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Encino Traveling Notary Public

Encino Traveling Notary Public

Tax season is upon us. As a self-employed Encino Traveling Notary Public, tax season is also a crazy time. Deductions are a major and daunting task. Keeping a mileage journal and hundreds of receipts for office supplies, definitely take sometime to organization. Thankfully I use Quickbooks to keep track of all of income and expenses. Therefore, I have more time making money. Maybe, even enough time to go to the beach.

Don’t forget that you can still be efficient! By having a traveling notary come to you, you too can save time and money! I’m a mobile notary public to that travels to: Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Beverly Hills and Calabasas. All for the same base travel fee (during off rush hour appointments). Finally, you can do what you need to do, and still be able to notarize your documents.

I have a few loyal clients that call me on a regular basis. We provide great mobile notary services for them. They also no longer need to share their sensitive information with various unknown notary publics. Whom, some aren’t the best at keeping their client’s information safe. Additionally, I provide professional and private conference rooms. Privacy at no additional cost. Most client’s appreciate those little things. Without a doubt, I strive to assist my clients at the highest level.

I almost always have my notary items with me. The times I don’t, they are locked away in a tall business building with a 24/7 guard. Please, we invite you to check out our social media pages below. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Because, you’ve read this far, why not go a bit further? Thank you for your time and take care.

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Being a Mobile Notary in Encino, Los Angeles part 2

Notary in Encino- Networking

After presenting for my networking group, I found myself surprised. The positive feedback and questions made me realize a lot. That most people really don’t know the purpose of a notary public. They never knew so much was involved for being a notary. And what it takes to notarize a document properly. I truly felt like a professional Notary Public in Encino.

My networking group meets in Encino in one of the conference rooms where I take my notary clients. We meet every Tuesday morning @ 8 am to network and discuss networking activities. As the mobile notary in the group, I have also found out that no other notary joins networking groups, which was to my surprise. I believe networking is very vital for a mobile notary in Los Angeles and surrounding cities like Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills and so on. Below is my previous post on being a notary. Enjoy!

It doesn’t happen often, but I do occasionally get asked, “How is it being a notary. I always answer honestly, it has its ups and downs. First of all, there are ten of thousands of notary publics in California alone, with hundreds joining the rank on a monthly basis. The cost to start up is well above $800.00 once you add up the cost of classes, test, bond, filing fee, E&O insurance, seal, journal, business cards, etc. When I started out work was very sparse and I was competing with a dozen notaries within my own neighborhood.

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I can now say I am at a better position. With over 1,000 loan signings, having attended various networking events and groups, I have finally established a steady stream of notary business. Fast Notary Service mostly serves the Encino, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Tarzana, and Beverly Hills areas. We always show up on time and professionally dressed. I make it a priority to leave my clients happy with my notary service.

Being a notary is interesting. My hours are random. I am my own boss (but also my own marketing person, receptionist, accountant, etc.). If I am not busy with notary work then I am busy with marketing and back office work. Since it’s tax season, I am currently working on my accounting. So there’s always something to do to better my business.

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Mobile Notary Encino- Reaching out

Mobile Notary Encino- Let’s connect

I would love to network with my fellow mobile notary public entrepreneur’s and here’s why:

Never lose an opportunity for business. As a Mobile Notary Encino, I can only be at one place at a time. That’s why I refer clients to other notary public. Those notary public’s are in my network. It’s difficult to network with other notaries. Some don’t respond at all. Others that seem interested, fail to reach back. It’s disappointing to see other notary public’s be so hesitant to make that connection. As a Mobile Notary Public in Encino I don’t see other notary public’s as rivals. I see them as allies. They send me work, I pay them a referral fee. I send them work, they send me a referral fee. It’s better than what signing companies offer.

A working relationship with another notary helps both grow and prosper. Instead of competing with each other, we should banding together. The real threat to the notary public business are the “signing companies.” Signing companies are the unwanted middle men. Due to their low ball offers to notary public professionals on a national scale. Therefore, a fellow notary public is a great referral source. We don’t wait months to be paid. I pay my referral fee the moment the notary work is done.

Professional Notary Publics Unite!

There are hundreds of businesses in Encino. As a mobile notary public in Encino, I have plenty of work. The signing companies take the notary jobs from us. They pay us pennies on the dollar and make us wait months. Signing companies love to say “That’s what we pay.” Signing companies also tell us, “Other notary public’s take this much.” First of all, I work for myself. No one but me dictates what I charge. I do work with the few signing companies that pay fair fees. Maybe we all need to tell the signing companies to take a hike.

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Mobile Notary Public in Encino and Networking

Mobile Notary and Networking

One of the most difficult things about being a mobile Notary Public in Encino is going out to networking events. There are different barriers to overcome, but they can be conquered with confidence.

First, there’s the random schedule. You can have days of back to back appointments. Other days of no appointments. And occasional days of appointments with long gaps between each other.  Attending a networking event can be challenging. A last minute notary need can throw off your networking intentions.

Second, networking events cost money. From entry fees to annual dues, networking is not free. Some networking groups do have better (ROI) than alternative marketing plans. Limit the costs by visiting the networking groups (only join if the group is to your liking). This also applies to Chamber of Commerce chapters. There are websites where professionals network for free, so be sure to check them out as well.

Last but not least, the hurdle of “selling yourself.” A notary must overcome the “Oh, you’re just a notary?”  line. Do not sell yourself short as a Notary Public in Encino . Professional notary public’s should distinguish themselves. As professional notary public, we pride ourselves in notary education and knowledge. We dress in  professional attire. Our expereince and our ability to provide value to the notary experience when traveling to the client.


I am surrounded by hundreds or even thousands of other notary publics. Many notary public’s are part time. Few make it as full time notary public. I am finding my niche in the notary public business. Something I realized early on, don’t be afraid to network with other notaries. While it is difficult to find trustworthy honest notary’s, it will prove valuable. When notary public’s can network together, then they can succeed together. Find value in yourself as a notary, and you’ll find value in your business.

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Mobile Notary Public and Networking Groups

Mobile Notary Public and Networking

Fast Notary service is a mobile notary public company. I joined an excellent referral networking group. They meet every week on Tuesday for breakfast. We find ways to help each other grow. The members of my chapter are great professionals and have great positive outlooks. It’s very important to network your notary business at every possible chance. I learned more about the networking scene this year. Networking groups are more effective than events because they there is more time to know each other.

Why Networking

I get to work on my business introduction as a Mobile Notary Public. It’s important to be able to “pitch” your Mobile Notary Public business confidently and concisely. You also build confidence in yourself and your business. Every meeting is another opportunity to do better. As you build your yourself, you build your business. These networking groups are a great ROI (return of investment). Total annual cost for being in a networking group is under $1,000.00, but  you can recoup the cost within a few months. If you paid that much money in a news or magazine ad, you wouldn’t see a return worth mentioning.

I meet with other groups, not just my chapter. Hopefully, I will meet more like minded people and expand my business through other professionals. I’ve tried networking through the local chamber of commerce, but it wasn’t enough. I will look into other chapters that are within my mobile notary service area: Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills and other nearby Los Angeles areas.

Networking is essential to new notary publics. This really enables them to learn their trade. Build expereince in professional social settings. Create connections that they didn’t have before. Expose their business to people who needs them. Personal development is also crucial. A networking group will help you refine and build your professional persona.



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Being a Notary Public Sherman Oaks

Must be easy being a Notary Public Sherman Oaks

Being a Notary public Sherman Oaks has its ups and downs. There are tens of thousands of notary public’s in California. New notary public’s join every month. Start up costs is well over $800.00. There are many annual and monthly expenses. Competition with dozens of notary public’s locally. Many people think being a notary public is an easy job. But there are expenses, liabilities and hassles associated with being a professional notary.

Being a self employed notary public is difficult at first. There are notary public’s who charge too low. They don’t factor in their time and expenses. These notary public’s may have work, but end up making as much as a burger flipper. Add the competition of notary public’s who are employed at banks, attorney’s offices and PO Box mail centers. Therefore, most notary entrepreneurs will find it most difficult in the beginning.

Experienced Notary Public Sherman Oaks

I have learned a lot after several years and thousands of notarizations. I have finally established a steady stream of business. Fast Notary Service serves the Encino area. Our mobile notary services also covers Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Tarzana, and Beverly Hills areas. We always show up on time and professionally dressed. Some notary publics don’t dress professionally. There are some notaries that fail to see benefits of covering a smaller area. They don’t realize that they will encounter headaches with scheduling and timing. While chargining less sounds good, it ends up being your downfall.

Being a notary public is great. But does have it’s own weird hassles. My hours are random. I am my own boss. When notary work is slow, I busy myself with marketing and accounting. Since it’s tax season, I am currently working on my accounting. So there’s always something to do. While others complain about slow business, I find look at it as opportunity to grow.


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Notary Public Sherman Oaks- Slow down in loan signings

Slow down in loan signings

Notary Public Sherman Oaks like myself, have noticed a slow down in signings for refi loans.  (Despite lowest rates One cause is the stagnant wage ( Perhaps there may be a pick up later in the year once loan applications have been processed. Until then, self-employed notary public’s need to diversify into other areas of the notary business. So suggestions of additional sides business for a Notary Public Sherman Oaks:

Bookkeeping- If you know accounting, then this would be the best side gig to add to your notary business. You can work on it at anytime, regardless of sporadic scheduling. It’s a consistant stream of income since bookkeepers charge on a month to month basis. A great way to stabilize your monthly income.

Wesbites/Desgin- If you know how to code and create websites or if you have an eye for web design, then this is also a great side gig that you can work around your notary schedule.

MLM- If you have a passion/believe in a MLM product or service, then add it to your notary services. MLM (multi level marketing) get a bad rap from the 90’s, which aren’t bad. For example, I’m also a LegalShield associate, a legal services plan. It’s comprehensive legal coverage and a lot of my notary clients have need for affordable legal help. These two things have great synergy, and takes no major additional effort to recommend LegalShield to my clients as I notarize their documents.

Let’s Connect!

That’s why I am reaching out to local business around me in hopes of acquiring more clients, rather than customers. Customers come and go, while a client is a business relationship that incurs repeat business. As a mobile notary based in Encino, Ca, I can travel as far north as Oxnard, as far east as Valencia, as far west as Santa Monica and as far south as Glendale. Additionally, I am a notary that is open 24/7. My office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. I charge a small travel fee for mobile notary services, but please call for rates as they do vary on distance and time of travel (i.e. rush hour cost more time for me to travel, or if going further than the San Fernando valley).


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Why Mobile Notary Services?

Various businesses do not realize the potential of having a mobile notary services. Businesses outside aside from escrow, title, bank or attorney office have needs for a notary. It may not always pertain to the business itself, but for the employees.

Employees are people who, on occasion, need notarial services. Why should they give up their lunch or sacrifice company time to have their document notarized? Instead, the company can benefit by referring their employees to a local mobile notary services company like ourselves. With a simple quick phone call, we come out to your place of business and execute the document that needs to be notarized. The employee has their document notarized without missing out on lunch or work.

Since we are a 24/7 mobile notary services company, we are ready to assist. Companies who aren’t in the business of real estate, banking or legal services, should highly consider look into a local full time notary company to assist them and their employees with notary services.

Fast Notary Service does offer competitive pricing for repeat customers. Feel free to contact us!

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Stay Connected

We’re easy to find. From Facebook, to Yelp, we’re just a click or phone call away to get connected. Please keep in mind that we are primarily a mobile notary service. We do in office notarizations, but they are only done through appointments. Also, if you are a local Encino business looking for a notary, we’re more than open to discuss discounts for our services. Business in surrounding areas such as Woodland Hills, Studio City, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly Hills can also save on mobile notary services.