Author’s drawing

Once Upon a Time There Lived a Fair and Democratic Home Business Mentor

No person should feel disenfranchised from the Internet Economy … and how to make it work

Annemarie Berukoff
5 min readNov 29, 2022


Her name was Lisa, a teacher, who after early retirement became interested in the network marketing industry with wellness products. Based on personal research, it didn’t take much to ascertain that vitamin supplements manufactured by a doctor were better quality than mass produced privately labeled bottles on the store shelf. It seemed a worthwhile message to share to maintain a wellness healthy lifestyle rather than treat sickness and disease.

At first, the more she learned, the more she supported the ideals of the network marketing foundation as a viable home business where people with little money and some sweat equity could make life-changing income.

The marketing process sounded basic enough based on 3 steps to make residual profits:

  1. use company product
  2. promote company’s message
  3. duplicate the process

Soon, however, experience deflated her expectations where often the matrix system worked for top influential power players; but, mostly results were far poorer for less capable but equally hopeful people. Prospecting and selling were major hurdles for the untrained distributor.

Some serious introspection was due, especially taking into account her trained objectives as a good teacher to help each student in her class realize the best of their abilities, regardless of differing backgrounds or aptitudes.

All her career, the main objectives were to preserve and enhance the sense of student’s self-worth with lessons that were generally presented fairly to all students with remedial measures where necessary. This open-minded system helped to ensure that no student would be left behind.

Remember, even the quiet kid in the back of the room had a voice and deserved to be heard.

But how could these objectives be applied to the networking marketing curriculum as such; particularly, to help the success rate of underperforming individuals?



Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology