|"who wants to be out in the field doing closings all day and then have to print at night in preparation for the next day?"|
At this stage of my life, I'm not one of them (with exceptions from time to time), but you hit on a key point here. It's the old adage: "Those who succeed are willing to do what those who fail are not." I'm certainly not saying that notaries who don't do this are failures, but this is a major determinant of the level of success achieved. (Various market forces are another.) Back in the refi-mania days, I often worked 10 hour days and I remember frequently putting in 14 - 15 hour days, esp around EOM.
Naturally, everyone's situation is different, but there are notaries among us who have really hussled and worked their tails off - and made the hefty incomes that we hear spoken about from time to time. But I believe they're the exception, not the rule - especially these days!