Where to Market Your Invention Online

The following is a guest post by Deb Maubach of Homeschool-Entrepreneur.com.

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I recently read on Momma’s Choice about a family-owned website that consists exclusively of useful items invented by parents. If you have an invention that you have developed, then you will want to contact Inventive Parent.com and see if they will offer your product along with the other quality inventions they present online. At least visit and take a look at some the great items they offer, you may even be inspired with some new ideas of your own. The prices on Inventive Parent are much lower than I expected, assuming the quality is above average (which homemade items tend to be). Inventive Parent is a family owned company who is currently remodeling their website, so please keep that in mind as you navigate. I love their analogy of website remodeling to remodeling your kitchen while having a dinner party!

A great place to get ideas and inspiration if you are considering taking a great idea you have to market you’ll also find resources to help you along the way. You’ll find valuable resources to learn more about taking your idea from conception to a real, hold-it-in-your-hand, sell-it-for-real-money item. It’s not as difficult as some people think with all the online help available.

Here’s more great places for your in-house inventors:

TV Reality Shows


  • Inventor Spot – EXCELLENT resource, hilarious blog!
  • About.com: Inventors
  • Gadget Nation Inventors’ Blog’
  • Mom Invented – Moms helping moms! You’ll love it.


Associations & Networks For Inventors

For Children

  • Invent Now! – lots of contests and games to encourage the inventor in your child
  • Invention Timeline Unit Study – Your kids will learn when things like paper, computers, microwaves and DVD’s,(and more) were invented.


  • From Invention to Innovation – a PDF from Pierce Law IP Mall-a little thick to get through, but gives you everything you need to know.

Hopefully, this will help you get started – or at least realize that you could actually take your idea from concept to market. Have you done anything like this? Any tips?

Thanks for reading, I appreciate comments!

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