Need a New Side Hustle? Become an Online Notary!


By NotaryLive Staff

Published on 11/16/2021


  • Consider online notarization as a flexible side hustle
  • Work from home and get paid to notarize documents online
  • Grow your online notary business by optimizing your profile, spreading the word, and using social media


Looking to make some extra money? You’re not alone! According to a recent study, one in three Americans has a side hustle. Whether you’re looking to pay off loans, grow your savings, or anything in between, a part-time gig to supplement your day job can be a great way to get the most out of your downtime. 

With the rise of online notary services like NotaryLive, now could be the time to make the leap and pick up a side hustle of your own - working as an online notary!


1. Why choose online notarization over other side hustles?


Convenience & Comfort

Unlike traditional notarization, which is performed in person, remote online notarization is conducted online via video. 

This means that you can get paid to notarize documents online in the comfort of your own home on your schedule. 

Rather than having to meet a Notary in person at the same physical location, the notarization business can be transacted from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. This makes online notarization a great side hustle - especially for those who are on tight schedules!


Maximizing your downtime

For those who may work for themselves and experience random breaks and downtime throughout their day, working as a remote online notary is a great way to get the most out of that time. 

If you are a certified Notary Public in a state where providing RON services is permitted, the option to earn money during your downtime is an obvious plus. 

But depending on your industry, the connections you make along the way could come in handy as well. If you work in law, for example, these small interactions where you are notarizing documents can help you build a rapport with your notary clients. 

This could help make connections that will benefit you in your “day job” as well.


We make it easy to get started & provide support along the way

At NotaryLive, we put everyone on our notary team in a position to succeed, offering start-up help and close support. We pride ourselves in being the best online notary service for notaries. To find out why that is, click here to read our blog.



2. How do I get started as an online notary?

First, you need to make sure that remote online notarization is allowed in your state

While online notarizations conducted across state lines are usually honoured in every state, you can not operate as an online notary in a state that does not allow it. 


Keep Yourself Informed On Laws

If your state has not yet passed permanent online notarization laws and you are still interested in becoming an online notary in that state, be sure to keep yourself informed as being one of the first adopters in your states can provide a big advantage! 

More and more states are legalizing online notarization every day and there is currently a bill in the works that could make remote online notarization legal across the entire US.


If you're eligible, do the following 

While the process may vary slightly from state to state, all you have to do to start notarizing documents if you are already a notary public is:

  1. Fill out our simple registration form
  2. Add your credentials to your profile
  3. Complete our super helpful tutorial
  4. Notarize your clients
  5. Get paid!

Make sure you have your traditional notary license. Most states require this to become a remote online notary. 

Don’t worry, if you are not currently a public Notary Public, but see the great opportunity that becoming a remote online notary offers, you can learn how to apply to become a traditional notary.


For general info about becoming a notary with us, visit our Notary Center page or check out this blog article.



3. Already working as an in-person notary? Take your business online with NotaryLive!

NotaryLive is the world’s first Remote Online Notarization platform where notaries can service their own clients online


Here's how NotaryLive works in 4 simple steps: 


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  • Where are notaries needed the most? 
    • Banks, real estate, law firms, car dealerships, schools, healthcare, government and more.
  • What state pays notaries most? 
    • Oregon pays notaries the highest in the U.S. For more average salary by state, check this out on ZipRecruiter.



Has your online notary business taken off, and wondering if you should set up a business bank account to take your side hustle to the next level? The financial experts over at Bankrate have created a guide to share their knowledge of business banking with those looking to take the next step with their notary business. 


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