About MelWaller
Joined March 2019
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to view my profile. :-) Update June 4, 2019

I'm Mel Waller

(On June 4th, we found out we're pregnant. Game changer. I'm working 24/7 going forward on my WA business. A child can be a great motivation!)

Publisher with 1000 titles in print, mostly reprints of Public domain works, selling mostly on Amazon. Around 300 ebooks.
Author 4 books

In Feb 2019, I just started taking blogging seriously and building this as my next source of passive income.

I've had many successful businesses in my life. I always preferred working for myself than collecting a paycheck from someone else.

I served in the U. S. Marines July 1980 to March 1988. No combat thankfully.

I love traveling! I lived in Oahu, Hawaii for 4 years total - Aloha!
I lived in Northern Japan - Misawa, Japan for 6 months - Hai! Domo!
I lived in Southern Spain - Rota, Spain for 3 1/2 years - Muchas Gracias!
I lived in the Philippines over 4 years. - Mabuhay!
Did I mention I loved traveling? haha

Hobbies: I used to collect coins, stamps, antiques, books, rocks, insects... haha just about everything. Very curious about things. I used to hunt and fish. I love the outdoors.

One year, I had a metal detector and enjoyed hunting for lots of goodies in the ground. Very relaxing and exciting wondering about what was about to be revealed. Most interesting find: 1884 star shaped Dubuque Dog Tag. Sold for $75 on ebay.

I love photography and this coming xmas 2019 I hope to buy a DSLR camera and get involved with that again. (Could be a challenge with baby on the way, but still striving for this)

I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE! That's a huge part of who I am.

I collect MEMORIES/experiences and NOT things. That fuels my Passion for Life.

In 2012, I got divorced after 24 years of marriage. I gave up everything I had except my small part time publishing business. I essentially started my life over with just about nothing. I worked 24/7 for the next 2 years saving and building up my publishing business. In 2014, I started living the laptop life and traveled to SE Asia and have been living on my passive income from publishing books, mostly reprints and they sell on Amazon. Sometimes in survival mode as income not even enough to buy the food I needed. Lost 90 lbs. I have gained some of that back. :-)

In Feb 2019, I decided to work on making money from blogging because I love writing and I've been learning a lot in the process and found my way here to WA in March 2019. One of the great blessings in my life because of the endless opportunities this provides me and my family.

I'm just about the friendliest person you are ever going to meet. When I go out my door, I am walking and talking to everyone I meet. Every day is a gift!

Now, my life has not been without major challenges. Bullied for 9 years in school. Low self-esteem. Depression. Came close to suicide in 1978, any closer and I wouldn't be here. Not exactly homeless, but I lived in my car for 4 months during the Recession of 1980.

I've witnessed the dark side of life. That's where my compassion comes from. I choose to be the light. I want to write about that some day. The story needs to be told.

To Your Success!

Mel
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Money I would be happy earning
Grateful for every $. My happiness does not come from income.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
ok $3000 a month would be exciting. Its a game worth playing.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Full time plus
 
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MelWaller Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
Grateful for every $. My happiness does not come from income.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
ok $3000 a month would be exciting. Its a game worth playing.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Full time plus
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Ahimbe Premium
You have set good and achievable goals.
I am sure with the online training here, you will make it.
I wish you the best as you progress
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Good luck!
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Carson Premium
Great goals Mel,

The first step to achieving success online is to set some goals and now that you have done this you can start working towards them. Your goals are absolutely achievable and realistic. Dedicate yourself to working through the training, taking action, and getting help when you need it.

I am personally here to help you and there are many others within the community that will reach out to help too.

You are already doing great, keep it up!

Carson
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Love your attitude!! Best wishes!
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome goals Mel! As long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you’re going to achieve your goals. Stay consistent and be patient!
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jimg411 Premium
Wish you great success in your online business. This site will definitely help you reach your goals.
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MBowers1 Premium
Hi Mel. It's nice to meet you. Thanks you very much for following me. I've returned the favor. I think it's safe to say that you've experienced a few things during your life. Your profile is a great read. It expresses your excitement for life. The ups and downs and all arounds that life brings us simply builds the beautiful art of living that is us all. I wish you all the best in life.
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks!

Mel
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OldGeorge Premium
Hi Waller,
finally I found the place where I can find my followers :-)
Sorry for being late - very busy days and night at the moment! :-)

Just wanted to say thank you being my follower and wish you a nice labor-day(night) ...

Best Regards from Austria,
Old George
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks Old George!

Mel
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JMushauri2 Premium
Hi Mel,

Thanks for the like. Greatly appreciated. Have done the same and I hope we can have a mutually beneficial interaction here on WA.

Your bio really touched. Went through a similar experience in my life. Not bullied but a nasty combination of loneliness and homelessness but from early on I decided to fight (and not give up).

Wishing you all the best with achieving your goals and I certainly could benefit getting some writing tips here and there.

Regards,

Josh
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks Josh!

Stay Strong. Write from the heart. :-)

Mel
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BruBeck Premium
Hi Mel, and thanks for the follow. As I read your posts I can see that you truly do want to help others and that you have the gift of encouragement. Keep it up! You will not only go far yourself but help others to do the same. That is a great combination.
Blessings,
-Bruce
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks Bruce!

Mel
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SGame Premium
Hi Mel! Just stopping by to thank you for the follow!

Also, you seem to have hobbies that I was interested in! I too started coin collecting, and I wanted to get better at photography.

I also was interested in possibly writing a book or two, but that's something I'd probably work on later. On another note though, if you have experience and passion with writing in general, you'll probably have an advantage with your site already!

Thank you for your service, and keep being the brighter side of life!
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks!

Mel
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