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Tips for Getting General Notary Work


You have your commission, insurance, and notary supplies, and you are raring to go. But where do you go, and how do you get general notary work? Here are a few tips to get you started. ... Continue Reading

11 Tips for Organizing Your Notary Website's Pages and Content


With more and more people conducting business online, building a notary website with the user in mind is important if you want to get more visitors and turn your notary website into a sales generator. ... Continue Reading

New Year's "To-Do's" for Notary Professionals


As business owners, we are either winding down the current year or gearing up for the new year. As we do so, let's take some time out to make sure our businesses are ready for a productive 2017. Here's a list of items to review: ... Continue Reading

Grow Your Notary Business This Holiday Season


The holiday season is upon us, and there is no better time to promote your business than now. Here are four ways to use your business during the holidays! ... Continue Reading

Resources to Help with Your Notary Business


I receive numerous phone calls and emails from notaries and other people who are interested in starting their own notary public businesses. These inquires come from all over the United States. They all want to know how to get their businesses started. ... Continue Reading

Marketing to Title Companies


Like most notary signing agents, I went through the drill of contacting all of the four- and five-star signing companies listed on one of the well known signing agent directories. After I got a couple of years of experience under my belt, I decided to narrow my marketing efforts to local title companies. ... Continue Reading

Professional Notary Website Appearance - Why You Need A Website


Personally, I believe that first impressions are lasting impressions. As signing agents, many of our first impressions are made on the internet. ... Continue Reading

Hospital Notary Work


When a notary public is asked to travel to a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation facility, this is referred to as hospital notary work. It is a type of mobile notary work that can be very rewarding or very frustrating, depending on the circumstances. ... Continue Reading

How to Get Your First Assignment as a Signing Agent


If you've taken the steps to become a notary public, you've made a noble decision and are now ready to embark on an exciting career. You are now considered to be an officer of whatever state you reside in who serves the public by providing notarial services. This is an honorable endeavor; your government and your constituency will rely on you to perform your duties with integrity and accuracy. ... Continue Reading

How to Advertise Your Notary Services


A notary public is a state officer commissioned by his or her state of residence to serve the public as an unbiased, impartial witness. More than likely, if you are a commissioned notary, you have undergone some kind of training or classes to become a knowledgeable expert in how to perform your notarial duties. ... Continue Reading

What Is a Mobile Notary, and How Do I Become One?


A mobile notary is any notary who, upon request, travels from location to location to perform notarial services. While a mobile notary may perform any type of notarial service prescribed by his or her state's statutory laws, it is more common that mobile notaries are called upon to perform various types of real estate or mortgage transactions. Hence, the mobile notaries who perform such services are often called notary signing agents or mortgage signing agents. They are distinguished from loan closers who, in most states, have more complex duties than a commissioned notary public. ... Continue Reading

Notary Supplies That Every Notary Should Have!


The notary is a public officer and, as such, is required to comply with any reasonable request for notarization. Whether you are a notary with your own notary signing service or an employee notary, it is a good idea to keep essential notary supplies with you at all times so that you may be ready to adequately and efficiently serve the public upon request. ... Continue Reading
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