@areizik. I appreciate your comments and value your opinion. However I'm not whining or complaining about just low fees. I'm trying to raise awareness. It should go without saying that this $25.00 was not a Reverse Mortgage that came with 200 pages and needed printing and fax backs. I'm talking to Notaries who understand where this type of fee lies, its in the HELOC category its in the QCD category, its in the Power of Attorney or ID verification category.
But you can't just look at the type of job and think that $25.00 is reasonable under any circumstance. The price of the job is not the only consideration when taking into account a job for $25.00. There is gas, tolls, wear and tear on your vehicle or if you take public transportation there is the factor of time. I don't care where you live or how close you are there is some cost involved in leaving your house or business to go out to an assignment. You have to understand that no matter what the job is, at $25.00 it is not worth leaving your house/business because you must factor in ALL the costs to do so.
You can clean up $5,000 or more in a month when taking the small jobs but killing your self and driving down the fees for other notaries will end up costing more in the end.
We must be business minded and view the BIG picture.
I do agree with you though, the power lies in our hands and we have the ability to do something about it. Network, build you clientele, market yourself...I agree!!