If you live in Nairobi (Kenya) maybe you have been approached by a friend or colleague with a business idea followed by an invitation to attend a meeting to further understand the idea via a presentation. Sounds familiar? Well, there is talk of a company operating in Kenya under the name Questnet which apparently recruits people to become Independent Representatives in a business model that resembles that of Pyramid schemes or Multi level Marketing. Following several encounters with the large numbers of Kenyan citizens that are questioning the workability and sustainability of this company’s business model, Bizrika has taken the initiative to dig deeper into Questnet.
Questnet has been banned in several countries across the world including Rwanda…. Interpol has pursued the company’s operations.
The Questnet website says that Questnet is a direct selling company dealing in lifestyle and wellness products. It is the business model however and the controversy surrounding it that raises questions among those who have come in contact with the company. In Kenya for example, potential new recruits are invited for meetings on the 10th floor of Viewpark tower where the Questnet business model is explained through enticing presentations of how you will make big money. First you need to pay a membership registration fee of $10 and buy something they call a Bio-disk which is said to be sort of an energizer; for this you part with $580.
After you are done with the registration and buying ($10 + $580), your next big task is to work hard and see to it that you recruit two people and from here you can now rest and start making money. The two people you recruit will do the work for you. According to the Questnet model, the best people to recruit are your friends, colleagues and close family members-perhaps you can convince them easily?
A few of those who have attended these meetings will get convinced and join; majority will come out concerned while there are those who get out laughing. There are also those who ask serious questions during the meetings simply because they don’t quite get how the incomes will be generated in a sustainable format. Bizrika has also established that those attending the meetings are normally told not to bother explaining this business to their friends. They are instead told to introduce the ‘catch’ to the Questnet support team for clear explanation. You are also asked not to bother reading or researching about the concept because it is a complex thing they only (Questnet) can explain. Such are the circumstances that have generated the multitude of questions brewing among Kenyans who have encountered Questnet.
1. Is Questnet a genuine business opportunity?
2. Is the Questnet business model sustainable in the Long term?
2. Why must you buy an expensive product in order to join and yet you may not necessarily be in need of the product?
3. Why can’t you just be given a product to sell and earn a commission once you sell?
4. Who is behind Questnet’s operations in Kenya?
5. Has Questnet been authorized to operate in Kenya?
There are definitely more questions out there besides the above. In addition, Bizrika has also been able to trace to indications that Questnet has been banned in several countries across the world including Rwanda; that Interpol is pursuing the company’s operations and overall there is a general recommendation that you should observe caution before joining the Questnet network.
Bizrika has also identified that Questnet is always quick to arrogantly defend claims of scandals associated with it especially online where bloggers have published alarming reports. For instance, when you search for Questnet Scam, most of the first results you get are publications by Questnet itself in defense of the alleged scandals against it. Concerned people have raised alarms over this defense strategy that seems to be well structured along high level SEO and related techniques.
Do you work for Questnet in Kenya or elsewhere? Have you encountered Questnet?