If you spend much time in any of the notary groups on Facebook, you will see that the eternal question goes something like this:
I’m a notary & heard I can make money at this. Is this true? How do I get started?
Here is my answer in several parts:
First, know the ways you can make money as a notary: How Do Notaries Make Money?
Second, get the education you need as a notary: Education For Notaries
Third, if notary signing agent work sounds appealing, do the research on it: Research Before Launching Your NSA Business
Fourth, get educated on NSA work if your research shows an unmet demand in your area or if you have a plan to out-compete others already active in your market: NSA Education
Fifth, get trained and credentialed: Training for NSAs – Part 3.
Sixth, read at least the last month of all the posts in every notary group you join on Facebook. Make notes of everything. Yes, everything. Read the files in the Files area in every group. Use the search function to look up every possible client. Use Google to look them up, too, as that should show you comments on NotaryRotary, NotaryCafe, 123notary, and other sites that aren’t Facebook.
And learn the terminology so you can speak like a professional (if you want to be treated like a pro, you need to sound like one): What Terms Mean.
Seventh, if you’ve become an NSA, read this: My Advice for New NSAs.
Finally, go to Amazon and get the ebook: Notary Marketing 2019 by Laura Vestanen. It costs less than $10 and it will teach you most of what you need to know about marketing for notaries.
I don’t make any money from endorsing her book. It’s just that good.
If you’re inclined to throw some money at me after reading all those free articles above, see my books page at Books .
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