A remote online notary (RON) is a notary public who is commissioned to conduct notarizations remotely over the internet, using digital tools and audio/video meeting software. The documents used and the verification requirements are not vastly different from in-person notarization, but the electronic tools allow the notary and the signer to be in different physical locations. Reducing in-person transactions was an urgent consideration during the peak of the pandemic, but RON was also found to increase flexibility and convenience in many scenarios. By removing the in-person requirement with remote online notarization, notaries can now work with clients across the nation or even internationally (check local laws and restrictions). Transactions can be fully completed within hours or even minutes, and across time zones. Using a remote online notary eliminates travel time even when conducting a transaction within your own city, making notarizing faster and more convenient for everyone involved.
If you’ve been thinking about branching out into remote online notarization (RON), now is the perfect time. 32 states have now passed legislation allowing RON, with an additional 10 allowing it under executive order. Online notarizations are faster and more secure than in-person transactions and they give you access to a broader customer base. Getting commissioned to notarize remotely is a simple process in most states.
Prior to COVID-19, online notary services were slowly gaining popularity, but adoption rapidly accelerated last March. Pre-pandemic, only 22 states allowed for Remote Online Notarization (RON), but by the end of 2020, nearly all did. RON is here to stay, even after the pandemic is over because notaries and clients appreciate the convenience and flexibility. Growing your business in a virtual world can be challenging if you don’t know where to start, so I want to help. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to market yourself as an online notary. These six tips will help you grow your business virtually:
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How COVID-19 Helped Demonstrate the Value of RON
SIGNiX, the leading digital signature provider in North America, has also been a pioneer in creating new business opportunities for notaries with its in person eNotary product and its RON capability for notaries in Virginia, the first state to adopt this revolutionary technology. With recent enhancements to comply with the laws in an ever-expanding number of other states, SIGNiX has expanded the reach of eNotaryDoX, its comprehensive platform for eNotaries.
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