Over the years I’ve seen a few videos that present ‘over-the-top’ results.
Honestly, if viewed utilizing critical thinking, it’s easy to realize that it’s hype ‘showcasing’ a few individuals that happen to be in a region that’s not saturated with certified notary signing agents [CNSAs].
Most of those types of videos exclude the background, experience, education, training, etc. that the individual brings to the proverbial table. Nor do they identify the business sector the individual previously worked in nor the contacts already in-place prior to beginning CNSA work. If the individual worked in Lending, Real Estate, or many of the ‘affiliated’ business sectors, their development rate from 0 to 60 mph is going to be vastly different from someone with a background in the Hospitality business sector.
With that in mind, notice that everyone has a different ‘starting’ point regarding knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thus, results aren’t guaranteed and do vary widely from person-to-person as well as from one region to another.
Regarding the juncture to choose reaching out to loan officers [LOs] & title/escrow companies [TECs]: It depends . . .
Within this business sector there is a very small sphere of interconnectivity. If you reach out to LOs & TECs before you’ve truly MASTERED the services you provide, the result could prove to be an Epic Fail. This work has exemplary expectations. At a minimum, it would be prudent to have two years of NSA experience and 800-1000+ NSA Signing Orders successfully completed prior to launching into the LO/TEC stratosphere. That is the Industry Standard & expectations held by many LOs &TECs.
Signing Services [SSs] will give novices a shot, but SSs also hold very high expectations of the NSA work performed. The SSs will usually require at least one year (if not more) experience. Yes, working with SSs does reduce your immediate income, but a novice needs experience and there is a cost/price to be paid for receiving training & skill development.
The major caveat is that if the CNSA skills haven’t been Mastered & the CNSA launches into direct LO/TEC contact, you could easily and quickly sabotage your future potential. The LOs & TECs do create lists of CNSAs they’ve previously worked with and rate the services provided. So, second-chances are few and far between.
As many have previously said, the CNSA business is a MARATHON (not a sprint).
Also, reading this excellent post may provide additional insights: Temper your expectations