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The experience was amazing. My place is one half mile south of Canada.  Just north of my town is a cute little town in British Columbia. Yesterday I went into town for a quick errand and noticed crowds of people on the street downtown. I knew the torch was in SW BC yesterday, but was too busy wor...
02/11/2010
I regularly check my status on Google by searching using the words virtually all my clients tell me they use when searching for a notary in my town.  That's how I know which of my marketing chores are giving me the biggest bang for my buck. This morning, I entered these words for a google search ...
09/10/2009
Hi, Colleagues I offer some legal secretary services in addition to notary work.  I learned how to do these things while I managed a law firm in California for ten years.  Plus I have taken additional seminars after moving to WA. I wanted to create a new website in addition to my notary one to hi...
09/05/2009
VistaPrint.com recently added some terrific new graphics to their postcard selections.  So I ordered one with a picture of beautiful Banff National Park in Canada.  My Canadian clients are going to love them. The postcards just arrived and they are gorgeous!  100 for only $6.50 if you wait for a ...
07/24/2009
Backstory -  I wanted to update my Will, Powers of Attorney, etc.  My biggest competitor just became a grandmother so I knew she would want to update her Will too.  So I called her and suggested we notarize each other's documents.  I knew some gals who would act as our witnesses.  We arranged a d...
06/24/2009
Hi, All In this economy, most of us need to learn new ways to save money on everyday things. There are three message boards I read for this purpose.  Here are the URLs for this purpose: http://www.frugalvillage.com http://www.simpleliving.net http://www.stretcher.com/index.cfm     The first two r...
06/04/2009
Keep anything religious away from your business voicemail greeting, website, and emails.  Even if the message only vaguely relates to a religion, it can keep a client from calling you.   Current project is a great example A new client wants me to find a notary in a specific distant city in the US...
05/25/2009
I get spam emails every day - who doesn't?  Most arrive in my Spam folder.  Plus I get spam emails that arrive in my In folder or Trash folder. I check all three folders every day because some of my clients send out so much email they have been labeled as spammers. Some spammers are becoming supe...
04/09/2009
Most of you know this, but just in case....... The thread of messages starting with message #33325 at the NotaryRotary.com message board is the best online source for learning about being a successful signing agent. I re-read it occasionally because sometimes I get a new idea inspired by one of t...
03/27/2009
I'm writing about this so you can learn what professionals expect and look for when they want the best notary in the area. I've been getting a new type of client: business attorneys and real estate professionals who hire me to find the best notaries in their area and train them in marketing to he...
03/24/2009
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