Direct Selling and QNETPRO, our professional marketing pledge, go hand in hand at QNET. In this interview, V Partner of QNET Donna Imson-Lecaroz talks in-depth about what direct selling and QNETPRO are, the FAQs on the industry and the business model, and what leadership means to her.
We know that potential customers and independent representatives likely have a lot of questions about what direct selling is. Along with the basics of a person-to-person network marketing company, you might also be curious about how this differs from a pyramid scheme or multi-level marketing plan. These inquiries are only natural, but rather than turning to social media why not have them answered directly from the source.
Let’s hear what V Partner Donna Imson-Lecaroz has to say about the direct selling business!
What Is Direct Selling?
Direct Selling is an alternative way of distributing products to the traditional way which includes buying a product from the manufacturer but through a whole host of middlemen. In the traditional method, there’s a profit made every time there’s a change of hands, so you end up paying all surcharges instead of the actual price of the product.
As the word itself suggests, there are no middlemen in direct selling. There’s a direct connection. Direct Selling not only frees up the layers between the manufacturer and the consumer but also makes available all of the money that would’ve been used for overheads, advertising, and promotion. This freed-up money is reallocated as commissions to direct sellers and distributors.
Why Is It Often Misunderstood?
I think that Direct Selling is the most misunderstood and least understood business of all because a few people misrepresent the business opportunity as a get-rich-quick scheme. The fact is, however, that Direct Selling is a legitimate business, and just like with any other business, products must be sold.
What makes direct selling stand out is that you don’t need a brick-and-mortar setup. When people don’t see a storefront, they assume it is a scam. But it isn’t. Direct selling is an opportunity to work anywhere and at any time.
Why Is It Important To Know And Understand The Products?
The lifeline of QNET is our products. You cannot earn anything when there are no products sold. All income that we generate comes from our products being sold.
Simply put, if you want to earn more, sell more. And the best way to sell these products is to totally embrace them.
Selling a product you’ve never tried firsthand is not as effective as when you sell something you’ve used and believe in. You need the products to be your products first – use them, be believers in them, and be a product of your product. This means that you’re not really selling the products so much as you are sharing your favorite products with the people that you love, and whose life you want to change.
Why Should People Follow Rules While Working On The Business?
Rules are good because they create a safety net. Just like in a family, with my children, they need to know those rules to know ‘this is where the line is, this is where it is safe and this is where it is not’, this is what’s acceptable and this is what’s not acceptable.
When rules are clearly drawn out, the people in that environment have the confidence and a sense of security to say that if they do this right, it’s all going to be okay. So, rules are good because it’s meant to protect you and give you the confidence to build and build big.
What is QNETPRO?
Direct Selling and QNETPRO are two sides to the same coin. You cannot find long-lasting success in direct selling without adopting ethical marketing methods. If you’re a person who wants to build your business to last, then you need to upgrade your way of thinking so that your number one priority is to represent the QNET opportunity legitimately. You need to build your team with transparency and servant leadership, without using the crutch of shortcuts or misrepresentation.
So, QNETPRO is a path that will take you from where you are today, and lead you to a journey where you become a professional IR and direct seller. Just remember, that like with any other profession, it takes a lot of time, training, energy, and practice to become a pro, but in the end, all of that patience and hard work will pay off.
What Are The Responsibilities Of A Leader When It Comes To Ensuring That Their Teams Practice QNETPRO?
There is an ancient saying that a fish rots from the head down. Similarly, in direct selling, the quality of the leader determines the quality and success of the team. The QNET business is dependent on the leader because people often imitate the leader.
To make sure that our team is doing business effectively, it starts with us as leaders being good role models. A leader is one who not only creates the right path for their team to follow but also one who leads by example.
As a leader, you are responsible for practicing what you preach because it doesn’t make sense for you to train your people on ethical marketing if you’re not doing it yourself. This is a business of duplication and what people duplicate is not what they hear but what they see you do.
Your second responsibility is to make sure that you hold yourself and your team to a higher standard. We might all have different standards personally but when it comes to our business, the ‘we’ or the team is greater than the individual. A leader is also responsible for making sure that the team goes through the right training, and that the right practices are being followed. So, teaching, supporting, coaching, counseling, monitoring, and enforcing are all the leader’s responsibilities.
We thank V Partner Donna Imson-Lecaroz for this insightful interview on Direct Selling and QNETPRO, and for giving us a lot of food for thought about leadership and success. Which of these lessons from V Partner Donna Imson-Lecaroz resonates with you? Leave a comment.
Learn More About Direct Selling
If you have more questions about what a direct seller does and how a direct sales company operates, watch this quick video on what direct selling is. We take pride in our customer relationships and are happy to answer more questions about direct selling and QNET’s products and services.
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