About MelWaller
Joined March 2019
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to view my profile. :-) Update Jan 28, 2020

I'm Mel Waller

Melissa Jeane was born 26 Jan 2020. My secret motivation. :-)

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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Revised Goals. At this time, I am happy with steadily increasing my income from multiple sources. I am pleased with how everything is going. I continue to work full time and I imagine I always will because mostly, I enjoy my work and touching lives.
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?
Revised Goals. At this time, I am happy with steadily increasing my income from multiple sources. I am pleased with how everything is going. I continue to work full time and I imagine I always will because mostly, I enjoy my work and touching lives.

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
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How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
To Your Success! Mel
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Carson Premium
Great to see that you've added some goals Mel!

Working towards achieving these goals will happen as you take action on the lesson tasks here at WA. Ask questions when you have them, and take your time. This is not a race, and your time investment will have you up and running before you know it!

You're going to do just great!

Carson
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allysin Premium
Thank you for the follow, Mel :) Welcome to WA community. I wish you all the good luck and success with achieving your goals.

You can definitely do it!
Alena
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You are most welcome Alena!

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calvinsept Premium
Welcome...MelWaller..You are an awesome individual and human being. You accomplishments are "Light Years Away" ,,,from me
but your connections with success gives me the fuel I need to make things happen in my life. If you don't mind...I look forward
to every now and then just touching bases with you. Hope soon to follow your advice.

Thanks MelWaller
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks Calvin!

Semper Fi Mac!

Mel
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tperales Premium
Mel, you have had a great traveling experience. I have been to the Philippines at least 13 times. Angeles City, Bacholad, Samar, Leyte, Subic Bay, Bohol, and more. I do a lot of christian missionary work worldwide.
You will most likely be a success in this program because you love writing. Keep going forward. Great Success! Tim Perales
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Thanks a lot, Tim!

Mel
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gojennygo Premium
Hi Mel, I can relate to your story. I grew up in a hellish environment, not of my choosing. I also choose to be a light in whatever darkness or situation that I or my family face. I choose to be encourager, peacemaker, and a voice in matters that concern children and topic of abuse.

By the way, I am inspired by your success making passive income through Amazon. I am currently working on completing my illustrations for my first children's storybook for Amazon Kindle. I am both writer and illustrator and my goal is to produce as much fun, inspiring, imaginative books for children as I can.
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Thanks Jennifer!

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Deatrice Premium
Hi Mel,
Thanks for the Follow. I'm Following you back. Wow! You are a real life 'Captain America.' Also, between the 5 Countries you've lived in and the 5 Hobbies you've mentioned, you already have 10 Niches locked, loaded, and ready to go. Isn't it just like a Marine (another Niche) to come to the party 'PACKING!' LOL! I'm sure you will be a great success so I might as well just say I'll see you in Vegas at the Super Affiliate Party in 2021!

PEACE,
Deatrice
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:-) Thanks Deatrice!

Mel
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poobsy Premium
Thats quite a profile. I guess probably most of us here at wealthy affiliate have horror stories to tell of some sort or another, yours is quite fascinating, you ve led quite a life and seen a lot of country. Thanks for the follow Mel, I`m following you back. Hopefully we cross paths someday, maby Vegas.
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Thanks Barry!

Mel
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