I went to my very first in-person conference with the National Notary Association (NNA) last year in Las Vegas (A-Mazing, by the way, and perhaps a little too much fun, if you know what I mean).
In between sessions, the NNA asked me and Sandra Long, my co-author of Supercharge Your Notary Business with LinkedIn, to record a video session discussing the power and importance of LinkedIn for every notary’s business success.
You can watch the 2-minute clip below.
Having a professional appearance on LinkedIn is mission critical to your notary business, now more than ever!
With the rising interest rates, and slower refinance boom, hiring companies are now cherry picking the best of the best notaries. They won’t settle for less because they don’t have to anymore.
Having mediocre websites, skills, or directory...
Taking my own advice, I started diversifying my own mobile notary work back in Phoenix (before the move to Washington). In the Valley of the Sun, we’ve been insulated from the economic shift (until very recently), as most of my clients are home builders, or specialize in commercial transactions, but I wanted to get ahead of what’s to come.
I asked myself which appointments I’ve enjoyed most through the years, and which I thought could also be the most lucrative, considering the legislative bindings in the state of Arizona.
The answer: Living Trust Presentations.
These living trust presentations fall under the more general category of estate planning, but similar to loan signings, you can command a higher, bundled fee because you actually present documents, gather signatures, and perform notarization (if required).
If you need some training on living trusts, last wills and testaments, powers...
Nicola Jackson manages the Training and Education Department at the National Notary Association, providing support for Notaries all over the country. Have you used the NNA Hotline yet? That's her team! She's also a passionate Notary Public that found the bureaucracy of loan signing work frustrating. So, she decided to get really great at Specialty Notary Work and loves both her job, in service of Notaries through the NNA, and her Notary business, in service to the public at large.
Nicola Jackson manages the Training and Education Department at the National Notary Association. Her group of 14 instructors conduct the California required Notary training statewide approximately 800 times a year. She also manages the NNA hotline that answers over 12,000 questions monthly from Notaries across the country. Nicola spent most of her career with the NNA as a seminar instructor where she taught Notary law seminars in 17 states and is highly regarded as a subject...
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