Is anyone a Pro member of NotaryCafe? Is it worthwhile?

I recently joined NotaryCafe with a free membership. Has any joined the pro ($5/month) membership, and if you have, have you obtained jobs/leads from that membership?

Yes and yes. It’s cheaper if you pay annually and cheaper still when they offer ‘early renewal’…just saying…

Just don’t think that joining (any directory) is going to bring you a huge amount of business in this rotten downturn. Signings are few and far between–even worse than the 2008 mess.

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I am a pro-member and no I’m not receiving any business at this time. Business is going to be minimal for quite some time unfortunately.

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@gary4 Excellent query! :crown::sweat_drops::owl:

I’ve been a Notary Café Professional Member from the onset of my services within this Business Sector. I value my membership here for a variety of reasons. Regularly, clients new to me say they found me on Notary Café, which as a business owner is very helpful information to gather from new clients.

Although, it’s important to keep in mind that most clients don’t lead their conversation with how they located you as that’s not germane to the objective of their call.

So, in order to know where your business leads are originating from, the onus is upon you to include in your questions to new clients: “Oh, how did you locate/find my services please?”

This will help you know where your marketing budget is supporting your business and where it is lackluster . . .

NOTE: Considering the current conditions with the business sector of Professional Signing Agents [PSAs], the Real Estate market, the interest rates, etc. there has been a DRAMATIC downturn in the volume of available signing opportunities. As such, as a business owner you’ll need to work more diligently to remain financially solvent. Please reference this thread for specific helpful information:

Best wishes with your decision. :tulip::angel:

P.S. It’s very helpful (and you’ll access the answer to your query much quicker) for any question if you execute a Search on the Notary Café forum database of threads (upper right ribbon bar - nearly invisible Magnifying Glass => to the right of the SUPPORT tab). See image below.

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You might get one job from here all year by being a “member.” That’ll cover your $5 investment, I suppose.

Pro member, No signings from here that I’m aware of. So far just a place to read the forum where everybody has an opinion sometimes amusing and sometimes not. So far, not the best roi for my biz…

@kevin2 Hmmm . . . interesting take on the investment of $5/month OR $36/year => NET COST of $3/month.

I’ve been a Notary Cafe Pro member from the onset of my entrance into this business sector (a decade + ago). The following represents my direct experience . . .

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  • A Welcoming environment within the Notary Cafe forum
  • Marketing one’s Business via a well-respected Directory
  • Personalized Profile section with ample options to encompass Services/Pricing/etc.
  • Stable & user-friendly platform to complete Signing Reports for Hiring Parties
  • Potential Hiring Parties are able to communicate with you directly via e-mail OR text
  • Privacy Controls within the Profile Section
  • Enables links to all your Social Medial platforms
  • Enhanced Zip Code Searches

PLUS, one of the most HELPFUL benefits is the Notary Cafe FORUM!

Even if one receives nothing else from the $3/month => the insights regarding non-paying business entities is indubitably PRICELESS!

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Yep, so far I would concur with you! I find it to be a very professional and insightful avenue that I will continue to mosey down for a spell… :sunglasses:

@kevin2 Just wondering . . . by any chance have you tracked the inbound calls generated from Notary Cafe to determine the listing performance?

===>>> It’s IMPORTANT to pose the following query to your clients/potential clients:

“How did you find me?”

  • WHY QUERY? Because it’s information that you need & information that is 'not important’ to your clients/potential clients. So, you must ASK for it!

Once you’ve gathered & compiled the data results from you query, ONLY THEN can an accurate, fair determination be made . . .

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  • Marketing is required to have a successful business
  • Marketing costs can be expensive
  • The Return on Investment [ROI] is a determination that ONLY YOU can make for your region & your business AFTER you’ve compiled the data from the results of marketing your professional services

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