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    maureenlazar
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    Im curious if any of my fellow Notary friends have paid
    Monthly to advertiseon Yellow Pages.com? They state they’ll
    get my business name out there on several search engines.
    AOL, YAHOO, BING, 411, etc. Im already high on Google.
    I was recently contacted seems a reasonable monthly fee
    of $85.00 IF IT WILL BRING BUSINESS. Have you ever paid
    and did it financially benefit you?

    #14179

    jmalone
    Moderator

    I advertise on select sites that I know work. This site being one of them and the other big three. Otherwise, I advertise on free sites only. I guess it depends on what type of work you are looking for. Either general notary work or loan signings?

    $85.00 a month seems outrageous to me, but it is your choice how you spend your advertising dollars. In eight years, I have not put out that kind of money on a monthly basis.

    #14180

    Paul Pitt
    Participant

    How often do you use the Yellow Pages to find .. an auto repair shop, a notary, a tax preparer, a carpenter? Or do you use the Internet? It can vary from on e locale to another. Smaller (rural) places may use local advertising more than the Internet. The Notary.net is as good as any advertising source. Whenever you notarize anything hand the signer two or three business cards (more than one) and say “if you know anyone who needs my services will you please pass this along?” Also memorize a 30-second intro that you can recite .. wear a tag that says “Notary” and whenever anyone asks “are you a notary” recite the intro and hand them three cards. When you go to a shopping area or bank or other areas with many people — wear the Notary name tag and have some business cards. You could do that at real estate caravan meetings too. They may not need a notary right then but .. at some point they all need one. (All of that notwithstanding … there is not enough notary business to pay for forms and gasoline .. so it not really a business .. it is a convenience — maybe added on to a real business).

    #14182

    lilian
    Participant

    Advertising in YP.com still works but can get a little bit pricey at times, I found my luck in adverting for free in social media sites like twitter,FB,myspace,multiply and even in tagged I get maximum benefits. Even photo sharing sites are good channels to advertise services to name a few pinterest and instagram these two works best these days.

    #14183

    glorybaker
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    @lilian wrote:

    Advertising in YP.com still works but can get a little bit pricey at times, I found my luck in adverting for free in social media sites like twitter,FB,myspace,multiply and even in tagged I get maximum benefits. Even photo sharing sites are good channels to advertise services to name a few pinterest and instagram these two works best these days.

    I am with you, lilian. Social media is a fast-developing field for business promotion with low budget. personally, i think $85.00 a month seems a bit outrageous cost on search engine.

    #14181

    Aredubb-CA
    Participant

    Early last week, I signed up for the free listing in YP. On Saturday, I got a phone call for GNW which I accepted. I’d say the free listing worked pretty well for the short time I’ve had it.

    I would be hesitant about signing up for an $85./mo advert, unless I had a pretty hefty advertising budget which was already funded.

    #14184

    notaris91
    Participant

    Not many people using yellowpages to search for services or products. If you are already high on google, than you don’t need yp

    #14185

    bogdanc
    Participant

    Hello, I am a notary in Europe, not in the US, but online advertising prices are pretty much the same.
    You could invest much better those $85.00 a month than just a business listing on yellow pages.
    The only advice I have and the best thing to do in my opinion is to invest money in your own site.
    The great thing about your own site is that you don’t have to pay a monthly fee like on yellow pages and you get almost free advertising (if you take out hosting and domain name costs).

    #14186

    jmalone
    Moderator

    Hi bogdanc,

    How fun to have a Notary from Europe join us Notaries Public in the U.S. I for one would love to hear about your experiences there. Welcome!

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