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

I'm Mel Waller

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

Publisher with 1090 titles in print, mostly reprints of Public domain works, selling mostly on Amazon. 279 ebooks selling on Amazon.
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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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
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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!

Mel
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Thank you for the follow. Im fallowing you back. eople here are awesome.
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Yes, they are. Thanks Sagar!

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Hi Mel,
You seems nice 🙂 Im a filipino I came across to you life story and It was a sucessful one. It motivates me. Thank you for following, I already follow you. Im new here, lookinforward to my new Adventure here online. Hope you can advice me.
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Salamat sa follow Rhea!

Dive into the training and learn as much as you can. Hopefully you can go Premium and continue to learn more. This can be very helpful to you in so many ways.

What part of the Philippines are you at?

I am on the Island of Cebu.

To Your Success!

Mel
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Im in Mindanao area.
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ah ok. Salamat Rhea.

Mel
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Hi Mell you sound like such a beautiful person, I just came across
your name and just had to go take a look. I'm new here and don't have a clue what I'm getting myself into. I'm not one for a lot of words or writing because it's not in my genes, neither is spelling.
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Dewald,

I wish you the very best.

Mel
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Im in the same boat...this is very new to me but am willing to learn. Im also very quick to catch on if I find the correct guidance. Perhaps we can learn and climb this to the top together
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hi Mel Waller, I have followed you . Loved reading your life journey its both inspires me and gives me hope you will be willing to help me with the challenges of getting this new journey I am stepping into off the ground and moved on to some success. I look forward to your guidance.
Thank you again
Donna
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Thanks Donna!

To Your Success!

Mel
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KenD2 Premium
Mel,

I enjoyed reading your bio and how you persevered and overcame it. I guess that comes from your military background. Thank you so much for serving our Great Nation. You sacrifice seemed evident in the diverse after 25 years. Sometimes adversity gives us strength and determination that we may not have know we possess.
Like you, I divorced after 20 years but the silver lining for me was I later married my high school sweetheart and could not be happier.
I love your attitude and desire to teach and lead others. Servant leaders are more in demand now than ever before.
Good luck with your continued success.
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks for sharing Ken!

Nice to hear about your 2nd marriage. That's great!

I believe all the challenges if we persist make life interesting and worth living.

Mel
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Audiist Premium
Hi Mel, still a newbie here until I see if my plan is a good fit.
Meanwhile, your story is one of hope and overcoming challenges; a winning plot in MANY stories. Dream, struggle, success!
My marriage lasted 25 years w two great kids. My travels were to Europe, never to Asia. I expect you had military experience there, hence familiarity.
I've published on Amazon with several books and may work on them here, after finishing the current project.
So, it was interesting to learn of you, your life and plans. Best wishes for success In these challenging times. (I can't imagine sitting home without goals to pursue and relying solely upon "entertainers". Ugh.)
Be well,
Dale
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I heard a quote from one of the TV medical personalities about having a GOOD ATTITUDE. His advice: finish projects.
I agree and will attempt to do so. :-)
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MelWaller Premium
Thanks for sharing Dale!

Yes, no time for the entertainers. I will leave the tv on a news channel muted in case something of interest pops up.

Otherwise work takes up most of my time.

To Your Success!

Mel
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RolandK Premium
Hi Mel,

Nice to meet you at WA and thank you for sharing your profile with us. I wish you great success in WA affiliate marketing. Since you are a writer, I believe you can leverage your skill to create great conten online while helping others. I am not a writer, but I found out that I enjoy writing too in the process of create content on my website. if you have time please visit my website premiumcarcare.siterubix.com and give me some feedback.

keep in touch

Roland
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MelWaller Premium
Your site is looking good Roland. One thing in particular that I noted was everywhere in bold, the world Oil is spelled Oll with the i looking like an l. Fix that and it won't distract the reader.

To Your Success!

Mel
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RolandK Premium
Hi Mel,

Thanks for catching that, I will run another check to catch any misspell.

Roland
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You are most welcome Roland!

Mel
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