What Are the Benefits of Inventing at Home?

The Benefits of Inventing from Home from MAKO Design

Over the past few months, many have had to shift to different methods of working and carrying on their daily activities while staying at home. Although there has been a learning curve, we’ve learned a lot both as a product design firm and as a society about the power of the digital and online world and how we can still do what we love remotely.

Inventing is no different. Our Oakland-based product design firm, MAKO Design + Invent, offers a lot of great resources and opportunities for home inventors and small business owners to come in and meet the team, inquire about their projects, and learn more about the invention and product design field.

Inventing and working with the MAKO team can just as easily be done at home!

While the MAKO team members have shifted to working from home, we’ve learned a lot of benefits that come with inventing at home that are bound to help motivate and encourage you to keep inventing.

More Time to Research

By far, one of the greatest benefits that have come from switching to working at home is saving time. Not only have people saved time from long commutes, but with things being done faster digitally, there is more time and space to get more done and pursue other tasks as hobbies.

Inventing isn’t always an easy task and requires a lot of time, effort, and discipline. However, with much more allotted time, now is the best time than ever to research as much information as you need for your next invention.

A lot of new inventors and small business owners typically get excited and want to see their idea come to life as soon as possible, but a responsible tip is to always spend the proper amount of time researching and seeing what is already out on the market already before hastily jumping into a project.

With more time comes more opportunities to explore different options, rethink your project or design, and come up with more innovative ideas that may be completely different or better than your first idea.

Our Oakland-based product design firm believes that by having more time to research, you will also thoroughly prepare yourself for the future of your projects and help familiarize yourself with important ideas, concepts, and smart business models.

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The market, especially the product market, is a fast-paced and quickly changing field. Trends can heavily influence which products and fields are more successful than others at certain times, and this has been shown to be true, especially so during the recent pandemic.

The needs of society and popular items tend to change depending on the current state of the world, season, events, and more. Our Oakland-based product design firm recommends that when inventing at home, take some time to watch the markets and observe how trends move.

Not only can you learn a lot about different strategic and smart marketing tactics that big and successful companies use to help popularize their products and services, but you can also learn how to best approach the market in a safe way that works perfectly for your debut.

The more you observe and learn about the market, the better you can take into consideration and reconsider what ways and how you prepare strategies and business models that will help your business immediately.

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Easy-to-Access Communication

Finally, one benefit of inventing at home is how easy it is to access the help you need right from the comfort of your home. Although many inventors would like to meet in person to talk about their projects, the accessibility that comes with video conferences makes it just as easy to discuss progress and goals for your projects or any new ideas.

Not only can you reach out for more help with your project idea, but you can also talk to our designers and get updates on your project all through online convenience. This saves time on having to commute to our offices and also makes it easier to schedule a good time that works out for both parties to talk and virtually meet online and answer all your questions.

Rest assured that all your goals will be met and that you have an easy way to contact us whenever you need to answer all your questions and see the progress of your project!

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If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO today, and we can set you up on a call with our product strategist!

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!

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