“It all starts with an idea.” That may be true, but the process of getting from “having an idea” to “making a profit” isn't quite as romantic as you may believe. Your idea may be revolutionary, but without an effective invention marketing strategy, even the best inventions may never see the light of day.
If you have an idea for a new product, you simply can't afford to have a marketing plan and a team of experienced invention agents behind you. Your agents will guide you along the way, but familiarizing yourself with some of the key aspects of invention marketing will help you to be more confident in your idea and more successful when it's time to start selling.
Research Your Market
Invention marketing isn't just about pushing a product. Once you have the idea, you need to ask yourself whether your product will be marketable, and your first step should be to start doing some research and assessing the market. Ask yourself who can use your product? Is your product useful to a large audience, or to a smaller, niche group? Are there other, similar products available to your target audience? Who will be your competition?
As you go through this process, share your thoughts and ideas with your invention brokers. As your invention marketing experts, they'll be able to look at your research more objectively, and they can help you to better determine your product's commercial viability.
Doing the research isn't the most fun part of the process, but it's just another essential step in effective invention marketing. If you fail to effectively assess your idea from an objective, marketing standpoint, you could end up wasting a significant amount of your time (and money) on something that ultimately never sells or even gets produced. You and your invention agents can avoid that risk by taking the time now to properly research your idea's marketing potential.
Know When to Get a Patent
Whether you're an experienced or an aspiring inventor, you've likely done some research on patents and licensing for your invention. And once you've done your other invention marketing research and determined that your idea may be commercially viable, you may be tempted to rush out and start the patenting process.
But obtaining a patent shouldn't be your first step. Your invention brokers will be able to guide you through the patenting process when the time comes, but you should first focus on planning and implementing an effective invention marketing strategy. If you fail on the marketing end, your invention idea may never come to fruition, and it won't matter whether or not you have a patent.
The InventHelp team has experience working in all stages of the patent process. They can help take you from idea to design, and from prototype to patent. It's incredibly difficult to do all this on your own and having a patent expert at your disposal will free some time up for you to focus on your actual invention. You can read more about InventHelp on their official LinkedIn page here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inventhelp/
Work with the Right Invention Team
The invention process in its entirety can be long and complicated. And that's part of the reason why working with a team of experienced and capable invention agents is so important. But you shouldn't go with just any marketing team. In order to market your idea in the best way possible, you need a team of experts who have experience working specifically with inventors. You should work with an invention marketing team that understands that your invention, your idea, is truly yours. No one can take it away from you, and a good invention broker shouldn't try to.
It All Starts with an Idea
Many inventors make the mistake of believing that a great idea is all it takes to create an incredible product and make a living from it. And while that initial idea is certainly an essential spark, when all is said and done, the “idea” is only a small step in a long process. A good (or bad) invention marketing campaign can make or break your chances of ever selling your product, so don't risk letting an ineffective marketing attempt to ruin your potential for success.
And though you are the one with the idea, your invention agents can and should be an equally important element in the development of your idea. With the right team and the right marketing plan, it's possible to turn that great idea into a great invention success story.