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5 Easy Steps to Become a Wedding Officiant

5 Easy Steps to Become a Wedding Officiant

  1. Check out the state's marriage laws
  2. Get Ordained
  3. Contact the Marriage License Authority
  4. Register with the state (if necessary)
  5. Plan the Wedding Ceremony

As the happy couple begins their journey toward marriage, they have been focusing on making their relationship stronger than ever. However, they soon realize that they are in the final stages of planning their wedding. They need someone to help them with the final touches and make the day perfect. Wedding officiants are the perfect people to help couples with their wedding. They make sure that everything runs smoothly, and they also have a lot of experience when it comes to weddings. If you’re interested in becoming a wedding officiant, then check out these five simple steps to get started.

  • Be prepared: do your research and check the relevant jurisdiction's marriage laws to find out what requirements exist for officiating weddings.
  • Finally, in some states, you may need to register...
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The Best Kindle Unlimited Books for Notaries

notary books Feb 25, 2022

The 5 Best Kindle Unlimited Books for Notaries!

Notaries are a highly specialized profession, with specific training and licensing required to uphold the integrity of the legal system. Even so, few notaries know where to start when it comes to finding helpful resources or learning about the field. Here is your Guide for Notaries!
This article has compiled five of the best Kindle Unlimited books for notaries so you can start mastering your skill set today. From understanding common terminology and legal documents to learning how to perform a variety of notarial duties, these resources will take you through everything you need to know as a new notary.

 

Signing Service Secrets Revealed: A Guide on How to Start Your Own Signing Service Service Company by Best Selling Author Gary Pierre-Louis

This book is a notary's step-by-step guide on how to start a signing business. You will learn what "signing services" are and how to discover your why, as well as identify your target...

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Marketing Materials for Notaries: Why You Need Them - The Notary Institution

notary marketing tips Feb 05, 2022

9 Essential Notary Marketing Materials You Must Have in 2022

 

With the right Marketing Materials, notaries can stand out from the crowd and generate more loan closings and general notary work.

Marketing materials, such as brochures and websites, are a great way to showcase your notary services. Notaries will choose what type of marketing material best suits their needs – but the most important thing is that it’s effective in capturing potential clients' attention. Whether you have a sleek design or a more traditional style – there’s something out there for every notary looking to make an impression.

 

 A Strong Notary Website

Before you start printing out flyers and mailers, take a look at your website. Many people head online when they're searching for a notary public. Without a strong website, you're already missing out on leads!

Obtain a good domain name

Your domain name, also known as your website address, is often the entry point to your...

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How Notaries Can Protect Themselves and the Signers from COVID-19.

notary industry news Feb 04, 2022

How Notaries Can Protect Themselves and the Signers from COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a fast-moving virus that has been spreading rapidly in the United States, Africa, and Asia. COVID-19 can be spread through touch, contact, or bodily fluids. People may not even know they have it until after symptoms start to show up. If you’re a notary or work in any sort of legal job with people coming into contact with each other, then this article is for you!

We cover what you need to know about how COVID-19 may affect your business and what precautions you can take to protect yourself and the signers from getting this virus. This includes the right equipment to use in order to prevent contracting this disease as well as ways of disinfecting items that have been touched by an infected person.

Keep reading for more information on how notaries can protect themselves from COVID-19.

 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a fast-moving virus that has been spreading rapidly in the United States, Africa,...

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Georgia House Bill HB334 Opens Door to Online Signatures.

notary industry news Feb 03, 2022

Georgia Notaries: Read this!

What is Georgia House Bill HB334?

H.B. 334 also permits Remote Online Notaries to perform "Electronic In-Person Notarizations," where the notary is an official witness for signatures executed in the physical presence of the notary, but via digital signature of parties executing them remotely.

 

 

 

This act amends Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 15 and Article 1 of Chapter 17 in the Official Code which deals with notaries public. It provides for remote online notaries public, as well as remote online notarizations in general. The act also rewords some definitions in order to make it clear what is being discussed throughout this piece of legislation. This bill's intent is to provide additional powers for the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, which would include requirements for remote online notaries public and remote online notarization. The legislation also contemplates that the cooperative authority may adopt...

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Tax Write-Offs for Notaries

Tax Write-Offs for Notaries - What You Need to Know!

As a notary, you might be thinking of getting a tax preparer to help with your taxes. Surprisingly, tax preparers don’t offer assistance to notaries for free. If you want them to look at your taxes and give you advice, there will be a charge. Are they worth it? You might think that since you file fairly simple tax documents, you don’t need any help. But what if you could save some money on the fees and get some advice from someone who understands notaries and their unique situations?

Then this guide is perfect for you! Here we will go over some of the most important things every notary needs to know when it comes to taxes. Read on and learn how getting a few tips from an expert can help take the stress out of filing your taxes as a notary!

 

Tax season can be tricky for notaries!

If you’re a notary, you might feel like you don’t need help with your taxes. You file fairly simple tax documents and know...

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How To Win Customers And Influence Clients With Social Media Marketing For Loan Signing Agents.

How To Win Customers And Influence Clients With Social Media Marketing For Loan Signing Agents.

If you’re working in mobile notary businesses you’re crazy busy. You need to prioritize your time and focus on the social media marketing platforms that make sense. Facebook is a no-brainer and remains a staple of marketing for loan signing agents. Facebook ads allow you to directly target demographics and users who have shown specific interest in real estate. Facebook is a great platform for loan signing agents to leverage.

4 Key Social Media Marketing Tactics

I’ve developed a 4 step process that will help you master social media marketing. This process will aid you in transforming your business and using social media marketing to acquire new customers. Let’s start with…

 

Step 1: Collect data about your leads.

Know what properties or your clients are looking to buy or sell and this will help you form a strategy. I collect as much information as...

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Tax Tips for Your Notary Business: The Notary Beginners Guide

Tax Tips for Your Notary Business: The Notary Beginners Guide

Starting your own notary business is an exciting time! It's also very scary, and taxes can seem like one of the most daunting parts of this process. However, taxes are an unavoidable reality for small businesses. You may be tempted to put off preparing your taxes until the last minute, but it's important to file your taxes before April 15th to avoid penalties. Preparing your taxes can be overwhelming, but here are some tax tips for you to help you get started with your filing.

Filing W-2s and 1099s

As a notary, you're responsible for filing W-2s and 1099-MISC forms.

When you file your taxes, you'll have to submit an employee's W-2 form if they had wages of more than $600 for the year. If they did not have wages of more than $600, but had income from 1099-MISC forms, you will also need to submit a 1099-MISC form. Signing companies will provide notaries with a 1099-forms

Tax Calculations for Notaries

Notaries will first...

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Social media Marketing for Loan Signing Agents

Social media Marketing for Loan Signing Agents

If you’re working in mobile notary businesses you’re crazy busy. You need to prioritize your time and focus on the social media marketing platforms that make sense. Facebook is a no-brainer and remains a staple of marketing for loan signing agents Facebook ads allow you to directly target demographics and users who have shown specific interest in real estate.  Facebook is a great platform for loan signing agents to leverage.

LinkedIn for Loan Signing Agents!

The LinkedIn network is a great place to find new business. As a B2B site, referral for your notary services can be found here and strengthening your relationships with other signing companies.

Many loan signing agents have been able to make connections with other notaries and build a referral network. They can also find new, high-quality leads for their services by advertising on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. This is...

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How to Start a Notary Business: A Step-by-Step Guide for Veterans

how to become a notary Nov 11, 2021

How to Start a Notary Business: A Step-by-Step Guide for Veterans!

My dad and sister were in the military and it just wasn't for me. I wanted to find something challenging but that would allow me to be home with my kids. And I found my answer by working as a Loan Signing Agent.

What is a Notary Public?

A notary public is a person who is appointed by the secretary of state to serve the public as an impartial witness. They are typically used in signing important documents.

What are the requirements to become a notary?

Requirements to become a notary are different in every state. Generally, states require notary applicants to meet basic requirements when completing the notary application process that includes being 18 years or older and a legal resident of the state where they intend to serve, Never have had a notary public commission suspended or revoked during the last decade. Clear a background check and submit fingerprints when required

A notary public is a person who is authorized...

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Notary Loan Signing Agent Training

The Notary Institution is creating a new and improved online notary loan signing agent course training.