Direct selling is a type of sales that is very popular today owing to its attractiveness and rewarding nature to start-up entrepreneurs. This retail channel has become particularly widespread in developing countries with high unemployment rates, and many people have benefited from it since the mid-1800s.

Although direct selling is a legitimate retail channel, there are countless illegal pyramid schemes that taint the credibility of genuine companies that use it. One of the biggest victims today is QNET, a global e-commerce company.

QNET is a direct selling business that has many distributors and customers around the globe. The company’s distributors operate in many emerging markets, including Asia, the Middle East and Africa. QNET has been working hard to bring selling opportunities to countries that aren’t exposed to this sales model well enough. It particularly targets entrepreneurs looking to start their business journey by offering them the necessary resources.

Unfortunately, not everyone understands the difference between an illegal pyramid scheme and a legitimate direct selling company. An illegal pyramid scheme pays commissions to people for recruiting people on behalf of an organization. Such pyramid schemes go ahead to charge their members upfront fees and ask them to purchase certain products. Obviously, any company with this kind of arrangement is a scam because of many reasons, one of them being that the products they sell to their members have little or no financial value. On the other hand, a legitimate direct selling company pays commissions to people only when they sell the products as required.

Recently, there are people who have been referring to QNET and other legitimate direct selling businesses as unlawful. However, it’s clear why that’s not the case. At any rate, it’s very difficult for an illegal or fraudulent business to combine e-commerce and direct selling, provide training programs and adhere to strict ethical practices like QNET Scam.

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