About Onmyownterms
Joined July 2016
Hi, my name is Mel. I am an author, researcher, philanthropist, and philosopher. I retired from corporate America in May of 2014 at the age of 52.

I have been making money online since the mid-90s. I'm also a veteran of multiple MLMs. I built my first website in 1995, and have worked as a graphic designer, ghostwriter, web monkey and various other hats in my life.

I also spent three years as the marketing director for a large international non-profit where I was able to slash their costs by 90% and redesign their entire website to be easily maintained as a Wordpress blog (instead of a site they were paying $50/hr to maintain).

My focus has recently shifted from 'giving back' as part of this community to working for a new non-profit corporation for which I act as Secretary/Treasurer. Freedom Overground is a transgender inmate support program. (I'm an FTM transperson). I'm also freelancing again to keep boredom at bay.

I am currently working my way through Affiliate Bootcamp and blogging on WA daily with my progress. I'm excited about my new referral site, and I hope to be able to put a new spin on marketing WA to folks who wish to make money online.

I do no provide individual critiques of any member's work so that I may devote my support time to publicly answering questions and writing informational posts.

Also, it's important to note, if you contact me on Wealthy Affiliate via PM to work for you, I will deny your request per the community rules of no soliciting other members. If you find a way to contact me off platform with the same request, my response will be different. That is how I play by the rules. There are multiple content creators and designers here. I do not feel comfortable arranging a business relationship using this platform, even if I am not the one who makes the initial contact.
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It's not about the money for me. God will provide what I need. My happiness is not tied to money in any way. That being said, I'm willing to invest whatever time it takes to help my achieve my non-financial goal of helping others.
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onmyownterms Premium
It's not about the money for me. God will provide what I need. My happiness is not tied to money in any way. That being said, I'm willing to invest whatever time it takes to help my achieve my non-financial goal of helping others.
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JGarner Premium
This is a wonderful way to think. God bless you and your goals in life.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thank you.
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Kyle Premium
You absolutely can and you will achieve these goals (and likely beyond) Mel! Dedicate yourself to your goals and take action on what you learn here. Action leads to success and I have never seen anyone fail that doesn't quit.

I look forward to working with you and do let me know if you need a hand along the way. :)
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OlderGuy Premium
Hi Mel,

Thank you for following me; I'll definitely follow you.
Corporate America; I was there once, 15 years ago.

Mel, I'm glad you like to help people; I would love be able to send someone with experience a private message every time I get stuck creating my website.

It always seems to be the little technical things that take time to solve, and it gets frustrating, especially when you have to wait days for answers on something you want to solve immediately so you can continue creating your website.

I think these little things are the reasons a lot of people get frustrated and quit; something I don't want to do.

Have a great day
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onmyownterms Premium
Sending unsolicited PMs is prohibited, but I spend several hours in LiveChat every day answering questions.
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OlderGuy Premium
Sorry, I had no idea personal messages were prohibited; explain unsolicited to me, I'm green at this.

The last thing I want to do is something that is against Wealthy Affiliate laws and get someone in trouble.

Regards
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onmyownterms Premium
It means you can't just PM me out of the blue, you have to ask permission first. If this rule did not exist, the Ambassadors would be overwhelmed with people asking for personal attention. I make myself available in chat many hours a day to assist folks, and try to keep up with my messages as well. Adding several dozen messages would just be overwhelming. I'm pretty sure that's why that rule exists.
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OlderGuy Premium
Ok, I didn't realize, I misunderstood Kyle when I first joined Wealthy affiliate; I was under the impression I could send a private message to anyone within Wealthy Affiliate if I needed help; I have sent Kyle messages for help in the past without permission.

Thanks for clearing it up for me; from now on I will not send out any private messages, even to Kyle, without the members permission.
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onmyownterms Premium
Kyle/Carson, as site owners, are the exception to that rule. They're not 'users', they're owners. You can still message them at any time.
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OlderGuy Premium
The only time I ever bother Kyle is after waiting 2-3 days for an answer from the community and not receiving one. I find it very frustrating when I'm trying to build a website and can't find answers to my questions.

The main reason I joined Wealthy Affiliate was because I was sold on community involvement.

Thanks for your help; you cleared some things up for me.
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onmyownterms Premium
The quickest community involvement will always be LiveChat.
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JoyNelson Premium
Dear Mel,

I know commenting on your profile is a lesson in attachment but I am going to do it even though I know it will only last 7 days :) I just now noticed that you became an ambassador 3 days ago! I wanted to say congratulations. You are an incredible person and an excellent support within the Wealthy Affiliate Community. Hats off to you!

From my heart to yours,

Joy
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks Joy. I gave up on the 7 day thing - used to be I could fit 7 days of comments without scrolling. Not so much anymore. LOL I am always struck by the irony of those who do not seek attention, how much flows to them.
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despatis Premium
Dear Mel, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, most appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks Desmond.
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Marlene W Premium
A very warm good day to you. Thank you for following me. I follow you right back.
Welcome to my awesome circle of friends here at WA. We are all awesome and we love to help each other succeed.
Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.
Great blessings and success to you
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks Marlene.
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Hi

I was doing some research and came across this Niche` I just wanted your input on it. Binary Options as a Niche, meaning trafficking volumes are a lot as in brokers have affiliate programs, with bringing new customers to their firms. I have some knowledge to Binary Options and I know quite a few broker sites and have access to reviews from youtubers etc.

I'm just clearing this idea with you as to know that it's a good one meaning that their won't be any problems to this. I have also researched the traffic that these sites project and the numbers are a lot. Casino sites have showed similar traits to high traffic, but I'm more leaning to Binary Options as I have knowledge to this field.
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onmyownterms Premium
1) Gambling sites are not allowed here. 2) There are several other people doing binary options here at WA, so it is a legitimate niche, I just have no knowledge on it specifically. If you've got the contacts, then it's a good niche to pursue.
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Thanks a lot Mel!!!

You have made things a lot more easier for me as now I know it's a go for Binary Options. Thank you soo very much.

Have a great night
:)
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