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As a part of a weekly meeting that the social media team had with the Founder and CEO of the company to update him on the latest advancements in the social media world, we started writing and creating a high-quality digital paper called Social With Tom. Each paper covered one topic and these were published and shared with Tom, our internal staff, our clients and our social media followers as an information source.  

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aspIRe magazine is a QNET company publication made for customers and fans to showcase the more casual and creative side of the corporate brand. It features travel articles, customer interviews and sports sponsorship news, alongside product spreads.


Aside from the general magazine editorial review that I would be involved in, I was a contributor for two issues out of the four published during my time with the company. 

[Headline] The Beauty of Freedom


[Subline] Swarna Krishnan catches up with aspIRe sharing her feelings and thoughts about family, love, and QNET


With a smile that can light up any room, Swarna Krishnan is a breath of fresh air to any setting; with her absolutely positive radiance and love for life, the sky’s the limit and she certainly expresses this with passion and charisma. Whilst being one of QNET’s younger Independent Representatives, at the youthful age of 25 years old, Swarna is hardly an inexperienced individual. Qualified and having worked as an engineer in her home country of Kenya, Swarna joined QNET in 2005 through her mother who has been associated as a networker with QNET for many years.


Discovering My QNET Roots


“My story is a bit unusual because I came across QNET through my mum, who technically gave birth to me into this business. My mum saw a future in QNET and decided that she should pass that future to me. So in 2005, she invested in me for this business. I did not take it seriously. In fact, I will not lie I fought with her about this industry of network marketing. Until the day I saw how much my mother’s life had changed. My mother had, unfortunately, come from a very poor background and this business has given her a chance to change her life in a way that even if I became Bill Gates, I could not have given it to her.


[Featured Quote] “It has given us that financial freedom that we never had.”


“For me, since our family’s life changed with QNET, seeing how my mom’s whole life changed, I started wanting to do QNET myself. I’m professionally an engineer and I worked for one year. During that one year, I found how hard it is to be in a job – to be very honest. When I went into QNET full time, my whole lifestyle changed. I achieved time and financial freedom, and I have most things that people my age could only dream of having. I believe in it so much that anybody I meet and I talk to, I have to tell them that the QNET business is something that can change their lives, the way it changed mine.”


Loving What I Do


After becoming a networker herself, Swarna clearly understood what her role was within the network marketing industry and why she had fallen in love with it. Admittedly starting off with mixed feelings, she now uses her QNET experience to educate herself and others.


“Network marketing gives everyone an equal opportunity. It doesn’t matter what your background is, it doesn’t matter what your education is. I’ve spent time with people who used to be on the streets but today, they are the richest people that I know. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a PhD or uneducated – you all have a chance to equally succeed in this industry. I’ve never known anyone who started out as a janitor and worked his or her way up to become the CEO of a company. Not possible! But with network marketing, you can start as a nobody and become a somebody. In this industry, you will see how companies spend a lot of time building an individual – encouraging and helping the individual to create something bigger.


“The family of The V - I have never seen a company that cares so much about the people they work with as much as I’ve seen with the V. They have the most unbelievable trainings, the most unbelievable events. My moments of change, my ‘click’ moments, or all my magic moments all happened when I was with The V, especially when it came to the V-Cons and InService Brotherhood (ISB) trainings. They develop you – not only financially, but as a person. The amount of change that you go through as an individual – I don’t think that there is anyone in the world who can do what they have done. What I love most about QNET is the fact that it gives everyone a sense of freedom. It’s a freedom in an all-round sense. All I can say is that I love them to bits and I’ll continue to be with them for the rest of my life!”


[Featured Quote] “It’s not about money. It’s not about business. It’s all about you.”


Finding My Weaknesses And Turning Them Into My Strengths


Having just completed an ISB Advanced Bootcamp, Swarna is a big advocate of these types of training events.


“I’ve attended four ISBs. The reason I keep attending is because I’m addicted to it. I find that during periods of time when I feel low and discouraged, the ISB training is that rejuvenation that needs to take place. It is where I re-discover the faults that I had forgotten. I find my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. ISB renews you as a person. It’s not about money. It’s not about business. It’s all about you. The whole concept of ISB is about YOU as an individual, and for me, that was the most amazing part because for the first time I’m focussing on myself. I’m focussing on what it takes for me to achieve what I want in life – to be who I want in life. So the experience is of course unbelievable. I would never go to a gym five years ago. But this year, thanks to ISB, I started going and becoming healthier. So ISB is an all-rounder. Again, for me, ISB is about coming back to family - a close-knit of people working together for the same goals and mission.”


Being MAD


“Personally, my mission is to change as many lives as possible. Reason being that QNET and The V changed my life and my family’s life – something that I could never have done, no matter what I did out there.”


Making a Difference (MAD) in people’s lives is clearly a motivation for Swarna. Through her own experiences of family afflictions, she uses her observations to turn weaknesses into success stories, to inspire people around her.


“Using this platform of creating financial freedom for people, I believe I can Make a Difference by giving them the chance that I was given.”


[Featured Quote] “Remember, it is raise yourself first to help mankind not the other way around”


Secrets To Success


“I don’t think there are any secrets to success. You just have to be determined. You have to persevere but I’ll teach you one thing that my mentor – who happens to be my mom – taught me. She said that there is only one person who needs to be convinced about this business. There is only one person that you need to be able to convince about succeeding in life. And that one person is YOU.


You don’t have to convince the whole world. If you can convince yourself and believe a hundred percent that this is going to work and this is going to happen, then you are going to make it happen. The rest will just follow in place. That’s the only way you can raise yourself to help other people. Remember, it is raise yourself first to help mankind, not the other way around. With that faith, you will become unstoppable. That would be my advice.”


My Favourite QNET Product


“My favourite QNET product was and is the Amezcua Bio Disc. The reason I love the Bio Disc so much is that as unconventional as it looks, it is the one product that has given me the most fulfilling experience. Why? The numerous benefits that it has provided to our family are unbelievable. And personally, I have seen a huge difference with the use of this product. Clients and customers have always given me positive feedback about it. I also love the new Swiss eLearning Institute courses which I think are amazing for a lot of young people like me.”


By: Minali Liyanage, Senior Communications Executive

[Byline] A female warrior celebrating life’s small victories, whilst nurturing her soul with mint m&m’s

[Headline] Your Latest Formula 1 Buzz


[Subline] Go Marussia F1 Team! Go QNET!


By Minali Liyanage


Racing at the highest level of motorsport is certainly a challenge that’s hard to compare to any other sport, and so far the Marussia F1 team have done us all proud. So sit back, relax, and enjoy as we take you through a low-down of all things F1™.


Formula 1™ Racing In 2012


The QNET-sponsored Marussia F1 Team enjoyed a furious 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship™ season! Starting the post-summer break at the iconic Belgian Spa-Francorchamps circuit, the Marussia F1 Team continued to elevate through the ranks, achieving some of their best personal accomplishments of the year. Pushing the team’s limits, former Marussia F1 Team drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic battled through each international track ending a nail-biting season at the final race held in São Paulo (Brazil).  


QNET’s Marussia F1 Team World Show Car Tour


Last year, the 2012 MR01 Marussia F1 Team show car travelled the world to the amazement of its fans! Covering Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Kazakhstan Lebanon and Malaysia, the glitzy international world tour took a break for V-Indonesia 2012 before resuming its international schedule in the colourful plains of India, finishing on the 3 November 2012. Indian fans were also lucky to enjoy a very special Marussia F1 Team driver appearance made by the one and only Timo Glock, who took part in a racing simulator competition, organised by QNET, and a photo and autograph session with lucky Mumbai fans. Timo even took the time to enjoy a meal with some of the competition winners. What a treat!


VFan Visits V-Indonesia 2012


With the Marussia F1 Team 2012 MR01 model race show car on display at the V-Indonesia 2012 Sports Sponsorship booth, VFan proudly represented the team, entertaining and chatting with IRs and VIP guests that had travelled from around the world for the event. Formula 1™ fans loved the QNET FanHQ V-Indonesia 2012 Quiz, through which they earned valuable Fanpoints, bringing them closer to being the winners of a VIP ultimate race weekend at the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix 2013!


Max Chilton And Jules Bianchi, The Official New Marussia F1 Team Drivers For The 2013 Season


With the New Year came an exciting new change for the Marussia F1 Team. Leading team drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic sadly announced their departures for new horizons; thus the team found themselves in new territory, being given an opportunity to find fresh new talent for the 2013 Formula 1™ racing season. Following a successful and impressive stint as the freshly appointed reserve driver last year, Max Chilton was officially announced as the first appointed new Driver of the Marussia F1 Team for the 2013 Formula 1 season. A couple of months later, the very talented Jules Bianchi was swiftly initiated into the team as the second official Marussia F1 Team driver joining forces with Chilton. Both young men were over the moon with their new challenge ahead. And what an exciting debut season it has been for Chilton and Bianchi so far! The sky's the limit for this new 2013 season. Congratulations Max and Jules! GO Max! GO Jules! GO Marussia F1 Team!


FanHQ Returns Better And Even Faster


As QNET is the Marussia F1 Team’s number one fan, we thought it was time to really show our support and re-vamp our QNET FanHQ site, and so we did! Launched at the start of the 2013 racing season during the 2013 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, it has exploded into life with its new features, new social media links and better maneuverability throughout the entire website. But the biggest and best new feature is that the website is now completely and utterly available to anyone and everyone that wants to check it out! Aside from the QNET FanHQ 2013 Quiz and Games pages, all other pages are open to the public. So quick! Spread the news to your friends, new prospects, downlines and uplines; FanHQ is faster, better and a whole lot more fun!


See it for yourself at


For news, updates and official race photos, visit QNET VFan’s official Facebook page, Blog and Twitter for the latest in all things F1™!


Marussia’s Newest MR02 Racing Toy


The leaner, meaner and sleeker MR02 model racing car arrived! Officially revealed in February 2013, it’s an engineered evolution of the 2012 MR01 car. The MR02 is a beauty of its kind, with the additional boost of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) for the 2013 season. With a new KERS system to increase the efficiency of fuel consumption; the Cosworth CA2013K power engine for better reliability, drivability, power and fuel consumption; an upgraded new Pirelli P Zero tyre design; and with an enhanced cooling efficiency, which in turn improves the airflow across the rear of the car, the team’s 2012 engineering development programme was spent revolutionising and producing a more aerodynamic and energy efficient racing machine, the MR02.


Test driven for the first time by rookies Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi in Spain earlier this year in February, aside from a few hiccups and bumps, the MR02 delivered more than everyone’s expectations, clearly showing the team’s new height of potential for the new season. And with the start of the 2013 Formula 1™ season, the team keeps igniting the race stage, getting better and better with each challenge!

[Headline] Meet The Team


[Subline] The Force Behind Marussia F1 Team


By Minali Liyanage


Despite his young age, Max Chilton has an enviable racing resume. He started karting at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped speeding his way to F1 since. In December 2012, Max was announced as Marussia’s first Driver and has dedicated this pre-season to hard work, helping the team improve the car, and making sure he’s in his best shape for a strong start on his debut season.


Name: Max Chilton

Hometown: Reigate, England

Age: 22 (21 April 1991)

Position: Official F1 Driver


Q: Can you give us a brief description of your role and what it entails?

A: I am one of two race drivers for the team who tests and races the car at the 19 F1 championship events around the world.


Q: What’s the biggest benefit to working with the Marussia F1 Team?

A: I spent a lot of time with the team last year as their reserve driver so I got to know them all very well. The fact they are based in my home country is a benefit too.


Q: Describe Marussia F1 Team in three words.

A: Determined, Friendly and Passionate.


Q: What Grand Prix is your favourite on the calendar?

A: I like Spa (in Belgium) for its speed and hills, and I like Monaco too since it’s such a tight street circuit but also fast.


Q: What is your favourite part of a GP race weekend?

A: All of it! I like qualifying as you push 100% and the car can take it. But the race actually is the most exciting part.


Q: What is your favourite car?

A: Marussia B2.


Q: What is the biggest misconception about Formula One?

A: How physically tough it is. You have to be very fit to withstand the heat and g-forces for the duration of the race.


Q: If you didn’t work in motorsport what would you be doing?

A: Some sort of architect or designer.


Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: An F1 driver.


Q: What’s the motto you live by?

A: You only live once so make the most of it.


Q: What animal best reflects your personality?

A: A cheetah, because they are fast.


Q: If you were a superhero who would you be?

A: Superman, so I wouldn't need to spend so much time in aeroplanes.


Q: What would you spend your last dollar on?

A: A Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate bar.


Q: What’s your ultimate comfort food?

A: A traditional English roast.

[Headline] All About Sports


[Subline] What’s Going On In QNET’s Sports World?


By Minali Liyanage & Lizzie Phillips


QNET Supports AFC Champions League Every Step Of The Way!


As the Official Supporter of the AFC Champions League, QNET was at every stage of the 2012 competition. 2012’s tournament started back in February and QNET cheered on all the clubs through the Group Stages and into the knockout round. On Saturday, 10 November 2012, Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli went through to the final to meet Korea Republic’s Ulsan Hyundai, seeking to become continental champions for the first time.


Despite Al Ahli missing key players Mansour Al Harbi and defender Kamile Al Mousa, the Saudi team’s confidence did not falter, especially after their victory over their Jeddah rivals and two-time winner Al Ittihad in the semi-finals.


Unfortunately, their dreams were crushed when Ulsan’s Captain Kwak Tae-hwi's led his team to win the finals. The landslide 3:0 score was secured by 27-year-old winger Kim Seung-yong who drove home a left-foot strike, a mere 15 mins remaining of the match.


Ulsan's fans celebrated passionately after the win, which granted the team a place representing Asia in last December’s FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012.


QNET has been extremely honoured to support the development and growth of the AFC Champions League since 2009. QI Director for Network Affairs and also V Partner Mr TG Kintanar shared, “QNET has been extremely proud to be an Official Supporter of the AFC Champions League over the last few years. The number of teams’ representing the Middle East has also been exceptional, increasing in numbers and standard each year. We saw a fantastic competition in 2012, exciting matches and many goals.”


QNET has provided ‘Goal of the Month’ competitions and sponsored the Flag Bearers throughout various matches, including the finals. The QNET logo can be spotted on A-Boards around the pitches, in the programmes, and on the big screens. It was indeed an exciting season, but for now, we bid a farewell to the Asian Football Confederation.


See you again next season!


Murali Spins Everyone Into A Frenzy At V-Indonesia 2012!


World famous cricketer and QNET product Ambassador Muttiah ‘Murali’ Muralitharan never misses out on QNET events and V-Indonesia 2012 was no exception.


Alongside ex-professional Australian cricketer and top international coach, Tom Moody, Murali conducted a coaching session for V Kids and V Teens, improving their cricket skills and playing fun games. The cricket legends finished off the session with a quiz, where they gave away signed cricket balls to all the winners. After, the busy day continued for Tom and Murali, as they took on the V-Con stage to answer numerous questions about their adventures and challenges as professional sportsmen.

Once again, the world’s leading wicket-taker, Murali demonstrated his particular fondness for QNET’s Amezcua and Veloci-Ti energy product lines, Bernhard H. Mayer® luxury watches, exotic holiday destinations provided by QVI Club.


Cycling Into The Winning Position With QNET!


QNET was honoured to be a partner of the world-renowned Tour Du Faso 2012, the 10-day annual cycling event in Burkina Faso. Commencing on the 19 October 2012, the 26th edition of this tour made its way through 10 stages of magnificent West African landscape, beginning and ending in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.


First staged in 1987, the Tour du Faso in Burkina Faso is an integral and much-loved event of the Burkina Faso sports calendar. This edition of Africa’s premier cycling event counted an astonishing participation of 15 teams, a total of 70 riders, from a range of backgrounds including teams from Germany, Netherlands, France and Belgium.


The cyclists covered a staggering 1,337.3 km under the punishing sun and paralysing heat, proudly wearing the QNET logo on their shirts. Everyone present was awed by their passion, stamina, and drive - never giving up, conquering whatever the path threw at them. Spectators were also entertained throughout the day with concerts, organised by QNET, showcasing popular singing and dancing. QNET’s name emblazoned on stalls and painted on the tour’s cycling tracks: the company’s support and encouragement were unmistakable.


Local superstar cyclist Rasmane Ouedraogo was crowned the champion of Tour du Faso 2012. QNET’s Director of Sports Sponsorships, Mr Joachim Steffen commented, “QNET is truly proud to be a part of the Tour du Faso. We look forward to seeing cyclists from Burkina Faso and Africa in general, go on to win many more international cycling awards.” The Tour du Faso was 10 days of national pride and joy and a whole lot of fun!


[Headline] Cleaner Water That Brings Health To Your Life And Savings To Your Pocket


[Subline] Start Simple And Get The Basics Right With The QNET HomePure Water Filter System


HomePure Brings You Cleaner Water


To meet the rigorous requirements of a modern-day life your body demands a healthy lifestyle. But living in a world where we are surrounded by numerous sources of information about improving nutrition and exercise can definitely be overwhelming, leaving you feeling even more uncertain of where to start. One simple need that we tend to forget about is water. Drinking clean water is key to improving your lifestyle, so having the right type of water filtration in your home is vitally important, not only for you but also for your loved ones.


With 60-70 % of the human body being composed of water, there is no doubt that rehydration with clean and safe water is essential for health. Having a reliable water filter in your home is a must, but knowing which one to choose can be tricky. What you want to look at first is the type of filtration system. Modern day water filters use three different types of filtration: Reverse Osmosis (RO), Ultraviolet (UV) and Ultrafiltration (UF). Although Reverse Osmosis and Ultraviolet filter systems are considered effective water filtrates, in most cases they require an electricity source, large spaces for storage, and can be costly devices. On the other hand, Ultrafiltration filters, functioning through a hollow fibre membrane, hold many advantages over Reverse Osmosis and Ultraviolet with their smaller designs and self-sufficient operation, saving on your interior space and energy bills. They’re perfect for any household using pre-treated water (tap water that comes from your mains supply), trapping even the tiniest traces of bacteria and microscopic impurities, ranging in size from 0.001-0.3 micron, making your water safer, cleaner and tastier!


With this in mind, QNET has worked hard to come up with a safer and more efficient water filtration system that can revolutionise not only your health but also your home, the exclusive HomePure water filter. HomePure is an easy-to-use and chic Ultrafiltration filter that requires nothing but a simple attachment to your household faucet, giving you the satisfaction and assurance of purer and more hygienic water. Using a special seven-stage Ultrafiltration system, the HomePure water filter is a true one-of-a-kind, showcasing QNET’s cutting-edge innovation in lifestyle products.


Seven Stages To Cleaner Water


Stage 1. Starting with a sediment pre-filter made from PE net and two-layered non-woven fabric, this pre-filter effectively traps suspended water solids, removing matter such as rust residues, mud and sand particles spanning a size larger than 5 microns.


Stage 2. The water passes through an activated carbon block filter, comprising of a larger filter surface area, giving an excellent chemical absorption and mechanical filtration. Nasty chemicals such as chlorine, TTHM (Trihalomethane) and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) are removed.


Stage 3. Next, the water immerses through a set of activated carbon ceramic balls promoting efficient absorption and deodorisation, improving the taste of the water and also further removing suspended chemical substances.


Stage 4. The fourth stage of filtration involves the Japanese technology of Pi-water ceramic, neutralising the detrimental effects of active oxygen present in the water. This iron-based compound prevents the action of hazardous ions, better controlling the oxidation-reduction reaction rate.


Stage 5. The water reaches a layer of tourmaline ceramic balls reducing water clustering, having antibacterial and deodorising qualities. The water is ionised and alkalised providing a great source of mineral microelements that are beneficial for body wellness.


Stage 6. The ultrafiltration hollow fibre membrane filters out microscopic contaminants and bacteria due to the tiny pores on its membrane, ranging from 0.01 to 0.1 micron, but still allows healthy natural trace minerals to pass through, giving the water a more naturally balanced state.


Stage 7. At the final stage, the water passes through an antibacterial Silver-lite stone located in the filter outlet. Made up of inorganic compounds, the antibacterial Silver-lite stone effectively prevents future bacterial and algal growth from re-entering and re-growing inside the filter. The freshly filtered water can remain uncontaminated even through to the very last moment of filtration, making the water the safest for your home and drinking use.


Aside from giving you and your loved ones a top-of-the-range super Ultrafiltration system, HomePure comes in a compact and easy-to-handle size, fitting in most spaces and countertops. Its user-friendly design means it can be installed in seconds without the need of professional tools or plumbing. Simply attach the device valve directly to the desired main faucet and it’s ready to go. And it doesn’t need an electricity source, so you can rest easy knowing that you won’t be receiving hefty electricity bills from bringing a safer water source into your home.


Approved and certified by the NSF International standard, HomePure is functionally designed to provide a high-quality, mechanically advanced seven-filter media Ultrafiltration (UF) system all combined into one filter cartridge. Replacing the filter cartridge couldn’t be easier as a smart indicator will signal when the filter has reached its full life. With a sleek and modern look, the HomePure water filter fits into any modern kitchen or office space, adding to the decor as opposed to being a clunky piece of machinery in the corner. With all of these impressive features, HomePure is certainly a winning contender as far as modern water filters go, giving you purer, better tasting and more hygienic water for all to enjoy.


For more information about how to get a HomePure water filter for your home or office, please visit or the QNET website at


[Headline] Did You Know...


Your Home May Be Killing You?


Energy is money, so we all try our best to save on energy costs. By making our homes more airtight through better insulation we can make our homes more energy efficient, but by doing so are we poisoning ourselves by trapping indoor pollutants in our home?


To keep indoor pollutants such as dust, bacteria, and mould under control, using common cleaning products can release chemical vapours and odours, creating even more harmful substances into our homes. Even using modern-day technology such as computers, printers and mobile phones have a negative cost, emitting more hazardous waste like ozone and e-smog into the air we breathe.


Stop And Think!


Think about the environment you are creating for yourself and your family. Investing in a good air purifier could be the changing point that you need for your home life.


Air Pure: Removing 99 % Of Those Nasty Air Pollutants


Air Pure has a unique filtration technology, which removes particles as small as 0.01 microns, giving you air that is approximately 99.9 percent pure. It’s the world’s first and only device which combines two advanced purification methods; Water Surface Trapping and Nano-Membrane Technology.


With its very simple and unique design, Air Pure is light in weight and easy to move around, making it a very user-friendly edition to your home.


Breathe Easy, Stay Healthy


Make your home, office and any indoor space a safer and cleaner environment with Air Pure. And why not spice up the scent of your indoor rooms with Air Pure Essential Oil Blends, three uniquely formulated aromatherapy oils that you add to your Air Pure air purifier, perfectly safe for your health, giving your home that extra little breath of fresh air!


TRAVEL ARTICLE // minalism 2013

During my time living in Hong Kong and Thailand, I was fortunate to travel to many locations within South East Asia on airlines like Air Asia, Tiger Airways and Bangkok Airways. With the frequency of my travels, I was able to familiarise and study their in-flight magazines, instigating my curiosity to write and create a similar style travel piece of my own. Below is a travel article that I wrote about Siem Reap, Cambodia, in a page layout that I created using my own personal photography.

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