The direct selling business model faces a variety of unique challenges in emerging markets throughout the world. In developing nations where direct selling is a new concept, oftentimes laws and regulations have trouble keeping up with the business, which can then create confusion and misunderstanding. But it’s important to note that QNET is not banned in any country, and most rumors are due to a false impression of how QNET operates.

QNET is not a scam, and it’s very easy to debunk the misconceptions online:

What's The Difference Between A Pyramid Scheme And A Direct Sales Company?

In the world of marketing, a pyramid scheme pays associates a commission based on how many people they recruit into the company. A direct sales company, sometimes referred to as a network marketing company, pays commission based on product sales.

Yes, recruiting is encouraged, but no commission is paid just for recruiting. That recruit needs to sell products to generate income for the recruiter. It’s a subtle, but very important difference. There are many well-respected direct sales companies in the world, including Avon, Pampered Chef, and Tupperware.

It’s also worth noting that QNET operates in many countries with stringent laws governing the direct selling industries. Countries like Singapore, Germany, and Hong Kong (where QNET is headquartered) would not allow a pyramid scheme to operate legally.

Why Has QNET’s Name Changed So Many Times?

Name changes over time are common in many corporations. Companies often change their names to better reflect their company goals, mission, and product lines as they evolve. QNET is no exception. As the company has expanded its number of products and its global reach, QNET has sought to make its name reflect these changes. For example, when QNET was founded, it only offered one product, commemorative gold coins. At that time, the name GoldQuest made sense. As the QNET product line expanded and the company products became available via an e-commerce platform, the name changed to QuestNet, later shortened to QNET.

Is The Information About QNET on Wikipedia Accurate?

The main problem with the information on Wikipedia is that anybody can edit their resources. Anybody with a Wikipedia account is free to alter information on any page of the website. There is no real system of checks and balances like many other resources. That’s also why Wikipedia is unable to be utilized as a source on school papers in many levels of education in several countries.

QNET has always maintained that the information on Wikipedia is inaccurate, but they are limited in their ability to challenge false claims. Wikipedia does not allow a company representative, or anybody with a stake in the company to edit entries for accuracy. Despite lodging multiple complaints about the false information on their page, QNET is yet to see appropriate action taken.

The Facts About QNET

Founded in 1998 in Hong Kong, QNET offers a diverse array of products via the company’s e-commerce platform. Customers are referred to the website via a network of independent representatives (IRs). IRs are paid a commission based on the products a referred customer purchases on the website. Pricing and fulfillment are handled by QNET. QNET products are available in 25 countries around the globe.

QNET has never been a scam, as IRs are independent contractors, not employees of the company, like virtually every direct sales associate. As well as commission on sales, QNET offers its IRs multi-lingual marketing materials, online and offline training opportunities, social media resources, sales support, and a mobile app. Achievers can earn prizes and other incentives. You can read more about the QNET business opportunity on the company website, or follow more scam busting news on Facebook and Instagram.