SISEL (pronounced “sizzle”) is an acronym for; Science, Innovation, Success, Energy, and Longevity.
Sisel International is am mlm company founded in 2006 by Tom Mower Sr. and his son Tom Mower Jr. The company is located in Utah. They are currently operating in 12 countries around the world. They have an impressive 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Utah.
This product line includes Liquid Nutritionals, Weight Loss, Nutritional Supplements, Hair, Dental and Body Care, Skin Care, Cosmetics, an exquisite mineral makeup line called Timeless Minerals, Aromatherapy,and even a few Home Care products which currently include a liquid laundry detergent and dish soap.
In their liquid nutritionals, SISEL uses limu moui seaweed extract from Tonga to create what many fucoidan researchers believe is the most powerful fucoidan supplement available in the market place today.
SISEL’s products are priced the same for everyone, regardless of whether they are Distributors or Preferred Customers.
Apparently there is an incentive for distributors and customers to go on an auto-ship program.
One of their liquid nutritionals is Eternity. The price is $50 plus tax and shipping, but if you go on an automatic purchase program you can save $7.
Cost To Become A Distributor
Currently there is a $20 start up cost and an annual automatic renewal fee of $15 charged to your credit card on the anniversary of the date you joined.
Preferred Customer Program
Each time a product is purchased by a registered Preferred Customer, you make a commission and they accrue Preferred Customer points which they can redeem for free products.
Sisel has a 12-page compensation plan online on their corporate site.
SISEL’s compensation plan is a hybrid plan, which means it incorporates different methods of calculating commissions.
1. Fast Start Bonus
2. Direct Distributor Bonus
3. Master Distributor Bonus
4. Builder’s Bonus
5. Lifestyle Bonus
Although the fast-start bonus is still listed on their corporate site, the company newsletter said it was to be discontinued in 2009 to make room for the revolutionary Leadership Bonus which would begin payout from day one of qualifying. They also had mentioned that the had an Executive Lateral Transfer program through 2009.
Ranks & Qualifications
Currently there are only 4 ranks listed as follows:
Silver Direct Distributor: 100 PV
Gold Direct Distributor: 150 PV
Platinum Direct Distributor: 200 PV
Master Distributor: Gold or Platinum AP (150+ PV), 1000 PGV, 5000 CPGV
Training And Support
Sisel does offer some sales tools, however I did not see any training tools offered by them.
I am assuming that you get your training from your sponsor, which is the way most mlm companies operate.
Internet Marketing Policy
Does this company allow internet marketing? This is a very important point to consider before joining any business! Social networking and internet marketing have become innovative ways to reach millions of people on the internet. However, many companies still don’t realize we have stepped into the information age, and they prohibit distributors from advertising on the internet.
Although Sisel International has strict rules about advertising or marketing their products on the internet, they do seem to offer distributors an opportunity to design their own website. The website must be submitted for approval and must meet specific guidelines as set forth in their policy. If approved, they apparently must pay a $1000 annual website registration fee.
The corporate website does appear to be a replicated website with a product page, an automated shopping cart, and online distributor registration.
Sisel does have a link to a media center on their corporate home page and also links to social networking sites which currently are Facebook and Twitter. They also have a link to a company blog which was started in April 2010.
How Do They Get Distributors and Customers?
There are Business Opportunity Meetings scheduled on the corporate Event Calendar, so I am assuming you must recruit by getting people to hotel meetings. I did not see any mention of ways to recruit, so I am assuming you go after your friends, relatives and co-workers.
They also apparently promote Timeless Home Party Meetings as a fun way to get information on their Timeless Beauty Products and learn how to conduct an in home party.
In review of everything that Sisel International has to offer, they do appear to be a good company. There is a low start up cost which makes it appealing to broke people who want to start a business, however how many people really want to drag their friends and relatives to hotels or have in home parties.
To become successful and continually grow this business you will need to recruit others and sell products and teach your group to do the same. If that is what you are looking for the Sisel International opportunity might be a good fit for you.
However, it does not appear that they have any marketing training, as is the case with most most MLM’s. The reason 95% of network marketers fail is because you have untrained people teaching untrained people. Without the proper training and mentoring most people will fail, so if you want to join Sisel and be in the top 5% you must seek a mentor and participate in a leadership development program.
If you are not willing to seek a mentor and participate in a leadership development program then I would suggest continuing to look for a network marketing company that does provide marketing training and allow you to market their products on the internet. Otherwise you might be interested in looking for an internet based product and company to learn the skills to make money online as an alternative.