How to Support Yourself Offering Notary Services


Notaries are sworn public officials who act as impartial witnesses in the signing of legal documents. The hourly or monthly wages for a notary vary depending on the state they work in and the type of notary services they offer. The primary way notaries support themselves is by providing general notary services.

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In this case, they state their fees depending on their state notary fees. However, there are other ways notaries can support themselves. This video explains other notary services below.

If a notary is starting, they can provide mobile notary services. They can add value by meeting clients at their locations and then charging a small transport fee. After the COVID-19 pandemic, many services became digitized. For example, notaries can train and register to provide their services online and remotely.

Providing fingerprinting services is one of the most lucrative notary services. Some companies hire notaries to take fingerprints and can offer reasonable compensation. Notaries can even perform marriages. Some states, such as South Carolina and Nevada, allow notaries to perform wedding ceremonies acting as unbiased witnesses. However, a notary has to research to find what policies in their state say about notaries performing marriages.

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