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Company Seeking Notaries To Perform 10-Minute Photo Inspections

Notary photo inspector

OnSource, a company that provides inspection services for insurance companies, is looking for mobile Notaries across the U.S. interested in performing photo inspection assignments for extra income.

Insurance companies often need photographic evidence to help process claims, said John Cass, Director of Marketing for OnSource. For example, photos of an automobile’s condition might be needed to verify the details of a car accident.

What Photo Inspectors Do

OnSource’s photo inspectors make an appointment to meet the involved parties, take any photos requested by the insurance company and then forward the photos to OnSource using a smartphone app provided by the company. OnSource then verifies and time-stamps the photos and provides them to the insurance company for their records.

How Much Photo Inspectors Are Paid

Photo inspection assignments typically take around 10 minutes plus travel time, and usually pay $18-25 per assignment, Cass said. Assignments usually require five to 10 miles round-trip travel.

If the appointment requires 20 miles of travel or more, OnSource will also pay an additional mileage fee of 65 cents per mile for each mile over 20, Cass said. Payment is usually sent one month after the assignment, and inspectors can opt for either electronic payment or a physical check, he added.

What Is Required To Be A Photo Inspector

While actual notarization isn’t required for a photo inspection, Cass said OnSource statistics indicate that many of the best inspectors working for them are also Notaries.

“We’d like more Notaries. They are professional and reliable,” he said. “Because of their training, they are used to the kind of precision needed for this type of work.”

While most persons working for OnSource don’t rely on inspection assignments as their primary source of income, it’s an easy way to supplement your income, Cass said. Notaries interested in becoming photo inspectors should have a current Android or Apple smartphone (a model produced within the past two or three years) and an automobile.

Applicants also must submit their photo and provide results of a current background check. You can pay $6 for a new screening through OnSource, though Cass added that the company also accepts current background screenings from other sources.

So if you are a current NNA Certified and background screened Notary Signing Agent, you can submit a copy of your existing background screening results when completing an application with OnSource.

Notaries can contact OnSource through their website for more information.

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association.

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41 Comments

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renee nagel

01 Feb 2016

Would like more info on becoming a photo inspector

Ronald V jOsmonson

01 Feb 2016

I interested in some photo inspections. Ronald V Osmonson

Khalid Rana

01 Feb 2016

Very good information, helpful for enhancing Notary service.

Brenda Dunmeyer

01 Feb 2016

I'm interested after tax season . There's other notary can I share this information with them, thank you very much.

Andila C Acuff

01 Feb 2016

I am interested in Being a Mobile notary. I am already a Notary I also drive with Uber already. In the State of Texas.

Susan Centanni

01 Feb 2016

I am interested in becoming a Mobile Notary. I am already a Notary in the state of Nevada.

Lauren Wells

01 Feb 2016

These assignments take more like 1/2 hour; more if you count driving time to and for and time spent uploading and reporting. They are good assignments if you are headed in that direction already and have some breaks in time.

Brenda Dunmeyer

01 Feb 2016

I'm interested in becoming a Mobile Notary for my State SC please send more information.

National Notary Association

09 Feb 2016

Hello. If you are interested in applying as a photo inspector with OnSource, please use the link in the article above. If you are interested in starting a business as a mobile Notary, here are some articles you may find helpful: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/building-your-business. Good luck!

Patrick Lee

01 Feb 2016

I am a Certified Signing Agent with backgound check. Available any day or hour. Seven years of experience.

Mable G.Jordan

01 Feb 2016

I am interested in notary work. Also photo inspections.

janet upshaw

02 Feb 2016

I'M AM CERTIFIED SIGNING AGENT WITH NNA. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW I CAN WORK FOR YOU. AVAILABLE 24/7. THANK YOU

National Notary Association

03 Feb 2016

Hello. For those asking how you can contact OnSource, you can submit an online application through the link in the last paragraph of the article.

Julie Richardson

02 Feb 2016

Just how are notaries supposed to make any profit with such low paying assignments?!? These fees would barely cover gas and wear on car. We need the NNA to help notaries, not these companies.

Dawn Hinton

02 Feb 2016

I am Notary and a Signing agent. I am interested in becoming a mobile photo inspector.

Linda J Panzo

02 Feb 2016

I'm experienced with auto claim photography used to back insurance claims. I am also a Certified Signing Agent in MI

Darrell Guynes

02 Feb 2016

Just like Lauren Wells stated, these assignments take longer than 30 minutes and don't forget to take into consideration the time that is needed to contact the person and trying to schedule an appointment.

Pablo Alva

03 Feb 2016

I am interested in Being a Mobile notary. I am already a Notary I

Joseph Maita

03 Feb 2016

I actually tried it with OnSource and its a complete joke. Lots of detailed work and follow through, probably at least an hour, plus travel time and then sending back all the docs for $20-30 each assignment. Not worth it.

James D. Pearce

09 Feb 2016

interesting in performing photo inspections for extra income.

Nanci Harrington

09 Mar 2016

I have done many jobs for OnSource and Yes it's a nice way to get some extra cash. However these DO NOT take 10 minutes. If its a small car, more like 20 min. I'm in Montana I have only had one car, everything else has been Large RV's, Extremely Large farm equipment, SUV's, boats etc. The pics you take are in-depth, you need a 25 ft ruler and carry a latter. OnSource was fine to work with and paid on time. I stopped doing jobs for OnSource only because I'm 60 years old and this work is hard on my body, but I did enjoy it. However it takes much more time than they say, so bill accordingly. If damage is on top of an RV or under you will be required to take pictures, so it can also be dirty work.

Julianne Thompson

21 Mar 2016

I am interested in doing notary jobs in Contra Costa County.

Chery

21 Mar 2016

Cheap labor. Notary time's worth more. Stop feeding corporate greed. $40 is a reasonable payment. Notaries sell themselves out this way to be used for cheap. How much does on source make? Farming out this work they better not make more than $10 per photo job.

Paul

22 Mar 2016

According to AAA a small economy car costs $ .45/ mile to operate. OnSourse is paying $18.00 for 20 mile round trip. Mileage totals $18.00. This is before professional services, photos, and follow-up paperwork are performed. No room for profit.

Denise R Jones

02 Apr 2016

would like more information on becoming a photo inspector

National Notary Association

04 Apr 2016

Hi Denise. What kind of additional information are your looking for?

Cesar

27 Sep 2016

Been signed up for them for months now and am yet to receive an assignment. I am in the South FL market so there may be too many inspectors not enough assignments.

Peggy

15 Mar 2017

I signed up OnSource and they accept a current background check by any reputable company. I have done three so far. Neat experience.

Anne Shearer

15 May 2017

Would like more info on being a Photo Inspector.

lisa.s.white15@gmail.com

31 Dec 2017

How do I find loan signing agent assignments and notary assignments? Are there websites where I can register? What is your honest thoughts about OnSource & Honest Proctoring?

Grover D Daniels

17 Jan 2018

I do this for WE GO LOOK, get some work, but would like to know who else is doing this as a Company?

Sean

18 Apr 2018

Very good information. I’ll check the insurance side out . I feel you with the 10-20 min job assignment. Soooo the fee is $25-50 per assignment ? Can you I stay just in my county? E mobile notary background approved ! Also any information on what the test for signing agent is like? Going thru the final training before my test. Thanks for all the information. We have great opportunities to be successful as mobile notaries. Whole world I did not know about

Sean

18 Apr 2018

Very good information. I’ll check the insurance side out . I feel you with the 10-20 min job assignment. Soooo the fee is $25-50 per assignment ? Can you I stay just in my county? E mobile notary background approved ! Also any information on what the test for signing agent is like? Going thru the final training before my test. Thanks for all the information. We have great opportunities to be successful as mobile notaries. Whole world I did not know about

Sean

26 Apr 2018

Very good information. I’ll check the insurance side out . I feel you with the 10-20 min job assignment. Soooo the fee is $25-50 per assignment ? Can you I stay just in my county? E mobile notary background approved ! Also any information on what the test for signing agent is like? Going thru the final training before my test. Thanks for all the information. We have great opportunities to be successful as mobile notaries. Whole world I did not know about

Margie M. Barbee

08 May 2018

I am interested in becoming a Photo Inspector

Nicole Tucker

12 Jul 2018

Other than Onsource, what are some names of others.

John Consoli

21 Apr 2019

I am interested in Photo Inspector please forward any information

Kemba

14 May 2019

OnSource application link: https://portal.onsourceonline.com/apply. The link in the article no longer works.

National Notary Association

15 May 2019

Thank you for letting us know. We've updated the link.

Federico B. Garza

25 May 2019

I am a brand new commissioned Notary for the State of Texas with no notary experience yet....but I sincerely want to do Notary Photo Inspections in the Houston area...I am 69, retired and in need of extra income.

National Notary Association

28 May 2019

Please see this article for more information about photo inspections: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2016/01/company-seeking-notaries-photo-inspections

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