19 years Pro Notary, I never paid a dime to me listed or for advertising. The best notaries never have to pay, only suckers pay. Do you realize, when you pay them, your are now the customer, that it. They have no incentive to get you work.
Don;t be lazy. Sign up with every company you can, and DONT make mistake on you work. Then you will know what it like to be a six figure notary.