If you’ve discovered that you’re unable to complete an important step or task of the inventing process, or simply want to hire a professional to help you, consider using a virtual assistant. Their expertise could greatly benefit you. For example, hiring someone to do a CAD computer aided engineering drawing of your idea; to create or perfect a sales sheet to sell your idea; to do a market search to find out if similar products to your idea exist; or to create a prototype. A virtual assistant may be able to assist you with some of the more technical work that needs to be done, especially if you aren’t extremely well familiar with the field you’re inventing in.
A virtual assistant may be particularly helpful if you don’t have the resources to hire an actual employee or don’t want the commitment of training one. The Internet is making such opportunities easier than ever. If you’re dissatisfied with the work a virtual assistant has done for you, simply don’t hire them again. They may also help out with the process by keeping you on a schedule or time frame, especially if you’re prone to procrastination! Are you avoiding tasks that you find undesirable or that you’re unfamiliar with? It’s human nature. If an assistant performs well on an initial small task, then you have the freedom of hiring them to complete larger more important tasks. If your product begins to boom, you won’t be able to complete all the tasks you used to yourself!
Stephen Key is a successful award-winning inventor who has licensed
over 20 products in the past 30 years. Along with business partner
Andrew Krauss, Stephen runs inventRight,
a company dedicated to educating inventors about selling their ideas
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