According to Paul Graham, this won’t work. If people could sell ideas, there would be a market for ideas. Is there one? Nope! Ergo, ideas – as a trade good – are worthless.
This is kind of unfortunate, because I have so many of them – more than I could ever put into practice. If there was an idea market, I would have made a fortune already – by sheer sales volume. 😉
But that’s not how this world works.
Actually, with ideas it is similar to starting a startup. You invest in your idea, you don’t sell it. You may also find other people investing in it, sort of, though they usually invest in a startup because they believe in the people starting it: Whether they seem smart enough to come up with a promising idea which they believe in themselves, and determined enough to do whatever it takes to make it into a (market) success.