Capitalizing on Ideas and Inventions Made Easy

There is no doubt that at some point we have all thought of an idea that could be turned into a marketable product. Not knowing what to do with that idea we just let it pass, only to see it on a store shelf somewhere months or years later.

While most of us pass up on those ideas that enter our head, for lack of understanding the process to see them through, some people jump on the chance to put it into action. Jon Capriola, author of “Making Ideas a Reality: A Step-by-Step Guide for Inventors and Entrepreneurs” (Capriola Publishing, 2006), is one of those people that acted on his idea instead of letting it fade away, and it paid off in a big way.

“My first invention was really by accident,” explains Capriola, “I was simply trying to help my girlfriend get relief from a headache, but what I got was a new career path of being an inventor.”

What Capriola had invented was the Headache Relief Band, a band worn around the head that creates compression and relieves headaches. Now that product is sold by over 2,000 doctors and two prominent neurologists in the country. Since that time he has went on to invent other products that are sold around the nation including battery operated shoe laces called laser laces, laser hats, a rhyme rapping game, and a call blocker for cell phones.

“Today I like to think of myself as someone that helps headache sufferers and first time inventors,” says Capriola. “I also think of myself as someone that makes kids laugh and dance, and help block unwanted callers on cell phones. I love what I’m doing and now I want to help others learn how to do it as well.”

Capriola’s new book, being sold through major online bookstores, comes as an eye opener for many people that are hungry for knowledge on how the invention process works. He explains the progression of how to turn a simple idea into a marketable product. Through each chapter he takes the reader on his own journey of discovery, sharing his successes and failures, so readers get first-hand knowledge on how to capitalize on their ideas.

“My book gives a step by step guide with a checklist to help people put it all together,” adds Capriola. “What makes my book unique from other inventor books is that I offer a fundamental approach for people to take any idea and make it reality.”

Jacqueline Bodnar is a writer that has had hundres of articles published in newspapers, magazines and on Web sites across the country. She is the owner of Odyssey Writing (, a company specializing in article and publicity writing.