Many women business owners and coaches have dreams of adding membership programs to their offerings. Some do it well… others struggle.  

In this episode Susan interviews Pat Miller the founder of The Idea Collective, a membership community that thrives under his leadership. Listen and learn about Pat’s success principles you can apply whether you want to grow a community or just be a great member yourself!

Here’s a peek into what you will hear during this episode:
  • The purpose of a community is to get your target audience and ideal clients all in one place.
  • Membership communities create the opportunity for recurring monthly revenue.
  • There is a distinct difference between an audience and a community – an audience is a group of people who are gathered to see and hear you. A community is a collective of people who gather together to collaborate with each other.
  • Being in a community of people who are walking the same journey as you creates ample opportunities for idea bouncing, advice and collaboration.
  • Pat’s idea of community is to offer people the chance to collaborate with others and learn from others. He believes that it’s best to showcase others strengths so people are called to collaborate.
  • Why Clubhouse is not a community – yet.
  • Community gives you exposure to people you would have never met naturally.
  • What to do when community members are invested – make them moderators. Give them ownership and let people know that they’re leaders.
  • The secret sauce is to show up and give, show up and help, and show off others as much as you can.
  • Pat thinks small business owners are smarter, more engaged, more driven and harder working than almost anybody on the planet.
  • When creating a community, have a program or system where you make new members feel welcome. Many times people will hide in the back of the room.
Resources mentioned in this episode and more . . . 
Pat would love to connect with people Wednesdays at 5pm Central. He hosts a room on Clubhouse called Authentic Networking for Small Business Owners on Clubhouse. You can also find Pat in the following places: