As with just about any occupation, there are pros and cons to being a mobile notary.
Mobile notaries provide a valuable service. People depend on notarized documents for many things: getting a job, taking care of financial matters, estate planning, health matters, travel, ... and a lot more. Many people are unable to travel to a place where there is a notary on staff. This is especially true of the elderly and infirmed. And there are times when people need the services of a notary at times when most businesses are closed. Mobile notaries bring the service to the people. It gives me great satisfaction in helping people in these situations.
No waiting to get paid. I received a check a couple of days ago for a closing I did more than 90 days ago. It was a frustrating experience. The company had gone out of business and was refusing to answer its phones or email. Mobile notaries don't have this problem. Payment is made at the time of the notarization.
No set working hours. Mobile notaries do their best to accomodate the needs of the people requesting their services. But they are free to set their own hours.
There are many more pros to this job. And if you provide this service long enough, you will discover them. But there are two sides to being a mobile notary.
Mobile notaries are ... mobile. We have to drive. So as much as I would have liked to watch the AFC Championships last weekend with a few beers, I had to abstain:
Don't drink and drive. Thank you.