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johnysam

California
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Posted - 10/16/2013 :  8:49:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit johnysam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing. Seems quite a good offer.
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edelske

New York
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Posted - 10/06/2013 :  12:38:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What I really should do is look into is Paypal like Ken keeps recommending.

Tyler,
To see how this would look to your clients do this: Go to my site (home page bottom center) and make a ONE CENT payment to me. Sorry, no refunds on this special offer!


Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com
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TGS1985

California
208 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2013 :  4:41:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit TGS1985's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by edelske

Linda,

AND I got SquareUp credit card reader - haven't used it yet but I'm good to go..

Not for me. I don't want to touch, see, or ever handle someones credit card. PayPal (or a similar service) allows web based payments (I have a link on my site) and I never "handle" their card.




I'm with Ken, I believe the Christmas before I started my business my local news had a special report about how criminals were using magnetic devices to steal the information off portable credit card readers. I don't want that type of liability, nor do I want to pay the extra insurance to protect myself from that type of liability.

I honestly have yet lost a job due to not accepting credit cards. Everyone been perfectly fine with paying cash or check instead.

What I really should do is look into is Paypal like Ken keeps recommending. As of now I only use it for my personal shopping with Amazon and eBay but it's never let me down in those regards.

- Tyler Soares -
Notary Public & Loan Signing Agent
www.mobilestocktonnotary.com
www.saccitynotary.com
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edelske

New York
808 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2013 :  12:37:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Linda,

AND I got SquareUp credit card reader - haven't used it yet but I'm good to go..

Not for me. I don't want to touch, see, or ever handle someones credit card. PayPal (or a similar service) allows web based payments (I have a link on my site) and I never "handle" their card.

If you do, you can "copy" the "code" that allows internet transactions. I know YOU would not; but does your client know that? When they have some fraud - they will recall the card "being in your hands".

To me, it's worth the three percent cost to never be in court. Also, from a "time management" point of view: THEY handle the transaction - no worries about a cell signal, or time spent by me to process it. I simply get an email (on my cell phone) from PayPal when money is in my account.

Lastly, as you bring the payment device with you - it's not a prepay prior to distant travel solution. No protection from the wild goose chase.


Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com

Edited by - edelske on 02/10/2013 12:49:10 PM
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pjrager1

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Posted - 02/10/2013 :  09:27:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, How is the StraightTalk Samsung Proclaim working out for you? I'm interested in this, but I saw so many bad reviews, I wanted to find out from a source who is actually using it. I have a Droid w/Verizon, it is high monthly maintenance and I'd love to pay $45/month if I can get all the perks! Thanks for your input, Pat in MD

quote:
Originally posted by LindaH

The only social website I use at all is Facebook and that's to keep in touch with family and friends out of state. I do not use it for business.

I JUST got my first Smartphone in June. I love love love it..I don't browse internet that much on it (though I have) but I've always wanted a touchscreen phone but didn't want to pay $100/month for it. StraightTalk finally offered the Samsung Proclaim and I got that one - $45/month unlimited talk, text and web. I'll take it!!

AND I got SquareUp credit card reader - haven't used it yet but I'm good to go..

After all that, I still prefer a phone call for assignments.. :)

Linda
http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com

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inotarize

Alabama
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  8:52:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit inotarize's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When I first joined Facebook (years ago) I created a profile for my notary business. At the time I had no idea what to post or how to get followers/friends so I closed it down. However, in the last few years, I've been blown away by the number of companies (large & small) who are using Facebook to further their brand identity.

Now I have "a clue" how to go about using Facebook (and even Twitter) and will consider resurrecting my company profile. I think it will encourage customer loyalty in the long run. But it involves work to maintain the page and keep it professional. This is very different type of marketing than most of us 50 & older are accustomed to.

I never thought I would be saying this. I am not a Facebook fan. But placing ads in newspapers is no longer an option for many of us. We have got to be more creative and aggressive in our marketing efforts if we want to stand out from our competition. For those of us who are in this for the long term, owners of business, we'd be wise to pursue this.

Michelle L. Riley
Serving Alabama since 2006.
Phone: (256) 503-6595
Email: HuntsvilleMobileNotary@Gmail.com

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LindaH

Florida
1737 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2012 :  08:56:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by edelske

[quote]Originally posted by LindaH

The only social website I use at all is Facebook and that's to keep in touch with family and friends out of state. I do not use it for business.

I JUST got my first Smartphone in June. I love love love it..I don't browse internet that much on it (though I have) but I've always wanted a touchscreen phone but didn't want to pay $100/month for it. StraightTalk finally offered the Samsung Proclaim and I got that one - $45/month unlimited talk, text and web. I'll take it!!

AND I got SquareUp credit card reader - haven't used it yet but I'm good to go..

After all that, I still prefer a phone call for assignments.. :)

Linda
http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com



The SquareUP is used WITH your phone - my understanding is that YOU have to be "on site" to use their service. I prefer payment prior to departure when going "the distance".....


Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com
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I never get prepay - but I limit my gnw service area so it's not an issue.

Linda
http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com
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edelske

New York
808 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2012 :  08:40:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LindaH

The only social website I use at all is Facebook and that's to keep in touch with family and friends out of state. I do not use it for business.

I JUST got my first Smartphone in June. I love love love it..I don't browse internet that much on it (though I have) but I've always wanted a touchscreen phone but didn't want to pay $100/month for it. StraightTalk finally offered the Samsung Proclaim and I got that one - $45/month unlimited talk, text and web. I'll take it!!

AND I got SquareUp credit card reader - haven't used it yet but I'm good to go..

After all that, I still prefer a phone call for assignments.. :)

Linda
http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com



The SquareUP is used WITH your phone - my understanding is that YOU have to be "on site" to use their service. I prefer payment prior to departure when going "the distance".....


Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com
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edelske

New York
808 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2012 :  08:37:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In the land of "high tech" I find two things essential. The first is an on line way to receive payment. "Far Away" assignments from individuals are always on a pre-pay basis. No "wild goose chase" in remote counties for this notary.

The second is a phone that can receive email. So, when "in the field" you can request that prepay (I use PayPal) AND receive an email from PayPal to confirm that payment was actually made PRIOR to heading into the wilderness.



Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com
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LindaH

Florida
1737 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2012 :  4:54:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only social website I use at all is Facebook and that's to keep in touch with family and friends out of state. I do not use it for business.

I JUST got my first Smartphone in June. I love love love it..I don't browse internet that much on it (though I have) but I've always wanted a touchscreen phone but didn't want to pay $100/month for it. StraightTalk finally offered the Samsung Proclaim and I got that one - $45/month unlimited talk, text and web. I'll take it!!

AND I got SquareUp credit card reader - haven't used it yet but I'm good to go..

After all that, I still prefer a phone call for assignments.. :)

Linda
http://www.columbiacountynotary.webs.com
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smcohn

California
17 Posts

Posted - 10/22/2012 :  12:46:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit smcohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Ken. I was beginning to think I was alone out here in minimally-digital-land. Everyone is pushing towards a smart phone as well. "You can then take credit cards!" I fear opening the door to TMIland and prefer to keep it cash and check only.
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edelske

New York
808 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2012 :  6:42:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit edelske's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The lot of them tend to be a HUGE waste of time. Worse yet, the questions from such sites are (in my experience) sent as text msgs not email. I put my business card on a few and find the setting to block "internal" messages and I don't have the time to keep checking for site based messages. I accept phone calls and emails.


Kenneth A Edelstein
Mobile Notary, Apostille / Legalization Processing & Fingerprinting
http://www.kenneth-a-edelstein.com
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jrobert789

California
28 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2012 :  05:47:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit jrobert789's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There are lots of social networking sites available nowadays like Facebook, Myspace, Orkut and many more. So now I am using Myspace from last two years. I want to know that which site you all are using.
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