Successful Notary Tip #8 - Just Try It!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with The Document Diva
When it comes to marketing your business there are no hard and fast rules. What works for one person or business may not work for another. If you have a marketing idea the best thing to do, if it's in your budget, is to give your idea a try.

Some people will swear against cold calling, canvassing, mailers, e-mail marketing, networking groups and promotional giveaways but then there are others that have built their business using these techniques. Since the notary business has been slow in my neck of the woods I decided to give cold calling a try.

Cold calling is definitely not on the top of my list of favorite things to do but I figured it could not hurt. To my surprise the response I received was 99% positive. Because I am offering a service and not trying to sell anything, the person on the other end of the phone was happy to learn that I was available to perform mobile notary services.

So next time you have a marketing idea give it a try!

Originally posted at: 
 

signature

Related Posts:

Successful Notary Tip #7 - Canvass Your Area

Notarzing Forgein Language Documents

Bride or Groom Unable to Appear?

 

Comments (8)

Joan Bergstrom
Joan Bergstrom Mobile Notary - Riverside, CA
Mobile Notary, Riverside CA

Cold calling is not for the faint of heart.  Did you call on real estate industry or did you branch out to other industries. We have to keep marketing and see what will work in this industry of ours.

Oct 27, 2008 10:46 AM
Pamela Knight
Urban Knight Enterprises, Inc. - Phoenixville, PA

Marketing your business is crucial.  What ever the method maybe, just give it a try....I love this blog.  During this time is nice to share support amongst each other.  I recently took a neighborhood walk, leaving brochures and talking to potential clients and within the last week I gained two new clients. 

Oct 28, 2008 08:51 AM
LaShon James-Major
The Document Diva - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Mobile Notary - 562.314.4319

Joan, cold calling is not easy but everyone was pretty nice and it helped that I did it with another notary. We called on other industries.

Thank you, Pam, I'm glad you liked the blog. I also enjoy the healthy exchange of ideas, you never know what you'll learn.

Oct 28, 2008 09:24 AM
Denise OnullDell
Santa Clarita Mobile Notary - Santa Clarita, CA
Mobile Notary Public/Real Estate Agent

Great tip LaShon.  I'll have to give the cold-calling a try.  It's great we have a place like AR to support and interact with each other.  Thanks :)

 

Oct 31, 2008 12:31 PM
LaShon James-Major
The Document Diva - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Mobile Notary - 562.314.4319

AR is a great community. I've met some great people like you, Denise. :)

Nov 03, 2008 01:06 AM
Denise OnullDell
Santa Clarita Mobile Notary - Santa Clarita, CA
Mobile Notary Public/Real Estate Agent

Thanks LaShon :)  I feel the same!

Nov 07, 2008 09:23 AM
Terry Lynch
LAR Notary and Closing Services - Saint Clair Shores, MI

LaShon

It's always been a fact that something, anything, will always work better than nothing. 

You are absoluely correct, as Nike would say "Just Do It".

Mar 25, 2009 06:54 AM
Maia Whitaker
Superior Notary Service | Allstate Insurance - Boulder, CO
Your Trusted Notary & Insurance Advisor

Great philosophy - glad it's produced results for you!

Jan 30, 2010 05:39 PM