After your responses to our last question, it looks like we’ll be adding this category to our web page template for you to check off. That way if a company does an advanced search and includes this in the criteria, only those screened will show up.
DOMAIN NAME FOR SALE
One of our members didn’t renew the domain name, BeMyNotary.com. It’s kind of on the cute side but it’s also easy to remember! If you would like to purchase it for $8, please email me or call 877-438-9778.
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A member recently asked for our suggestion on where she can get a high quality custom website. Our answer: www.NotaryWebsites.com. This company has a good reputation, a long history of creating sites for notaries and signing agents, and excellent pricing. $239 to create and host the first year including email accounts; only $89 to renew the second year. These aren’t template sites; they’re custom. If you mention GoGetNotary when you contact them, you can save $20! Or visit GoGetWebsite and easily create your own website for about $5/month.
NEW SAMPLE PAGE
One of our newest members, Michelle Smith, created an effective web page and the following is her response to my request to add her page at www.GoGetNotary.com/go/notary-sample-pages.
“I’d be honored to have my page listed as a sample! By the way, I just followed all of the tips & suggestions the site offered and browsed the sample pages before creating my own page. You’ve made it so easy. All we really have to do is “fill in the blanks”! I like that I am also able to add a little bit of a “personal touch” to it – most directories don’t seem to allow that. I definitely plan on adding a photo and testimonials in the next few weeks – another great tool not offered by most directories.
“The resources, articles, etc. on GoGetNotary have also been very helpful! There are so many notary websites out there and what I appreciate most about GoGetNotary is that you have brought the biggest and most respected names in the business together in one place. I’ve found and utilized so many great tips on GoGetNotary that have, no doubt, helped my business to grow quickly!”
Featured Notary for April: Vikki Watanabe by Sharon Hassler, President, Go Get Experts. Virginia ‘Vikki” Watanabe is a Mobile Notary Signing Agent in Cardena, California. Vikki has developed a successful notary and fingerprinting business and also branched out with virtual assistant services and bankruptcy processing. With nine years of notary experience and her love of mentoring new signing agents, she has some great tips to share in this month’s article.
Don’t Get Banned by Google by Sharon Hassler, President, Go Get Experts. After providing tips last month on how to improve your search results position in Google, I thought a few tips on what not to do were in order. There are a few “black hat” techniques that may be suggested by webmasters or posted on forums that could seem like a good idea on first reflection, but they can get you kicked out of Google’s database and banned…
Accounting Practice for the Notary Signing Agent by Linda Kassis, Midwest Notary Association. Here are some tips from Linda on setting up your accounting procedures using Intuit’s Quickbooks or Quicken. If you’re not tracking your accounts receivable, how will you know what you’re owed and who owes it. Organization may be the answer to bringing your finances in line…
Adapting to Business Changes by Melissa Haley, Notary Public, Certified Notary Signing Agent. Melissa asks in this article: With sub-prime lenders leaving the market, house values coming down a bit and foreclosures on the rise, where does that leave you and your business? What can you do? Time to rethink your business plan and adapt to the changes…
Google’s Gmail for Notary/Loan Signers by Joan Bergstrom, Certified Loan Signing Agent, Instructor, Author. Heard of Google’s latest offering, Gmail? Joan tells you why she believes this is a good product for notaries and signing agents and explains some of the Gmail features…
BUSINESS CARD SAMPLES
These cards seem to be very helpful to new notaries or to veterans who want some new ideas. If you’d like your card included on our site, please email us a medium to high resolution scan and we’ll post it for you. (If the size if below 30k, it’s probably not going to reproduce well online.) If you sent your card and you don’t see it posted, please resend. Visit Notary Business Card Samples.
NOTARY NETWORKING GROUPS
If you belong to a notary group holding meetings in your area, please email us with details on your group, upcoming meetings and contact info. Visit Notary Networking Groups.
Learn how a GoGetNotary web page and listing can boost your marketing efforts and how easy it is to get your own unique domain name. Check out our Marketing and Featured Notary sections for tips on building your notary and loan signing business.