The first step in learning to invent something (if you do not have an idea) is to have an idea for an invention. You can do this by brainstorming, sitting down and trying to figure out what the world needs or wants that you do not yet have. Another way is to pay more attention to your daily life and your activities and constantly ask yourself what invention would improve things in the situation you are in. For example, if you are sitting at your desk at work and a fly is constantly landing on you and buzzing around your head, you would think, what could I invent that would make that fly disappear and never come back? Then you would start brainstorming! Maybe a fly-killer spray, a fly-repellent scent or maybe a robot that has a laser and hangs and automatically shoots the flies! The next thing you should do is conduct a market research and find out who would buy and use your invention.
Market research is very important! You may find your invention useful, but not everyone can think of it. The first thing you should do is share your idea of ??invention with some close friends and ask if they think your product will have value. Do not share it with anyone you do not trust, because if it’s a great idea, they can steal it! The next step is to go online, look for products that are like yours and see who is buying them and how much they are paying. Is your product like nothing else out there? Try to find people you think would use your product and talk to them about it. You will learn if they really will use it, how bad they want (how much they will pay) and even suggest ways to improve it.
The next step in inventing something is to make a prototype of your invention! The easiest way to do this is to buy a notebook and use it as a journal or journal. Follow the progress of your invention, create drawings of your invention, label everything, including the materials you will use, and describe exactly how this will work. Another way to make a prototype is to use a CAD (Computer Aided Design) program on your computer to make 3D prototypes. These programs are possible to learn on their own, but if your invention is complicated, you may want to hire a professional designer to build one for you. The last thing you can do (and probably the most expensive) is to find and pay a professional engineer or designer to actually create your invention. Experts from InventHelp are here to help you out if you got stuck.
Patents! Patents! Patents! A patent makes your invention your property, so if someone wants to use your idea, you must first ask or pay to use it. Patents last only between 15 and 20 years. During this time, you will be the only one able to manufacture your product, which is great because you will practically have no competition in the market! In addition to products that are similar to yours or perform the same tasks. First, you’ll want to look for patent databases and make sure no one has a patent similar to yours. You can hire a lawyer or patent agent to do this for you, which makes things a lot easier. They can also assist you in filing and submitting your patent application, which you must do immediately.
The last step you should take is to find a good manufacturer that mass produce your product and send it to you or your customers. If your invention is heavy and very complex and you need to do it and ship it quickly, you will want to find manufacturers in the United States. However, if it is a simple invention, you need large amounts and it is good if you wait longer for the shipments, so overseas would be better. Having a good manufacturer is vital to the quality and speed with which your invention is made, so be sure to investigate them thoroughly!
Once you complete these steps, you can sell your product to the world and hopefully make lots of money! Here’s a quick guide to get you started, so if you’re still curious, read more from InventHelp that will help you further on your journey to becoming an inventor.