About AlohaMelani
Joined November 2016
It's April 2019, over 2 years here on WA and I now realize that my profile needs updating after writing this blog post: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/alohamelani/blog/for-my-son

In a nutshell, I've created a few web pages, but never really became the blogger I thought I would be after joining WA. However, I am now helping my son with his YouTube site by helping him maintain a blog, nelsazon.com.

So, now I need WA again! I'm relearning everything and I'm so glad I maintained my membership! The web hosting and support has been phenomenal, so the membership, even without using the training on an ongoing basis has been well worth it.



OLD Post from when I first started at Wealthy Affiliate in November 2016:

I joined Wealthy Affiliate because I want to diversify my online earnings.

I looked into Affiliate Marketing back in 2008, however I never went forward with it as I was busy running someone else's IT company. I quit my job as an IT Channel Director/Project Manager at a Cloud computing company in the first quarter of 2015 when my online sales business that I started on the side in 2013 took off.

Since I'm a "one woman show" it is very difficult to make millions in online sales without hiring a crew. I've had the flexibility of working from home for over 8 years, so I can't imagine going into an office every day to manage employees at this time. Another stream of income online will have to be the way to 7 figures for me.

I grew up in Hawaii, but live in Florida. I love dancing, traveling, comedy shows and bumming at the beach. I have a hubby and 2 kids. I am brutally honest, so I come across as harsh at times, but I'm a pretty nice person. :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.

Since you joined and have returned you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve and there will always be something new to learn.

You must keep referring to the training (it does get updated from time to time).

If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 500 blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me a message anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.

Have a great day.
AlohaMelani Premium
Thanks! I never actually left WA...I still had premium membership...I just created some static websites and never really became a blogger! The WA web hosting is a great deal for all that you get, so I was able to use the web hosting for my existing business. :)

Now that my son is a YouTuber I figured I'd better keep up a blog for him...and now I'm engaging with the WA community (which is awesome) again because of it. I'm so pumped that I'm finally going through the Affiliate Bootcamp to see if I can promote WA for another income stream.

Your work is so impressive! I will definitely go through your blogs. Be careful what you ask for...I may take you up on messaging you when I'm stuck! LOL

Thanks for following back!

Robert-A Premium
No probs and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.

I meant what I said - you get stuck, you get in touch and I will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

I see you don't click the 'Like' function.
You do know from your time here that its part of the WA Algorithm and shows you are getting involved with the community?

Of course you don't have to like anything and concentrate 100% on why you are here.
As far as I'm concerned that is absolutely ok but some members will be wondering why you don't like them lol.

Have a great Friday.
AlohaMelani Premium
Thanks for the tip! I'm somewhat of a speed reader so I skim and move on to get as much info in my brain as possible...You're right I'll have to slow down and press 'like' !!! :)

Robert-A Premium
As I said you don't have to 'Like' anything.
Concentrate on why you are here is perfectly ok simply because liking anything wont make you a penny, will it?
Enjoy your Saturday.
Ali-M Premium
Dear Melani, hope you're fine and engoying your WA journey! ).

I've recently followed you in G+ and leaved +1 for your posts (some of them are really interesting on my eyes...good work!).
I would be happy to have your following back and I appreciate it if you could leave me +1 for my last post and some of my last posts too; it gives me some nice positive energy! ;)

Since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks. (if you like too of course)
Here are my other networks links:

Google: https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digital-World-Guru-847606122036894
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Feel free to contact me if I can help you with anything and wish you great success in your online business. )

AlohaMelani Premium
Hi Ali,

Thank you for the follow and +1. I just set G+ up a few hours ago, so I really appreciate the love.

I followed back and +1 several of your Google+ posts. Very informative!

I also followed you on twitter. :)

gifted76 Premium
Thanks for the follow I returned the favor. I love the post and your absolutely right. That's why you always see influencers promoting their social media. It's another stream of residual income and once your fan base rises your ad revenue does as well. Also with all your experience you can hire a ghost writer and write a book Cloud Computing which is still very much in demand. That's another residual stream of income and in 2016 you don't need a major book publisher to print physical copies. Once you sell enough digital copies publishers will begin to approach you. Or computer companies may hire you for speaking gigs.
AlohaMelani Premium
Thanks! As a Channel Director I had my fair share of speaking at conferences in the Cloud computing space. I have thought about using CreateSpace...it has been on my radar, however not so much for the cloud, but for everything else in my crazy head! Thank you for the follow back!

VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings Melani,

I just wanted to return the "follow" and extend a late welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

It seems you're off to a fast start; looking forward to hearing your "brutally honest" voice, lol. I can take it and so can a lot of us!

A toast to your success!
TW2016 Premium
Hi Melani
Welcome to WA, great connecting with you and look forward to communicate with you often too.

If you have time Melani, could you drop by my blog and have a read at it. I hope the blog will be helpful and motivates you. If you like the blog you read, please indicate "Like". I'm also alone person doing the site niche and it's possible.

Thank you.

Kind regards
AlohaMelani Premium
Terry, absolutely! I read your blog and genuinely liked it! It was a pleasure to read. Thank you for connecting with me!
Loes Premium
Hello Melani,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please add a comment to this message or leave them on my profile.
Success building your business in 2016-2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
AlohaMelani Premium
Wow! I followed the right person. Thanks you for pointing me to your helpful resources! I'm sure I'll need them.

JasonJF Premium
Hey, Aloha,

Thank you for following me here at WA. I have also followed back.

My advice is to take a lot of action here! You can really achieve a whole lot when you are dedicated and take it seriously.

This is a legitimate and unique opportunity for anyone with a burning desire to succeed.

I believe in you!

kmotte Premium

Welcome aboard to the Wealthy Affiliate membership level. I believe someone with your business background will be able to take the information provided here and lunch a very success online business or in your case increase your current business.

I believe there are a number of articles and members that your can reach out to in regards to scaling your business.

In your current business, have you considered the use of Virtual Assistants (VA's) to scale your business? Here are a few articles I found on using VA's Nice meeting you here on WA.

AlohaMelani Premium
Hi Keith!

Yes I "thought" about using VA's in the past, but I never executed a plan of action. I appreciate your suggestion as it is a great reminder that I need to get my process documented so I can train a helper. Thank you for these awesome links!

I'm so glad I followed you!
kmotte Premium
No problem.
pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, Aloha! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!

I keep a pretty good pulse of my referrals here, especially the ones that are working hard to help themselves (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so if you're willing to work hard here, I'm happy to help support you every way that I can!

Let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
pribs Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
AlohaMelani Premium
Hi Ian! I'm getting used to the community and hope to get through most of the material before Thanksgiving. I joined based on the recommendation in your free lessons. I found you when I was looking up Anik Singal as he has a "turnkey" inbox blueprint email marketing program that I was skeptical about. It includes training, free content creators, niche analyzers, email templates, list building training, traffic training and support. I am interested in all of those things, but I do like the price of WA much better! Please lead me in the direction of any comparable items that I mentioned if they are available here at WA.

Your're right. I have a few niche's in mind, however I'm also unsure if I should just develop and monetize my websites for my online sales business to start.

Also, since I do own my own domains, what is the best way to move forward? I want to have several websites with different niche's. Should I create a brand new website with a new niche so I can learn from it?

Thank you for reaching out. I'm already starting to see the value in Wealthy Affiliate and look forward to setting up this new stream of income!

pribs Premium
Hey Aloha! Well there's a mixed bag of answers here.

You're going to find the training here at WA to be A LOT more legitimate than what Anik puts out. He promises overnight success and quick money in a lot of his sales presentations, as well as a dream of making passive income. Nobody's income in this industry started off passive - it starts off with a lot of busting your behind until you can get to the point of handing it off to a team and making it passive. And nothing happens overnight in this industry.

The downside to that is... WA is pretty basic overall. Totally legitimate and a clear path to success if you follow the training (albeit a very long one; much longer than it has to be), but they don't teach a lot of the advanced strategies you may find in more expensive courses. So long story short: The path taught here at WA is very different than what Anik *claims* to teach, but it's much more legitimate overall.

To answer your question about domains/websites - yes, you'd likely want a new domain for each niche site. There are very rare exceptions to this, but in almost every case you'll want a new domain for each niche.

I hope that helps!
AlohaMelani Premium
Thanks for your reply! Very helpful!
LastRhino Premium
Hello !
Welcome to the WA community, and congratulations on upgrading to premium! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.

From <https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/lastrhino
pribs Premium
Hey Aloha! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):

1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.

Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.

After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.

2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.

3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.

4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.

Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!

On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.

I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!

I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.

Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!

You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl

P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c

Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!