Search for how to be a process server and you’re going to find conflicting opinions. The U.S. is a big country. There’s a lot of state-by-state and regional variation in the process server business, and that affects the advice you’re going to get.
But there are a few commonalities:
- In most states a process server license isn’t required. Anyone over the age of 18 can be a process server.
- If you live in a jurisdiction that regulates process servers, like Florida or California, the requirements are often straightforward (usually posting a small bond and a background check).
- The highest paid process servers are self-employed. The majority of so-called process server jobs are really just low-earning independent contractor positions that put all the expense and liability on you.
How to Be a Process Server in 2015
The world of process serving is changing. New apps, software, and solutions are coming onto the market.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed.
But when we push the confusion to the side, being a process server is 2015 is no different than it’s always been:
- Get clients.
- Serve papers.
Everything else is just busy work and noise.
If you want to be a process server, or grow your existing business, than you have to focus on the three steps above.
How you go about it is up to you, but if you’re spinning your wheels and getting bogged down by changing details, then you’re not moving forward.