Yearly Archives: 2016


Social media marketing prices, how to grow online

Social Media Marketing Prices for Small Businesses? First let’s rewind to my childhood – which some would argue hasn’t ended yet: from when I was five in 1970 to ahem 2016. Yes I’ve had a tough paper round (it was teaching what did it). You remember that thud as Yellow Pages landed through the letterbox?

By |2016-12-16T15:43:37+00:00December 16th, 2016|Social Media Management|0 Comments

What really is the best time to post on social media?

You may have noticed, if you use Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or Pinterest that your social media reach may be dwindling. Why? Have you considered the best time to post? If not, read on for an easy to follow guide of the best time to post on social media platforms.

By |2016-10-27T18:34:59+00:00October 27th, 2016|Social Media Management|0 Comments

Cut to the chase, give me a copywriting definition

Copywriting? Give me a copywriting definition now, you pretentious wannabe. Following the 10 commandments of email copywriting, here I go for some broader brush strokes and give you a copywriting definition, in terms of what I do and what I can do for you and your business.

By |2016-10-12T21:59:22+00:00October 12th, 2016|freelance copywriter, property writing|0 Comments

How to improve GCSE English Language in 2017

No matter how hard I try, no matter how often I shake off the  shackles, leg irons and make a dash for freedom, I always return. Return to what I’ve done since 1987: teach. Teaching English, GCSE English Language and English Literature.

By |2016-10-08T21:33:50+00:00October 7th, 2016|freelance copywriter|0 Comments

Stuart Walton, no wine, and I’m whining

Stuart Walton, my name. I thought again about my name tonight as years ago, an astute and talented colleague of mine, Mark Williams, a History teacher in Stoke on Trent, delighted me one morning when he carried in a book he’d bought for me, with my name on it. Stuart Walton.

By |2016-09-11T08:27:04+00:00September 10th, 2016|freelance writer|2 Comments

Email Copywriting, how to get success for business

I don’t know about you but I’m inundated daily by emails, with many examples of woeful email copywriting. Inundated with emails offering 50 free spins, a free £10 spreadbet, £50 if I open an online poker account – and I don’t even gamble – except in Spring, accompanied by lambs, obviously.

By |2016-09-25T15:10:13+00:00August 24th, 2016|freelance writer|1 Comment

Generation Rent – why the future scares me.

Generation Rent – me? No. Not me. £30 a week I paid at 18 for halls of residence accommodation on the 9th floor of Wearmouth Hall in Sunderland, pre-demolition obviously. £120 a month, which included breakfast, evening meal and all utility bills.

By |2016-08-03T09:35:09+00:00August 3rd, 2016|freelance writer|0 Comments

10 Downing Street – who did Cameron use to sell?

David Cameron left number 10 Downing Street today and handed over the keys to Theresa May in possibly the quickest exchange and completion ever – apart from pub ownership exchange in “Eastenders” or “Coronation Street.”

By |2016-07-13T16:06:57+00:00July 13th, 2016|property writing|0 Comments

Writers needed – how to spread your writer’s block

Writers needed – how to spread your writer’s block:  is a title that sounds like a case of the lurgy? But it’s a search term “writers needed” that I sometimes reach out for, to go all Linkedin, to find some “synergy” and ahem income.

By |2016-07-02T10:39:28+00:00July 2nd, 2016|freelance writer|0 Comments

25 things I can do for your business

Meet Stuart Walton, freelance writer and copywriter, here listing 25 things I can do for your business. Read on.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

The Guardian, that bastion of muesli-munching, Birkenstock wearing, bearded, politically correct readers – i.e., me, published an article this week that caught my eye for its unusual candyfloss content: the 10 Best Albums of the first half of 2016.

By |2016-06-11T17:58:31+00:00June 11th, 2016|freelance writer|0 Comments

Estate agency websites – 10 things you need to do

Estate agency websites are often neglected by their business owners, with many labouring under the misapprehension that as long as a property is on Rightmove or Zoopla, it will sell. As Bob Dylan croaked though, “The times, they are a changing.”

By |2016-05-23T18:05:16+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

26 reasons why you should pay a writer.

Free writer doesn’t mean free from payment. In this expansive publication, I thought I’d address – at great length – whether writers, document writers, article writers, should write for free. It’s handily labelled A to Z with some decent (and some not so decent) attempts to subtitle like an acrostic poem. X was tricky –

By |2016-10-27T20:25:51+00:00May 19th, 2016|freelance writer|1 Comment

Can you sell property without Rightmove or Zoopla?

Given the huge portal costs and the attempts by the On The Market to break this duopoly, can you successfully sell a property as an estate agency without using these three behemoths?

How to move up, not sideways, in crabby Cromer.

Cromer, proclaimed as the “Gem of the Norfolk coast” on its welcome signs, is a rather grand Victorian coastal settlement, with a vibrant property market, which I’ll talk about later.

How to emotionally connect with consumer psychology

I blogged yesterday about SEO and consumer psychology, with a promise of an article expanding on the ideas I’d outlined – so here goes.

What is Search Engine Optimisation? No shouting now!

IWent into Norwich today, emancipated, semi-retired, liberated and got into random conversations in various shops. Taken out of context, read here, they might sound like the ramblings of a social misfit, but no the conversations came round to social media and what is Search Engine Optimisation.

By |2016-01-04T22:29:05+00:00January 4th, 2016|SEO|0 Comments

Pinterest power strategies – how to create success

Pinterest is something I use regularly to divert traffic to my website and blog post. Here, I’ll give my tips for creating marketing success from Pinterest.

By |2016-01-02T20:07:33+00:00January 2nd, 2016|Content marketing A, SEO, Social Media Management|0 Comments


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