Being a mobile notary means you are constantly on the go. Keeping yourself organized and making sure you have all the information and resources you will need is imperative to being successful. There are many tools that you can use to help you in your career as a mobile notary. If you don’t have a smart phone you should consider getting one. It will allow you to download apps that are a small fee or even free. Below are just a few apps that you might want to look into to see how they can help you be the best mobile notary possible. Then go off and get yourself listed on some review websites.
Here are the Top 6 Smart Phone Apps You Need in 2016:
1. Google Calendar
Having a calendar app can be a great way to make sure you don’t miss an appointment. You can set up reminders and send calendar invites to your clients reminding them of your appointment. The google calendar app integrates seamlessly with Gmail, Drive, Contacts, Sites and Hangouts so you always know what’s next.
2. Magical Miles
When it comes time to do you taxes you will be glad you used an app like Magical Miles. There’s no need to remember to track your drives, because Magical Miles senses when you’re driving and does it for you. Automatically calculated trip distances and deductions based on your actual routes driven. Effortlessly export your logs as a spreadsheet to share with your accountant, your boss, or the IRS. Easily enter expenses, log notes, and classify drives by purpose and vehicle. Quickly swipe to delete personal, non-deductible drives, or classify them as non-deductible to keep track of them.
3. Google Keep
Forgetting to take something to a signing can be embarrassing and upset the client. It could also cause an important deadline to be missed. Google Keep is a great app that allows you to add items with a check box so you can add items and them mark them off as you have gathered them up.
4. Fedex Mobile Solutions
After a signing the majority of documents need to be shipped back to their origin.
With Fedex mobile solutions, you can find FedEx locations, track and schedule deliveries, and more-even when you’re on the go.
The days of having to mail the client an invoice and then waiting to get a check in the mail are long gone. There are many digital ways for the client to pay for your services. Having a secure and convenient way for the client to pay you is possible with Square. They offer a magstripe reader that plugs into your smart phone allowing you to swipe credit cards anywhere. Fast setup, no commitments. Send receipts via email or text message, or connect a receipt printer to a tablet. Personalize your signature screen and receipts with a logo and cover photo. All major credits are accepted.
6. Google Docs
Most likely you are already using this one, Google Docs. But just in case you aren’t it is also a great tool. You can create a document on your desktop or laptop and it will also be available on your smartphone. Changes and revisions are saved and can be accessed from any device.
Being a mobile notary can be a fun and exciting career, meeting new people and visiting different locations. Utilizing the apps will help you be efficient and successful. Clients will recognize your professionalism and hopefully become repeat customers and refer your services.