Did you know that Inventions can help advance your career, launch a new business, create additional income, and more? Here are 7 little-known benefits of becoming an inventor.
1) Enhance Your Resume
Identifying yourself as an inventor can make your resume or job application stand out from the crowd. Employers may see you as a problem solver and creative thinker – a desirable feature in most organizations. Also, discussing your inventions during an interview can set you apart from other applicants being interviewed for the position.
2) Exercise Your Brain
The inventing process often involves solving problems, which “exercises” your creative thinking abilities. As you repeat the invention process, your problem-solving abilities are likely to improve and enhance all areas of your life.
3) Make Your Mom Proud
How often do you hear a mother saying, “My child is an inventor”? The same is true for grandparents, spouses, children, and so forth. Give your mom something great to brag about! This also works at your class reunion and holiday parties.
4) Launch A New Business
An invention may be the foundation of a new business based on a product or service related to the invention. Although you are not required to commercialize an invention, a great invention can be the start of a great business venture.
5) Sell Your Invention
If you are not ready to launch a new business yourself, you may be able to sell or license the rights to your invention. A variety of issues determine whether a particular invention can be sold or licensed, but there are many examples of inventors that generate income from their ideas.
6) Meet Other People
Many cities have invention clubs and similar organizations that allow inventors to exchange ideas and support one another. Meeting like-minded problem solvers, creating Mastermind groups, and conducting brainstorming sessions can result in multiple inventions and multiple benefits. If your city does not have an invention club, look for an online club or similar group.
7) Inventing Is Free
The thought process involved in becoming an inventor is free, and may produce rewards that are priceless. Thinking about solutions to problems does not require any cash from your wallet. Although starting a business and protecting certain aspects of an invention may have associated costs, the thought process involved in becoming an inventor is free.
Becoming an inventor is easier than you think.