20 'Attention Grabbing' Video Hooks For Instagram

The first 3 seconds of your videos on social media will make the difference between going viral and having no engagement. Let us help you gain more followers and better engagement on your social media videos.

This guide dives into 20 powerful hooks designed to grab attention and valuable tips for creating viral Reels on Instagram.

Attention-Grabbing Hooks:

  1. New to [your niche]? Here’s what I would do…
  2. What I wish I knew when I first started with [your niche] could save you tons of time and frustration.
  3. This is your official warning to avoid [common mistake in your niche].
  4. To everyone who still are doing [your niche]? Here’s a solution you won’t want to miss.
  5. If you don’t like [your niche], but still want […], do […]
  6. If your ultimate goal is to [desired outcome], you absolutely need to stop doing [counterproductive habit].
  7. Steal My Success Strategy to [skill]
  8. [Topic] is a lot simpler when you’ve [key concept]
  9. Here’s what happens when you stop [action] and start [action]
  10. This is going to change your perspective about [your niche]
  11. It took me [time/duration] to learn this, but l’ll teach you in 5 seconds
  12. Still falling for the myth that [outdated fact]? Here’s the truth [key concept]
  13. Stop complaining that [result] if you’re still doing [action]
  14. POV: you found the secret recipe to [action/result]
  15. This will change the way you look at [key concept]
  16. Avoid doing [action] if you want to [result]
  17. Still doing [action]? Here’s what you should actually do to get [result]
  18. I’m going to tell you a secret to [key concept] that “top dogs” don’t want you to know
  19. I literally tried everything to [result] Here’s one thing that helped me [action]
  20. I spent years perfecting this [key concept/action], but I’ll break it down for you in minutes.

Bonus Viral Reel Secrets:

  • Short & Sweet: Keep your Reels concise – aim for 5-8 seconds to maximize engagement.
  • Save-Worthy Content: Prioritize valuable and universally applicable information, not just niche-specific jargon.Think “would anyone save this for future reference?
  • Sound Off, Still Engaged: Over 50% of users watch Reels on mute. Use captions and subtitles to ensure your message gets across.
  • Intrigue Upfront: Ditch the cryptic covers! Be upfront about your hook – what’s the “ugly truth” you’re revealing?
  • Audio Advantage: Seek out trending sounds with less than 1,000 uses. Think of it like a ratio – the lower the usage, the higher the chance of your Reel standing out.
  • Multiple Calls to Action: Don’t leave viewers hanging. Encourage them to like, comment, share, or follow for more valuable content.
Restaurant Marketing Tips

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Related read: How to Make Your Restaurant an Instagram Star in 2024


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