QNET Defeats Scam Allegations With Education and Awareness
QNET distributor’s education and awareness surrounding how the direct-sales company functions is a top priority at QNET. CEO Malou Caluza says, “One of the things we pride ourselves on at QNET is our training system. Through this comprehensive, 360-degree approach, we aim to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to become professional CEOs of their business,” Caluza adds.
Even though QNET has been making its mark in the direct-sales industry since 1998, it has had to defend itself from false scam allegations. “QNET has been around for more than two decades. How many scam companies manage to survive this long?” Caluza ponders. Despite that, “there’s a lot of misinformation about QNET out there,” says Caluza, adding that it is primarily due to two reasons: lack of understanding and individuals misrepresenting QNET.
“While direct selling is more than a century-old profession, unfortunately in many parts of the world, there is a lack of understanding about the direct-selling business,” says Caluza. “It’s still in the very early stages in many emerging economies, so it’s not properly understood. Many people assume it is some type of financial scam or investment scheme.” Therefore, they are wary of getting involved with a direct-sales company.
To address that issue, Caluza says, “We focus on education and awareness through a variety of ways.” Those ways include social media campaigns. “This helps people understand the positive socioeconomic impact of direct selling,” Caluza explains. “We also focus on educating them about the difference between [being a] legitimate direct-selling business and illegal pyramid schemes.”
QNET’s Three-Part Approach to Distributor Training
According to Caluza, QNET approaches its comprehensive training system from three perspectives. “The first one is to help the new distributor understand the company’s policies and procedures, the code of conduct, and also their responsibility as a QNET independent representative,” she explains. Distributors learn proper ways to interact with the public on calls and appointments during this step in the process.
The second is to help distributors become informed QNET product ambassadors. “We focus on helping them understand how our products can assist them with some of the challenges they face, be it with air and water quality, or nutrition deficiency, or even in learning a new skill,” Caluza says. “Only when the independent representative fully understands the value of the product they are promoting can they truly become a product of the product.”
The third step involves helping distributors construct and strengthen their business. “The training includes leadership development and professional business practices, utilizing technology to manage their business. All of that helps them sustainably build their business for the long term,” says Caluza.
How the Company Empowers Millions of Entrepreneurs
QNET offers a wide variety of health, lifestyle, and wellness products. The direct-sales company sells supplements, home care goods, skin care products, online courses, travel packages, and jewelry. Its offerings are designed to help customers lead healthier lives and improve their lifestyle and livelihood.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, QNET is one of Asia’s leading e-commerce-enabled direct-sales companies. It has helped empower millions of entrepreneurs located in more than 100 countries. It has a presence in over 25 countries worldwide through branch offices, agency partnerships, subsidiaries, and franchisees. The company also gives back to international communities through its RYTHM (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind) Foundation, which serves as a social-impact initiative of QNET’s parent company, the QI Group. “A successful QNET distributor is passionate about helping people take charge of their lives through our products and our businesses. One who leads with honesty and integrity and lives the values of RYTHM. These are attributes that make a distributor a successful CEO in their own right,” says Caluza.
“Every one of the top leaders that our network looks up to today started with nothing and built their business, slowly but steadily,” Caluza adds. “We have always maintained that QNET is not for those looking for overnight success. It took them years to get to where they are today. They are our best ambassadors for the message that success at QNET takes hard work and consistent effort over some time. QNET is for those who are interested in building a long-term business.”
QNET Guarantees Compliance With All Local Regulations and Laws
QNET always complies with local laws and regulations, and the independent representatives must adhere to ethical and professional guidelines. The company has a zero-tolerance policy for any misrepresentation or unethical practices by independent representatives promoting their business. This is why it established its Network Compliance Department to monitor network behavior and ensure the independent representatives conduct business ethically and professionally. Distributors who don’t adhere to the guidelines face a range of disciplinary actions, including suspension and termination.