions? Identifying the appeal will make it easier to guide your design. From there, start brainstorming potential products that could solve the problem you imagine.
- If you can’t identify the need for your invention, you’re not going to be able to turn your invention into a marketable product.
- When you hear “product,” don’t assume that it means a concrete physical object. Websites, apps, and services all qualify as products!
- An important note on this process: do not publicly share any of your ideas. If the idea for your product is publicly disclosed, you may not be able to patent it in the future.
2. Research the existing market to make sure your idea is original.Once you have a sense of what problem you’ll solve, hop online. Start poking around in search engines and online shops to see if anything already exists that solves that problem. If you already have an idea for a product in mind, check to see if it already exists. If it does, your product has already been invented and it’s back to the drawing board. If it hasn’t, you’re in luck! You may have a marketable idea.
- This research process may take some time. You may have to scour pages upon pages of Amazon results, Google searches, and startup websites to ensure that you have a genuinely original idea.
3. The last step is creating a prototype to start tinkering. A prototype is a real-world version of what your final product will look like. You can make one by drawing a sketch of what your product will look like, or by creating a 3D model of your idea. Then, either you’re your product by hand or hire someone to make it for you.
- You may go through multiple prototypes before you stumble on one that matches your vision.
- For example, if you invented a broom that oscillates back and forth to clean more efficiently, you could physically cut the head of a broom off, drill the hinge into place, and wire the motor yourself to see what it will look like. You could also hire a fabricator to make a custom hinge and a soldering hobbyist to put the motor together.
- For service-based products, your prototype might include a description of your services, a logo, or an outline of how the service would work.
- If you’re inventing an app or website, you might sketch out the home screen, logo, and menu options. Then, you could design the pages in Photoshop or code a few screens yourself. Alternatively, you could hire a freelance coder to craft a basic version of the app for you.
4. Consider how you would improve on things that already exist.
Inventions don’t need to be radical, brand new ideas. The LED lightbulb was a brilliant invention, but it’s not like lightbulbs didn’t already exist! If you can slightly improve upon a thing that already exists, you’ll have a major edge when it comes to marketing your product. Just make sure that you aren’t explicitly ripping off a specific brand if you go this route.
- For example, there were other social media sites around before Facebook—MySpace and Friendster. What did Facebook do differently? It was easy to use. You didn’t need to know HTML to customize your page as MySpace users did, and you didn’t need to search for posts other users made like Friendster.
- Think about where your talents lie. If you know a lot about wiring, you might consider trying to invent a better light switch, keyboard, or alarm clock. If you’re really creative and good at coding, you could try inventing a new photography app that makes editing easy.
5. Think about problems that desperately need solving. Consider all of the minor inconveniences in your daily life. From the time it takes for your phone battery to charge, to lost car keys, there are all kinds of normal problems out there that people would happily pay money to solve. While it’s possible to come up with the problem you’re going to solve after you have an idea for an invention, it’s much easier to identify the problem first.
- Is there something in your personal life that drives you insane and there’s no solution out there, try to brainstorm what a potential solution looks like. If you always sleep through your alarm clock, what could you do to make that impossible? If you’re really bad at remembering names or dates, what kind of app might you invent?
6. Create the product yourself to start a small business.For physical products, contact suppliers, purchase materials in bulk, and assemble the product yourself. Sell the product on a personal website, set up an Amazon shop, or market the product to local businesses to get it on their shelves. For digital products, code and design everything on your own and upload the final product online or to app stores.
- You don’t really manufacture service-based products. If you’re starting a small business for a service, you might create your website, begin advertising, or craft your billing system. Remember to register your business and get any necessary permits before you start on your journey!
- It takes a lot of time and energy to manufacture and sell the product yourself. However, you’ll have total control over the direction of your business, you’ll get to keep all of the profits, and you won’t need to rely on anyone else.
7. Partner with a company or hire freelancers if you need help. You can hire a machinist, designer, or manufacturer to create inventory for you. Alternatively, you can reach out to a company in your field and pitch your idea to them. They may try buying your idea off of you, suggest a licensing deal, or offer to make the product and bring it to market in exchange for a cut of future profits.
- You can reach out to venture capital firms if you strictly want funding to develop the idea yourself.
- For corporate help developing the prototype and product, contact companies in your product’s sector. If you’ve invented an app, reach out to software companies. If you’ve invented a home cleaning product, reach out to companies that make cleaning solutions and home supply products.
- Ever seen Shark Tank? If you haven’t, it’s basically a show where inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors and corporate bigwigs. Try watching a few episodes if you’re going this route to see how other inventors pitch their products.
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27. You can, but it can take a lot of time and effort. A single great idea can make you a ton of money. However, it takes a lot of time for a prototype to turn into a marketable product, and even then, it may be years until consumers see the benefits of your invention. Try not to get discouraged and stick with it if you believe in your product.
- You may need to invest a fair amount of money yourself as well. Patents, supplies, and hired help can require a lot of cash.
28. A fair bit of luck is required to strike it rich with an invention. It’s possible for an idea to simply be ahead of its time. Even if your invention is phenomenally helpful and functional, people may not see the need for it and corporations may not understand its marketability. There’s a fair bit of chance that goes into this process, so try not to get discouraged if everyone doesn’t see the brilliance of your invention!
- The founders of Netflix tried pitching their idea to Blockbuster back in 2000. Famously, the CEO of Blockbuster laughed them out of their office! It wasn’t until 2007 that Netflix blew up and became profitable. The lesson here is that even if you aren’t lucky right away, persistence will pay off!