123notary.com is one of the first notary sites that I got a listing on when I became a notary signing agent. And in terms of return on investment, it has been one of the best. I get a lot of calls from people who mention that they found me on 123notary. So the annual listing fee more than pays for itself.
There is also a certification that one can get through 123notary.com. I never considered it in the past because I was already certified through the NNA (National Notary Association).
I got an offer in my email a few weeks ago from 123notary.com offering the certification test and course book at a reduced price. I decided to take them up on the offer. I studied for the exam and passed it.
It's really hard to say if it makes any difference or not whether I'm 123notary certified. I doubt if any company is going to mention, 'I'm calling you because I found your name on 123notary and saw that you are certified.' Perhaps they would have called, even if I weren't certified.
So how do you measure the return on investment on this type of thing?
There is one thing that I would like to add for anyone considering taking the exam: study hard. It's not a difficult test, but there are some tricky questions. You have to read them carefully. It's a timed test, so it's not the kind of thing where you can take a lot of time to answer the questions.