If you’ve had an idea for a brilliant invention then this isn’t something you should let go to waste. If you think that this is something that other people could genuinely find useful, that could change people’s lives even, or if you think that it’s something that you make you rich and successful and help you to leave the job you’re currently doing for money, then this is something you should certainly pursue.
The unfortunate reality is that many people don’t make these inventions into realities because they assume they need large piles of cash or the brain of an engineering genius to make them into a reality. That’s not the case though, and actually it’s now easier than ever before for someone with only moderate abilities to make their own products to a professional standard and then to start selling them. Here’s the step by step on how to go about doing that.
First of all, if you have a great idea that you honestly think could go big then you might want to look at getting the invention idea patented. This isn’t an easy or a quick process, but if you’ve thought of something truly unique it’s a good idea – just speak to a lawyer and go through the process of getting your intellectual property protected.
You don’t necessarily need funding, but if you do then there are many ways that your average Joe can get it. One method is something that’s being called ‘kickstarter manufacturing’ which basically means manufacturing products through funding that you’ve accumulated through kickstarter. Kickstarter is a company that allows anyone to get ‘crowdsourced funding’ for a variety of ideas by offering a percentage of the profit, a free product or a name in the credits to people who pay certain amounts of money. Have a look on the site to see how it works and you should find that kickstarter manufacturing is very much a possibility for you.
Learning 3D modelling is a very useful way to get started in visualising and creating your product. Look for software like Rhino 3D or Blender and get to grips with it so you can model your invention and create the files that can be used for outsource manufacturing..
Now that you have your invention idea and potentially some backing, you now need to get your prototype out. This is important before you begin creating the final product because it will enable you to see where changes need to be made and how you could make your product more efficient. You don’t want to order a thousand copies of your product through outsource manufacturing only to find they’re all defective so this is a critical stage.
Now once you have your final design you just need to outsource the manufacture of lots of it. This is something you can accomplish using the same company that did your prototype manufacturing most likely. Look for injection mold manufacturing or 3D printing and you can get it mass produced with minimal hassle.