A notary is someone who has been legally licensed and bonded in their state to be able to administer oaths and to verify affirmations. The seal that they carry, which is usually in stamp form, has the number of the notary public license and the date that the license expires. Even though this may sound like a boring job, the affirmations and the oaths include a wide range of various legal documents. The job of the notary public is extremely important and one that a person should take great pride in. The papers that the notary could come across in any given day could include an affidavit, a power of attorney, or release forms.
Many of the various documents that come across the desk of a notary will require a professional person to witness the signing of the documents. This will ensure that there is not a case of forgery or misunderstanding of the documents. That professional person is the notary public. Many people involved in this field find that the interaction with people on a daily basis is nice and the wide range of paperwork that they come across is interesting.
Even though most people who work as a notary do not make a living solely off of this work, it is not impossible for someone to do so. It would be hard for someone to make his or her work as a notary public a full-time thing, but it is not impossible. The way someone can earn a good living off of the services that they can provide is to become a traveling notary. Notary fees are generally $1–$10 per signature. So if the fee is $10 per signature page and there are ten pages to be signed, there is $100 to be made for what could take about ten or fifteen minutes. If a notary is willing to travel, then they will be able to fetch the higher fees, such as $10 per signature page. There can also be the charge of reimbursement for traveling expenses such as mileage on the car or gasoline expenses.
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