About Me

This is MEHi, my names Roderick, but on the internet, I usually go by my middle name, “Nathaniell”.

I’m an internet marketer, and One More Cup of Coffee is a website where I teach people how to start an online business and make money from home.

I wasn’t always an internet marketer; in fact, I’ve done quite a few different jobs over the years.

But internet marketing was the career path that ‘clicked’ for me, mostly because I could do it from the comfort of my own home and according to my own schedule.

But let’s start a bit further back; if you’re going to get to know me, you should know a bit about where I’m from and what I’ve done.

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I grew up in California, but left soon after graduating high school to travel in Europe. I was completely bored in the US and wanted to see the world. At the time, I had a friend living in Prague, so used her house as my “home base” between trips. When I needed money or had some down-time, I freelanced as an English teacher.

Eventually I landed a pretty sweet job as a kindergarten teacher, so I was officially getting paid to play duck-duck-goose and hide-and-seek for a few hours a day.

After a few years doing that, I broadened my horizons and set my sights on China. I wanted to learn Mandarin and start the next chapter in my travels: Asia.

So that’s just what I did.

Travel The World

China was wild. I made tons of friends, traveled all over the country, and became fluent in Mandarin.

But after being in China for a while, I began thinking about my future. It had been ten years since I left the US. I was having a blast traveling, but I was still changing jobs every couple of years, working in places without any job security, for wages that made saving any money very difficult.


I needed a plan.

Make Money OnlineI can’t really remember how the idea was born, but it occurred to me that I could make money on the internet.

If I could somehow make US dollars while living abroad, I could live like a king.

I could work anywhere in the world and have cash flowing in while I sleep (on US time).

It took me about six months, from about January to June (2010) of browsing around different sites, joining tons of mailing lists, watching hours of promotional videos, and following my share of purported “gurus” before I came across Wealthy Affiliate.

In fact, I don’t even remember which website referred me to WA, but the point is that I got there and started my training in June 2010.

By September of that same year I had made my first sale, and I was hooked.

I could actually make money online.

The rest of my internet marketing journey takes off here, which you’re welcome to read.

But I want to talk about myself some more!

So it’s 2013 now, I’ve returned to the US, and work full time as an internet marketer.

Give You a Money TreeI’ve got a couple sites, but what I really enjoy doing is building different types of websites, looking for new revenue streams, and experimenting with different types of marketing strategies.

One More Cup of Coffee is about helping YOU.

So many people have helped me along the way, I think it’s time to “pay if forward”, and give back to the community.

After being in this industry for about 4 years now, I’ve seen hundreds of scams, misleading offers, and hyped sales pages claiming that you can make a billion dollars in 5 days with this one “secret system”

It’s a load of BS.

At the same time, even lots of the honest guys have trouble explaining things in a simple way, or just don’t have the patience to walk you through the baby steps.

I do.

I’ve got a free starter course that you can join that is designed specifically for newbies looking to start making money online. I’ve taken out all the hype and scam tactics that gurus use, and explained the concepts of how I (yes, ME) make money on the internet.

You can join the free course below, PLUS, if you join, you’ll be automatically signed up for future updates that I send out to my subscribers. This includes free insight about how I build my websites, silly mistakes I’ve made, and suggestions for squeezing more profit from your own businesses.

I love my subscribers, and respond to all emails, which is another awesome thing about being an exclusive member of my site. Where else can you get 1-on-1 support building an online business?


If you have any questions or comments you can contact me here, leave a comment below, or just respond to the email that’s in your inbox waiting for you after you sign up for the course.

I’ve got a couple of social media accounts, you know, Facebook, Twitter, etc, but most of the time I’m on Google+

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Teach Me To SailIf you’re in the Central Valley, drop me a line. We can grab a beer (or coffee) and talk internet marketing or just life in general.

And on one last note, I’d really like to learn how to sail, so if you know how to sail, or know someone that does, I’d be happy to discuss some kind of teacher-exchange where we can learn from each other.

Here are some pages I suggest you read, to learn more about what I have to offer at One More Cup of Coffee, and how you can start your Internet Marketing Business.

→ What is One More Cup of Coffee?

What is Wealthy Affiliate?


  1. mohd says


    what say you on built my list product by jimmy kim

    • says

      I haven’t reviewed that one yet!

  2. says

    Hey Nathaniell,

    Thanks for your valuable inputs!
    It was great to hear from you and I would be looking to search those affiliates asap. Those ideas were priceless.

    Thank you mate.

  3. Sahil says

    Hi Nathaniell
    I recently got my adsense account disabled and while searching over internet, I found your website and your article saying it’s a blessing if you got your adsense account banned. I was literally smiling after seeing that title, that was amazing to see and which is what motivated me a bit to expand to other affiliate networks. I am not pretty sure about which one to go for. Need your help on the same.

    I run a sports website which focuses on “Cricket match previews, prediction and tips”. I am currently an Amazon associate and applied to other ads network too but would love to hear your suggestions on how to move further in digital world without adsense and what should be the products or niche I should target to increase my revenue.

    • says

      Personally, I’d look for affiliate programs related to watching Cricket on TV, or maybe a ticket seller for cricket games. Maybe you can expand your content to include more stuff about how to play cricket and promote some tutorials. Affiliate networks are just companies that host many affiliate programs. You’ll need to find some affiliate programs related to your website. Search “cricket + affiliate programs” in Google and see what turns up.

      Oh, I’m sure there’s some kind of guide out there on how to make money betting on cricket, or maybe you could write your own guide based on your website content.

  4. Martin Akerman says

    Hi Nathaniell

    I have a website already and I am in the process of creating content. I should have my first 10 articles up by the end of this weekend. I also already have as newsletter series promoting my affiliate products. Do you think it is possible to be earning minimum of $3,000 per month profit within a 3 month period if I work on it full time?

    Also, I belong to another affiliate program (I won’t mention the name here out respect of them possibly being your competition), but how would joining your programme help me?

    • Nathaniell says

      To be honest, I think the vast majority of people starting in affiliate marketing will not be able to reach $3k in 3 months. Is it possible? Yeah, anything is possible. But realistically, I would expect you to just start making sales at that point if you work consistently. It took me 3 months to make my first sale.

      Is your affiliate program just an affiliate program or a training center? WA is an affiliate training center, so the main advantage of joining is to get training on how to drive traffic to your site and you can get help from the community.

      [Edit] I looked at your site and see who you are talking about now. I encourage you to read my review of Affilorama to see what I like about the company and what I don’t. Most notably, I dislike the kinds of upsells they send me. Check the “updates” section to see what I mean. But they are a legit training center other than that. I would say pick one company or the other to do your training, as you probably don’t need both.

    • Martin Akerman says

      Great, thanks for the input.

      I see you recommend to stay away from the AffiloJetpack option. Unfortunately this is what I purchased and I’m long gone past the money back period of 30 days :(

      Why do you recommend staying clear of the JetPack option on Affilorama?

    • says

      My main issue with that product is the cost, and the fact that it uses pre-written content. Anything pre-written won’t rank well in Google, and if you are just email blasting swipes they gave you, it’s unlikely you’ll actually be able to handle any support requests that come in. It’s encouraging you to create a business that doesn’t provide any value to the customer.

  5. says

    Sailing! Wow, I have to open up my dictionary, as my mother tongue is Italian but I can tell you something about that issue. First of all next time you go out of the door try and feel the wind on your skin and get aware of its changes (mainly: intensity and direction). Sailing begins long before you get on board :-)
    Greetings from Austria!

    • Nathaniell says

      Thanks Marisa! I will practice today :) I haven’t been sailing for over a year and miss it.

  6. Miriam Pia says

    I read your About info. Wow. My own story is unusual but is nothing like that. I am someone who kept needing to get work in my field to help me have a steady job because I chose my career based on the idea that I would need to like it so much more than other activities because I would be expected to do it full time for 20+ years, and quite possibly another 20 years part time during “the Mommy years”. I’m pleased that you helped a bunch of children along the way. Stuff like that is never a waste of time and usually does not pay very well.

  7. Ben says

    Hey Nate, interesting story man. I’m looking to create my own website sometime. could i seriously make a living off it though?

    • Nathaniell says

      Yes, you can absolutely make a living off of your site. Many people do!

  8. Louise says

    I am living in South Africa. Is your business also available here?

    • Nathaniell says

      Yes, it is!

  9. Natalie says

    Hi Nathaniell, I want to know if it is possible to make money if one doesn’t buy the premium package? Is there a way to carry on with your site, get advertisers,…

    • Nathaniell says

      Yes, you can make money on the free membership and work on your affiliate site for any length of time with the free membership. However, I do not provide 1-on-1 support after the 7 day trial period for free members. It takes a lot of work for me to review sites, advise people, and help folks build their business. Unfortunately, I can’t work for free!

  10. TrungHoang says

    Why I can’t create my account at WA?

    • Nathaniell says

      The free accounts are not available in all countries, one of which is Vietnam, which looks like it might be your home country. But you can still sign up as a premium member.

  11. worker says

    Hi there Nathaniell

    Which online website/program do you think I should use to earn money? I’m not sure which one is scam or not and I’m tired of my 9-5 job. looking forward to your reply.

    • Nathaniell says

      I definitely recommend Wealthy Affiliate. It’s where I publish all my newest training, and it’s where I learned how to build my first website back in the day.

  12. Kjell Roger Eriksen says

    You are such an inspiration Nathaniel !
    Great site and it is really interesting reading about “your story”.
    Keep it up


    • Nathaniell says

      Thanks man. It really is a crazy story, and you’ll have your own crazy story to tell about on your website one of these days :)

  13. BobbyM says

    Started with WA years ago, could not keep a regular pace to learn anything. Maybe your method will help me forge ahead to establish a site(s) that can bring in some cash & have that “extra cup of coffee.”

    • Nathaniell says

      WA has changed quite a bit over the years, and there are many more ways to get assistance now. You shouldn’t worry about the “pace” you learn unless you want to strive for faster results (in which case you need patience and to move past frustration). Anyway, I still haven’t seen a better training center out there, so WA would be my recommend place to start again in internet marketing.

  14. chan says

    Hii Nathaniell, how are you doing? Just wanted to ask you a few questions.
    i have just go through the WA ‘Get Started Here’ of all the lessons a couple of days ago.
    After having my niche and website as required, so how can I possibly earning money from my website?
    I mean who will be paying me? Currently I’m still staying as a basic member, so this is kinda weird i ask questions here as my starter member has expired. I’m not a computer expert or anything and I have no idea how all these online marketing works. I know there are tons of ways online earning money just like people googling it. So basically my sole purpose is to find out this things. btw im from Malaysia.

    • Nathaniell says

      This is explained in detail within Wealthy Affiliate. Companies with affiliate programs will pay you in a variety of ways, usually via direct bank deposit or Paypal. It just depends on who you decide to promote and how their program runs.

      Your starter membership allows you premium access to live chat support and contact with me on the website for 7 days. Even if that expires, you can still work on your free websites and access many free training modules, as you are doing now! For continued 1-on-1 support, premium is the way to go, but the choice is yours.

  15. Norm (CC1) says

    Whodathunkit! I find your site because of a link that Leo posted. Start reading from the link and “hey, that name looks familiar.” click the link and ….oh boy! I fell through a warp portal and have ended up here.

    I agree with your sentiments about not sharing your sites with just anybody because that can lead to people getting into your niche territory and thereby raising your competition. Reading your Review on a binary job and your About Me has been invigorating, to say the least. I’ll be back.


    • Nathaniell says

      Yeah, 10000 people can read my website but it takes just one DB to copy my site and muscle in on my income. I do share A LOT of my niche sites for premium members of WA now, especially yearly people, but I still do keep my big income earners secret. I try my best to be transparent, but I don’t see a need to expose myself to too much risk in this arena!

  16. Russell says

    What are some of the websites you’ve put together and are promoting? I’d like to see them.

    • Nathaniell says

      Sorry Russell, I don’t reveal my niche websites for privacy reasons. For premium members of WA I DO reveal some old websites which no longer make much money, but my main sites I keep for myself. I earn my income from these, so I’m sure you can imagine I don’t want thousands of people every day investigating my sites and trying to reverse engineer them!

  17. Greg says

    Hey sounds just like my son except he did high school,four years collage, prauge,English teacher and yea if you mean central california yea that too what kind of money are you talking about making here

    • Nathaniell says

      I don’t reveal my income numbers for privacy reasons, but a full time income is possible from online marketing. I got ALL of your other comments, so will answer your questions here.

      1. I make a full time income from my websites, about 3-4 make decent income and couple of others not that much.

      2. Most of my websites are NON WA affiliated. I understand your concern, but I do not appreciate being accused of running a pyramid scheme. I make it very clear that members can make websites promoting ANY products they want, including products from Amazon.

      3. Please give me at least 24 hours to moderate comments.

      I hope to see you finish the free lessons you can can see how the website gets built and how to choose a topic for your website Greg!

  18. Inge says

    Hi Nathaniel,
    Re sailing……..see if you can connect with Ellen Macarthur (UK, around-the-world-sailor). Founder of the EllenMacarthur Foundation about circular economies.
    Both of you have the same SUPER inventive spirit, creativity and honesty.
    All my best and keep up the good work.
    A Dutch granny in the US

    • Nathaniell says

      Thanks for the tip Inge!

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