3 Ways to Grow Your Notary Business

February 20, 2019 / Notary Association of America

If you are interested in using your notary commission to earn extra income, advertising your services is a great way to build your business.

You can grow your notary business in a variety of ways. But before you begin, brush up on your state's notary laws to ensure you are complying with current advertising regulations. You should also be careful not to advertise services that notaries public are not authorized to perform. Unless you are a licensed attorney, for example, you may not give legal advice or prepare legal documents.

When you are looking to build your notary service business, consider these three tools to help you:

1. Online Marketing

We are in the age of social media, which can be a great tool to help boost your notary business or get it off the ground. Consider setting up a LinkedIn profile, a Facebook Page, and other social media profiles that allow you to connect with your audience and promote your notary services within your community.

2. Word of Mouth

Another way to market your services is to create business cards that list your contact information and the notary services you provide. In addition to using the cards while networking, you can give some to your family and friends and solicit them to inform people they know about your business.

3. Advertising

Advertising can be an effective way to make your notary services known. You should investigate all your options and consider them carefully. It's crucial to ensure that your efforts will be profitable and that you obey all state notary laws.

Consider advertising in newspapers, on the radio, or on television. You can also put up signs in windows, on the street, and in the community supermarket (with the store's permission). Another affordable way to advertise is to place ads in your local pennysaver publication or the newsletter of a local civic organization. When advertising, be sure to catch the attention of your audience.

Please note: Advertising in a way that violates your state's notary laws can lead to fines or cause you to lose your notary commission.