Level 9 App Review: Restart Your Life mobile app?
There is no information on the Level 9 App website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The company’s website domain (“l9app.com”) was registered on the 23rd of January 2013 and lists the company “Restart Your Life” as the registrant.
Restart Your Life appears to be a separate MLM company launched in 2011. On their website, Restart Your Life describe themselves as ‘a privately held dietary supplement company‘. Restart Your Life operate out of the US state of South Carolina.
Restart Your Life is headed up by CEO and co-founder Joyce Cordell, however it is unclear whether she is running Level 9 App or not.
The “administrative contact” details for the Level 9 App website domain list an “Olie Clapp”, who is credited on the Restart Your Life website as being the company’s “Chief Information Officer”.
Again, the extent of Clapp’s involvement in Level 9 App is unclear.
Despite the inherent links to Restart Your Life, Level 9 App for now appears to be being offered as an individual MLM opportunity. Read on for a full review.
The Level 9 App Product Line
Level 9 App market a mobile phone application that ‘can be downloaded to any ‘Android, iPhone, iPad (device) or even a PC‘.
As for what the app does, here’s the official description taken from the Level 9 App website:
The “Quality of Life” app will provide critical information regarding health, wealth and happiness or simply, lifestyle choices.
If you are suffering from a disease such as cancer, diabetes or an infectious disease such as AIDS or HIV, or if you know someone that is, you will want to download this app.
If you are feeling the pain from this economic crisis we are all facing, you will want to download this app.
If you need a way to create a life-changing income and don’t know where to turn, you need to download this app.
If you wish to travel the world and want to know where you can find the very best that this world has to offer, you will want to download this app.
If you would enjoy an inspirational message daily that can lift you up, you need to download this app.
Where any of the information Level 9 App claim will feature in their app is sourced from (or authored by) is not disclosed.
The Level 9 App is offered for free or for a monthly subscription of $7.95. For $7.95 customers are provided with “extended content”.
At the time of publication, Level 9 App do not disclose what this “extended content” is.
The Level 9 App Compensation Plan
The Level 9 App compensation plan revolves around the filling of a 3×9 matrix, with each filled position paying out a monthly commission.
A 3×9 matrix starts with an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with three legs branching out under them (level 1).
In turn, those three legs branch out into an additional three legs and so on and so forth, down to 9 levels.
Positions are filled in an affiliate’s matrix either via direct recruitment or the recruiting efforts of their up and downlines.
Note that in using a “forced company” matrix compensation structure however, when an affiliate recruits a new member themselves they might not necessarily wind up being placed in their own personal matrix.
Level 9 App don’t state the specific commission paid out per new customer or member placed into an affiliate’s matrix, however they do state that
once you have 7 levels of your matrix filled your monthly matrix income will be $2687.25.
The first seven levels of a 3×9 matrix has 2,187 positions, equating to a payout of $1.22 or so per member a month.
Level 9 App offer their affiliates a matching bonus paid out as a percentage of the matrix earnings of affiliates they’ve personally recruited into the scheme.
How much of a matching bonus percentage an affiliate earns depends on how many new members they’ve recruited:
- recruit 3 new members = 25% matching bonus
- recruit 6 new members = 50% matching bonus
Joining Level 9 App
Membership to Level 9 App as an affiliate is $9.95 a month.
With Level 9 App’s app available for free, I’m not exactly sure what $7.95 a customers are paying for. Level 9 App state it’s for access to “extended content” but do no elaborate on what this is.
Meanwhile, there’s plenty of information on the Level 9 App website about their income opportunity.
Comparing the affiliate joining option with the $7.95 paid customer option, Level 9 App state that affiliates ‘simply pay an addition $2.00 each month more for… full compensation plan benefits‘.
A replicated website and training is also thrown in, however it’s clear that with affiliates subscribing to the same app paid customers are, the affiliates are simply kicking in extra each month to participate in the attached business opportunity.
There doesn’t seem to be much of a focus on the “extended content” customers are expected to pay $7.95 a month for, with the Level 9 App not even bothering to go into any detail on it.
Personally I’m not seeing people paying for this additional content when the app itself is given away for free with supplied updated content.
And while we’re on the topic of the apps content, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow when I read Level 9 App suggesting their app could help people suffering from HIV and AIDS.
One would hope Level 9 App aren’t exposing themselves to legal liability in promoting an app they themselves are claiming is of benefit to suffers of disease.
All in all with enough $7.95 customers there’s nothing inherently wrong with the Level 9 App opportunity.
Given the way the opportunity is presented and the token $2 differentiation between income opportunity seekers and paid customers though, I have a hard time believing they’re going to attract enough to generate more revenue than from their paid affiliates.
I think you may have that wrong . It is free to sign up for the app until March 15.
At that time cards will be charged for either 7.95 or 9.95 and the Quality of life app will be available at that time Hope that clears that up a little Thanks
Taken from the “brand partner” section of the Level 9 App website:
Doesn’t mention anything about March 15th or free signups being only for a limited time.
You are correct OZ Thanks for pointing that out.
There will be a very basic app that will be available for free But from what I understand Very bare bones. Why
wouldn’t it be as what would be the motivation to upgrade tothe 7.95 level for the extended content.
As you As you mentioned “Personally I’m not seeing people paying for this additional content when the app itself is given away for free with supplied updated content.”.
They are only in prelaunch for the last 10 days or so and the website that is there is temporary with very basic information. On the calls the Owners Randy and Brenda Jeffcoat have assured us that the permanent site will be state of the art and the app will be very extesive with plenty of content. Of course that is what we are hearing.
The reference for free that will end on March 15 and has been announced on the calls I did not mean to say the free app but I meant that all those that have joined the marketing part or want only the retail will be charged at that time .
So what they are doing is allowing people to get a team in place without paying yet. Sorry i did not make myself clearer. I am just a distributor and have nothing to do with The management.
I do find it interesting as the app market is huge right now and will only grow more each day and we will probably find more of these MLM programs attached to the App market.
I did not join ILA and do not know much about them but I am comfortable with the information I have found out about the owners and what they have put together.
Thanks again Oz for your in depth discussions of MLM companies and keeping us aware on so many levels I appreciate reading what you have to say
Have a great day
You have been very much on top of company development within MLM for quite some time. It’s good to hear another point of view on L9 to get a different perspective.
Regardless of how the Level 9 program currently is set up, we all know that each company as well as the industry is always a work in progress. Worthwhile companies evolve and become even better to stand the test of time.
I would like to believe this would also be true and the case of Level 9 Marketing as they make their way in Network Marketing with in the APP niche using their “Quality of Life” APP as their Launch Product and perhaps expand from there.
I do agree that there is not much difference price wise between the $7.95 and $9.95 offerings and the value would have to be string enough to compel average consumers to get the APP at the $7.95 monthly rate.
It seems sometimes, whether it’s a good thing or not that the affiliate’s of many companies tend to be the best consumers of their own companies products. Hopefully L9 can branch out beyond this limitation and attract an audience appeal. Only time will tell.
Again, thanks for your insightful Review.
All the Best,
(Ozedit: contact details removed)
L9 APP Brand Partner
It’s NOT a good thing, as that’s what Herbalife is in trouble for… failure to distinguish customer from affiliate.
Or perhaps, a closer example is Burnlounge, where “moguls” pay additional dollars per month in order to qualify to be rewarded by recruiting other paid members.
(Ozedit: Given you’re new here rather then just nuke your comment as spam I’ll leave this:
This isn’t the place to push the whole “wall street” finance industry red herring in Herbalife analysis. Nor is it the place to push silly conspiracy theory rebuttals by so called “MLM leaders”, keep the discussion relevant to Level 9 APP and the MLM industry.
Herbalife’s problems have nothing to do with “wall street”. The company doesn’t identify their customers properly and anyone who scapegoats the issue is just ignoring facts.
Discussion on Herbalife can be taken to the Herbalife review. In the review I identified problems with their classification of customers and distributors. Not because I have short stocks or because Bill Ackman told me to, but because it’s a very real problem)
There is someone from a competing company trying to destroy Level9…. that person has been caught and that person, an employee of the other company, and the company itself seem to be in a lot of legal trouble!
My grandfather always said…. “when someone is chunkin rocks son, they usually have something to hide!”…. this life lesson has served me well!
It is just a 3×9 matrix with a product that is not in demand by the consumer.
Mostof the people involved are NOT interested in the living app. They are interested in the 3×9 matrix and money potential.
And to top it off it is a company forced matrix. So if i bring in a team of 5000 people, they won’t go underneath me. They will go underneath those who got in before me while I hope and pray more idiots with large teams bring in their people to go underneath me.
Sorry guys. Call a spade a spade.
Stephen wrote: “My grandfather always said…. “when someone is chunkin rocks son, they usually have something to hide!”…. this life lesson has served me well!”
And I say “When there are rocks in your socks, then it will hurt when someone bangs you upside yo head!”
Come on Stephen. I ain’t saying I haven’t gotten into these type of deals. But I sure don’t go around pretending that it is what it ain’t.
Oh yeah. Someone is telling me it is not a company forced matrix.
Since they are not a network marketer, they will be hoping and praying for that escapable non-existent spillover (bad word) to prosper. ‘taint happening
I *hate* conspiracy theories… and theorists. They never have any evidence, because by definition, a conspiracy wouldn’t have any. It’s called “special pleading”. Look it up.
Just came across L9 on LinkedIn and found my way here. Sounds like this app could come up trumps seeing that it has such big backing and investment.
Being a green horn to investment could any of you advise if this could potentially go “viral” as they say it will?
From the level 9 app website-
They have really covered their bases on Google with India/China researching bloggers/posters to keep “scam’ “ripoff” off a google search..that a red flag for me. Even the best of companies have negative comments.
Thanks for the info!
When you join Level 9, a new 3 x 9 matrix begins under your Enroller and starting with you. If you enrolled 5,000 people, which would be amazing, only 3 can be on your front line. Thus 4,997 would go under the 3, with 9 on the next level, 27, 81, 243, etc…..
Your 5,000 would fill the first 7 Levels of the 3 x 9 matrix with 466 spilling over into your 8th level. In other words, they would all go under you and not above you and not under people got involved before you. I’m not sure how you ever got that perception.
Yes there’s a Matrix that begins at the company with one Master Distributor signed to the company. There are 3 directly under him, and it moves down through the levels from there.
As with all MLM opportunities, leaders go to work and open the door to lots of people, while others join and enroll 1 or 2. When that happens, empty spots appear in the matrix. Those spots are filled by upline leaders, and the efforts of the company.
Everyone is compensated, even for those who spillover into our matrix that we didn’t enroll.
I hope that gives more clarity to how a 3 x 9 forced matrix works. If fills from left to right, and spillover from above will fill the next available positions, where help is needed. Leaders are actually helping those who are not good at building a business. That’s a nice win / win.
All I heard there was “blahblahblah, recruit recruit recruit, blahblahblah, recruit recruit recruit”.
MLM stands for multi-level marketing. What are you marketing?
If you’re marketing the opportunity, not the product/service, then you’re doing it wrong.
LOL……..LOL……LOL. You’re funny Oz. Made my day today.
Thanks for the succinct explanation of the comp plan. Like with all businesses, it’s good to understand exactly how one is going to be paid, whether it is direct marketing or not.
I do know that I don’t like the corporate business model at all – talk about pyramid scheme – and look at what they’ve all done to destroy the economy and freedoms in the USA. Not a pretty picture but touted by the masses anyways. Go figure.
Thanks again, Bo, for clearing up the misconceptions put forth about the comp plan. It may not be what this site was looking for but it helped me as a first-time visitor.
I love anything health related especially if it’s alternative, because, as we know, MDs are the #1 leading cause of death in the USA, (extrapolated from the JAMA 7, 26 2000), so I’m definitely going to check out the app… and the comp plan further.
If you found value in ‘“blahblahblah, recruit recruit recruit, blahblahblah, recruit recruit recruit” lets be honest, you had your mind made up before reading the information here.
You’re looking for justification rather than critical analysis and that’s fine, but at least own it.
Thank you so much Oz, for that SUCCINCT explanation of the comp plan.
Bull****. Already busted this myth years ago when we were discussing Mannatech.
So what? “Wazzub” also claimed to have millions invested before it ever launched. Two years later (i.e. now), it’s trying to solicit members for money while claiming “it’s not a stock offer”, never mind the “we’ll never charge money” promise.
Troy Dooly reported that “GlobalProfits.net” is acquiring Level 9?
Yeah I saw that, although it looks to me like their top affiliate just merged their marketing system with the company amidst steadily declining interest in Level 9.
Too many MLM app companies at the moment, not enough retail customers.
Maybe you can do a “are all the suspicious schemes merging trying to stay alive?” article, much like your “plague of revenue sharing schemes” article?
We’ve seen a variety of tactics used by these schemes, and these seem to go in phases. For a while it’s “we’ll move offshore!” There’s also “we’ll go legit and actually sell stuff!” Then there is “computer problem! We got hacked!”
Looks like this is the new wave: “We merged with someone else!”