Many people list hours of 8am to 8pm and want a 24 hour icon. This sounds a little odd. Aren’t you a 12 hour Notary? Others are open from 4pm to 8pm and want the icon too. So, who is the 24 hour icon for, and what does it mean?
The hours you post on 123notary are the hours that people can contact you. This might not be made clear, but that is what I mean. But, it can get complicated.
Many Notaries will go out on jobs at 2am, but only if notified ahead of time. These Notaries normally sleep during normal human hours and don’t want to be bothered unless they know you are paying and they know ahead of time.
Other Notaries really are 24 hours and do not sleep much. They don’t mind if you call them at 2am.
The problem with our icon is that lots of people want it as it attracts lots more business and makes you look like a serious player. The problem is that many people who have it simply don’t answer the phone after hours and some even get belligerent if you call them late.
THEM: “Do you know what time it is?”
JEREMY: “Yes, it is 9:20pm and you are a 24 hour Notary. The night is young!”
THEM: “Well, me and my husband are just setting down for bed, so call back during business hours.
JEREMY: “But, I AM calling during business hours — namely YOUR business (click)… hello, are you still there?”
So folks, please only get a 24 hour icon if you meet the following criteria.
1. You enjoy being called at all hours of the night.
2. You don’t mind if the call is merely a price inquiry from someone shopping around.
3. You are willing to get dressed and leave the house at any hour.
4. If Jeremy at 123notary calls you between 9pm and 11pm (and he might) that you don’t get made.
5. You actually answer your phone at night instead of just letting it ring like most people.
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