Last year, I realized that a few of our employees did not have the best intentions when they came to work. It seemed like their goal was to slack off and avoid work, and it was really frustrating. I realized that I had to do something in order to make things right, so I started working with them to train them. I also installed a camera system and explained the consequences of their actions. Within about six months, we were able to completely overhaul things, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about keeping employees productive and on track, so that you can keep your company viable.
Are you thinking about becoming a notary public? Becoming a notary is a fairly simple process, and once you have become a notary you'll be able to sign documents for the public and charge fees associated with it. For many people, being a notary public is additional income every month -- for others, it can even be a full-time job.
Consistent Part-Time Income
When you become a notary, you are listed as a notary in public record. That means that anyone looking for a notary will be able to find you and contact you -- and you can charge them a fee for your services. In many areas, simply being a notary is enough to gain part-time income, even if you don't advertise or look for clients at all. Once your notary fees have been covered, the rest will be pure profit.
Additions to Your Resume
Many employers look for individuals who can notarize documents. Though they may not have it as a requirement for a position, it's generally considered to be a bonus; the employer will be able to easily notarize their legal documents internally, rather than having to send employees out to other locations. Those in the financial and legal fields will often find notary services even more useful.
New Career Paths
But being a notary isn't just an addition to a resume. There are some notaries who are able to make it into a career. Some companies hire notaries simply to notarize internal documents -- though you will also need to notarize documents for the public as well. Notaries can even be full-time, self-employed notaries if they are able to commit to advertising their services and maintaining an office.
When you become a notary public, you essentially open up your own business. That means that you can now take deductions for your home office and any of the equipment that you use. When you buy notary supplies, such as your notary stamp, these will also be deductible on your taxes -- so don't assume that you need to take on all the expenses on your own. You may be able to save a substantial amount on your tax bill.
Becoming a notary is different in each state. You can look up your notary requirements on your state's notary website -- though, generally, you simply need to be above 18 years of age, have no criminal record, and pass the relevant qualification testing. Overall, becoming a notary public can be very useful both to augment an existing career and for part-time income.