Successful mastermind groups have members that are all striving for common goals. Critical to this is making sure all the members of the business mastermind group are pursuing similar business models.
For example, is your group comprised of ebook authors looking to achieve their first sale in the Kindle book store, or is it mostly freelance software developers looking to streamline client work?
Are your members all SaaS founders looking for funding, or are they starting self-funded Amazon eCommerce stores?
While it’s helpful to have a homogenous business model trend in the group, it can be beneficial when those members are in a variety of niches.
For example, I know of a successful mastermind group with SaaS founders. But, they’re not all pursuing the same customer: one’s product is a budgeting app, one is on-page analytics, another an email template provider , and another sells a leading learning management system. All are in different niches, but they’re all confronted with similar problems and milestones as SaaS founders. All SaaS founders, differing markets.
In a mastermind group of book authors, ask specific questions about the age level and genre of the books they’re writing. All authors, differing niches.
In a mastermind group of freelance graphic designers, one can be a vector illustrator, one can be a UI/UX professional, another can be a specialist in banner ads, another can be focused on posters and print media. All designers, different niches.