Field Inspection Services
As a Notary Public we often seek other sources of income to supplement the work we do in a way that falls in line with our mobile notary businesses. Becoming a field inspector fits that goal! Our work as a Mobile Notary requires us to travel to different locations throughout the day.
Field inspection work falls in line with this as you can add a stop or two during your day and the assignments are pretty easy tasks and require little time. Field inspection services take on a variety of tasks that anyone can do. This type of work requires no additional licensing or certifications.
You actually don’t even have to be a Notary Public. Getting started is very simple and free to do. The only equipment that you need for the most part is just a computer and a cell phone. You are provided training from the contracting company along with all the inspections forms.
Most companies have an app so the majority of your work can be done on your phone. Typically, you will find there is no need to print or mail anything.
Field inspection services tend to be lumped into three categories:
- Mortgage Property Inspections
- Insurance Property Inspections
- Commercial Property Inspections
What do field inspectors do? Field inspectors are typically asked to take pictures of odometers, construction sites, or homes. Companies want field inspectors to ascertain property information and complete a risk analysis. Insurance companies and banking institutions need to ensure the condition of the property they have a vested interest in.
You are able to find work in this field by reaching out to companies that contract out their services to banks, insurance companies and mortgage companies. The Society of Field Inspectors (SOFI) is one of the best places for someone looking to learn more about this type of work. It is a resource that provides a directory of companies that hire field inspectors as well.
Over time, when you demonstrate your professionalism, the quality of work you complete and your responsiveness you will find that you will get more direct work from companies. Building your reputation in this business will get your name out there and more work will come! Read more on how to become a field Inspector here.
Pay Per Inspection
Field inspection work generally is paid per inspection. Depending on the workload available to you and what you are willing to take will dictate your income. States with more populated areas will afford you more opportunities than rural areas.
Keep in mind you are not limited to the number of companies you can work with. There is unlimited potential to earn income. You can choose to work as much or as little as you want. Field inspectors are needed for field inspection services all over the country because of the nature of their work. Most don’t know about this type of work as it’s not typically a job listing you would come across. There is a demand for this type of work because companies need someone to look at homes and other properties to answer some questions and take a few pictures.
If you are in need of additional work that you can schedule on your own time, that there is always a demand for and has little to no start-up costs or extensive training then becoming a field inspector with a great field inspection services company is definitely worth considering and a nice addition to your mobile notary business.
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