Network is not just a onetime job. You may think that if you have been able to get one to join the network, you have finished the job but it is not true. Networks are prone to fail any time. If you relax then it can mean that your network can collapse like a house that was built with playing cards.
This is why you must always be constant in what you are doing. Here is what you should do.
Always make sure that you encourage the members of your network to be always ahead. This is done easily since what you need to do is to encourage them by boosting their morale. You can talk about what they are already doing better and you can let them know what they have to begin doing.
You have to encourage the members to use words together with deeds. If a member tells you that he is meeting with prospects then you have to guide him on what he has to do. In case he is a new member then you can think about going with them. This will help you to show them how they can convert prospective members in an appropriate way. This will be beneficial to the network team in the long run.
Do not let go of any prospect, regardless of how far off it may seem, you have to try everything to bring him in the team. If someone in your team tells you that he wants to talk to someone and he is not sure that he may join then you do not have to discourage him or her. Let him go ahead and prospect. Since you do not know human nature, you will not be able to predict what will happen in the future.
Always be in the company of many people. Do not work extra or you will be considered a social recluse. This will be suicidal for any networker. Get involved in clubs, parties and sporting events. You can also make sure that you attend talks and seminars. You have to try to make sure that you use every opportunity you get to meet new people.
When your team grows, the efforts have to grow too. If you have 100 people, you have to begin to do bigger things so that you can increase your team up to 1000. Never stopping is one of the traits that have to be acquired by a networker.