Most of us have had a great idea, only to watch someone else eventually get rich by turning the same idea into a reality.

At some point, somebody created the rubber band, the tissue, and the button. Big ideas don't have to be an invention from the Wright Brothers like the airplane, or inventing the next cool car like Elon Musk. Some of the most lucrative inventions can come from items that can seem the most practical.


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So how can you turn that fantastic idea in your head into piles and piles of money? We ask Intellectual Property Attorney Andrea Evans for a few tips to get us on the right track:

  • Make sure you have more than just an idea or a concept. You want to make sure that you can describe it in a way that someone can really make or use it.
  • When you have a great idea, write it down! Jot down everything that comes to mind. Usually there is something that's happening at the moment that makes you think of the idea for a product or service. Going back to look at those notes and then doing research can prove to be very helpful when trying to take your idea from concept to cash.
  • If you do some research take your idea and research to a patent attorney to interpret those results to see if you can get a patent.
  • Make sure that the product is marketable by seeing if other products can also serve the needs that your invention or brand is serving.

Once you get the right patent and professional on your side then you can get started on the long journey from "Big Idea to Big Bucks".

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