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The Life of a Notary Public - The Power of Partnerships

Last week, in part two of our three-part series, we took a look at a few smart ways to get your Notary Public operation in California off the ground after taking an online Notary Public course. We introduced you to building a website, spoke about the power of Google, and talked about leveraging the built-in instant connections made possible through social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.

So, let's assume you've done all that. You've gone through the online notary course to gain the required six hours of education required by the State of California, you've designed a website, you've tried Pay Per Click advertising to market your Notary Public company to specific targets in California, you've let your 300 Facebook friends know about your endeavor, you've even built a group on Facebook to promote your Notary Public business, and you've listed your services through LinkedIn.

And your phone isn't ringing. Your inbox remains empty. There are no knocks on your door.

Don't worry. There's no need to throw your California Notary Public certificate into the shredder. By leveraging the power of partnerships, your Notary Public business could be so successful that your phone won't stop ringing off the hook, your inbox becomes flooded beyond control, and your door gets badly indented from the constant knocking of clients hungry for your California Notary Public services.

Family, Friends and Your Success

One of the easiest ways to build your Notary Public business in California is to form relationships with people you already know who might require your services. Got a lawyer in the family? Let them know what kind of Notary Public services you offer and you may just find a steady stream of business coming your way.

Have a Realtor in your circle of friends? The real estate profession is in constant need of Notaries Public. With so many transactions completed every year, the expertise you learned through an online California Notary Public course could be required and friends are always eager to help.

Finding Your Own Way

While tapping people you know for Notary Public-related business is a smart move, we understand that it might not always be feasible, especially if you don't actually know a lawyer, a realtor, or a loan officer. That's where Plan B, or in most cases Plan A, comes in. Build relationships with people you don't know.

Sometimes it's best not to mix business and pleasure. While family and friends may want to provide you with some leads for your Notary Public business, there's nothing more satisfying than finding your own clients and forming strong relationships with them on your own.

We know what you're thinking. Easier said than done. Well, we beg to differ. Deciding where to set up your Notary Public business after completing a state-approved online Notary Public course in California can make a world of difference to your bank account. Setting up shop in a building filled with lawyers, real estate professionals and others who may require the services of a Notary Public in California could prove to be financially lucrative.

If your Notary Public business is mobileĀ—if you prefer to travel to your clients and have no need for an actual bricks-and-mortar locationĀ—consider printing up some brochures for your Notary Public operation. Take a few hours out of each week and meet with people in the industry who need your services. You'll be surprised how many long-term relationships you may be able to build.

Your Turn

Now that we've doled out a bit of our own advice, we want to hear from you. We're looking for stories on how you transitioned from just coming out of an online Notary Public course to establishing a successful Notary Public business in California. Email us at with your story. If we publish it in a future article, we'll send you a coupon for a discount on our online Notary Public course perfect for when it's time to renew your Notary Public certification.

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