Could you get rich on one of your little inventions?

https://snappygoat.com/s/?q=invention#00ece9d2e1457af2b65196d4ad3458fd02d43bd9,1,2769.
@HazySue (20941)
United States
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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@TheHorse (63996)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Mar
I wanted to patent my method for applying oil to wood surfaces. But instead I wrote a MyLot post about it. I have another idea brewing right now, but I'm not going to tell you what it is. Buwaahaahaa!
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
Find a manufacturer and get them interested. Wait...is it something useful?
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@TheHorse (63996)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Mar
@HazySue Not really useful. But it would bring pleasure to many.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
21 Mar
@TheHorse It makes one wonder what it is...
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
10 Mar
Never made anything. But have thought many times about things that could make life easier if they were invented .. plus gave thought "why didnt i come up with that" many times
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
I have been through the why didn't I think of that myself. Some are so simple and easy.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
17 Mar
@HazySue right
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@rebelann (39757)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Mar
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.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
See what I mean? Some of the inventions she made could have probably made her a bit of money.
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@rebelann (39757)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Mar
I'm not sure about the early or mid 1960s, things were really different back then @HazySue
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
21 Mar
@rebelann Sometimes I long for those days.
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@Corbin5 (103352)
• United States
10 Mar
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.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
That is so clever. You need to see if you can get it marketed.
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@Corbin5 (103352)
• United States
17 Mar
@HazySue It is lightweight, easy to maneuver, and non-slip.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
21 Mar
@Corbin5 It sounds like a winning invention.
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@LadyDuck (152680)
• Switzerland
11 Mar
I think it would have been a better idea to sell them my husband's inventions than to sell them to a company like he did.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
He would have most likely make more money if he had had sold them to the public.
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@LadyDuck (152680)
• Switzerland
17 Mar
@HazySue Yes, I am pretty sure that would have been the case.
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
11 Mar
I have thought of it; but all that glitters is not gold
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
This is true but you never know how useful an idea can be in your life. Inventions all start somewhere.
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@nela13 (6134)
• Portugal
10 Mar
We don't have that kind of commercials in my country but I have never created anything special.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
Oh well, I guess sometimes we don't have the need to make something that is out in the market.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
10 Mar
Your husband is clever to had done it. I love to see or hear people doing some nice inventions no matter how small or big they were. Hopefully good inventions can be given patents so the inventor can earn from it.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
I like seeing people make money off of their ideas. I think it great when the mind works that way.
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@marlina (72845)
• Canada
10 Mar
Never invented even the smallest gadget.
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
I am good at crafting but could not invent a way out of a paper bag.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
11 Mar
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 .
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
17 Mar
Those were very good ideas. It is too bad you didn't take the royalties, you could be living high on the hog about now.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
19 Mar
@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.. :)
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@HazySue (20941)
• United States
21 Mar
@dnatureofdtrain Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. There are other writing sites out there that you can make money on. Research them and see if there are any that would suit you.
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