We all know that content marketing is the name of the game for most practices. Content is king and all that. But how does a practice create enough good content to reach its marketing goals? Read on as we break down simple content ideas that you can use (and reuse) to grow your practice.
Frequently Asked Questions are great for creating content around your practice. It’s always a good idea to write down the most frequently asked questions your prospective patients ask you about your services.
There’s a reason the FAQ section exists. It’s a great way to answer and convey information back to those that ask these questions…frequently. Chances are if frequently asked questions are asked, that they will likely be asked again by future prospective patients.
Creating content around these questions is a great idea. In fact, taking it one step further and telling your audience the ‘Should Ask Questions’…and answering those in long-form content instills trust or expands interest in your service that your audience may not have thought of or considered.
Behind The Scenes
How does your practice work? You might think that people aren’t interested, but there’s a reason that shows like “How It’s Made” are popular. Think about your process and what makes it unique. Break it down into a slideshow, video, or photo array to share on your website and social media. Alternatively, you could do behind-the-scenes videos introducing your staff.
You won’t be shocked to hear that service demonstrations are the kind of content you can create cheaply, but you might not realize the possibilities for content creation that are locked inside the services you offer.
Beyond the simple introductory service demo, you can show your patients the potential for other services. Even a service that doesn’t require a demo can be highlighted in a demonstration video! Example of how you perform warm up stretches for athletes in the clinic or how you can use a physio-ball or foam roller. Sure we may not all agree on their functional purposes but teach your prospective patients YOUR belief system behind the tools/devices.
Not every piece of content you post needs to be original. The key here is to not simply share the content as is. Instead you should find a way to add some authority or a unique twist to it.
For example, you might find an article in your local newspaper or an industry publication with a list of…whatever. Instead of simply posting the list, share it and point out which part is your favorite and why. You could also mention something that wasn’t included in the list that you think should have been.
To make your patient testimonials effective, it may be useful to map out an outline based on the patient’s story. That way, you can share the kind of journey that will resonate deeply with people and help them to make an emotional connection with your service. Think of doing a video case study of your patient testimonial and give them some background behind the entire process. In other words, where did they start, what did you do, how did you do it and what was the outcome.
Your Brand Story
Differentiating yourself from your competitors is a must and content marketing provides the ideal way to do it. No matter what industry or niche you’re in, your brand has a unique story that is yours to tell.
I hope you get the idea here. Your focus should always be in providing value and entertainment to your audience. You don’t need to have a huge content marketing budget to create the kind of content your audience will love…and be eager to share.
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