Not too long ago, Char Hatch gave birth to India Scarlet, a baby girl. A few months ago , she gave birth to a new idea. She wanted to create a lightweight bracelet for hair ties. After only weeks, she had her first prototype. Now, her product is on market, and she hopes to quadruple her income. Have a great idea? Here are some easy steps to get you from a good idea to a great prototype:
- Recognize a good idea.
Look for ideas that solve main points. Take something fun to the extreme. Char said she recognized a good idea after watching a video about it. Good ideas can involve finding other good ideas and tweaking them
2. Do research.
Ask anyone you run into if he or she thinks your idea is a good. Hold focus groups and see if people will choose your idea. Go out to stores and pay attention to what people are doing. You might discover that the product already exists.
3. Talk to Experts.
People have done this before. Get in contact with someone who can help. Ask questions. It’s better to learn from someone else than from your own errors.
4. Create A Model.
You can use various programs to model your product. However, the best solution is to hire an expert. We, and others like us, can design it for you. Said Char Hatch,“Custom Engineering came up with a blueprint for it and printed the sample for it. I
don’t know where else you could do that without it being expensive!”
5. Print your Model.
You can get a prototype very quickly. Literally. When we helped Char, we had about four prototypes finished in 20 minutes. Some sources are expensive, but cheap options exist. Look for people in the community who own printers, and they can help.
Creating a product isn’t as difficult as you think. Don’t waste your time wondering if you might sell. Go out and do the work. Find out for yourself by researching and creating prototypes. Good ideas can change the world!