How much do Social Media Marketing packages cost? Get Googling and find out? Or read on?
Roy Cropper leads me to a guilty admission. I like “Coronation Street.” Okay, slight understatement – I actually love the programme.
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?
I’m a friendly type so I thought it appropriate to talk and share today my understanding of SEO friendly blog posts and blog SEO tips. And how to write these. Read on …
How do I become a copywriter? Right. First things first. You got PASSION? Well then: read on.
My infographic on Social Media Marketing caused a bit of a ripple with it attracting some less than glowing comments.
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.
Copywriting skills – do you want to be in my squad? Do you? Read on then …
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.
A flawless guide on how to pick fabulous floors by this freelance property journalist is today’s topic.
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.
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Email copywriting is resurgent. Print is dead. The postman doesn’t deliver much printed copy at all, yet your inbox is bursting at the seams. Well that’s how it seems to me in 2016.
I quite like popping out my wallet to get out a business card which declares in blue: freelance copywriter.
We have a surplus bedroom – first world problems I know – but it is a fact. Now the question I’m mulling over every day is “Should I convert it to a home office?”
I’ve looked today, as I normally do daily, online, at property. You know the ritual if you’re an estate agent? Looked too again at blogging strategies.
I’ve an admission to make, a guilty admission. In our much-heralded break in France this summer, I worked.
Vanilla. The code word for inoffensive and bland, the beige of flavours, and yet it’s my favourite ice cream flavour. And my least favourite reading material – vanilla writing.
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.
Freelance writer for hire – cryptic?
Much to the bemusement of friends on social media, we act, here in Norfolk, like we live abroad – by drinking only bottled water.
How can I improve your GCSE English results?
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.
Team GB are doing remarkably well in the Olympics in Rio, sitting second, as I type, in the medals’ table.
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.
Your estate agency may sit near the top of rankings on Google page one, if so well done – but what if it’s doesn’t? Does it matter?
I call it a writing landmark: 100 blog posts just on here. Grand noun, landmark? But I feel it is.
If you’d have asked me this in 1987, I’d have looked you square in the eye and proclaimed: “endowment mortgage” as I pushed my quiff and mullet into place.
So last night, Pokemon Go arrived in the UK, to great fanfare. But I need to ‘fess up now.
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.”
In an idle moment, I began musing about old properties in this part of east Norfolk, knowing that Great Yarmouth has 1000 years of history, with the Minster (St Nicholas Church) being one of the most historic.
So Pep Guardiola, the 45 year old managerial galactico, has landed in Manchester, having eschewed the WAG wonders of Prestbury, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow and opted for city centre living in Old Trafford territory, Salford.
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.
Marketing blog, such an odd phrase don’t you think? Before 2006, if you’d have used the term in public, people would narrow eyes and wander off muttering “Weirdo”.
Along with beautiful design, photography and an engaging presence on social media, words matter. This is where I come in as a freelance property writer.
Manchester copywriter – how to make the sun shine, online. Ambitious title, perhaps, as we all know (well Mancunians at least) that the rain in Manchester is a fallacy?
I thought I’d explain how to boost website traffic, using Pinterest.
Meet Stuart Walton, freelance writer and copywriter, here listing 25 things I can do for your business. Read on.
A few months ago, I had a conversation about web content with a Manchester designer who wanted me to have a look at his draft of an article he was writing on brochure websites.
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.
We live in the east, not the far east, the middle east but the east of England – Norfolk to be exact. East Norfolk in fact – if you demand additional exactitude, as I would.
I’ve slowly worked my way, it seems, since Christmas, through a coffee back catalogue.
Ah the studio flat, the rabbit hutch of modern living? Could you or I live in one? Possibly, definitely, no?
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.”
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 –
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?
Direct mail, snail mail, print marketing by post is still the favoured way to be sold to by 54% of the population. Does that surprise you?
Be Your Own Boss, Self Employment, Freelance love – whatever you choose to call it, there’s lots to recommend it – if you have the financial stability.
Ambitious blog post title eh? How to make everything awesome in content marketing. Am I going to fall on my sword? Read on:
Last week, when I published a post about Content Marketing and Content Curation, I ended with a promise of self-learning: Learning about the Skyscraper Strategy.
Did Quentin Tarantino conceive of his last masterpiece of a movie, The Hateful Eight, as a play on words?
Right time for five teacher type tips for you, on how to become an awesome document writer. Read on, Macduff:
It’s a difficult business this writing malarkey – we all can write to some degree so perhaps we expect it to be free. Like teaching English, Paul Calf (Steve Coogan’s mulleted monster) once asked what’s the point of that? You may as well teach walking.
LinkedIn is a professional networking site, where you can make connections, find jobs, post jobs and join groups with like-minded people.
Ghostwriting by definition means writing for someone in spirit not name.
Shakespeare died 400 years ago this year and really when we look at his body of plays, his work was utterly remarkable today and in its day.
Two Saturdays ago, I got a text from a friend asking me if I’d give some property advice on extensions. Property extensions, not hair extensions.
We all know headlines, the right headlines, can prod us, coerce us, encourage us into reading more. But the headline, did you know, is the golden buzzer of writing?
Just five miles west of Cromer, or seven miles if you choose the Holt road, sits Sheringham, the bijou seaside town of north Norfolk.
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.
I was fortunate enough to have a tie in with a national auction company, as director of Farrell Walton estate agents, and attended a few auctions live at Barnham Broom in Norwich.
The sales funnel is a fabled part of marketing.
Julian Fellowes, he of Downton Abbey fame, stated this week that he believes the future of Literature is episodic.
Unpacking books with my daughter, an argument ensued about her Rainbow Magic books. They’re ghostwritten I told her, but Ruby, my 9 year old daughter, obviously knows better.
Below, I’ll give ten top tips on how to create a successful Facebook company page.
Just read that living near a Waitrose can double your property price.
Content strategy, content marketing, social media strategy – buzzwords for the 21st century?
Writers on writing may strike you as an odd title to begin this but it should make sense as I write about writing.
Norwich – I want to talk about this city with you.
19th February 2016, Harper Lee sadly passes away at the age of 89.
I came fairly late to writing online; 2014 to be exact, but since then I’m always on the lookout for the best blogging sites.
The terraced house is apparently back in vogue, not just in London, where I guess it’s never been out of fashion.
Tim Peake is busy demonstrating his powers in space, like some British Chris Hadfield (without the songs), and taking photos of Manchester and London from the ISS. The moon has had Jupiter sat next to it too, last week, I recall.
Yesterday, after a fevered fortnight of Rightmove and Zoopla frenzy, we did the deed and decided on our new home.
I thought I’d blog today about tips on how to get started for Writers Online.
As a new kid on the blog (showing my age), I constantly analyse headlines, blog content, keywords, featured images on my own website and others.
Last week, I had yet another conversation about what I do now: eyebrows were raised, when I said I’m a writer, a freelance writer, a copywriter.
The James Paget Estate, in south Gorleston, is regarded locally as one of the best areas to buy or rent in.
Exactly 5 years ago today since the woman who discovered Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, Miep Gies, died, aged 100.
In the city yesterday, my eyes were drawn to a hashtag campaign I’d never seen before: This Girl Can in M and S. Never heard of it or seen it.
I’ve just done some analysis of the local property market, here in NR31, Gorleston, a big suburb of Great Yarmouth on the east Norfolk coast. So what did I see?
So, news is breaking that Mark Zuckerberg has announced his intentions (on Facebook) to build an AI robot butler. Would you trust one?
I blogged yesterday about SEO and consumer psychology, with a promise of an article expanding on the ideas I’d outlined – so here goes.
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.
In a global internet sense, do localised searches still matter? Do people search for SEO Norfolk, SEO Suffolk etc?
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.
I miss teaching, miss it so much that whilst Cumberbatch struts his stuff as Sherlock, I blog about the apostrophe.
I’ve been actively seeking freelance writing opportunities and am quite amused to find, at 50, I’m classed as a Junior Copywriter.