About Apostilles

A notary can facilitate an apostille for a document going out of the country by completing the SOS cover sheet required and delivering it with the document and processing fee to the Sec. of State (SOS) for processing, then overnighting it back to the customer in about 3 business days turnaround for CA.  Other states … Read more

A Hidden Opportunity- The 123Notary.com controversy

It is how you respond that makes the opportunity If you follow comments on the forums, you may have seen the uprising against Jeromy Belmont, owner of 123Notary.com. He randomly calls his clients (us) and quizzes them on notary fact/law to ensure in his opinion they are competent enough to be listed on his site.  … Read more

Las Vegas, a letter of observation and hope

We all need coaches who can give us direction and inspiration beyond our business.  I follow Brandon Burchard as one of my many coaches. In this case he give me encouragement when it is difficult to fathom a person can destroy life as the gunman did in Las Vegas.  He was in Las Vegas working … Read more

Did you know?

When handling general mobile notary work, I receive calls for documents I many times do not recognize. Recently, I received a call to notarize an FS-240 form. I wasn’t familiar with this form so I looked it up and saw it is a vital record, just like birth records here in the US. It is … Read more

3 tips to get past the Gatekeeper

How do I get past the gatekeeper at facilities I am asked frequently as well as observe in notary forums about how difficult it is to get in the door at facilities.  I suggest rather than dropping your business cards or brochures off at local facilities announcing your notary service, consider how you can improve … Read more

A Notary’s lending Hand

Not a typical Assignment… I love when our notary community steps up to help a fellow notary! I drove to Los Banos on Sat to deliver a trust. This client was a little unusual, no close family, did not like/trust neighbors, and no A/C in his home. Needless to say is was really hot and … Read more

How will you observe National Notary Day 2017?

Every November we observe National Notary Day to pay tribute to those of us behind the scenes, notarizing important documents for businesses and the public.  Last year I co-organized a 1-day event in Modesto to bring together successful notaries to share their expertise with those who were starting or relatively new to the world of … Read more

2nd Annual CA Notary Symposium in Modesto

In observance of National Notary Day in November, the 2nd annual CA Notary Syposium will be held at the Modesto City Plaza, Nov 4th  Join me and 100 of your Mobile Notary and Notary Signing Agent friends to learn how to increase your revenue, rather than your workload!  Volume doesn’t equal more profit!  Come to … Read more

How one Notary used coaching services as a game changer

This local mom wanted a way to generate income but not at the expense of her young children.  She chose being a notary and immediately sought out the help of a coach to get her started.   Nothing however is a substitute for Effort, and by following her Coaches’ advice she built a solid business to … Read more

You did the work, now get paid!

Today I helped a caller regarding tips on collecting fees from loan signings and thought there are likely others who would like those tips as well. 1) Read the agreement you signed with a signing agency(if you did) for time frames, and how they handle failed appointments/trip fees, etc so you have a standard they … Read more

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