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

I'm Mel Waller

Publisher with 1,152 titles in print, mostly reprints of Public domain works, selling mostly on Amazon. 280 ebooks selling on Amazon.
Author 4 books

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 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

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.

To Your Success!

Mel Waller
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Bellasarah Premium
Thank you Mel for following me. I read your profile, and I want to thank you for sharing. I like real life stories. A lot of people are scared to share their real life stories. You are really successful. With successful, I mean, you did overcome the challenges in your life. Wow. Always believe in yourself. 😀
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Thanks for your feedback Bella!

Welcome to WA!

To Your Success!

Hi Mel,
Kudos! People can be rubbish if they want. Mostly they take what they can if you let them. If I see a bully, I bully them so hard they won't DARE to try it again. Power over is a very bad human trait and it is the basis of all our suffering.

Here's to your success!
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Thanks for sharing Wayne!

To Your Success as well!

Nick1992 Premium
Thank you for following me and thank you for your service to our beautiful country. My father was a paratrooper and thankfully he didn't experience any combat as well. I was reading more of your bio and noticed that I have similar interests like how you like to go fishing and just enjoy the beauty and peace that mother nature has to offer. I hope you have a prosperous future and that you remain happy. Thank you again for following me.
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Thanks for sharing Nicholas! You are most welcome!

Thanks @MelWaller for the follow! Following you back!:-D (not because you followed me first :-P). I actually sneaked at your blogs (oops!) and couldn't stop myself scanning all the 178! hha!

Awesome job Mel,I'm your avid reader already! Thanks for sharing about Ed Mylett and Jim Kwik (haven't searched for Jim Kwik yet, but for sure it's as worth the time too!)

Oh, by the way, the fact that you lived in my beloved country (the Philippines) makes me feel we're great e-neighbors! lol

Cheers to your generosity! More fun, business and top of all that, helping and inspiring people to do great as well! God bless you more!
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Salamat Laurren!

Salamat sa feedback. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Hi ... just read your profile pretty amazing. Actually I too am new to this whole experience... I came across WA online... kindly guide me if you will to earn online as I don't have any idea in which field I should focus on.

Thanks for adding me as a new friend.

Rajesh Kurian
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Hi Rajesh,

The training is very detailed so get started as soon as you can. You can ask questions to the community. They are very helpful. You can also ask Carson or Kyle. Welcome aboard~!

To Your Success!