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segun's Avatar

Hi guys,

 I joined EN approximately 6 months ago. However, I can't afford the submission fee. Please I need your help so I can submit my first idea. please send me a private message, or leave your email address, if you're interested in helping me.

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Hi Collins,

Welcome to Edison Nation! Unfortunately, we do not currently offer members the ability to gift free submissions. 

One thing you may want to review is our referral program which, if you refer five friends who sign up for Edison Nation accounts using the link provided in the referral email, you get a credit. Once you get five credits, you earn a free submission.

Also another quick reminder, a submission fee is a one-time fee of $25. No additional monies are required or requested during our evaluation process.

Hope this helps to clarify and best of luck to you!

Chase workman
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Hi Michelle

thanks a lot for the feedback and suggestion. I'll try and see if I can refer some of my friends.

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crystaldiane's Avatar

Hi Collins, you might try reading up on a few things to educate yourself about the inventing process, as you can do a lot without spending any money at all.  Try going to the USPTO this is the US Patent office. They have much info online. In the meantime, is this something you can make/possibly sell on your own?  Not every product needs to be patented to be successful - just look beyond the obvious.  Best to you.

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Hi Collins I'm in a wheel chair and very little of the moneyz and I can tell you the two ideas I have summited for 40$ was way less then I would have spent on a prototype witch I didn't even have to make for them. I would defiantly drop the 25 if I were you .. as long as your idea is good enough its money well spent. but if you got the friends then defiantly go the referral rout

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Alright, guys. Thanks for the advice and suggestions, I'll consider them all.

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rpontius's Avatarg8_badge

Collins - another option could be to collaborate with another member who would submit your idea within their account and pay the submission fee. Of course this means disclosing your idea to your partner(s) and probably sharing royalties down the road if the product hits the market so you may not want to do that. On the other hand, you might find collaboration to be valuable and worth giving up some of your potential royalties in addition to getting the submission fee paid.

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Hi Robert, 

you just gave me another option. Thanks for the suggestion.

Robert Pontius
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dzakpasu's Avatargold

Hello Michelle,

If I pay month to month, do I have to pay the entire $100 to participate in the licensing program? 

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Hi Robert,

If you upgrade to an Insider and you'd like to submit a patented or patent-pending idea into the Insider Licensing Program, yes, the submission fee for that program is a separate $100. 

As an Insider, if you'd like to submit to one of our standard searches, the cost is $20.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you Michelle. That helps.

Michelle Sartori
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