I have an idea for an invention and i have heard that the invention websites are scams. What is the right way to get started?
The right way to get started if you have an invention is to put down your idea clearly. Then, patent you idea so as to avoid scams, which are rampant in the invention field. Add details to your invention idea so that people can clearly understand and its protection can be easy. Consult a lawyer for more help with the legal issues pertaining to patenting your invention. Go to http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2011/07/09/when-do-you-have-an-invention-moving-from-idea-to-patent/id=18032/ for more.
Make a documentation of your invention and build it, then apply for a patent. When you have that find a manufacturer who produces you invention and sells it.