David’s Funnels

Early 2017 I had an idea…

The idea was to create a funnel that promotes multiple affiliate programs, all in the same funnel…

It wasn't anything new that was never done before or anything…

But there was a twist…

Instead of just keeping my funnel to myself…

I decided to open it up and give access to anyone who wanted to promote the same programs…

October 2017 – Funnel X Project was born.

And it was an immediate hit…

The original funnel was promoting MCA (motor club of america)

And I was able to get over 2,000 signups within just a few months…

And members were seeing success too…

That led me to create more funnels like Funnel X2 and Funnel X ROI which became a monster…

Funnel X ROI

Essentially what this funnel is… is a way to promote the following programs all with ONE link:

Easy1Up – 100% commissions on digital education products…

Get Response – this is an auto responder, 33% commissions recurring monthly commissions…

ROI Panel – 50% commissions on a click tracking system…

Funnel X Advance – Pay per lead commissions

And…

Advertising Boost – 40% commissions on vacation bonus giveaways you can provide your signups.

If you want to sign up or check out Funnel X ROI click here:

Funnel X Project

The original Funnel X Project was built around 3 programs.

MCA
Aweber
and… a Pay Per Lead program.

But MCA has changed its comp plan and were no longer paying 200% commissions and a lot of affiliates stopped promoting it…

Aweber decided to close my account…

And the pay per lead program I was promoting took forever to approve people…

So what I decided to do is take the site down, and rebuild it with new programs…

The current programs (as of Nov 2019) are:

Hosting

Get Response

ROI Panel – Click tracking

Funnel X Advance (Pay Per Lead)

And … Advertising Boost (bonus giveaways)

So if you are trying to promote hosting or any of the other programs, this would be a good funnel to use.

Here's the link to check it out:

How To Promote These?

The absolute best way to promote is to your email list. (if you have one…)

Your email list already knows you and if you share this with them… chances are you'll see some results…

But if you don't have an email list yet… you'll need to build one…

Fortunately, with these systems I provide you with lead capture pages you can use to build your list…

As far as traffic sources go, there's a lot of options…

Solo Ads are a pretty easy way to start building your list but…

Don't discard other options like using YouTube videos and Facebook live events or posts…

What about Funnel X2?

At the moment Funnel X2 has the National Wealth Center as its main program, but i'll most likely be changing that in the future as this funnel needs a “facelift” as well.

So…

That's all I got for you in this post.

See you next time.

How To Setup REVCONTENT on CPVLAB Correctly

I recently started testing Revcontent as a traffic source and when I used the “IMPORT” traffic source function on CPVLAB it (kinda…) did it wrong.

So on this page i'll show you how I did it so it sets up the tracking correctly.

Watch this video first:

REVcontent Tokens:

#Token NameToken
1WIDGET — This is the actual placement in RevContent{widget_id}
2TOPIC — This is the “Topic” (ex: Editorial News){adv_targets}
3AD — This is what you want to use as your “ad”{content_id}
4This is the campaign ID{boost_id}
5Visitor city{city}
6Visitor State{state}
7Visitor country{country}

These are the tokens I actually use and here is how I have it set up inside CPVLAB

Revcontent settings in cpvlab

Reason I set up the target as {widget_id} is because:

When you are optimizing the campaign, you optimize based on WIDGETS (not topics)

And if you use the regular setup the way CPVLAB provides it in the template, they actually use the main target to be the topic (which is incorrect)

So what does this look like in the actual campaign setup?

Here, take a look:

Actual CPVLAB Campaign Setup

If you set it up the way I show you here in the image above, you'll be able to:

#1. Optimize based on the widget ID's

#2. the TOPIC will show up under the correct catagory, which is “TOPIC”

#3. You actual ads will also be shown under the correct “AD TOKEN”

Which makes reporting super easy.

Summary

To save yourself a ton of headaches, use the setup I show you above.

It makes reporting super easy.

Also, if you don't have CPVLAB now,

Here are some of the reasons I use it:

#1. No monthly fee.

#2. All the data is 100% private (unlike other cloud hosted trackers)

#3. Options to track subscribers (if you are building an email list, it does this, where other trackers don't…)

To get CPVLAB use this link here.

HOW TO START YOUR FIRST WEBSITE ONLINE

In this blog post i'll be going into my personal journey, opinion and advice on how to start your first online website and before we begin…

[FULL DISCLOSURE: I will be recommending a hosting service at the end of this blog post, I am an affiliate and I do get compensated if/when you sign up… so just wanted to make that clear in case you're wondering…]

Starstruck!

Thats what I was when I first started my online journey back in 2013… which seems like DECADES ago…

(it actually is decades ago in internet time…)

To me anyone that had a website occurred as an instant authority on whatever the website was about…

I quickly realized if I wanted to rise in the ranks and start making a name for myself, I'll need to get a (at least one) website too…

A website is like your home online, its where share your content, its where you share your message with the world.

And to set it up, you'll need mainly a couple of things.

#1. HOSTING.
think of hosting as the “actual house”, its the place where all your “stuff” resides, your images, files, web pages, etc…

And…

#2. DOMAIN NAME
Having a home without a “street address” will be pretty hard to find, and thats where a domain name comes into play.

Think of it as your “home street address”.

Example, mine, the website you're on now, is daviddekel.com that is my “home street address” on the internet.

Every time you type in that “street address” into your browser, you'll end up at the same place, my “home”

I hope that makes sense…

Benefits of OWNING your own domain and site.

There are many solutions out there like WordPress.com where you can set up shop and have your own website up in minutes,

But that is NOT the same as having your very own domain and hosting.

Mainly because of control.

See, when you get an account with WordPress.com or blogger.com all you really have is an account.

You don't actually own the “real estate” its on.

And customization options are super limited.

Meaning you can't just add on an extra piece of software in there just because you want to try it out.

On the other hand, having your own site, domain and hosting… Gives you the flexibility to pretty much do want…

Add any piece of software you like, customize the website to look any way you like…

And most importantly, you 100% own and control that website…

Its not an account that can be “shut down”… because maybe the don't like your content…

PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

Another super important reason you want to have your own domain and hosting is for professional reasons…

When was the last time you saw a big company or an important person that did NOT have a website with their OWN domain name?

Probably never…

A prime example of this for someone like me would be when I interview different content creators, first thing they ask is “hey whats your website…?”

Mainly because they want to see what you're about…

People just take you more seriously when you have a website versus not having one…

WHAT ABOUT “TEMPLATED SITES”…?

Websites like Wix and similar sites are great, they really are because with a few mouse clicks you can drag and drop a few blocks and walls…

You have yourself a website…

Useful if you don't need the ULTRA customization and flexibility that having your own site offers…

It's definitely a step “above” just getting an account with a blogging platform like wordpress.com…. but you're still in the same category…

But… you still don't actually OWN the site… you just have an account on a platform…

WHATS THE BEST OPTION FOR SOMEONE JUST STARTING OUT?

I recommend you do it properly from the get go and simply get yourself a domain name AND a hosting account.

While there are many hosting providers there are 2 main considerations you should be thinking about before picking one.

#1. How good is the service?
To me this means, speed, reliability, hardware…

And…

#2. How good is the support?
There is nothing more frustrating then having a problem with your site and having no one to talk to…

So support is EXTRA important, especially when starting out…

And one hosting provider that fits the description above perfectly is SiteGround.

They are passionate about helping their users and they pride themselves of having premium infrastructure.

But wait… there's more…

They also are priced extremely competitively and they offer a wide range of available options for:

Beginner users – with 1 site….

Advanced users – multiple sites

And even enterprise hosting fully managed custom built solutions…

HOW EASY / HARD IS IT TO BUILD A SITE?

The answer to this is it depends what you're building…

If you want to set up a simple blog, its pretty easy… (but still requires some basic setup and configuration)

The way I got started online is learned how to use what is now the most popular website platform on the planet…

It's called Hosted WordPress.

And its AWESOME

Originally it was built as a blogging platform but it grew to so much more…

You can do so much with it, or very little, totally up to you…

The biggest reason I like it is simply because its SO EASY TO USE.

It allows you to change the look of your site in seconds using themes that are built right into the software…

And you have the option of adding many more if you choose…

Its great for sharing quick content…

It has a countless add on library called “plugins” where you can find pretty much any type of an add-on you'd ever need…

Think of it as like an “app store” for your website where you can 1-click install anything you need right from the site itself.

And best of all, YOU own the entire thing… its not an “account” you registered, its YOUR site, your property.

GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR OWN SITE

I'd like to encourage you to get started building your own site if its the right thing for you.

Depending on your needs, you might want to start off with the single site option, or multi-site option (recommended) because it enables more features and flexibility for you.

And another quick tip, when you first sign up you get a massive discount on your first invoice, so you should strongly consider signing up for at least a year, or possibly even longer because a website is not something you turn on and off, once you have it, it will be on for a while…

Please use this referral link on this page to get signed up:

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to help you set up your first site: (click on the link above to sign up)

Backup, and WHY if you need it… its probably too late…

Recently I had an experience that made me VERY aware exactly how important my files are to me… and before I get into it…

[FULL DISCLOSURE: I will be recommending a service called LIVEDRIVE at the end of this blog post, I am an affiliate and I do get compensated when/if you sign up… so just wanted to make that clear in case you're wondering…]

Lets start at the beginning…

While I'm not here to mention names of specific email providers….

I remember logging into my account one day looking for emails from a specific person who I know for a FACT is in my email…

Only to discover literally an entire ERA of emails were gone from my email…

I never erased them…

But they were gone, never to be seen again…

This was my “first” encounter with the “loss prevention” niche.

Seriously up until then I never even considered why backup would even be important… I just assumed nothing would ever get lost…

Couple years later…

2nd Encounter… I (kinda) got “caught with my pants down”…

April 2015 when I was running a membership site that built up to a little over 600 members at a time…

Business was going well, members accessing their content and all was good…

One day I try to log into my admin panel and I see a 1980's like TETRIS screen with a message “you've been hacked”…

I looked at the top address bar to make sure I typed in the CORRECT website URL…

Because this kind of stuff always seems like could happen to “someone else”

But never to YOU… right?

WRONG…

I actually was hacked

I seriously dont really know how it happened but I have my suspecions because a few weeks beforehand I purchased a video plugin and they were offering “done for you installation” and all I had to do is provide them with my log in info, which I did…

But luckly for me, just before it happened I was moving from one host to another and the method I used to move was to simply make a complete CLONE of my data and then upload that “clone” to the new hosting site.

What I ended up doing is simply restoring the site, and it “kinda” worked,

But some of the newer members who joined, never made it to the original backup because it was several weeks old.

If it wasn't for that small little backup file, I would have had to spend another month or more re-building not to mention having to seriously tick off all the members…

It would have been a NIGHTMARE without that small little file.

Recently…

I decided to change laptops and upgrade to the new slim and very sexy looking 12″ Macbook by Apple.

I was only going to change if I got a good deal on the current laptop I was using which another Macbook, but the PRO version which served me well over the years.

I had a classified ad up for a while… and I listed it at a price I thought was fair for a completely maxed out Macbook PRO.

But I haven't had any takers, not for the first 3 weeks or so.

I got a reply one day from a guy who started by asking some questions about the usage, and overall condition of the laptop.

After some back and forth emails, we agreed on the price but I just wasn't sure if this guy is going to actually do it or not, so I decided I wasn't going to buy the new laptop just yet, ill wait until I sell first and then buy the new laptop from the funds I got from the sale of the current one…

Before I met the guy, I organized all my important files and moved them to a 64GB USB drive… so I had everything I needed in case the sale goes through.

But when we met, he ran some tests on the laptop and mentioned that the battery is nearly dead and he would have to get a new one and wanted to factor that into the price.

I said no…

And the sale never happened…

I took the laptop home and over the next few days continued working on it, as usual…

About 3 days later, we started the negotiation again and finally agreed on a price that I thought was fair, considering the battery was going to need to be replaced soon.

We met, did the exchange, and that was the end of the transaction…

But what I didn't realize at the time was the very last backup I have of my files was 3 days old.

And very UN-LUCKLY for me, during those last 3 days I was actually working on some files for a project that I had to completely redo from scratch… and because it was such a brain drain to do, i put it off for several months before I got back to it.

The true “COST” of NOT having a back up

About 3 months later I ended up finally making the time to re-do the files I lost because I didn't have a backup of my original work…

And that project ended up being one of my most successful projects to date.

We're talking record revenues, thousands of new clients and that made me think…

If only I had a SIMPLE backup solution that automatically backed up my data, I would be that much further ahead today…

And these days, I do a lot of work on new projects and I am so obsessed with not losing my data that I have finally decided to do something about it and I got a backup solution.

My criteria was simple.

#1. I want it to work automatically in the background without me having to tinker with it…

#2. I want it to backup my stuff DAILY so if anything ever happens, I'm never more than a day behind..

#3. I want it to be unlimited, so I dont have to think about “quotas” and file sizes…

And…

#4. I want it to be competitively priced so its something I can easily add to my budget without feeling guilty.

The Solution

While I can't say I looked at hundreds of solutions…

I did look at a bunch (as in less than 10 or so)

And one that stood out to me was LIVEDRIVE

Why?

Because their service answered my entire criteria above.

The backup is automatic, unlimited, works without you having to touch it… and… priced well.

So I signed up for the free trial.

And I'm happy to report, its working wonderfully.

I got the PRO suite, which includes the remote drive, which means you can access your most important files even if you're not on your PC…

From a mobile phone… tablet… etc…

Now while I'm not sure what your criteria is, if its similar to mine above, I recommend you give it a “test drive” for 14 days.

Conclusion

LIVEDRIVE is a simple solution that will “do its thing” in the background once you set it up, which is just the way I like it.

I know at times you might not think backup is important but if you learn anything from this blog post, I hope its the fact that by the you'll actually NEED it, it will be too late.

So here is my referral link to sign up for the service, and I hope you do… because if it helps save you even 1 time… just 1 time… it did its job.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

To get your free 14 trial please click on the image below:

Who is David Dekel…

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Hey friend,

I'm David…

Nice to meet you…

That's me over on the right…

The secret agent looking kid is my daughter Karina…

Yes.. I am wearing a tie in this picture…

… but that's probably the last picture you'll ever see me wearing one of those…

Because after 8.5 years in the corporate world… I was bounced out of the system…

“Budget optimization” they said…

 

At the time it literally felt like my world has ended…

…but today, looking back its the best damn thing that ever happened to me…

 

It's kinda cliche but I'm really just another struggling marketer that turned into a [multiple] six figure earner online…

 

You probably heard the story a thousand times…

 

My journey started in December 2012 when I got received my pay-check for that month and it was the exact same amount I made each month even tho I put in over 150% in my hours…

 

And after a year of information over-load, thousands of dollars invested and barely any results online I finally got my first breakthrough in January of 2014…

 

By March 2014 I already had my first 5 figure month, and the 3 months it took to produce that seemed like forever…

…but it was the best experience I've ever had PERIOD…

 

And that was the beginning of a new era…

 

Not because of the income… but because the way it was generated…

And by that I mean… it was 100% online income, no clients to meet face to face, no conference calls at the office… no boss breathing down my neck for a report…

It was all 100% online based…

 

Up until 2014 I haven't taken a vacation for more than 3 days…

 

After 2014 I took 5 vacations in a span of 10 months…

First one was in Raleigh, North Carolina…

It was the very last Warrior Forum event that was hosted by Brian Mcleod [The Copywriting Guru] and Sam England [The eCommerce Mogul]…

At the time, I was experimenting with some breathing and mindset exercises and I convinced myself I'm going to win the biggest prize they had at that event, which was a brand new Apple iPad…

5 hours later… Brian is on stage…

And the winner of the iPad is…

Ticket #…

6488

I look at my ticket and I read 648… then I move my thumb over so I can see the last # … and it was …

Well.. you guessed it… an 8…

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Fun times indeed…

Got to meet a lot of newbies… a lot of familiar faces… a lot of Gurus… and it literally changed me…

It made me see clearly that everyone that was on stage, was just someone who took massive action and simply got the results…

 

They didn't seem smarter than me, more talented, or gifted in any way…

 

One thing I saw in common with all of them was they found a way to serve, help, and assist bigger and bigger crowds of people… that was IT.

 

And that was a big turning point for me…

In fact it was exactly how I took my business to the next level…

 

As my client base started growing so did my income and 2 months after that, I fulfilled a life-long dream…

A visit to the west coast…

L.A and San Diego to be exact…

Mario Brown was hosting an event all about Facebook ads and I decided I was going to go check it out…

The event was cool…

But the real highlight of the trip was the Convertible Camaro me and my buddy Ray Valentine took from LA to San Diego down the shore line…

It was just the best experience ever…

Top down…

Volume up…

Sun is shining…

Time to hit the road…

 

This is me in La Jolla, California… [which one day I will call my home…]

David Dekel in LA

 

I previously heard that Frank Kern and other online marketers moved out here so I was curious to see why are they all moving out to this small area of San Diego…

Here's why…

… and excuse the white sun screen residue on my face… it was hot as hell that day in San Diego…

Fast forward 3 months later and I attended the JVzoo event in Orlando, Florida…

Weather was unbelievable… just perfection…

The event was beyond awesome… you get to meet a lot of friends and make a lot of new ones as well…

David Dekel with-Mike Filsaime

And of course, what good is making all this money if you can't enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones…

So in December I decided to go on a family vacation to Cuba…

Here we are, me and my little one enjoying a nice sunny day on the beach…

David Dekel in cuba

The sea is so clear you can see the bottom of the ocean…

…minor detail but was pretty cool to see…

Several months later my good friend and business partner on several projects Eugene Collinger mentioned he was going to spend a week in Barcelona, Spain and Andorra taking care of some business and tossed out the idea of hanging out going to Ski a bit and meeting up to brainstorm a bit…

We meet up, had a blast…

… and I got addicted to drinking Perrier ever since that visit to Europe…

David Dekel in Andorra

Barcelona was nice…

It was my first time there…

All I can say is that their entertainment is as “tight” as their roads … (wink..wink…)

I hope this page gave you a sense of who I am and what I'm about…

And maybe we'll get to meet in an event one day in person…

Till then…

Take care…

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