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joe 69 posts Dec 1, 2016

Topic: FedEx & UPS Air Bill Labels

FedEx Notary – How To Make Extra Money As A Signing Agent

For over a decade, Notary Depot has kept a comprehensive list of signing agents across the country you can search, contact and work with any time you want. But today, and over the last number of years, we’re focused on notaries and signing agents themselves, and how you can make extra money using FedEx, UPS and other postal services as advertising platforms.

If being a notary is a second source of income for you, these strategies are valuable as a point of getting your name out to people who need signing agents. We’re posting this information in this particular forum because of the engaged conversation between a few notaries. The strategy that Myra, aka maggiemae talks about towards the top of this post is what we’ll be highlighting.

Using FedEx, notary public agents can make additional money with the strategy. Before we get into it, let’s cover the disclaimer. This strategy isn’t proven to make extra money every time, but when done in the right scenario, it works great. Specifically it involves how the signing agent fills out the labels for mailing.

FedEx & UPS Notary Instructions, Advice & TIps

Here’s how it works. To start, you want to be printing your labels to mail from the FedEx website. As Joan points out in the top of this thread, it’s more professional and there is less room for human error.

Here’s a video on how to do it, if you’re not familiar.

The strategy to make extra money is that you put your name and number right there on the label. If you’re going through a signing service as a notary, this means your name and number will show up to the customer directly. In some cases, the customer will call you directly to do business with you.

Helping Customers Save Money Goes A Long Way

Many businesses and white collar professionals don’t have direct access to a notary public, and they may be using a signing agent out of convenience or time constraints. By filling out your name and number as the notary, the customer can see that you are the vendor being used by the signing agent.

It makes sense that they understand you would charge less for notary services, and since your number is staring them in the face, they’re likely to pick up the phone and call you. You’ll want to be ready to answer any calls about services promptly. If you start making this a practice for all of the notary business you do, you could earn quite a bit of extra money.

Myra says she’s earned over $1,000 from making this small move in her business practices and we think that’s awesome! You can use this strategy for the following carriers printing services listed below.

FedEx label printing
UPS label printing
USPS print online labels
TNT Shipping Software

 
albrown 1 post Nov 14, 2016

Topic: National Loan Closings

When and if this company calls you for a signing appointment. Run as fast as you can. This company takes several months to pay you if you are lucky enough to get paid. Also very rude.

 
losangelesno... 4 posts Sep 8, 2016

Topic: Hello Everyone

Hello,

Im new to Notary Depot. I am a mobile Notary in Los Angeles and am enjoying reading all the old posts on this forum from fellow notaries.

Would love to see the forum get more active again. And would appreciate any feedback and tips from more experiences Notary Signing Agents here on Notary Depot.

Thank you!
Rachael
Los Angeles Mobile Notary

 
losangelesno... 4 posts Sep 8, 2016

Topic: Great to be here.

Welcome Cecilia!

Welcome to being a full time notary signing agent, I see this post is kind of old. How have things been going for you?

Are you still full time as a Notary Signing agent?

I have been for almost four years now.

Sincerely,
Rachael
Los Angeles Mobile Notary

 
losangelesno... 4 posts Sep 8, 2016

Topic: Attention all NSA's!

Hello Chicagonotary,

What happened? I liked the website. Haven’t been on in quite a while so didn’t notice it was taken down.

Hope something new gets up and running soon.

Los Angeles Mobile Notary

 
losangelesno... 4 posts Sep 8, 2016

Topic: California Notaries Get a Raise

Thanks for the update Jmalone. I didnt see that the law passed. Do you have a link that you can share?

Sincerely,
Rachael
Los Angeles Mobile Notary

 
jmalone 13 posts Sep 3, 2016

Topic: California Notaries Get a Raise

Starting 1-1-17, California Notaries Public will be able to charge a maximum of $15 per signature notarized.

 
chicagonotar... 3 posts Sep 1, 2016

Topic: Attention all NSA's!

Notary Reviews is no longer up and running. A new site will be soon!

 
jmalone 13 posts May 1, 2016

Topic: Thank You Notary Depot

Love the new website. Great job!!!

 
hodgy03038 1 post Mar 22, 2016

Topic: Want to avoid getting stuck w/shipping charges?

What companies do you work for? I have done over 950 closings and have NEVER had to pay shipping.

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Aug 23, 2015

Topic: Notary Optimism

Dear VenitaPeyton,

I know this post is super old. But it touched me. I agree with you so much on this topic. I love doing my job because I get to meet so many different people and I love when I can help make someones day better by providing Notary services and compassion. I have many elderly clients and they are all so friendly and appreciative of your assistance. Makes my day way better than any amount of money could :)

Good to see there are other people out there who enjoys our job.

The caring and compassionate San Diego Notary Public

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Aug 23, 2015

Topic: Attention all NSA's!

Nice resource posted. Im going to check it out. Thank you!

San Diego Notary Public

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Aug 23, 2015

Topic: Kudos to Notary Depot

Glad to see there is some action on the forum still!

Wish there was more people participating in the forums. I found theres a few Facebook groups that are pretty active though.

Thank you Notary Depot for keeping your forum going.

Mobile Notary Public, San Diego

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Aug 23, 2015

Topic: Kudos to Notary Depot

Glad to see there is some action on the forum still!

Wish there was more people participating in the forums. I found theres a few Facebook groups that are pretty active though.

Thank you Notary Depot for keeping your forum going.

Mobile Notary Public, San Diego

 
joe 69 posts Jul 23, 2015

Topic: Kudos to Notary Depot

Thanks so much Joan! We appreciate your continued support!

Joe Noon
Notary Depot

 
jmalone 13 posts Jul 23, 2015

Topic: Hello

It’s up to the Notaries on this forum to keep it going and updated. Welcome all.

 
jmalone 13 posts Jul 23, 2015

Topic: Kudos to Notary Depot

I have been a Notary Loan Signer for over 11 years and love Notary Depot. I have used their invoices for a good percentage of
those years. Thank you so much Notary Depot!!!!! Joan A Malone

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Jul 13, 2015

Topic: Jail Notary

I do jail signings in my local area, which is San Diego County.
Here, as long as you are a commissioned Notary Public, its not all that different from any other signing. Except it is more time consuming, usually about an hour in my experience. You just have to wait a while for them to bring the signer into the professional visit room, and not all jails allow notary public visits.
Also, you would have to be called by a family member or someone on the outside, and they must have an ID for the signer, and bring the docs etc.
it can get complicated, and I do not get calls to do it all that often.

San Diego Mobile Notary Website

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Jul 13, 2015

Topic: Great to be here.

Nice post. Glad to see there is someone with a wide range of experience in different areas besides just being a Notary Public.
Welcome.
San Diego Mobile Notary Website

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Jul 13, 2015

Topic: Hello

Hi. I’ve noticed a lot of posts are way outdated. But I just joined too. Good luck and hope the notary discussions pick back up!

San Diego Mobile Notary Website

 
sandiegonota... 8 posts Jul 13, 2015

Topic: Want to avoid getting stuck w/shipping charges?

This is a great idea! Usually its complicated or they want us to pay for the shipping and then they will “reimburse us later”.
Sincerely,
Notary Now
San Diego Mobile Notary Website

 
lindah 99 posts Apr 2, 2015

Topic: ATTN Texas Notaries - IMPORTANT

A proposed bill may change the way you do business….please read and do what you must.

No dog in this fight but passing info on..

http://goo.gl/T0Bh6z
 
franck_woodman 1 post Feb 19, 2015

Topic: What is the best virtual mailbox service in usa?

I’ve been trying to decide which online mail service to use. Any recommendations?

https://www.postscanmail.com or http:www.earth calss mail

 
lindah 99 posts Feb 18, 2015

Topic: New Florida Bill SB 436 re Journals

Apologies..wanted to post the link to the bill:

http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=53452

 
lindah 99 posts Feb 18, 2015

Topic: New Florida Bill SB 436 re Journals

Filed 1/22/15 – if passed will go into effect January 1, 2016; enhances journal requirements, including journal retention requirements; also requires that law firms be responsible for retaining and storing journals used by their notary employees.

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