General Business

Planning For A Successful Year

By Alex Yvonnou—Being a successful notary signing agent under difficult industry circumstances has been challenging for many of us. But success stems from proper planning. And anytime is a good time to plan your course of action for the rest of the year. A basic business plan can give you a blueprint for success and…

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Ten Mistakes New Signing Agents Make

By Kelly Robertson: 1. They Don’t Know What They’re Doing. Newbies have passed their Notary Exam and many have even taken a loan signing certification course, but they have no clue how to complete a proper notarization. They don’t know how to use their journal, they’re lost when it comes to the difference between a…

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Beware Unsolicited Job Offers

By Sharon Hassler—Wow! Wouldn’t it be great to be a freight forwarder or some other representative for a foreign company and make over $50,000 a year working part-time? Sign me up and let me give you my bank account or paypal info so you can direct deposit into my account. Whoa, there! Every “great” job…

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Guard Your Hard-Earned Money: Scams, Cons and Frauds

By Sharon Hassler—These days we can’t afford to pay for things we don’t need or lose any of our hard-earned money through scams. That’s why it’s especially troubling that the number of scams and fraud have doubled or tripled over the past few years. The “work-from-home” offers are particularly disgusting since they prey on those…

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Notary Signing Agent Basics – There Oughta be a Law!

By Marlene Miller—A letter from a notary signing agent in Pennsylvania says: I have been a notary signing agent for about a year now and have been having problems collecting money owed to me by several companies. Can’t the state legislature do something for us notaries to back us up since we are a public…

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Notary Signing Agent Basics – 9 Steps to Getting Paid

By Marlene Miller—Quite possibly the biggest complaint of notary signing agents (NSAs) in all states—after the price of gasoline—is getting stiffed by companies that will not pay for the services the NSAs have performed. Here are some suggestions for making sure you get the money you have earned.

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What You Think About Is What you Bring About

By Kelly Robertson—Friends, trust me on this: Many of the “poopie-heads” (more about this term later) that were in our industry are just about gone. That’s the truth so quit worrying about your competition; there isn’t any. Get it out of your head once and for all that there’s someone in your neighborhood who’s a…

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Notaries Public Are Formidable!

By Vikki Watanabe—As I sat down to write an article for GoGetNotary, I began thinking about our industry as Notaries Public. We go through lots of ups and downs. Most of us know the ebb and flow of the loan signing business, so we know when not to expect a lot of business and adjust…

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Should You Pay To Be Listed With A Signing Service?

By Kelly Robertson—I’ve always heard from students (and seasoned professionals, too!) who have the same question: “Since the economy is still recovering and closings are still down, should I consider paying to sign up with signing companies?” Here’s my answer:

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Loan Signings Down? Now What?

By Sharon Hassler—In the past few years, we’ve heard from many members that their loan signing business has dried up and they’re giving up and looking for regular employment. What does that mean for you? Less competition if you can hang on. There has been a shake up among signing agents just as there was…

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