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The Reverse Mortgage Training Wrap-Up Call for 2019

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2019

Almost every Thursday morning, Nina Penny joins the Members of the Sign & Thrive Notary Training Course and Community for a 15-30 minute training call about Reverse Mortgages.

Nina is a loan officer with the special designation of Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP), of which there are less than 150 throughout the country. 

I thought I would share the recording of this week's call because it is shorter than most, and it really highlights the growth of this niche market. 

It was nearly two years ago that Nina and I started creating the industry's first Certified Reverse Mortgage Signing Professional training and exam process to help notaries better prepare for these nuanced signing appointments.

The demographics for reverse mortgage are senior citizens, so it takes a special, caring heart, to handle these signings best. We love the signing agents we have attracted to the program!

On this week's call, Nina shares some exciting news about the potential of...

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12 Books that Changed Me

Uncategorized Dec 18, 2019

As you likely know, I spent 12 days of this month giving away 16 or 17 Kindles as a way to celebrate our crossing of the 10,000 Youtube subscriber threshold. 

Thank you for being a part of that!

On each official giveaway of the 12 Days of Knowledge, I offered a book recommendation. These are books that have touched, moved, and inspired me along my path. 

Many of you have requested a full list of those books, so I have provided that for you below. 

While I am a champion of reading and knowledge, I urge you to build the implementation of this knowledge into your daily schedule. 

Wisdom without application is wasted. 

Many of the books listed below helped me formulate the exact system I now teach in Sign & Thrive. In fact, if youd' like to see the exact Daily Do's I put into practice to help increase my revenue from $1,000 per month to $20,000 per month, download my checklist here. This is how I chose to implement my learning, and it...

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Notary Social Media Strategy: A Question We Should Be Asking

Uncategorized Dec 02, 2019

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Download 52 Topics for notary blogs and social media here

One of the most common topics I get in my mentoring sessions with notaries across the country is about social media and how to utilize it to get more customers.

Let's face it, social media is overwhelming! There are tons of considerations and things to think about.

I recommend you choose the platform that you are most comfortable with and just stick with that, for now.

I started with Facebook, then grew into LinkedIn, then Instagram, and Twitter. While I am on it, I still don't know how to use it effectively. And that's okay. Someday I may choose to learn that better, and you get that freedom too!

The reality is that Facebook is likely where most of your customers are hanging out anyway, so that may be the place to start. And Facebook owns Instagram, so they tend to play well together.

But, for most of us, having a social media platform isn't the problem. For most if us, we already have a...

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Are We Over-Saturated with Mobile Notaries and Loan Signing Agents?

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2019

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Are We Over-Saturated with Mobile Notaries and Loan Signing Agents?

Hey everybody, this is Bill with and the Sign and Thrive Notary Training Course and Community.

It is Monday, October 28th, the end of the month. It's totally - well - a little crazy today. I'm sure you're crazy too. So I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I have about 20 minutes before I leave for my next appointment, but I wanted to make sure that we stay consistent with our Monday messages here and today.

I was thinking that we should talk about the possibility of over-saturation. You know, the three tenants that I find most attractive about this business is that we have a flexible schedule. We get to reclaim our agenda, reclaim our lives, and work with who we want to work with! We get to spend time with who we enjoy spending time with.

We also get an opportunity to earn unlimited income, and it's kind of an old fashioned business, you know. As you work, you get paid,...

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How I Lost THREE Major Notary Clients and the Lessons I learned From Them

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2019

Hey everybody, this is Bill Soroka, founder of and the Sign and Thrive Course and Community.

You know, when I first started out as a mobile notary and loan signing agent, I really had no clue what I was doing.

I had no formal training.

I had no idea that the national notary association existed.

I didn't know there were signing companies. And back then there really wasn't a whole lot of training options anyway....

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But even as I got started in this business, I really had one foot out the door already. I was a passionate serial entrepreneur, and I was trying to manage five or six different little ventures, startups at the time - none of which were making money. So when I got the opportunity to make 150 bucks an hour as a loan signing agent, obviously I jumped on it.

You know, I didn't have a college degree. I didn't think anybody would pay this kind of money for this. So when I got in, I treated this business like an ATM machine. I...

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What's the Difference Between a Bond and E&O Insurance?

Uncategorized Oct 18, 2019

Hello everybody! It's Friday FAQ!

This is Bill Soroka, founder of and the Sign and Thrive Notary Training Course and Community.

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Thank you for keeping up with all the great questions coming in. You know, you can always email questions to [email protected], or you can set up a Mentor call with me at in the upper right hand corner. It's real easy to do. Just pick a time that works for you.

Today we're going to talk about what the difference between a Surety Bond (otherwise known as a Bond), and E&O Insurance, (otherwise known as Errors and Omissions Insurance). I get this question a lot, and there's a lot of confusion, especially if you're new to the industry. So let's just lay out the main differences, starting first with a Surety Bond.

Some States require that you have a Surety Bond to even become a Notary Public. But that's not required in all States, so it's important that we know that. It's still probably a good...

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5-Steps to Claim Your Role as CEO of Your Mobile Notary and Loan Signing Business

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2019

Good morning, everybody!

You know, as Peter Griffin would say, "you know what really grinds my gears...?", Is when I hear people say "you're just a notary". What's worse is when I hear other notaries say "I'm just a notary", as if there is some power that they haven't stepped into where they're just giving it away. There is no such thing as "just a notary", guys. A notary public fills an essential role in fraud prevention. We're often the last line of defense in mortgage and identity theft. And a notary public can make or break a transaction.

This work matters.

And the responsibility of owning that is really on us. We have some stereotypes that we have to break through when it comes to misconceptions from the general public or even from people who utilize our services all the time. You know, we're coming out of an era where maybe the notary business wasn't taken as seriously as it could have or should have.

And that's where we are, it's an exciting time to be in this...

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Do I need a Scanner as a Mobile Notary and Loan Signing Agent?

Uncategorized Oct 11, 2019

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Hi everybody.

This is Bill Soroka, founder of and the Sign and Thrive Notary Training Course and Community.

Welcome to Friday FAQ for October 11th, 2019! I am coming live from San Diego, California.

This week I'm in town for one of the Brendon Burchard events called the Influencer event. Pretty awesome to be in the room packed full of people who are out there trying to change the world for the better.

But this week - I had lots of different options of what I was going to talk about. But I got a no less than four, maybe five emails every week. That's almost one per day asking me which type of scanner would be necessary or if they even needed a scanner for this work. So today we're going to answer the question: "Do I need a scanner as a mobile notary and loan signing agent?"

The short answer is yes - you probably do.

Why is that? It is because signing agents, lenders, title companies - they will sometimes require that documents be sent back after...

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Irvine Notary Symposium Key Takeaways And Review

Uncategorized Oct 07, 2019

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Hey everybody, this is Bill Soroka, founder of and the Sign and Thrive Notary Training Course and Community.

I am live at the Kimpton Rowan Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. (I don't know why I said Las Vegas in the video!!) I decided on my way back from the Notary Symposium in Irvine yesterday to stop in Palm Springs and just kind of refresh a little bit because I was feeling pretty wiped out and exhausted, and found an amazing deal at this luxury hotel by the way, on Hotels Tonight. That's a smart phone app, but there was an incredible deal.

You guys should see the view I have right now of the entire Valley and all the mountains surrounding Palm Springs. So it's really amazing and I'm grateful for deals like that. I love finding amazing deals and cool little places like this on my travels and adventures.

But today I want to talk about my experience at the notary symposium in Irvine, California.

There are two of them this year. The first...

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Friday FAQ: Should I have an LLC for My Mobile Notary and Loan Signing Business?

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2019

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Hey, good morning everybody.

It's Friday FAQ time. And today's question is, "should I have an LLC for my mobile notary and loan signing business?"

My name is Bill Soroka, and I'm the founder of and the Sign & Thrive Training Course and Community.

And before we get started, first let me say that I have to give you a disclaimer here. I am not an attorney or a tax advisor, so it's always recommended that you seek professional advice for your situation. There's actually another blanket law or policy that works for everyone in every situation. So I'm going to give you a little bit of guidelines here, kind of what I did, and what the majority of notaries do whenever they get started. But please know that it's highly recommended that you get the professional advice that you need.

Okay, so the question comes in from multiple people every single week, via email via. You can see it in the comments and the YouTube videos. I get Facebook messenger...

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