A TIKTOKER and side hustle expert has revealed how he made $750 in just three hours.
Bryan Tate is the hustler who shared a simple notary job with his over 102,000 TikTok followers.
Bryan goes by makemoneywithbryan on TikTok and is known for sharing tons of creative ways to make extra cash.
Recently, he posted a TikTok sharing how he made $500 in two hours one day, and then $250 in just 40 minutes the next day.
It’s called being a notary signing agent and Bryan said you can make anywhere from $75 to $250 per appointment.
Since most appointments only take 30 to 45 minutes, you can make hundreds of dollars in just a few hours of your spare time.
Plus, no experience or college degree is required.
What is a notary?
Notaries handle a wide variety of documents.
The main differences between a traditional notary and a signing agent are the types of documents they assist and the payment.
Signing agents can charge a higher fee as they handle loan document packages which is separate from the fee for regular notarizations.
A loan signing agent is a notary who walks a borrower through a set of loan documents when they are purchasing or refinancing a home.
It’s the agent’s job to see that the borrower has properly filled out the correct forms while also signing and dating the documents.
Then, the agent notarizes the document, acknowledging its authenticity.
Lenders and title companies will hire the signing agents as independent contractors to help with this step of the loan process.
Becoming a notary signing agent
While no formal degree is required to become a signing agent, there are some regulations that differ from state to state.
However, before starting the certification process, you must be commissioned as a notary public.
The process in most states is simple and quick and just requires you to submit an application.
There are only five out of 50 states that have a mandatory notary public course but you can take it online.
Plus, only seven of the 50 states require a test.
For a list of state requirements, head to Loan Signing System.
Many state laws won’t have additional qualifications or requirements for notaries who work as signing agents.
Although, some companies in the mortgage finance field will have laws and regulations they’re required to meet.
Since lenders, title companies, and signing services must abide by these regulations, they will set the guidelines for the notaries that they hire.
The rules may vary, but the National Notary said most companies look for the following:
- A notary public in your state
- A loan signing training course
- Passing an exam and background screening that are SPW compliant
- Your own signing agent supplies
- A $25,000 E&O insurance policy
Are there any risks?
As always, keep in mind that a steady income is not guaranteed.
Some states have set a maximum fee for how much a notary may charge for their services.
It’s important to do your research and approach any new services with caution.
Make sure you look into what’s required by your state and get the right training.
If you take on more challenging services, it comes with greater responsibility and risk which could open you up to being sued.
The Sun revealed how a hustler made over $23,000 with an easy side hustle after needing money for college.
Plus, a student paid off debt in just six months and now earns six figures.