Could you get rich on one of your little inventions?
March 10, 2018 1:12pm CST
Have you ever watched those commercials on television about calling inventions.com to have them help you get your invention sold? Most of us have watched them and through, I should have come up with that idea. I know I have. Some of these inventions are cheap and easy and these people make a fortune off of them. There are times when it makes me wish that I had sent in some of my hubby's little inventions. He took a few wire hangers, bent them into a shape that he could hang shoes on to dry. He had a bent piece of wire on the back so they would hand on the railing of our back deck. Everyone who sees them wants him to make some for them. Have you ever wondered if one of your little thing-a-ma-jig that you have made to make your life easier could also make you rich?
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• El Paso, Texas
Not stuff I've dreamed up but I wish mom had, she was ingenious when it came to doing things using ordinary stuff that she had around the house. In fact, she used to dry our house shoes with the hangars like your hubby did way back in the early 1960s.
• United States
Your husband really came up with a very handy invention. Molly was afraid of the dog ramp that would allow her to get into my SUV. So, we invented something else to help her get into my car with those short little legs of hers. We called it the "Box Buddy." The dogs of friends of ours now have a "Box Buddy" too.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
i did not know how.. but one time i red an article.. about how they used to make electricity on the railroad with the tracks during world war 2 and i saw they made batteries they could charge on trains.. So i ran all over the railroad forums posting someone should make a train that charges on its own brakes! .. i later was contacted on one of the forums by some form of engineer designer offering me royalties if he could do it.. I said no i just want to see it done to help the economy and railroads.. Norfolk Southern railroad company made the prototype of the train that charges on its own brakes. I also spread around many ideas of how to make electricity from the railroad tracks and was so pleased to see many picked up the idea and now there is five different ways they have invented to make electricity from the railroad tracks :) ... woot woot sometimes seeing it come into being is more better than money you can get for it. :D .. i also suggested soybean based oil to grease the tracks.. norfolk southern railroad company now uses this as it worked better than petroleum! ... So i enjoy at times throwing ideas out there hoping to make a positive difference in this world.. yeah sometimes i sit there and wish i took royalties cause i am very low poverty in earnings.. but.. i know i have made my contributions to the world although the world may never know it came from me :D .
• Janesville, Wisconsin
@HazySue I know, in some cases I regret not taking the royalties.. As I do average 11-30 cents a day in earnings right now hopefully I can participate enough on mylot to get into the dollars a day it all depends on my sinuses... and how well this internet behaves.. Then I hope to be able to afford reliable transportation and get at least a part time job somewhere... but for now this will do.. :)