Stork Stories with Stork Lady Partner Ron M. of Burlington Township, NJ ~ Storks N More ~ Stork Yard
Updated: Jun 21, 2018
I’m continuing the Stork Stories series where I interview Partners and find out why they chose this home business opportunity and why they love it so much.
Today we’re hearing from Ron of Storks N More. Ron has been a Stork Lady Partner for 12 years. He lives in Burlington Township, New Jersey (where he’s known as the “Stork Guy”) and he provides stork rentals in Burlington County and some areas of southern Mercer County.
Ron, his wife Marie, 12-year old daughter Alexis and 7-year old son Joey all work in the business. In fact, that’s one of the main things Ron likes about being in the stork sign rental business . . . the fact that it’s a family project and everyone participates.
Stork Lady (SL): Ron, why did you decide to become a Stork Lady Partner?
Ron: I had always wanted to own my own business. When my daughter was born, my Mom rented a stork sign to celebrate. I thought, that must be a fun and interesting business, so I did some research. The design of the Stork Lady signs drew me in and I decided to become a Stork Lady Partner.
SL: What is the most rewarding thing about being in this business?
Ron: Seeing how happy people are with our stork on their front lawn. Also driving up and seeing the whole family posing for pictures with the stork.
SL: What qualities does a person need to succeed in this business?
Ron: Kindness. Professionalism. And a desire to succeed.
SL: What advice do you have for someone just starting out?
Ron: It will grow. It just takes time. If it gets slow, DON’T GIVE UP! Use that time to get the word out about your services.
SL: How many hours a week do you put into the business?
Ron: Usually around 8-10 hours.
SL: What kinds of marketing have worked best for you?
Ron: Our website and word of mouth.
SL: How have you used the extra income you’ve made in this business?
Ron: We’ve used it for general household expenses and we’ve also used it for family vacations.
SL: Do you have a memorable stork rental story you want to share?
Ron: Yes. We rented twin storks to a couple in our town who were on TLC’s “A Baby Story”. The crew filmed our storks in the front yard when they did the story, so our storks got to be on TV!
SL: Ron, I know your home business has grown to include more than just stork rentals. What else do you do?
Ron: We started with stork rentals. But my full-time job is Captain of a Fire Department and we’re known to have a lot of spare time on our hands. So we bought a vinyl cutter to cut our letters instead of painting them on the bundles. Later we got a professional cutter so we could include vehicle lettering and signage. I also learned a lot about websites through my job, so I later added web design and now I also host websites for some of those customers. Our latest addition is printing with a special kind of ink and we use it to produce custom pieces like mugs and iPhone covers.
If you are in need of a stork sign rental in Burlington Township, NJ please call Ron at 609-239-2048. You can check out his website for information about his stork rentals and all the services he offers at www.storksnmore.net