Have you ever noticed there seems to be a ‘system' for success in just about everything?

  • Weight-loss systems – lose 10 lbs. in 1 month!
  • Systems to improve your memory by 50%!
  • Speed reading systems!

Shouldn't there be a success ‘system' for inventors?

How about three success systems for inventors?

Read on.

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Success Systems for Inventors

System #1 – Fix Problems with Common Consumer Items

There is a simple system you can use to find problems – and then invent a ‘better mousetrap' solution.

How and where do you find problems? Go to the cyber marketplace where millions of popular consumer products are sold every single day. Yep, go to Amazon.com. Next pick a category that is much in demand for consumer purchases and that is of interest to you.

Let's say you choose travel accessories – a very popular genre and one where people are willing to pay more for a product that works better. Then you choose travel kits for air travelers – consumers are looking for something easy to carry, that takes up little space, but can hold a variety of items so that they are easy to retrieve quickly.

Next you just need to find some problems with items that are already being sold.

Look at customer ratings (1 to 5 stars) and comments. Focus on the 3-star ratings, not the 1-star ratings. Why? Someone who rated an item with only 1-star probably already had a gripe or concern before the product even arrived: they thought the price was a bit high or wanted leather and couldn't get it. So, they are already looking for a reason to reject the product – just about any reason. For that reason, their complaints are not be particularly accurate or representative of the mainstream buyer experience.

But, the person who rates it at 3-stars likely has a particular reason that is keeping them from rating it 4 or 5 stars. Read through the 3-star ratings and look for common complaints from many people. Maybe the travel kit closes with snaps that are annoying when the traveler needs to open or close it quickly. Maybe a zipper would be easier and quicker for them. Maybe the product has a cheap plastic zipper and buyers complain the zipper breaks after a few uses. Then, your solution might be a metal zipper – even if it makes the product a bit more expensive. Then, just devise a better solution that doesn't seem too commonly available. Buy some inexpensive samples off of Alibaba.com and make some prototypes to test out your ideas.

Simple, right? Lots of inventors do this with considerable success. Also, you know precisely what benefit to advertise when you sell it – on Amazon, for example.

System #2 – Look at Hot Selling Items

Look at hot-selling items in the marketplace, then ask: what is missing or what could make the product even better?

Go to the As Seen on TV section of any local retailer near you – especially Walmart or Bad, Bath and Beyond. ASOTV items often sell millions of units per year for a simple reason: they solve a common consumer annoyance. But, they are rushed quickly into the marketplace to get first mover advantage and sometimes are cheaply or poorly constructed. What's missing from the item that you could add to make it a better product?

Improve the quality or the utility of the product and you could have a top-selling item.

System #3 – Tap Your Profession and Expertise

Who invent lots of items for dental offices?

Dentists and hygienists do. They work every day with the tools of their trade and buy regularly from vendors of the products. I've noticed that the bitewings put into my mouth when x-rays are made have sharp edges that are a bit painful to my gums. Could they have softer edges or use a different material?

Hygienists clean people's teeth for hours every day, scraping tartar from them. Would it be easier for the hygienist to the scrape back sides of molars effectively if the tool was u-shaped instead of being straight? How could you redesign the tool to be easier for the hygienist to use and for the patient to endure?

You might have a great product that every dental office will want to buy.

Stay tuned.

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Inventors are natural problem solvers: others only see problems, we seek and provide solutions!

Want to hone our problem-solving skills/ Grab your FREE copy of – Turning Problems Into Solutions – cheat sheet now.

Would you like to learn how to make money from your invention? Tired of just spending money?

Attend the next FREE live webinar – How to License Your Invention for Royalties.

All you need is your cell phone, laptop or desktop computer to attend this LIVE webinar. Get all your questions answered.

Just click on the orange button below to sign up for the next FREE live webinar – License Your Invention for Royalties.