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

I'm Mel Waller, a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. I can help you become one, too!

Publisher with 1,172 titles in print, mostly reprints of Public domain works, selling mostly on Amazon. 280 ebooks selling on Amazon.
Author 40+ books. I hope to write about my life and experiences in the near future.

Looking to write your own ebook/book? Click on the Facebook link in my Profile and you'll find my "Intro to Writing, Publishing & Becoming an Amazon Bestseller" public Facebook group. Lets get that book written!

All my income is thru 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 can always be reached at: melwaller@gmail.com

My Skype name is: melwaller

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 7 years. - Mabuhay!
Did I mention I loved traveling? haha

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. :-)

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.

Today in my 2nd life, I am remarried and my wife recently joined WA also
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/wenbenting

Together, we have one amazing daughter. :-)

With all my Love!

Mel Waller
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Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
I am happy with my current passive income. Took time to get here, but well worth it.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$10,000 per month/$120,000 per year will put my family living in Oahu, Hawaii. Aiming for Sept 2025 if not sooner.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Literally 24/7 for the next 3 1/2 years or until we reach Hawaii. Then I might scale it back to 40 - 50 hours a week and enjoy life even more.
 
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?
I am happy with my current passive income. Took time to get here, but well worth it.

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
$10,000 per month/$120,000 per year will put my family living in Oahu, Hawaii. Aiming for Sept 2025 if not sooner.

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Literally 24/7 for the next 3 1/2 years or until we reach Hawaii. Then I might scale it back to 40 - 50 hours a week and enjoy life even more.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Broken down, this is going to be more than achievable for you (and then some). The internet has over 2 billion people actively search for and buying things online. All you need to do is connect with a few of these people each day to meet your initial goal!

I know with some hard work and persistence you will achieve all of your goals and then be building brand new ones. I am here to help if you ever need anything and you have an entire community rooting for your success here at WA Mel! :)
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Absolutely achievable, Kyle! We have our success stories here as proof. It's Mindset along with massive action and never giving up. I have dropped the ball a few times and it was my mindset that tripped me up. I also have watched someone not in WA who started working online in 2019 who is authentic and has achieved way beyond my current goals so its very doable. If someone else did something, so can we if we want it bad enough and believe in ourselves. I also have my publishing business that shows me what I am more than capable of. Thank goodness, I have substantially shifted my mindset and thinking. Thanks Kyle!

Mel
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

Great goals here. The training will help you understand how this works so you can gauge how much time you want to spend to achieve your goals. With your determination to do the training and to apply it, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success. The Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

Now that you've outlined your goals, you can start working towards them. Remember that this is a journey and not a destination.

There is a lot of work ahead, so the more effort that you put in, the more you will achieve.

As Kyle (one of the owners) likes to say - success is very cumulative in nature.

Every action you take will add up to much greater success. I can tell you that when you earn your first money, it will all become very REAL and it will lead to much more success.

The more time you can spend working through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate, the sooner you will have the foundation that you can build upon.

As you build your online business remember the 4 Step Process. It is the successful framework for any online business.

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs signing up for and adding affiliate links to your posts)

We wish you much success in your online journey.
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ToDa21 Premium
Hi Mel, you rock this goal-setting task. I love the specificity of your goals. I'm impressed by your accomplishments so far.

The dark, icky parts of life keep us grounded and compassionate, so glad that you got that figured out. And that it's made you better, not bitter.

You've accomplished some of my goals so happily following you!
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thank you very much Tomi!

Welcome to WA!

Mel
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Jaz333 Premium
Hey Mel ... Not sure if you saw it but Diane just recently posted a blog that had a response from Carson explaining how and why write bans happen.

You can have a look here: Thankfully I have never received a ban myself but I have known quite a few others who have. Not really sure what to make of it all. I do agree that it might be worth the time for Kyle and Carson to revisit how these things are happening as there seem to be quite a few people as of late who are receiving these bans and do not deserve them.

It appears there might be a group of members who know the system very well and have banned together to use that information to the detriment of some others. I truly hope this isn't the case but with a community as large as this one, there is bound to be a few bad apples.

With any luck things will change somehow now that you and a few other members in good standing have shined a light on these things bringing attention to this matter.

Best, Shannon
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks Shannon for sharing this! I have read it.

Mel
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AdamReger Premium
Hey there Mel, I was just reading your profile. I'm sorry to hear that you were bullied. I was bullied a lot too and some of those people still haven't changed, even though I'm now 30 years old. I used to have very low self-esteem, and I was scared being around people. I'll start to have panic attacks and nearly faint. Even had people say things that weren't true about me and even keyed my vehicle, or flatted my tires. Some kept asking and insisting that I'm not doing anything with my life, even though I was clearly working and going to school at the time. (few years ago), or they say I'll never make it and I'll come crawling back home to my parents. Got so mad when one of them told me that. Started laughing at my face. Felt like punching him. LOL. A few years ago, I moved out from that area and never been happier.
Some people are just evil and won't change when they grow up. The best thing to do is to focus on yourself and become successful. Show them who's boss.
I wish you the best of luck and be safe out there.
Adam
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks Adam! It's ok. It has all shaped me into who I am today. I would recommend some kind of Martial Arts, not so much to be able to fight, but as a form of discipline. Having been in the U.S. Marines, that really gave me my confidence that I never had before and its a strength I can call upon any time.

Yes, there is evil in the world. No doubt about that.

Some people have been so damaged they really don't know what they are doing. Often repeating what has been done to them. The world is a mess. :-)

At the same time, its a grand adventure.

Take care always!

Mel
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AdamReger Premium
I overcame my depression, anxiety and irrational fears by facing my fears. Also, I think the older I got the better I became. Despite my asthma, I do yoga, I workout, go for long walks and I do like cooking. I always try to keep myself busy and keep my mind off the past. I’m glad you’re doing much better now. I wanted to join the navy but with my health issues I couldn’t. I wish you all the best. Be safe.
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Well done Adam. My mom had Asthma. Not a fun thing to deal with.

Mel
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AdamReger Premium
Oh wow just saw your reply. My feed blew up with comments. Sorry to reply late.
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Trent523 Premium
Wow Mel. Had me teary eyed there for a bit regarding your life. Was in military from 1982 to 1989 around your time too and coming back, it was rough. The 80s were a hard time, but was a lot safer than the world is today.

I feel your motivational sprit wanting to help others Mel and that's a great trait to have. I'm following you as well because I'd like to hear more from you and for you to keep in touch. I'll do the same, ok? Your spirit is infectious and I enjoy your writings. Keep up the great work and I hope to hear more from you soon. Take care man.

Trent
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks Trent for sharing and for your feedback. I am available if you ever need to chat.

Mel
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon
Keisha contacted me by email. I am forwarding her message.
Hi, someone triggered a write-ban and I will reply to you as soon as the ban is lifted. Thanks kindly for your reply and interest as YOU are very much appreciated.
Greetings from the south of Spain,
Taetske
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks for passing along the info from Keisha, Taetske. Gracias!

Mel
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laparra1 Premium
Sorry, forgot to say, Good afternoon Mel.

Keisha is fine and is concentrating on other things.

All the best, Taetske
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks again Taetske!

Mel
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Derral Premium
Brother, it's nice to meet you. I myself,not so much the writer but I definitely know where I am going to come when I need help. I really just want to say that I do appreciate your service. Maybe you didn't see any action but you were there regardless. Thank You.


GOD BLESS,
Derral
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MelWaller Premium Plus
Thanks again Derral! Appreciated.

Mel
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