How to Recruit Members for Your Mastermind Group

Recruiting members for your Mastermind Group

When creating your own mastermind group, you have two choices:

  1. You can build your team by invitation only, or you can make your cause public and get prospective members to come to you.
  2. In this case, you’ll need a way to filter the responses to find the people who are the best fit for your mission.

REMEMBER: Do not try to form a focus group or your own personal team of mentors.

Your goals should be collaboration and mutually beneficial relationships with peers you admire and respect.

What is meant by this is don’t invite Tony Robbins to be a part of your Beginners Home Business Mastermind Group.

Also, don’t invite your three local business owners when your business is focused around how to market and sell to your local business owners.

Where to find members for your Mastermind Group

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The process of finding members for your mastermind group is the same.

When you are starting a local mastermind group or a virtual mastermind group, you must reach out to people you know.

So start with your inner circle and continuing outwards.

Begin Close To Your Home

Think of people you are already associated with that would fit your type of mastermind group and purpose.

It is a good idea to start here because chances are you already like the people you are associated with on a daily basis.

You probably share the same values and have the same beliefs.

Once you have exhausted the people in your inner circle.

Because they aren’t a good fit or they can’t join a mastermind group right now.

Then you must branch out to your outer circle.

Friends of Friends

Friends of Friends

This is the time that you start asking your inner circle if they know anyone that meets your requirements and might like to join your mastermind group.

Ask your friends, colleagues, and mentors.

It makes sense that they’re likely to make a good match because these people are the common thread between you and your potential mastermind member.

If this doesn’t work you will have to go to branch out farther.


Scan through your connections, friends, followers and people you follow.

Look first at people you’ve had at least one encounter with.

Scan their profiles, updates, and website to find out more about them and their goals.

If you find someone you’re interested in then interact with them a little more via social media and their blog to get a better sense of who they are.

If you really like them then send them an email inviting them to your group.

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for then you will need to go to outer space.

That’s Right Use a Megaphone

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You will have to start getting your message out to the masses about your mastermind group.

  • If you have a blog or website then write a post about your intentions and ask for members.
  • Of course make use of your social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Go to targeted forums and post your idea. It can be any forum that is targeted for your niche.
  • Go to and start a mastermind group meetup (virtually or locally).
  • Ask other people with web presence to spread the word for you in their blog, newsletter, or social network.
  • Ask websites with mastermind services to post a ‘wanted’ ad for you.

You may even hang flyers at local events, community centers, or on people’s windshields. Whatever you need to do.

If you do have to blast out your message then you will need a way to filter out the ones you don’t want and choose your best candidates.

Here Are Other Options

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The last thing you can do is recruit members actively from conventions and events in your area of interest.

If you have your heart set on creating a local mastermind group then here are some other things you can do to meet people in your area:

  • Volunteer: Offer your time to a cause you care about. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll meet someone there who shares the same beliefs you do.
  • Twitter Search: Perform an advanced twitter search for people in your area and see what they’re tweeting about. Join the conversation and make a connection.
  • Have a Party: New to the neighborhood? Throw a party! Have you lived in your neighborhood for a while? Throw a party! Everyone loves a good party and you can theme it in such a way to attract like-minded people.
  • Attend Local Events: Check out Meetup, Facebook, Tweetups, and your local city website for events in your area.
  • Take a Class: Search your local university and college websites for continuing education or community classes. You can even search your cities website for community classes. Try signing up for a class that are interactive. Read the class description and see if there will be opportunities to connect with people other than before or after the class.
  • Attend a Seminar: If you want to increase your odds of finding like minded people. It is hard to find a better way to discover peoples’ values and beliefs than a talk centered on controversial topics. You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to. Just listen for the people that make you feel alive.
  • Join a Business Association: Search for business association in your town and Google will give you a ton of results for organizations in your area you can join.
  • Meetup: This is a great way to meet people in your area. You can do other things in your community like join a sports league, join a women’s or men’s group, join a book club, go to local sporting events and much more.

It all boils down to just talking to people. You could meet your masterminding soul mate at the store if you are aware enough to notice that they are reading the same book that you are while standing in line to buy the same brand of cat food you use.

There is so much to cover with mastermind groups that I will continue it on my next blog.

My next post on mastermind groups will be on how to establish your Mastermind Meetings.

You can read my latest post on The Basics for Creating Your Mastermind Group here.

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