I recently met Eric McLean, a mobile notary public in Atlanta, who came by my office. As we signed documents I asked him how he became a notary. I assumed this was a part-time source of income for him. That’s what I get for assuming.
McLean told me that he sort of stumbled into the business, beginning by paying the city $36 for a notary stamp. But he committed himself to working hard, and during his first month he made more than $1,000 in extra income. By his eighth month in business he was making $17,000 per month!
By the time I spoke to him, McLean had ten mobile notaries working for him in and around Atlanta, another thirty-five mobile notaries in the state, and more than one hundred fifty mobile notaries in what he called his national network. He was writing more than one hundred fifty checks each month to small business owners across the nation who were making a full-time living as mobile notaries, all working through him.