5 Ways to Make More Money as a Mobile Notary

Thanks for visiting to find out five ways you can make more money as a mobile notary.  We deal with hundreds of notaries a week, and almost all of them are looking to expand their business. So,

I have put this list together to help you make more money as a mobile notary public. Follow these steps and I bet you will have your calendar filled in no time.
Earn more money as a Mobile Notary


Some might think this would be bothersome to the ones you’re sending this to, but I feel this is a good way to keep your name in the minds of those hiring.

I have notaries that send me an email once a week, if not more, just letting me know they are available for signings. Some will even call me asking if I have anything in their area. By them doing this I know that they want to work and when I do need a notary near them, their name is in my head and I’m going to most likely call them first.

In this business, it’s all about people knowing your name and the areas you cover.


Cold Call Notary Sigining Services

Go online and search for Title companies and Signing Services. You should try and make a habit of calling at least 5 new ones a day. If you repeat this practice every day and stay consistent, you will find this is very effective. All you have to do is ask who handles the scheduling of notaries for closings and ask how you can be added to their list.

If you stick to this, your phone will be blowing up with more signings than you can handle. Cold calling is not the easiest thing for some people, but the more you do it, the easier it gets. Once you get clients don’t stop cold calling, as companies come and go.


This is more so true for Signing Services as they schedule more than just real estate signings. Some of these might include Debt Consolodation, Structured Settlements, or simple few page signings. Now, most of these don’t pay as much as real estate closings, but when you break down the time and cost to do the signing, you’re making the same, if not more.

The big part of this is these files are typically harder to schedule.

So when a notary is found that is willing to cover these signings, I guarantee you, the notaries name is now in that scheduler’s memory. Who do you think the scheduler is going to call when more signings come up in that area? If you really want to do this on a Full-Time basis, don’t limit yourself, you have to diversify your work to make more money as a mobile notary.


The National Notary Association (NNA) is America’s top source for notary supplies, educational material and Signing Agent certifications. Their certifications include online training and exams, making it a breeze to make more money as a mobile notary.

National Notary Association

This is number #2 mainly because this is going to be a standard to perform Real Estate closings. A lot of Lenders and Title companies are making it a requirement that the notary going out must be a Certified Signing Agent, have a back ground check, and have E&O of at least 25k. They are doing this because in most states to become a notary is as simple as going online, taking a short course and paying a fee and you’re a notary.

Problem is then these notaries are being asked to perform signings where they are expected to have some knowledge on the items they are notarizing. What happens then is because the notary is not familiar with the documents and the deal falls through or it doesn’t fund because of mistakes.

Getting certified has its advantages as well.

Most sites that Title, Lenders, and Signing Services use have an icon or indicator that a notary is a CSA. When they are looking for someone new, who do you think they are going to call first? Also, when you’re certified you’re typically put at the top of the list of notaries on that site. Another plus to this is the instant credibility you give to your name as a CSA. This allows you to market yourself in such a manner that presents you as an experienced and educated notary. Getting certified is only going to benefit and further your career as a Mobile Notary.


This is #1 for a reason. That is that most of your work is going to be received by phone calls. Some work gets accepted by email, but, the majority is still scheduled by phone. When a person is scheduling they typically have more than one. So they have to get the file they are on scheduled.

Schedulers typically call their go-to.

When those people are not available they move down the list. They keep calling different notaries until they have it scheduled. So if you’re letting all of your calls go to voicemail, chances are you’re going to miss out on work. Even if you’re planning on calling them back, by the time you do, they might have it scheduled. Even when you’re completely booked, try and answer your phone because at least that way that scheduler knows they can call you anytime for an assignment. Additionally they might ask what your availability is and this gives them an option. So if you pick up your phone on a regular basis, chances are those calls are going to keep coming in and you will make more money as a mobile notary.

Hopefully this has helped some to build their career and make more money as a Mobile Notary.


  • Anne McBride December 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    This is great! I cold call for real estate but forget to do so for the Notary business. Thanks!

  • Patricia Patane May 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Excellent info. Thk you

  • Ervin Hickman September 26, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Great info and tips! I especially like #4 and the strategy for contacting title companies.

  • Tenisha March 18, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Thank you for your help. I was aware of eveything except the cold calling. I can’t wait to pass my Signing Agent exam.

  • Rhonda Anthony March 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Those tips are true!

  • yvonne March 29, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Great info!

  • Clint June 7, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I’m just getting started as a notary. These tips are great and take some of the nerves away. Thanks

  • Nancy August 28, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    That was great information.
    Thank you so much

  • Georgia Banks September 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for such super info.

  • Jennifer November 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Excellent suggestions. Thank You!

  • Ed Tatro December 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you for the reminder!

  • Chalique February 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Great suggestions!! Thank you

  • Janette July 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Just getting started in the Notary business and looking into getting certified as well. This information is definitely useful. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Melissa August 2, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I am new too and live in NJ. I have been scouring the internet trying to find training to get my certification, but I am having no luck at all! From everything I am reading you do not need tobe certified in NJ, but I want to be and I want to learn as much as I possibly can! Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

    • Herb H August 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Not sure how close you are, but Union County is holding Training Seminar this September.


    • Darlene O'Neal February 7, 2018 at 12:38 am

      As a member the NNA, I highly recommend them. The organization is a great educational arm of the business, as well as providing nationally and industry-wide recognized training, certifications, supplies – a one-stop shop. There is a contingent of NJ notaries that attend the annual educational conference, so you may find a mentor close by. Give them a look – NationalNotaryAssociation.org. Hope this is helpful.

  • Nicholas Harper August 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    This is great information. Thank you so much for posting it.

  • Monica R. Russell August 25, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I’m also just starting as a Notary and seeking to become a CSA. This is very encouraging information!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Lamont Andrews Sr. April 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for the Great Advice, would it be a good ideal to have a website also?
    if so, can you recommend a site builder?…Thx Again

  • KATSHA SCHAFFER May 18, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the information! Can you tell me how to get Fidelity certified? Thanks in advance!

  • Tera July 9, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Really great article – still holds true in 2019. I will definitely use these.

  • Jeffrey Deakings, Sr July 11, 2019 at 11:08 am

    This information was excellent! Thank you for the notary lesson, I will take heed to your advice!

  • Margaret E Hillhouse August 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks so much for the information. I have been a Notary for many years, and didn’t know about being a signing agent. I am now certified through NNA and am going to start my business soon. Thanks again!

  • Rebecca Logan September 17, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    What is involved in a Debt Resolution Presentation? Approximate number of documents, how many notarized signatures needed?

    Also what is involved in an application assignment?
    Thank you.

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