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Mobile Notary Tip: Getting Repeat Business

repeat-customers-resized.jpgUpdated 1-22-19. When you are in business as a mobile Notary, it's very important to get repeat customers — including those that need notarizations regularly such as title companies, signing services, local attorneys and hospitals as well as consumers. 

Repeat customers can become great advocates for your business. A steady flow of repeat customers can also help keep your marketing budget within sensible means. Here's how you earn their business:

Building A Loyal Customer Base
 

In order to maintain that steady flow of repeat customers, it helps to invest time and energy into building your reputation through customer service and some commonsense activities. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Know what’s important to your customer. Each customer is different. Some customers, for example, want a lot of communication via text while others want all communication to take place via a website. If you don’t know already, find out what you can do to make your customer's job a little easier.
  2. Ask for a glowing review. If you are doing great work for a company and they are constantly using your service, sometimes it is as easy as simply asking if they would do a review for you. In addition, Notaries that offer mobile services to the general public can really take advantage of this tip. Customers that need mobile Notary services often just need one or two documents notarized. These customers usually use the internet to find a great dining experience, home contractors, electricians and, of course, Notary services. These customers also are more likely to rate the convenience of using your services, which in turn will yield you more business.
  3. Write a glowing review about the companies you want a review from. I have interviewed several scheduling managers from title as well as signing companies. The great ones read reviews of their companies at least once or twice a month. If one of your clients is treating you well, giving you lots of assignments and paying you in a timely manner, write a glowing review about them. You would be surprised at how many glowing reviews about your service will pop up everywhere.
  4. Build great professional networks. Under the right circumstances, this is a great way to get referral customers. If you spend the time to network and build professional relationships with businesses in your community, they will refer their customers to you. I have notarized documents in post offices, shipping and photocopy stores, banks, hospitals and more, all from referrals from these companies.
  5. Sponsor a charity event in your area. Every year a group of Notaries in my area sponsors an event where the general public donates to a local food bank. We advertise this on social media pages as well as on our websites. One Notary I know has offered free notarizations to federal employees during government shutdowns. This is a great way to give back to your community and standout in your profession as a business leader. People want to do business not only with great businesses but with great people. I have personally received referrals from clients who have told me that they love our community consciousness.

Walmart founder Sam Walton once said, “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Staying connected with your customers and understanding their “customer experience” will play an important part in building a stable business that you can be proud of.

Daniel Lewis of Carmel, Indiana, is the founder of Lewis Notary Services, Inc., a nationwide scheduling service. He is the 2010 NNA Notary of the Year and also the co-author of the Notary business guide book, “Make Your Business Our Business” now on sale at the NNA Store.

 

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Pamela Fender

19 Dec 2016

I'd like to read this

Andree LaBarge

28 Jan 2019

Continue education, is very important in any career. Thanks, for the helpful tips.

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