In March, while looking to expand my general notary work, I noticed a couple of local community senior centers were having small events - one craft fair, one spaghetti feed fundraiser. Both are located within 5 miles of my home, both were on a different Saturday afternoon - one in April, one at the start of May.
I called the directors of both centers and asked if I could set up a table offering notary services to their members as well as the general public.
Both answers were enthusiastic “yes, please!” Both advertised in their newsletters that a notary would be on site offering services for a minimal fee of $10 per stamp (Washington’s allowed fee).
I spent 4 hours at the craft fair, 3 hours at the spaghetti feed. (Excellent sauce!) Made $170 at the craft fair (no print, no driving, no scans), and $230 at the spaghetti feed. Gave out 100 cards, and have booked an added $150 in GNW from those cards.
In my book, definitely a good marketing experience.
(And yes, I got the recipe for the sauce)