Creating An Online Business
By Shannon Woodland
The 700 Club
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You wouldn’t expect to find an ancient Chinese musical instrument in the middle of North Carolina soy bean fields. Spencer Register might be anywhere in the world while playing his ocarina.
You see, Spencer not only performs beautiful melodies on this whistle -- he also crafts them from a wedge of clay and sells them on the Internet.
“The first one I sold, I was 17. It was really exciting,” Spencer says.
Spencer first learned about the ocarina while playing a video game. He then purchased a plastic one, learned to play the whistle, and decided to create his own ocarina so that he could perfect the sound.
His Internet business gave him an international audience. From the beginning, he committed to give to the Lord a tithe on each sale.
“But as I became more successful at that, I was able to tithe more,” he explains. “I had always believed that God would work through me, through my artistic and musical abilities, but I never really knew that it would manifest in the ocarina business. But it did.”
Through hard work and attention to detail, Spencer displayed his passion to make the ocarina the best it can be. He’s known around the world as a craftsman. The price increase of his ocarina is indicative of their popularity. They started as a 99-cent-item on an online auction. Today, they sell for $300 to $500.
“It was actually the market that brought the price up. Demand grew. I really had nothing to do with that.”
In two years, Spencer has seen his business soar. He credits God for his success and his commitment to tithe.
“I’ve always been one to think that if you can give more, give more. And that’s what I did. I’ve been able to see the blessings,” he says. “I would encourage anyone who’s skeptical about tithing, to try it. Not only for their benefit, but for the root of the action. The reason they’re doing it is to further His kingdom and to help other people.”
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