So I have this invention…
This idea for a gizmo has been bouncing off the walls of my skull for over a year now. I thought that surely it was such an obvious idea that someone, somewhere must have come up with it already. I looked for it in stores, but I never found it.
I kept looking and waiting. I asked for it and got weird looks. I searched the internet. Surely, some company in the world would realize the gap and fill it.
Any day now…
I still didn’t see this gizmo. I wanted it and needed it and couldn’t find it anywhere.
Then it occurred to me…
Ding! Maybe I have to invent the damn thing!
I did some research this morning and I couldn’t find any patents on it. Yay! First step cleared.
I originally thought of designing it, writing a business plan, seeking investors, and securing a manufacturer myself. The problem is I’m not a designer, I don’t know anything about the gizmo biz, and I think starting up this project would be way over my head.
There are professional services who handle this sort of thing for a fee. A large fee.
I need help. Calling all mad inventors.
- Have you ever tried to bring an invention to life?
- Have you tried Quirky or Edison Nation? Which one is better? Are there any other trusted sites?
- Are there any warnings I should heed?
Any invention advice would be greatly appreciated!