Or anything in between...
How big you grow is up to you, and since associations are so inexpensive to start, you can own as many as you like.
#3 Low Risk: Other than rushing to scale, there's no reason to invest a lot of money into an association.
Honestly, today, I spend thousands of dollars a month on paid media in order to increase membership quickly, but you don't need to do that in the beginning or ever for that matter.
Truth is, after a bit, most associations grow organically.
To begin, you may want to leverage free Facebook groups, join Discord channels, or create your own LinkedIn groups or even create interest boards on Pinterest to get new members. There are so many options. (at least 14 we use)
#4 Low time commitment. You can manage just about any association within 30 minutes a day as opposed to ordinary businesses.
You can grow as fast or as slow as you want. You can take unlimited time off, and vacation for as long as you like and your income will still come in.
Once established you can auto-run the whole thing with a small team of outsourcers and you don't have to be present at all.
I know this is true because I have done it. I don't work in my businesses anymore because they are all run by other people with micro-teams that work remotely.
#5 Works with ANY Traffic: YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, organic SEO, podcasts, social etc. Pretty much every type of traffic works with Associations.
Remember, association memberships are a soft sale that don't require pressure. All you have to do is provide the vessel for people to associate, make them aware of it, and they will come.
Once you get it off the ground, the association will kind of build itself.
#6 Chillonaire ready: The association business is a great way to live a balanced lifestyle since there is no real staff, no stress, no pressure and you just earn money on a regular basis without any of the rigors of a regular business.
This is what my friend Kevin Nations calls a Chillonaire lifestyle.
#7 Pride: Unlike some of the other business models in our industry, owning an association gives you a real sense of pride. Regardless of which title you choose, being a president, founder or CEO you’ll feel a certain level of prestige, and you don't have to be ashamed of what you do to make money. This is a big one for me.
#8 Power & Influence: American associations and their leaders control elections, get advisory roles with corporations, and are at the top of the food chain when it comes to how cities, counties and states are governed and even how they write their laws.