- 1). **Write it down**
Write down your original idea in a notebook or type it into a computer document. Describe in detail how this particular idea will help people. Exactly who will benefit from this ideas? Modify the purpose of your idea frequently.
- 2). **Get a review**
Ask an experienced professional to review your idea purpose and description. Get detailed responses which help you to fine tune your idea and make it even more attractive.
- 3). **Who will benefit?**
Figure out whether your original idea will serve a local, state or national population. Will this idea be geared towards children, adults or both? How much will the idea generate for you over time?
- 4). **Contact companies**
Think about existing companies that will benefit from your idea. Does the idea help people right now or will it help people in the future? Begin to research online for companies and businesses that are looking for your idea.
- 5). **Is it original?**
Search online to verify that you idea does not exist. Review all the internet matches that you find to make sure you are not stealing someone's idea.
- 6). **Get a patent**
Contact the federal government's office of patenting. Find out if you need a patent for your unique idea. Submit the proper paperwork for officially patenting your idea.