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Take our 2020 Notary Survey for a chance to win a prize!

Take the NNA 2020 Notary Survey


2020 has been a tumultuous year for Notaries and signers alike. A global pandemic, civil unrest and a hotly contested presidential election have affected many Notaries and the way they perform their duties.

We’d like to ask for your help in researching how events this year have impacted Notaries by taking our 2020 Notary Survey below. Your participation will provide us with valuable demographic information that will help the NNA serve you better. Also, participants who include their contact information at the end of the survey will be entered into a random prize drawing — one winner will be selected receive an Apple iPad and 5 others will receive a complimentary NNA Notary Journal. Thanks for your participation, and we look forward to your responses.

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

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naomiwilson.notary@gmail.com

28 Oct 2020

I was impacted by the inability to take a live proctored exam until the end of July 2020 due to COVID, then having to wait months longer than usual to get commissioned by the CA Secretary of State due to the state's backlog and having fewer employees available to process notary applications, also the extra duress of convincing clients of my COVID-safe communication and document handling procedures, as well as taking on the risk every time I meet with clients to notarize documents as I am in a high-risk health category for COVID.

charmedhim@gmail.com

29 Oct 2020

Absolutely wonderful material! Any questions that arise in my business I can easily find the answer to

Jose Ricardo Gamboa

31 Oct 2020

I work in a Nursing Home and a Covid-19 survivor, with the second wave heading strait at us, I decided to become a Remote Online Notary. I got commissioned as a general Notary got my RON commission and getting ready to start my Loan Signing course and exam. God willing and ready to leave my day job to follow my dreams. Thanks NNA for the guidance.

Max B

02 Nov 2020

I suggest adding a separate question regarding the population where we work. I answered that I live in an area with less then 10,000. However, I commute to work, to a city of 2.5 million.

Treva L. Phelan

02 Nov 2020

I live in a small community, and all of my present Notary business is here in my community. Due to the pandemic, I had more business in the months from March to October than usual during a normal year.

carol d

02 Nov 2020

I don't feel that our income and expenses should be a requirement on this survey.

Phyllis Denison

03 Nov 2020

Due to COVID and my age, I currently only do notary services for the residents of the Mobile Home Park where I live. It is a 55+ park and so far, we have not had a case of COVID. I am hoping to expand my business in 2021 if it becomes safer. I did do many services for the residents at the S. AZ Home for Vets located just 4 miles from my home, but they currently have restrictions that basically prevent me from doing this. I plan to discuss with the Social Services department ways in which I could service these individuals.

Lisa Floryancic

06 Nov 2020

Hoping to continue to build this business. Also hoping our value is understood one day and some of these companies appreciate our time and expenses and stop trying to under pay us.

Michelle Elkins

09 Nov 2020

It has been impossible to get on an RON Platform since the Pandemic. I get no assignment requests from signing companies

Marcey Goldstein

09 Nov 2020

I've only been a NSA for a few months, and have only been accepting small jobs due to only having a personal printer. I have now ordered a more robust printer and plan to do more refinancing jobs to make more money. I appreciated the advice I received here in the Bulletin as to what printers others are using.

Sandra Fee

09 Nov 2020

I took your survey and most of your questions are not offensive, your question about income and expense is, respectfully; NONE Of YOUR BUSINESS. We are being paid to perform a service corporationss, attorneys and private business chose NOT TO DO ... We don't make enough. If that comment is hard to understand please look further unto who ISN'T going to signers locations ... and why.

Barbara Schmalz

11 Nov 2020

mostly notorize for people I know

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