Author Archives: Tim Gatewood

About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed/single. Customs Broker, Notary Public, Signing Agent, Writer, and Ordained Minister. Willing servant to cats. Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from https://notarymemphis.wordpress.com/books). Please be kind to one another.

Update on Notary Memphis

As reported here several weeks ago, I found a full-time job, leading to my taking a break from providing notary services, both general notary work directly with the public and notary signing agent work for clients. To update my status, … Continue reading

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On Standardized Fees

Why an Industry-Wide List of Standard Fees for NSAs is Not Available First, that would be price-fixing and probably illegal. Second, you’d have people who were quite happy to work for 5 or 10 dollars less if it meant they … Continue reading

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How I Eliminated No-shows on Mobile Notary Work

How I Eliminated No-shows on Mobile Notary Work 1. For Notary Signing Agent work, I don’t print documents or travel to the signers unless I confirm the appointment with them myself. Two exceptions: If the client refuses to provide a … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Notary Memphis

This is to announce that I have landed a full-time job. Starting on Monday, July 9th, I will be working for FedEx Trade Networks as a customs broker. As this is a big change from what I have been doing … Continue reading

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Doing Market Research Before You Launch Your NSA Business

Notaries who are considering becoming notary signing agents (NSAs) need to do research on their legal situation and their market conditions before they launch their business. You won’t know if it makes sense to spend the money for training or … Continue reading

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