Your Guide to Building a Successful Notary Business 

Building a business is a lot like sending a rocket to the moon.

Building a business is a lot like sending a rocket to the moon. They both take careful planning, patience, and hard work to succeed, and you don’t succeed all at once — you have to make the journey in stages. A lot of people who become Notary entrepreneurs think that they can just pick up a commission, buy a seal and journal and wait for customers to line up at their door. It doesn’t work that way.

STAGE 1: Laying the groundwork Whether you’re a part-time or full-time Notary entrepreneur, the most important thing to remember is that success takes time. It’s not instant and it’s not easy. Few Notaries find high-paying and rewarding work when first starting out. A crucial part of getting business is finding and introducing yourself to potential customers. While every Notary’s community is different, here are some good places to get started.

STAGE 2: Learning the ins and outs of different businesses Once you’ve got your name out in the community, you’ll need to learn about businesses and organizations in a variety of different fields. Some of the most common local industries that offer Notary assignments are health care, legal and real estate, but each has its own needs and requirements.

STAGE 3: Taking on the big challenges Notaries who take the time to establish a strong customer base and outstanding professional reputation are far more likely to get requests from bigger organizations to notarize high-end business transactions. These types of assignments are challenging but are a potential source of higher income and can open the door to working with important clients in your community. Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

National Notary Association

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