We get phone calls daily from newly commissioned mobile notary signing agents wondering what they need to do to get their new mobile notary business venture off the ground.
I tell them that is all about getting their name out there and to be patient.
So the question naturally becomes, how does a newly commissioned mobile notary signing agent get their name out there and gain the valuable experience needed to become a full time professional mobile notary signing agent.
A question not so easily answered.
So I have decided to share with you my 8 proven strategies that will help you build your mobile notary business.
1. Take Action
Very few signing services are going to call you just because your a “Certified” signing agent. If you have decided to run your business full time, then treat it like a full time job. Start work every day at the same time and don’t take off early just because your the boss now and you feel like it. Be sure to put in an honest days work. After all you’re only accountable to yourself now. And if this is something you only want to do in your spare time then set aside time every week to do the things that will help you build your business.
2. Invest in Technology
Get a cell phone, get a computer, and get a laser printer. And learn how to use them! Bottom line: if you don’t invest in technology and you don’t take the time to learn how to use these tools, you’re going to have a very hard time providing any value to most signing services and a very hard time building your business, although it is possible.
3. Search the web
The internet is the most effective tool you have as a mobile notary signing agent. A search for signing service, or mobile notary service in any of the major search engines will give you a list of many companies that you can sign up with online. Be sure you visit the companies web page and follow all the instructions to become an approved signing agent.
4. Be Available
When a signing service calls you and asks you to assist them, don’t say no just because you think you have something better to do like watch American Idol. Get off your butt. With all the money you’d make by saying yes you could buy yourself a Ti-Vo. Problem solved!
5. Know your value
Don’t tell a company that your fee is $125 if they offer you $50, you’re still just getting your feet wet. Know your value and be happy that as a newbie mobile notary you’re being paid $50 to gain that valuable experience that will pay off for you in the future. Now is the time to build experience and a client base.
6. Read and follow all Instructions
Nothing will make you look bad to a potential client faster than not reading and following all instructions provided to you. So be sure you read through and clearly understand all the instructions the signing service or title company provided to you, as it should define what is expected of you. And if you have a question don’t assume you know the answer, call the company and ask for clarification.
7. Keep your word
In the mobile notary business, it all starts with your word, so honor it and build from there. Don’t back out of appointments that you agree to do and don’t ask for more money once you’ve agreed to a fee. Chances are that a signing service is more likely to call you again if you keep your word rather than break it.
8. Don’t quit
It’s going to take time, hard work and perseverance. In the end it will be worth it. You are going to face tremendous challenges and you will get through them. No matter what don’t quit!
N3 Notary for inforamtion poupouse only, not to be used as legal advice.