Inventing is a thought process producing energy within a person to produce work. The work produced is called "the invention". Deciding what to invent is critical to continue inventing as a profession. A person inventing needs to establish a factual based goal for the outcome of the work performed. An inventor needs to establish a trusting relationship with a person that believes and trusts the inventor. Trust is established with a person who can finance the invention process after an inventor has some type of evidence that they are skilled, willing to work, and able to conduct verbal conversations without ego taking control of their responses.
Financing is important and necessary to produce a product, or for accomplishing work that develops continued motivation to go forward working at the development of the invention product.
To make any money from your invention many people will need to want one, or feel as if they need one, and the invention needs to be manufactured in quantity.
Decide what you want to invent, and inventing something that could be used in your immediate area and sold is a great beginning. Establish a fair value for the invention product and design it around that figure.
Use your experiences and develop intellectual property by writing a name associated with your intended product. For example if your invention produces oxygen from air you would place a name on it, the name could be Oxy-Gen for a generator of oxygen. Naming the outcome of your product before you start making it is essentual to the development of it.
Write a name of the project for developing the product of your invention in your notebook and date the entry. In the scenario of the Oxy-Gen product, the project name could be O2 generator project.
Wite down in your notebook and beside each idea a sequence of numbers for the project associated with the initials (2 letters only) for example OG for Oxygen Generator (Oxy-Gen) and then the date you thought of it 10/04/17 for example. So the associated number beside the name of the project and the product to come would be OG100417. This number will connect you to the anticipated product to come. Write each idea and invention down in your notebook and assign a name and number to them.
Write down in your notebook and beside the names of the project and product to come a short paragraph of why you had thought of the idea for the invention and how it is to benefit a human to become useful.
Date and initial all information that you write into your inventors notebook.
Research other inventions that are patented in the same field and perform what yours is essentially anticipated to do. Write those in your inventors notebook.
Do a pre-market test by asking as many people as you can in your local area including family and friends of what they think of the idea you have to invent a product. Let them know the things your invention is to do and accomplish, find out if they would buy one for a price you had targeted yours to sell for.
Hand draw a sketch of your invention and figure out all the things your product will do making it very attractive for others to want. These are called the feature claims of the invention, and they are the same things that attracted you to design the product.
Write a provisional patent using the format found in the book Life Of Inventing or on this site for the purpose of gaining financial support to make sure all the things you need to develop your product can be purchased and paid for.
Start your hands on work developing your product after the provisional patent is filed in the USPTO, your financing is in place to complete the invention, and you are sure you have chosen an invention that will become useful to others.