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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By Sharon Hassler—With mortgage rates still low and home values inching up, some areas of the country are seeing a renewed interest in real estate and an increase in both purchases and refinances. Are you ready for business? It may come as a crawl rather than a crush, but now’s the time to polish up…

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thomas zucchetti notary signing agent

By Sharon Hassler—Thomas Zuchetti, a GoGetNotary.com member, is serious about his business. He’s not sitting around, bemoaning the economy and waiting for the phone to ring. Every few months I receive an impressive email “resume” from him because I’m on his business mailing list.

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By Sharon Hassler—Below are 8 of the top social networking sites but there are many more. Trouble is you can get spread too thin and the key is frequent and informative posts. Check out these sites, visit the forums/communities for tips. Decide which ones appeal to you and post your profile; select only two to…

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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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By Sharon Hassler—I was just reminded of how a little thing can slip through your fingers and maybe cost you financially. We’ve all had to tighten our belts and are regularly reviewing expenses. If you have a stand-alone website and don’t think it’s bringing in enough business to keep paying for it, please hang onto…

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By Alex Yvonnou—The loan signing business isn’t what it once was. It used to be that the majority of our work was signing refinance loans. And for many, a marketing plan consisted of having a few well placed listings. But that’s no longer the case. I’ve seen my business migrate from 90% refinance loans to…

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By Sharon Hassler—Some time ago, I was contacted by a company about building website traffic. They had a clever demo they would walk me through on their site. They asked me to do a search with a prime keyword, and, SURPRISE, a split screen appeared with Google search results on the bottom and my web…

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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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Our Featured Notary for June is Vivian Ladd, owner of Ladd’s Notary Service in Prescott, Arizona. Vivian became a notary in the 70s but began her career as a notary public and signing agent in 2002. She’s a National Notary Association Certified Signing Agent.

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