“The Successful Notary” – 04/09 Newsletter

We’ve Moved!
Hopefully you didn’t even notice, but we packed up the website and moved it to a different server over the weekend. Of course, there’s always the possibility of a glitch during a move. If you’re a paid web page member, please check your page to make sure everything transferred okay. And while you’re there, how about logging in and freshening your page info; see “Get Ready for Loan Signings.”

Reduce COBRA Payment by 65%
This has nothing to do with GoGetNotary but I wanted to pass along on the Cobra payment reduction in case you hadn’t heard. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (commonly known as the stimulus package) included a provision to reduce COBRA health insurance payments by 65%. This could bring real financial relief to many struggling Americans.

Get Ready for Loan Signings
With mortgage rates at historic lows and home prices down, some areas of the country are seeing an increase in both purchases and refinances. The first-time homebuyer’s credit may also be paying off as buyers take advantage of an $8,000 tax credit that comes right off their income, not as a percentage deduction. Are you ready for business? It’s time to review your notary marketing both online and off.

Sample Email Resume
Thomas Zucchetti 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 email list. Could you prepare something similar to begin an email marketing campaign?

Three Bonus Months at GoGetNotary
For a limited time, sign up or renew for a year and get three free bonus months. If you’re a new member, be sure to click on “START HERE” in the right sidebar for tips on creating an effective page. If you’re a current member and never read the Start Here page, you may not be taking full advantage of your GoGetNotary web page.

Social Networking Websites
Here’s a list with live links to 20 of the top social networking sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Squidoo, and Yelp. Most allow for a nice profile and you can link back to your web page and/or website. Great for posting “more needles in the Internet haystack…”

Beware Unsolicited Job Offers
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! This is just one of many email job scams flooding email inboxes.

New VBA Association: NSVBA
After some unforeseen developments at AAVBA, the founder, Vikki Watanabe, has resigned and started a new association, the National Society of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants (NSVBA). She’s offering the same high-level of training including video webinars available to members anytime on the website. Networking, info sharing and even job referrals among members marks this an outstanding non-profit organization.

AS ALWAYS…
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