How are the funds being used?
The main items of expenditure are personal expenses, both of the recruiter and the recruitment network. Recruitment financing also entails financial support for fake identification, transportation, accommodation upon joining a terrorist group and renting premises for meetings.
Costs are also related to direct payments to recruits, hiring mercenaries and civilian professionals and producing and distributing propaganda material.
Individual vs recruitment networks
Individual recruiters may be self-funded while whole recruitment networks encounter ongoing expenditures to maintain their infrastructure which has costs related to the above, e.g. renting of housing, transport and meeting rooms.