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September 1, 2023

5 Social Media Tips for Notary Success

Filed under: (6) Marketing — Tags: — Tom Wilkins @ 7:34 pm

In today’s digital age, more than ever, people use social media not just for leisure but as a crucial source of information and communication. If you’re a mobile notary eager to amplify your visibility and establish credibility, harnessing the power of social media is no longer optional—it’s a necessity. To navigate the dynamic waters of online platforms and ensure you’re maximizing your business potential, consider these five key social media strategies tailored for notaries:

1. Choose the right platforms – It’s not enough to simply have a social media account; the platform should align with your audience’s preferences. If your primary target is real estate professionals, platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook are excellent due to their business-centric and community-driven nature. However, visually appealing platforms like Instagram or quick update platforms like Twitter might yield better results when targeting a younger or more general demographic. Always consider where your prospective clients spend their time.

2. Ensure that you post – Consistency is king in the realm of social media. By regularly posting, you remind your audience of your presence and expertise. Aim for at least once a week, ensuring your content varies from informative articles to light-hearted memes about notary life. This variety can cater to different segments of your audience and keep your content fresh.

3. Stay professional – Professionalism is your ticket to credibility. Given the confidential nature of notary work, it’s imperative to project trustworthiness. Ensure your visual branding—like profile and cover photos—echoes this sentiment. Moreover, be cautious about your posts’ tone, language, and imagery to avoid misunderstandings or misinterpretations.

4. Build relationships – Beyond mere posting, social media’s power lies in interaction. Engagement is the currency here. Promptly responding to comments, actively participating in discussions, or hosting live Q&A sessions can amplify trust. The more you interact, the stronger the bond you forge with your audience, making them more likely to turn to you when they need notary services.

5. Leverage paid advertising – While organic growth is commendable, the power of paid advertising can’t be ignored. Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn allow hyper-targeted campaigns, letting you reach specific demographics, from geographic locations to particular job roles. With their vast user bases, platforms like Instagram and Twitter can also amplify your reach, attracting potential clients who might be unaware of your services. Consider investing a portion of your marketing budget here for increased visibility.

Amplifying Your Notary Business Through Social Media

In conclusion, these social media tips for notaries can significantly benefit businesses in this industry. If you’re a mobile notary, it’s worth investing time in building a strong social media presence. Choosing the right platforms, being consistent, staying professional, building relationships, and leveraging paid advertising is essential for success. Notaries who are experts with these social media tools are likelier to stay top-of-mind and grow their business over time.

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November 20, 2021

123notary’s social media took a dive

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 9:11 am

Our social media used to be very popular. 2015 was our best year if I remember correctly. We were getting thousands of clicks from Facebook and more from other mediums too.

But, then things slowed down. Our posts were not getting as many views. And then a few years later Covid hit.

For those of you who do not know, I was going to specific spots to do Feng Shui for my social media. For most people, feng shui is something you read about in a book that might be real or might not be real. I studied it and had analytics for which places impacted my income for the next day or two, and which places impacted my social media.

I would go to Warner Brothers studios and pay for a tour that I was not even interested in. My Facebook would go crazy when I did that. I would go to certain bars where I didn’t even like the people, or at least not that much, except for Brad — he was cool. I would get a lot more Facebook clicks after that due to the energies. How mystical!

But, those places are not doing much business now and have no buzz. Furthermore, with the Covid vaccine rules, I might not even be able to go to a bar for a long time.

So, I cannot do much to spice up my social campaign. But, the newsletter is doing okay which is something I control myself which is nice. I could post on Twitter too. That never got that much traffic but was fun.

I don’t know if I should continue doing much other than blogging because it just isn’t working out. I’ll have to think deeply on this one.

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March 12, 2021

I took a social media and news break to lift my mood

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 4:36 am

During this turbulent time, chaos abounds, Notaries are making bank, and many are depressed.

I am very depressed these days. This article was written in late 2020, a few months before it was published by the way. I have never been that happy, but it is much worse now due to the external environment taking a turn for the worse with chaos, stores closed, and so much clash between people.

I read somewhere that it is good to take a media break. I thought this would help. I decided to listen to more music online and history documentaries. I saw great stuff on youtube about ancient Egypt and got to know Johann Sebastian Bach in a new way during my media break. I’m on a first name basis with him, except he prefers his middle name since his brothers were also named Johann. Germans — what do you expect?

This media break was not absolute. I just cut it down by 70%. The problem is that when I leave the house, I see the same closures, masks, and all people talk about is how the leftists and the conservatives are insane, unreasonable and polarized. We argue about whether Covid-19 restrictions are too much or not enough. And we wonder if the economy will ever come back. The fact is that news or no news, we are still part of society unless we go live in the tundra in Alaska — and if society is sick, we are affected by that sickness no matter what type of media we tune into. The harpsichord suites by Jean-Phillipe Rameau were a real treat though.

Taking longs walks in Joshua Tree and other hiking destinations is helpful. That gets me separated from society. And so does meditation. But, I cannot divorce myself from the world I live in. It affects me no matter what I do.

I tried to cut myself off from the more toxic elements of life. Whole Foods used to be a nice place to shop daily, but they became a nagging gulag with endless stupid and annoying rules. I get in a bad mood every time I go there so I am boycotting them for a second time. Ralphs supermarket is almost identical to how it was pre-Covid other than reduced people and facemasks. No nagging or lines or anything. I am just trying to develop new routines to keep myself sane and happy. It is not working, but at least I am trying. What I really need is a massage. Hopefully soon I will be able to.

My media break helped a little, but it doesn’t change the fact that I live in a toxic world. For Hindus who say that you can’t change the world, you can only change yourself — it is hard to change yourself to deal with a toxic world. The toxicity doesn’t end and it doesn’t stop effecting you no matter how hard you meditate.

So, for now, hang in there. I hope I can hang in there too.

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December 7, 2019

Social Media Site for Notaries – JuratBook

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 7:39 am

Welcome to JuratBook, a social media site for Notaries. Notaries typically use this to complain about slow paying signing companies, and boast about how good their 123notary listing is doing.

With JuratBook, you can post an unlimited amount of special notary emoji’s on your posts. The surprised emoji would be if you got paid on time. The sad emoji would be if there were too many fax backs. A heart emoji would be because you love Jeremy and Carmen. A thumbs up (or thumb prints up) would be if you either liked a particular signing company, or if you thumb printed someone.

You can take selfies of you and your customers and post them. You can talk about what you do when you are not notarizing.

The problem with JuratBook is that it makes people more competitive about how popular they are. It makes you think your life isn’t as full as all these other people with lots of postings who celebrate life every day.

Unlike Facebook, you can use hateful speech on JuratBook. It has to be allowed, because Notaries are so frustrated by not getting paid on time. JuratBook believes in freedom of speech.

The algorithm used for JuratBook helps promote posts more about the social aspects of being a Notary rather than dull work related posts.

What constitutes JuratBook friendship? Do you have to notarize each other? Or have each other’s thumb print? The rules keep changing as the owner Sam Zuckerberg — Mark’s lesser known and less successful brother.

JuratBook — your social media venue!

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Affiant – a social media site for notaries
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Yes, it’s the Notary dating show
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February 24, 2014

A social media site for Notaries — Affiant

For centuries, notaries have been complaining that they were bored, and had trouble meeting friends. They frequently said that they had no friends because there was nowhere to meet people. Then, during the 60’s, there were the be ins, and the love ins and the sign ins. During that decade, the notary public community didn’t complain as much because they were too high to know the difference. But, then in the 10’s (I’m the first person to call this decade the 10’s), notaries once again felt very lonely. If only there were a solution. If only there were a social media site for notaries. Of course the real reason notaries are lonely is because they complain all the time and nobody wants to hang around with them as a result. The second reason nobody hangs around with notaries, is that most notaries don’t answer their phone (at least when we call). But, one guy came up with the solution!

Affiant — a social media site for notaries

Meet new friends on Affiant. Affiant is so good, you will SWEAR BY IT. Members on this site are called Affiants. You can not be a member unless you love the site so much that you swear by it. After all, one who is sworn in to do an Oath, be definition is an Affiant!

Notaries around the country, and even in foreign countries flocked to this new and fascinating site. There were forums, events, lectures, guest speakers and more that all coordinated on Affiant.

How do you become a member of Affiant? The sign-up procedure is easy. You need to be sworn in with a notarized Oath. The Oath verbiage reads:

“I solemnly swear that I swear by Affiant. I think Affiant is so wonderful and great, that it is the best thing that ever happened to the notary — besides 123notary — and nobody paid me to mention the 123notary part either!”

Join Affiant today!

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July 14, 2010

Social media – what we are doing!

Filed under: Social Media — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 6:51 am

Facebook and Twitter — what we are doing on these mediums.

Marketing introduction
The trends in internet marketing change so fast these days its hard to keep up without a good mentor. New avenues for marketing and socializing online keep popping up, and its difficult to know which ones will last, and which ones will work for us. Twelve years ago when I started as a mobile notary, yellow pages were the optimal way to advertise. Then, I learned how to advertise on the internet. That changed my whole life. To market 123notary.com, I then had to study how to effectively use pay-per-click advertising. The next step was to understand optimization. At that point, I spent close to a year investing and participating in reconfiguring our site to be optimized for better placement on google. As time went on, our webmaster recommeneded social media. We started a forum. The forum accumulated a lot of content, much of it very valuable as it included commentary about signing companies — who paid, and who cheated their notaries. This information is shared and is a means for survival for mobile notaries nationwide. Now, the popular forms of socializing online are Facebook and Twitter. Other popular sites are fading out, but these two seem to keep growing.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/123notary  our experience
Facebook is a wonderful way to intereact with others. You can have discussions, contests, polls, and offer daily tips to your followers. I have learned that it is quite an endeavor to create good material for our Facebook profile on a daily basis. Tens of hours of painstaking work go into it. But, the rewards are that thousands can benefit from our daily tips and discussions, and we get a regular stream of new customers from this medium who are a lively bunch to work with. We know what are doing now with Facebook, but it is such a versatile medium, that in the future, we might innovate some new ways to use facebook. One idea I had is a competition for who can be a guest blogger. This competition could be in September. Whomever writes the best blog article could be selected to win a prize, and have their work published on our blog! That sounds really exciting.

Twitter – http://twitter.com/123notary – what we did, and what we plan on doing.
We used Twitter as a way to send out daily tips to notaries. We have many followers, and they really seem to like certain tips. Twitter is a great way to find out which types of tips notaries like the most, and which are not worth posting. We keep notes and files on which exact tweets and topics attract the most favorable attention. What we are doing in July 2010 is Tweeting only about topics that were found to be the most popular. We are hoping that will help us attract new followers. Additionally, we will be tweeting about our blogs, and hoping that helps drive enthusiasm.

What works and what doesn’t.
We found that social topics relating to the notary business are hits with our customers. They like folksy chatty types of topics the most. But, the notary career is filled with technicalities too? But, not all technical topics worked well. We learned that technical issues that are important on a daily basis were popular, and business issues relating to notaries not getting cheated were equally popular. However, more obscure technical issues that I feel notaries should know about, did not get the positive attention that I felt they should get. So, we will be shying away from oscure topics for the most part and focusing on what people like.

FORUM – http://www.123notary.com/forum
Visit our forum where we have many interesting sections.  We have a tips section where there are over 100 practical notary tips.  Read commentaries about over 400 signing companies.  Also, you can ask the experts your notary questions and get professional answers.  The forum is a great place to exchange ideas with other notaries.

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November 3, 2023

Best Practices for Designing a Notary Website

Filed under: Notary Marketing 102 — Tags: — Tom Wilkins @ 12:00 am

In the digital age, having a well-designed website is crucial for notaries to establish a professional online presence and attract potential clients. How to design a notary website is a common question for notaries looking to enhance their online presence. A notary website serves as a virtual office, offering information about services and building trust with visitors. To create an effective notary website, it’s essential to follow best practices that ensure a seamless user experience and a strong online reputation.

Clear and Professional Design

Your notary website’s design should be clean, professional, and easy to navigate. Use a simple color scheme, legible fonts, and a layout that guides visitors to essential information. Remember, the goal is to instill confidence in your services.

User-Friendly Navigation

Ensure that visitors can easily find the information they need. Organize your site with a logical menu structure, including sections for services, contact details, and frequently asked questions. Use clear labels and consider including a search feature to make navigation smoother.

Mobile Responsiveness

With most internet users accessing websites on mobile devices, your notary website must be mobile-responsive. A responsive design ensures your site looks and functions well on smartphones and tablets.

Engaging Content

High-quality content is essential. Describe your notary services clearly and engagingly. Include testimonials or case studies to build trust. Regularly update your blog with informative articles about notary services to demonstrate your expertise.

Contact Information

Make it easy for potential clients to get in touch and learn how to design a notary website. Place your contact information prominently on your website. Consider using a contact form to collect inquiries and ensure timely responses.

Security

Website security is vital, especially when dealing with sensitive legal documents. Use HTTPS to encrypt data transmission, keep your website’s software up to date, and employ security measures to protect against cyber threats.

SEO Optimization

Optimize your website for search engines to improve visibility. Use relevant keywords such as “notary services” and “legal notary” to increase the chances of your site appearing in search results. Regularly update your content to maintain search engine rankings.

Clear Pricing

Transparency in pricing is essential for mobile notary etiquette tips. If possible, provide a clear breakdown of your fees on your website. This can help potential clients understand the cost of your services upfront.

Legal Compliance

Ensure your website complies with legal requirements. Display any necessary disclaimers, privacy policies, and terms of service. This builds trust and demonstrates professionalism.

Social Media Integration

Integrate your social media profiles into your website. This not only enhances your online presence but also allows visitors to connect with you on different platforms.

Elevate Your Notary Business with a Well-Designed Website

Notary Website Best Practices

When it comes to how to design a notary website, these best practices are essential for success. A well-structured and professionally designed website will help you attract and retain clients, build trust, and establish your presence in the digital world. By prioritizing clear navigation, professional branding, mobile responsiveness, and informative content, you can create a website that not only represents your notary services but also converts visitors into loyal clients. Incorporating these principles is crucial for achieving a compelling notary website that stands out in the competitive online landscape. Stay committed to these practices, and your notary website will become a valuable tool for your business.

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October 27, 2023

Top Ways to Find New Notary Customers

Filed under: (6) Marketing — Tom Wilkins @ 12:00 am

Are you a notary public looking to expand your customer base and grow your business? Finding new notary customers is essential for success in this profession. Whether you’re a seasoned notary or just starting out, this blog post will provide the top ways to find new notary customers. We will explore strategies and tips to help you connect with potential clients and build a thriving notary business. So, let’s dive in and discover the best ways to find new notary customers.

Leverage Word-of-mouth

Word of mouth is among the best ways to find new notary customers. Networking within your community and among your existing clients can lead to valuable referrals. Encourage satisfied customers to recommend your services to friends, family, or colleagues who may require notary services. Word of mouth can be a powerful tool for expanding your client base.

Build a Strong Online Presence

In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for attracting new notary customers. Create a professional website that showcases your services, credentials, and contact information. Consider updating your website to reflect your expertise and any additional services you offer. Use social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn to connect with potential clients and share your notary expertise. By improving your online visibility, you can make it easier for potential customers to find you when they need notary services.

Offer Excellent Customer Service

Providing exceptional customer service is key to retaining and attracting new clients. Be prompt, reliable, and professional in your interactions with customers. Ensure that your notary office or workspace is welcoming and well-organized. A positive customer experience can lead to repeat business and referrals, helping you build a strong customer base.

Specialize in Niche Markets

Consider specializing in niche markets to stand out from the competition. For example, you can target specific industries, such as real estate or legal services, and tailor your notary services to meet their unique needs. Becoming an expert in a particular niche can make you the go-to notary for clients in that field.

Attend Networking Events

Networking events, both online and in person, can be valuable opportunities to connect with potential notary customers. Look for industry-specific events, business gatherings, and community functions where you can promote your services and meet potential clients. Don’t forget to bring business cards and other promotional materials to share with attendees.

Acquire More Customers and Boost Your Notary Business Today!

Finding new notary customers requires a multi-faceted approach that combines traditional and digital strategies. While word of mouth is one of the best ways to find new notary customers, there are other equally important ways, like building a strong online presence, providing excellent customer service, specializing in niche markets, and attending networking events, which, together, can all contribute to your success as a notary public.

If you prefer in-person networking events, these networking tips for mobile notaries will help you to be more successful. With determination and these strategies, you’ll be well on attracting new notary customers and achieving your business goals.

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October 20, 2023

How to Make More Money as a Notary

Filed under: Notary Fees & Pricing — Tags: — Tom Wilkins @ 12:00 am

Becoming a notary is not just about signing documents; it’s a versatile profession that offers numerous opportunities to increase your income. Whether you’re a seasoned notary or just starting your journey, various strategies exist to make more money in this field. In this blog post, we’ll explore ways to make more money as a notary, from traditional methods to modern, innovative approaches.

Offer Mobile Notary Services

One of the most effective ways to make more money as a notary is by offering mobile notary services. You can take your services to them instead of waiting for clients to come. Mobile notaries travel to clients’ homes, businesses, or other locations, providing convenience and flexibility. This service is particularly valuable for clients with busy schedules or mobility issues.

Specialize in Loan Signings

Loan signings are a lucrative niche within the notary business. When individuals or businesses secure loans or mortgages, they often require a notary to witness and authenticate the signing of important documents. By specializing in loan signings, you can tap into a consistent source of income, as these transactions are common and typically well-paid.

Become a Remote Online Notary (RON)

In today’s digital age, remote online notarization (RON) has become increasingly popular. RON allows you to notarize documents online, making it convenient for clients who can’t meet in person. To become a RON, you must complete the necessary training and obtain the required technology. While the initial setup may require an investment, it opens up a wide range of highly profitable online notarization opportunities.

Offer Field Inspection Services

Beyond notarization, consider expanding your services to include field inspections. Field inspectors assess properties, verify information, and collect data on behalf of clients. This additional service can supplement your income and provide a unique selling point to attract new clients.

Network and Build Client Relationships

Building a strong network and maintaining good client relationships is crucial for making more money as a notary. Word of mouth and repeat business can significantly impact your income. Stay in touch with previous clients, attend local business events, and consider joining professional notary associations to expand your network.

Market Your Notary Business Online

In the digital age, having a strong online presence is essential for attracting clients. Create a professional website, optimize it for search engines, and promote your notary services on social media platforms. Online marketing can help you reach a broader audience and increase your visibility in the competitive notary market.

Join Notary Signing Agent Platforms

Notary signing agent platforms connect notaries with clients who need loan signing services. These platforms often provide a steady stream of opportunities to notarize loan documents, allowing you to earn additional income. Popular platforms like NotaryCam and Notarize can be a great place to start.

Offer Evening and Weekend Appointments

Consider offering evening and weekend appointments to accommodate clients with busy work schedules. This flexibility can make you more appealing to a broader range of clients, increasing your earning potential.

Set Competitive Rates

While setting your notary fees, research the market to ensure competitive rates. Offering transparent pricing can attract more clients and lead to repeat business.

Notary Money-Making Tips to Increase Your Income

In conclusion, there are numerous ways to make more money as a notary. You can turn your notary side hustle into a full-time money-making career by diversifying your services, marketing effectively, and building strong client relationships. Remember, success in the notary business often comes from offering convenience and building trust with your clients. Here are some additional ways to market your notary business that will help you to increase your income.

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October 13, 2023

Mobile Notary Advertising Tips

Filed under: (6) Marketing — Tags: — Tom Wilkins @ 12:00 am

Starting a mobile notary business can be a lucrative venture. However, to attract clients like any other business, it is essential to have an effective advertising strategy in place. Advertising need not be expensive; there are several low-cost ways to advertise a mobile notary business. In this article, we’ll explore some budget-friendly strategies that can help you get your mobile notary business noticed.

Online Presence is Key

Establishing an online presence is crucial for any business in today’s digital age. Create a professional website for your mobile notary services. You can use website builders like Wix or WordPress to create one inexpensively. Ensure to include essential information such as your contact details, services offered, and pricing.

Leverage Social Media

Utilize the potential of social media platforms to promote your mobile notary business through low-cost ways to advertise a mobile notary business. Establish profiles on well-known platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Consistently publish content related to your services, share client testimonials, and actively interact with your audience. Incorporate relevant hashtags and location tags to connect with potential clients in your vicinity.

Online Directories

List your mobile notary business on online directories and review platforms like Google My Business, Yelp, and Yellow Pages. These platforms are often used by people searching for local services. Ensure your profile is complete with accurate contact information and business details.

Networking and Partnerships

Build relationships with local businesses that might require notary services regularly. This could include real estate agencies, law firms, or financial institutions. Offer special rates or discounts for their clients, and in return, ask them to refer clients to your mobile notary services.

Utilize Free Advertising Methods

Take advantage of free advertising methods such as word of mouth and referrals. Encourage satisfied clients to spread the word about your services. Additionally, create and distribute business cards and flyers in your local community. Attend local events and meetings to network and introduce yourself to potential clients.

Email Marketing

Email marketing can be a budget-friendly approach to connect with your clients and keep them informed about your services. Gather email addresses from your clients and send newsletters or updates about your business. You can also include helpful social media tips for notaries who are related to notary services in your emails to provide additional value to your subscribers.

Content Marketing

Content is king when it comes to online advertising. Start a blog on your website and regularly publish informative articles about notary services, legal documents, and the importance of notarization. Share these articles on your social media platforms to drive traffic to your website.

Online Reviews and Testimonials

Encourage satisfied clients to leave reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Positive reviews can boost your credibility and attract more clients. Respond promptly to positive and negative reviews to show your commitment to customer satisfaction.

Join Notary Associations

Consider joining local and national notary associations. These organizations often have directories where you can list your mobile notary business. Being part of such associations also enhances your professional reputation.

DIY Marketing Materials

Use online design tools or templates using Canva to create marketing materials like business cards, brochures, and flyers. You can print these materials inexpensively at local shops or online printing services.

Grow Your Mobile Notary Business Today

In conclusion, when it comes to promoting your mobile notary business, there’s no need to strain your budget. These low-cost ways to advertise a mobile notary business can serve as effective tools to showcase your services and maintain a steady influx of clients. It’s crucial to remember the significance of maintaining a professional online presence, engaging with your audience on social media, and harnessing the power of complimentary advertising methods to foster the growth of your mobile notary business.

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