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Notaries are always faced with new fun and/or frustrating challenges. One that comes up a lot is the idea that a Notary needs a website. Which I 100% believe is true if you are doing general notary work either at an office or as a mobile Notary.

Loan Signing Agents may not find it as beneficial as they will be registering with loan signing agencies and getting work directly from them. For the Notary Public doing general work who wants a website, it is time to put on your Web Developer hat and make yourself a website.

Where to Start?
There are admittedly a lot of options for Notary’s and the general public to create their own websites. Here are just a few options:

Wix, WordPress, Squarespace, godaddy, web.com, site123, bluehost (wordpress), webador, shopify…etcetera.

Who to Choose?!
A Notary picking a web solution should be an easy choice, you want the website that meets all the criteria you want for the least amount of money possible. For a Notary website, you do not want it to be too complicated, you do not want a shopping section or your site to do anything too “fancy”. Think of it as an extension of your business card where people can access all the information that can’t fit on your card. For me the simplest website building platform is Google Sites.

Why Google Sites?
Google Sites is by far the cheapest option available, outside of the domain you will purchase, it is free. Yes, you can build a simple functioning website for just the price of the domain. It is easy to edit and update and looks great with no web developer skills. On top of that you can build the website and publish it even without purchasing a domain to see if you even like it. So for me, it is an unbeatable combination.

Instructions:
Here are a step by step instruction videos to create a Google Sites website (note that this tutorial is geared towards Teachers but the instructions are clear and simple): 
edu.google.com/intl/ALL_us/teacher-center/products/sites/?modal_active=none

Here are some very cool examples of sites made with Google Sites to get your creativity going:
www.filiprzepka.com/
www.flippingretail.com/
www.restonent.com/
www.moalboaladventures.com/

This one is my favorite because it is a Google Site about making Google sites!
sites.google.com/sylvaniaschools.org/newsitessample/home

Need help with your site or want to show your new site off? 

Share your link below in the comments!

Happy Notarizing!

Morgan
NPS Instructor

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