About MelWaller
Joined March 2019
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to view my profile. :-) Update Jan 16, 2020

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! Our baby girl is due any day now!)

Publisher with 1005 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 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 my family and I.

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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Jan64 Premium
Hi Mel,
You sent me a note saying you were following me. I get notices like that all the time, but I can never find what people have written. I saw your note, but then it went away and I can't find it. Can you help? How do I find these messages.

And yes that is my dog Hera. She's about 1 1/2 years old and a handful!
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MelWaller Premium
Are you referring to notifications you get at the Bell Icon in the upper right? If so, it is just saying who is now following you. It does not mean they sent a message. Personally, I never send msg's when I follow someone.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Mel
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Jan64 Premium
I was referring to the note you sent about my dog. That's the one I can't find again.
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KoenGerard Premium
Hey Mel, just read your bio and also you latest blog . YOU ARE A VERY AMAZING AND INSPIRING PERSON . Thanks for sharing.
I also lost almost everything last year after having had my own business for almost 20 years . I am struggling to start up again.
I never thought that it would be so difficult . PERSEVERANCE is mij keyword . Nice meeting you and hope to get in contact with you . greetings, Koen from Belgium
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks Koen!

If you ever need to talk as you sort through things, just message me and we can set something up. No charge. No upsell. Just man to man. Been there, done that.

Mel
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KoenGerard Premium
thanks Mel . We will do that. I keep it in mind .
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MelWaller Premium
Your Welcome!

Mel
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KathyAnne Premium
Hi Mel, thank you for following me. You have a very interesting profile and love the idea you've been publishing on Amazon. What a great way to make passive income. Great to see you've done so much travelling, that must have been great fun. I wish you every success with blogging. I also love writing and have been blogging for a while, though as yet no consistent sales. Best wishes :)
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks!

I only joined in March and I am not expecting hardly any sales in the first 6 months. Stay focused and continue to take consistent action. The sales will come.

To Your Success!

Mel
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Jerry55 Premium
Hi Mel,
You are quite nice open,
I went true so many weird things, but I am a bit introvert, compared to you... But if I can help to someone(and he really want it) , my heart is opened and I am able to dig out the best from my own....
Looking forward to discuss with you any business matters and ideas... Jerry55
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks!

In my youth, I was an introvert... now I can't stop talking... haha

Mel
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SildeMarins Premium
Hi Nell thanks for following me
Your story is very touching and your writing is fantastic it describes and transmites the grate energy you possess inside. Thanks for sharing
I hope you could share with me some skills to help me make some money I am stuck in the process i find it hard to learn online I am a hands on person and highly visual i learn more by being showed how to so for me it is hard to follow words or instructivos, english is my second language witch doesn’t help
I also find very hard to decide on what product to pick or what to do on line m. I knows what should do what I liked and what I understand or Donne most in life but I find what I always did as work and that knowledge is not valuable when transferred online and to be able to sell a product I need to pick a great one so I’m very frustrated and in so much need to make some money
So I hope you talk to me and help me to Find my way into this wide web world
Thanks you
Silde
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MelWaller Premium
I will PM you...

Mel
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SildeMarins Premium
What is PM?
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MelWaller Premium
I am sorry. I have sent you a PM Private Message.

Mel
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SildeMarins Premium
That is grate thanks
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AForsyth1 Premium
hi SildeMarins
I know its a hard life when without. Stick with the free training and positive attitude and the pieces will fall into place for you. Patience is a virtue.
much love and prosperity
-Angela
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