Yes, today Online Writing Niche is celebrating her first year as a company in New Zealand.
We celebrate with thanksgiving to our Almighty God for His guidance and provision.
We celebrate with gratitude to our clients for their trust and confidence.
Looking back four years ago, I and Jewel prayed about putting up an online writing company. We were still living in the Philippines then.
We’ve done some steps to pursue this desire.
In July 2010, I started Online Writing Niche or Owniche a portfolio blog to get more client online. Then, I registered it with oDesk.com as a virtual company. Through Owniche, we were able to work with clients all over the world.
In March 2011, as our online clientele grew, we looked into the possibility of furthering our virtual company into a real physical company. I expressed this in the blog post “No Doubt in the Power of Jesus” at From Worry To Glory site.
However, migrating to New Zealand beckoned as our visa arrived. When we migrated to New Zealand in November 2011, Owniche was placed at the sideline for a while.
On 17 May 2013, we revived Owniche and registered her as limited company based in Timaru. The article “How the Tell-a-Friend Promote South Canterbury Contest Helped Start Our Company in Timaru” tells more.
After a year of working in our own company, we have our share of “tears” and “joys”.
The “tears” or hardships are when you see that your client base isn’t growing, there’s less work that would pay the bills and self-doubt sets in.
The “joys” are knowing that there are people and companies who believe in you and support you to continue.
Seeing how the hand of the Lord God working in “ways you cannot see” makes you smile and knocks off any doubt and fear you have.
The greatest joy is seeing how Owniche is supporting the ministry that we are doing. The working time flexibility at Owniche enables me to fulfill our passion for serving the Lord God in South Canterbury.
So, what does the future hold for Owniche?
The other day, I learned the Hebrew meaning of the name “Che”, which is the last three letters of Online Writing Niche or Owniche.
“Che” is a Hebrew name for boys meaning “God will multiply”.
As we go through our second year and more years ahead, our prayer is for God to multiply both the ministry and business that we are undertaking here.
May the Lord God multiply and prosper the companies and people we are working with.
To God be the glory!