General notary work can pay good!


I really appreciate your input and experience; I had no clue about this line of work!


:yellow_heart: Here’s the individual thread of particular assistance:

Further, here is the url link for the Notary Cafe page that if replete with threads that should provide you with insightful & helpful info @deandradewalt

Happy Reading :nerd_face::open_book:

P.S. Keep in the back of your mind that when a business references payment of “net 30” => your immediate next query should be along the lines of:

“Is that net 30 calendar days? Or, business days?”

Why, one might ask? Because there is quite a difference between those two disparate intervals of time . . . :owl: Looking forward to your updates! Thanks @deandradewalt


Same–trial and error, and professional guidance and mentorship. Really gotta appreciate the notary vets. I know I do!


You’re on it! I’ll ask them for clarification on their net 30 today then.

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Just a quick reference point for you - I started in this business in 2006 and they were bad THEN…tread carefully;

Good LUck


To diversify your services you may want to try WeGo Look. I signed up with them in December and so far this has been a steady stream of income for me. You take pictures of vehicles for Insurance and Dealerships that pay $20-$40+ for each vehicle. It takes me 15min per vehicle on average. No special equipment is needed other than a tire thread gauge ($3) and a yardstick ($4).

I have been able to schedule inspections between my Notary assignments. In early Jan I received a 17 car inspection order from one dealership which I knocked out over the weekend and was paid the following Friday. I do on average $100- a week with them… easy money.


No need to be conflictive. In your works it’s different that’s all.

I guess it depends on the area that you service. I have gotten some great-paying jobs from my GNW. The last one I did they found me on my yelp page I witnessed 3 signatures on three one page documents and waived my travel fee ($3). They paid me $90 for 1/2 of my time and gave me an additional $20 tip just for meeting them within the hour of their call. They were so pleased they gave me a glowing Yelp review and since then I have completed 2 more on average of $60 each for 10min of work… so money is money and I will take it where I can get it.


Will do, Ms. Linda–thank you very much.

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Thank you for the information. I will definitely take a look. My full-time job is with a major insurance provider, and I recently became aware that my organization uses them as a 3rd-party claims vendor. I’ll have to see if there will be some sort of conflict of interest if I were to subcontract with WGL while still being employed by my organization. If not, I’ll definitely sign up with them. Similar to WGL though, I do very basic home inspections with They only pay $15.00 per assignment, but I only travel up to 20 minutes away for that rate and am only required to take five (5) photos (six if there’s a detached garage). No equipment needed other than a laptop, iPad or smartphone. Have you heard of that service? I just started working with them 3 weeks ago.

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No, I have not heard about that company but my area is not very lucrative on home inspections I found. With WGL out of the 63 inspections that I have done for them so far I would say that 15 was contracted with the insurance company. Most were vehicle dealership inspections which I prefer as they have an open schedule which is a plus.


Say no more! I’ll sign up today and will just screen the ones for insurance companies. Thanks a lot.

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I just got an email from today. Im wondering If I should signup and see how it goes.

I’ve been signing up on these one-off companies like We-Go-Look and Photoinspection. My experience is that all the jobs are way out of my geographic region and they pay $25 or less. That’s just not enough to cover my expenses. I hope other folks have a better experience, but that’s mine. No advice, then, either way.
Like my favorite word: DOWATCHAGOTTADO. :slightly_smiling_face:


I do it sparingly in my area–no more than 20 minutes away since they only pay $15.00. If you try it, let me know how your experience is.

That’s a shame. I guess it really depends on your area. I do a lot of dealership inspections which is less than 10 min from my home and I often get three to 4 orders in one day. They pay on average of $22-$25 per inspection and it takes me 15min to complete one. That is with WeGo Look.

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The thing is that you would not be able to see the company requesting the inspection until you accept the assignment through the app. However if that should happen you can always email / text or call them to let them know and have it reassigned to another looker.

I can work with that–thank you!

I still think general notary work is a complete waste of time.

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To begin with - you are a state-appointed Notary Public - that’s your job (correction - that’s your DUTY). To notarize documents for people who need it.

And General Notary Work is not a waste of time if your time is property monitored and controlled - in fact, the fact that you in CA can get $15/signature notarized PLUS travel/time - AND get paid at the table on the spot - it sure beats some of the garbage that companies pull on notaries doing loan signings.

Being a notary public is not just being a signing agent - in fact it was never meant to be that - signing agent (not an “official”, recognized title/position, I might add) came along a long time after the office of Notary Public.