IQLife Review: L9 App rebooting as IQKonnect social network?
Launched in February of 2013, Level 9 App was based on the premise of giving away a free mobile app and charging customers $7.95 a month for “extended content”.
Affiliates were charged a little bit extra on top of this for “full compensation plan benefits”.
As is common with app-based MLM companies, shortly after launch the company went into decline. There was certainly no shortage of Level 9 affiliates promoting the company, so it would seem they failed to attract retail paid users of the app.
According to the Level 9 App company website,
In Mid August, 2013, Level 9 Marketing was purchased from its founders by two of its original Brand Partners.
Now, in an announcement made a few months ago, Level 9 App are looking to rebrand themselves as “IQ Life”.
The app the company was based on?
Well, according to Level 9 it’s being abandoned for a social network:
Now is the time to strategically align with a brand new social sharing platform soon to be released. Level 9 Marketing is shifting to iQLife. Those in this movement will soon be in position to capitalize on this multi hundred billion dollar social sharing arena!
A mobile app opp that went nowhere is now entering the social network MLM niche? Hmm.
Read on for a review of the IQ Life MLM business opportunity.
As was the case with the original owners when they first launched L9 App, no details on who is running IQ Life are available
That this information is missing from the Level 9 App website is worrying enough, considering the company was sold off just under a year ago.
IQ Life itself doesn’t appear to yet have a website, but the company’s planned social network, “IQ Konnect”, has a site up:
At present it’s little more than a placeholder to inform visitors that IQ Konnect is “coming soon”, but the domain registration reveals a Marty Johnson of Level 9 Marketing as the owner.
Marty Johnson’s position in Level 9 Marketing, nor his relationship with IQ Life or IQ Konnect however is not disclosed.
The IQ Life Product Line
At this stage, the only publicly disclosed service IQ Life have announced is “IQ Konnect”.
IQ Konnect is a social network, which IQ Life claims ‘will start a movement by rewarding you for bringing all your life experiences to this platform!’
The domains “iqdefender.com”, “iqdefence.com”, “iqshop.net”, “qlifefounders.info”, “iqlifelibrary.info”, “iqmarket.us”, “iqshop.us”, iqlife.info” are also both registered to Marty Johnson of Level 9 Marketing. Both domains are active, however they are both currently parked with blank pages.
Whether or not IQ Life will use these domains to release additional products and services in the future is unclear.
The IQ Life Compensation Plan
The IQ Life compensation plan revolves around the company charging affiliates a monthly fee, and then paying out recruitment commissions via a 3×9 matrix.
A 3×9 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with three positions directly under them (level 1):
In turn, these three positions branch out into another three positions each (level 2), and so on and so forth down a total of 9 levels.
Positions in the matrix are filled via recruitment (both direct and indirect), with commissions paid out based on how many filled positions an IQ Life affiliate has in their matrix each month.
How much of a commission is paid out depends on how what level a filled matrix position (recruited affiliate) falls on:
- Level 1 – 10 cents per filled position
- Level 2 – $1.10 per filled position
- Levels 3 to 6 – 15 cents per filled position
- Level 7 – $1.15 per filled position
- Level 8 – 65 cents per filled position
- Level 9 – $1 per filled position
A 25% matching bonus is available on the matrix commissions paid out to personally recruited affiliates.
To qualify for the matching bonus, an IQ Life affiliate must recruit and maintain three fee-paying affiliates.
If an affiliate personally recruits and maintains six fee-paying affiliates, the matching bonus increases to 50%.
Joining IQ Life
Affiliate membership to IQ Konnect (which appears to only currently include IQ Konnect), is priced at $9.95 a month.
With Level 9 App using the same 3×9 compensation plan, it’s evidently clear that all that’s really happening with IQ Life is that the compensation plan is being hitched to a new service.
The MLM social network niche has developed a notorious reputation for failure. Despite dozens of them launching over the years, to date not one has managed to take off.
Instead of focusing on innovating the social network concept, they use the income opportunity as the drawcard. Inevitably they then wind up with a social network full of users solely there for the income opportunity.
Anyone not interested in the income opportunity is left asking themselves why they’d bother using what is typically an inferior clone of Facebook, with affiliates at a loss to provide an answer without mentioning the income opportunity.
Looking set to continue this tradition is IQ Life with their IQ Konnect social network.
As it stands, IQ Life are poised to charge affiliates $9.95 to participate in the IQ Konnect income opportunity.
Affiliates are paid to recruit new affiliates, with nothing being sold to retail customers. Hell, other than the income opportunity itself, nothing is being sold to affiliates either.
At present, IQ Life affiliates (who are presumably Level 9 App affiliates migrating over) can be seen advertising IQ Konnect and IQ Life as a simple $9.95 a pop recruitment scheme.
Sign up, pay your IQ Life $9.95 fee and then get paid to recruit other affiliates who do the same.
YouTube in particular is full of IQ Life affiliates explaining this underlying business model with fancy slides and presentations.
As with all recruitment schemes however, once recruitment dries up and those at the bottom can’t find people to sign up, they stop paying their monthly fees. Once this happens, those above them stop getting paid and they too stop paying their monthly fees.
Inevitably this slowly trickles up the company until it finally causes an irreversible collapse.
Level 9 App failed to take off because it offered little to no value to retail customers. IQ Life haven’t played all their cards yet but based on what information is currently available, I’ve seen nothing that would indicate history isn’t about to repeat itself.
David “The Fake Christian” Sherman is pumping the crap out of this scam!
If you go to the iqkonnect.com…doesn’t the guy in the bubble on the far right look alot like Jon Hamm?
It seems the strongest selling point for many people is that it is only $9.95 a month. Why do you want to lose $9.95 a month and have your friends do the same?
Lottery mentality, Ethan, i.e. “What have you got the lose? It’s just 10 bucks. Come on, man.”
The proper reply to that is “I can buy a whole Big Mac ™ meal with that, man, WITH apple pie dessert, and I know at least I got a meal out of it!”
Dalton Dooly (Troy’s son) is one of the primary contractors working on the “platform” just in case you had any delusions that IQKonnect would succeed.
So it appears Troy Dooly’s son Dalton used Boonex’s Dolphin social network creator tool to develop IQKonnect. They left their dev site live at iqlif3d3v.com
This is interesting because there are contrary claims coming from Keith Reid that the social network was part of a “strategic partnership” and that Ivy B. Johnson IV, the owner of IQKonnect spent “millions of dollars of his own money”. Boonex’s Dolphin is cheap as hell.
This is also interesting because one guy (Dalton) could very well throw something together.
It’s not going to be Facebook quality, or even MySpace, but it’ll fool the rubes and be less buggy than the crap software MLMs usually produce.
This company is a joke to be honest.
I got threads by some members because I wrote a negative review on the company. What is the world coming to? LOL!
OZ said, “Affiliates are paid to recruit new affiliates, with nothing being sold to retail customers. Hell, other than the income opportunity itself, nothing is being sold to affiliates either.”
How many of these Get-Paid-To-Recruit and Fill-Your-Matrix money games do regulators have to shut down before MLM’ers get the message?
And, why would anyone want to compete with Facebook today?
D. All of the above
This company probably could do with another look. Not because it’s not a pyramid scheme anymore, but because they ‘transitioned’ from Level 9 to IQLife and the affiliates think that the changed company name and a few overpriced products/services mean it’s not the hot mess Oz reviewed here.
6 months of GET IN NOW, BE A FIRST INVITER OR YOU’LL LOSE OUT FOREVER! with various deadline extensions and excuses for the release date sliding tells us that enough people haven’t signed up to make the risk of revealing their crap site to the world worth it.
By not revisiting it, you’re missing out on the hilarity of affiliates trying to make the program seem more legit by touting “a celebrity has joined the program!” That celeb is Leonard Coldwell, who longtime readers here probably know as a quack and a bad-toucher.
Please, Oz! I beg you. Let me have the schadenfreude of watching the program get the reaming it deserves. 😀
They are at the ready to raid facebook with this touting even “free members” can earn with this. That right there is one of the main problems. Thinking that people on the free can build a business for them.
They are not trying to target retail customers at all its all marketers promoting this to other marketers. If you can’t earn no one is concerned about using the products. A lot of the products people are already using outside of the company. Why would they switch?
Sounds to me like they’re just trying to unofficially relaunch after the first attempted flopped.
Don’t think that warrants a write-up.
All the writeup that’s needed is now done.
Fair enough. Yeah, they had a countdown to a June 15th launch but it didn’t go anywhere.
Leonard Coldwell, “celebrity” though… The copy just writes itself.
Aaaaaaand… Now they’re changing the branding to IQUnite, possibly in hopes that people won’t remember what a blatant pyramid scheme and generally bad idea IQKonnect was.
As an ex member who joined simply because my sister would not shut up until I did, I wish to God there was a way to warn the masses.
The FTC, IRS, BBB, and anywhere else they should be reported to, however they cover their asses well enough it is hard to go after them. It is like a cult and I am waiting for Yvy to move his minions to Guyana to drink the poison Kool Aid.
I was kicked for asking valid q’s and was told I was negative and it would not be tolerated and was kicked. I could say much more, but I am sure Yvy will track me down and bust my knee caps lol.
Could they do anything legally if a facebook group was started to warn people this is a scheme?
I see no groups dedicated to exposing them and wonder if it is because it would be considered defamation.
Here is the fine print they hide very well.
They are also IQUnite now because the name IQKonnect was coming up scam in google. If you Google IQUnite scam they have their own propaganda page saying it is legit.
I also think they chose this name because it comes up mostly IQIgnite scam, so that the stuff about them is flooded out. 🙁
I’m not entirely sure that the reason for the name change was to avoid negative Google search results, though there sure are a lot for IQKonnect. The only people who don’t know it’s a pyramid scheme seem to be the affiliates.
The filing for the trademark was done several months ago. It’s possible they registered the new name as a backup plan in case things went south… But it doesn’t seem very smart as the affiliates have already linked IQKonnect/IQUnite in Google search.
If they were really trying to get a social network off the ground, a name change this late in the game is incredibly risky, as you lose any buzz associated with the old name.
I really can’t figure out why they’d change the name. Perhaps Aegis sent them a C&D as the name was close to their product “IQConnect”?
So the “transition” from Level 9 Marketing, LLC (presumably to ditch all the chargebacks so they could have credit card processing) to “IQLife” isn’t what was promised, as usual.
You see, IQLife doesn’t exist as a company. (Except for an alarm systems company).
The “IQLife.com” trademark is owned by Ranid Consulting, LLC with Ivy and J. Thomas Wharton listed as managers: bizapedia.com/nv/RANID-CONSULTING-LLC.html
Surprise! The blatant IQLife pyramid scheme is using a Nevada shell company.
There is no “IQLife” for you to complain to when you do not get rich as promised.
Update, because I do care about accuracy:
Somehow I missed it but there’s an IQLife LLC registered Sept 2013 in NV. to Wharton and Ivy Johnson.
IQLife does exist and now there are digital services that just came out to affiliates. That’s what every affiliate has been paying for since day one. Affiliates have been getting paid monthly as promised and the new site will launch shortly. Maybe they changed the name just to see how much action it was getting. (Ozedit: spam removed)
IQLife was never and will never be a pyramid scheme like the other pathetic money stealing mlms out there. It’s simply to give people the chance to get what they deserve and get a piece of social media instead of all the greedy company owners getting it all. We are the ones sharing the info and not getting anything for it.
Tsu tried to give back, but they are greedy too only giving back pennies while IQLife is giving back thousands.
So uh, you’ve been paying for digital services that only just now came out, since day 1 (over a year ago).
Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s not it.
And where are those thousands coming from? Oh right, affiliates you recruit.
Totally not a pyramid scheme then…
Interestingly, all of the documents for IQLife refer to the Cummings, GA address as the place of business.
They’re registered in NV, but not registered in GA as a foreign corp. (Which obviates the tax break they might be able to get if they had their offices in NV.)
Feel free to speculate on why they’re not giving the real address for the business. I can’t come up with anything not sinister, can you?
So, Chelsea. Where’s the revenue been coming from since April? It’s not like they have advertisers willing to pay for advertising on a “beta” site.
So, without revenue, we can only assume that the only source of income for IQLife has been those monthly fees people have been paying… Since the only way to make money has been recruiting people to pay in, it is in fact a pyramid scheme by definition.
The digital services you’re so proud of are just rebranded, marked-up services from other companies. (BitDefender == IQDefender, IQPayment == GPG IQTeleMed == TelaDoc etc.)
The funny thing is I’ve been predicting for months that they can’t launch the social media site to the public. So, they “launched” but you don’t get access to the social media site as a free user. (All you really get is your name on a mailing list.)
Problem is, the explosive, viral growth that Ivy has been promising for months was tied to that social network. “What if you were in that dorm room with Zuckerberg, and got to be an investor?” The narrative has been consistent about that fact.
Why can’t they launch the social network to the public? Because someone else is going to notice that it’s a cheap software package and not remotely competitive with Ello, Tsu, or MySpace, let alone FB.
Or, the explosive growth Ivy’s been promising doesn’t happen and he loses his carefully-constructed illusion of credibility.
Looks like IQlife is deep in churn phase.
The honest affiliates I’ve spoken with tell me it’s becoming exponentially harder to sign people up. Lots of people are cancelling their monthly autoships. Numbers of promoting affiliates on social media have been steadily declining.
As it turns out, they are using Ocenture for their “services”. Reminds me of GlimDropper catching Rippln using AppLift to fake the platform they’d claimed to be developing.
The best the self-professed “visionary” Ivy Johnson can offer is “dual streams” of a revolutionary social network comprised cheap software package commonly used for dating sites (Boonex Dolphin) which has been in “beta” for over 6 months and a bunch of marked-up services (BitDefender by 50%!).
For fun, go to iqlife.com and watch in horror as you see a loading spinner take over your screen. The man who thinks he can beat Zuckerberg at Zuckerberging directed a poor web designer to violate an unspoken contract extant since the 1990s in order to make sure all the marketing crap on his site loaded into the landing page.
That’s right, there’s no navigation. That spinner exists to load EVERYTHING. And there’s no mobile-friendly version of the landing page. Because, fuck your mobile data limits; HE’S. A. FUCKING. VISIONARY!
I almost want to pay them $9.95 a month for the ongoing comedy.
Funny thing: Exactly the things I’ve complained about in this article they’ve either tried to hide or “fixed”.
Including the loading spinner.
They can add a compliance email address, make the website less obnoxious, and even clean up Google’s search results for ivyj04, But it’s still a pyramid scheme, and they’ve still, as Oz pointed out, been stringing people along for over a year after a failed official launch in June of 2014.
Nobody except the owners and their buddies and people brought in under business development deals is making any money with this mess.
Oh yeah, and in spite of the owner’s assurance that they’re running a completely different social network than the one they started with, it’s still Boonex Dolphin. They’ve just tweaked the templates a bit.
I guess it would only matter what they were running if they planned to release it to the public.
I signed up for iqLife almost two years now and i i have enjoyed the services of iQDefender for US$9.95 plus a steady residual income as the company promised.
Im also on the iQUnite social platform and i regularly log in to add friends and chat with some of my friends scattered all over the world.
I haven’t had any reason to believe that iQLife is a scam or that the social media will not be launching soon.
Soon? I wrote this review almost two years ago, and you’re going to tell me the social network hasn’t even launched yet?!
damn that’s funny.
Yea 2 years aint a long time, facebook took 10 years and to date they give nothing of value to members.
Right. That’s why they have over a billion users.
What you mean is Facebook don’t charge fees and let you participate in a chain-recruitment scheme.
yea they don’t charge but use our time and content to mint billions.
And some guy operating from a laptop in his bedroom together with a handful of ponzi / pyramid players is going to duplicate their success.
Don’t like it? Don’t use it.
Anyway this is offtopic. What Facebook do or don’t do has no bearing on IQLife’s vaporware promises.
Exactly what content do you have that anyone need to pay you for?
Since when does anyone owe you money for using a free service?
This is the hype freeloaders use as an excuse to earn from and it has yet to work.
There was yet another supposed launch for IQLife on April 1 of 2016, but it didn’t happen, with hype building up over April for something new.
IQLife has, per the official FB page, been acquired by another company and rebranded as KardLife. The social network affiliates had been pretending to beta test has been abandoned. The 5-year pledge is not being honored as the new platform is different. The new owners have not been identified, mentioned only as “the new owners” in calls run by Kevin Johnson. Questions from affiliates on this subject have been ignored.
Similarly to IQLife, an existing software platform is being used to hype people into paying a monthly fee to “get in first” with the presumption that social media plus network marketing will be an automatic success. In IQLife’s case, the software platform was Boonex Dolphin. In Kardlife’s case it’s VisiKard, a failed groupon knock-off by RTUI, the company which sells space on the back of register tapes for coupons.
VisiKard was released in 2013. At this time there are only 184 likes on the official FB page. The interest profile on Google Trends of VisiKard is very similar to IQLife, meaning about the same number of people searched for it. Both companies’ interest is still dwarfed by the failed incentivized social network tsu.co. (Source: https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=visikard%2C%20iqlife%2C%20tsu.co&date=today%2012-m&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT%2B7 )
At this point it is my opinion that you are probably an idiot if you are still giving these people money. Now that we know for sure they didn’t have a FB killer on their hands, there is no reason to believe that any amount of wishful thinking and network marketing woo will be able to turn VisiKard into a viral hit.