Instagram Benefits: Part I

Benefits of Instagram: Personal and professional

There are many Instagram benefits, both personal and professional. Learn how your investment in time and effort pays off.

Are you wondering if you should start an Instagram account? Wondering what Instagram benefits there are? Perhaps you already have an account and are questioning if it’s worth your time. In this post Jodie and I reveal the many varied benefits, both personal and professional, of spending time on Instagram.

We’ve broken this topic into two parts and are addressing them in two blog posts because there really are so many Instagram benefits.

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Instagram Benefits Part One

  1. Why spend time on Instagram?
  2. What are the personal Instagram benefits?

Instagram Benefits Part Two

  1. What are the professional Instagram benefits?
  2. Where can Instagram success lead?

Before you invest lots of time and effort in any endeavor it’s natural to want to understand the underlying goals and benefits. Having devoted the past two years to Instagram, Jodie and I are big fans of Instagram and want to share the many Instagram benefits and potential rewards on this innovative and ever-changing platform, both intrinsic and extrinsic.

Visit more of our Instagram blog posts.

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Part I: What are some personal Instagram Benefits?

1. An Interactive Community

From the very beginning, you benefit by joining a community of peers. When I joined Instagram, I had just moved to a new state and honestly had very few friends. I was decorating my new house, and I had no one to get excited with. It was at that moment that I found the decor community on Instagram. Hey, these people care! I was so excited. It was the answer to prayers. It’s amazing how God works.

It doesn’t matter what your interests are, you can find like-minded people doing what you are doing on Instagram. Start hashtag searching a variety of phrases related to your passions and interests and you’ll find your people in no time.

2. Friendship

Unlike other social media platforms such as Pinterest or Twitter Instagram really encourages personal interaction. Not only is friendly banter welcomed, but positive, personal commenting is a big part of what’s going on. The Direct Messaging option creates ongoing conversations where participants get to know one another in a friendly, somewhat private setting. The result is real friendships.

When like minds and like hearts have a chance to interact daily it’s not surprising that friendships are formed. It’s modern day pen pals with real-time turnaround. It’s potentially more wonderful than you can imagine. Kindness and support reside here, and it is real. As in life, the more you give the more you get. The more your reach out and share the more will be reciprocated. This is Jodie’s and my experience.

You’ll find these other posts helpful no matter what your goals.

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How to Create Instagram Posts that Go Viral!

3. Instagram Benefits: Inspiration

Want inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Any kind of inspiration you are looking for you’ll find here. But unlike Pinterest there is a person attached to the inspiration. Often that real person is willing to teach, share and interact. They might also have a business or a blog where you can continue to interact.

4. Creative Outlet

If you have certain passions or talents here is a great place to showcase your skills. It is highly motivational to have an audience. This certainly was and is the case for me. When my family seemed disinterested in my decorating endeavors, I found my audience on Instagram. If you are a creative, you can find great satisfaction in honing your skills for your feed. The personal satisfaction in becoming better at your craft is reward in itself. Whether you are a knitter, crafter, builder, painter, baker, fashionista, makeup artist, hairstylist, Instagram is a wonderful stage to show your talents.

5. Instagram Benefits: Shopping

Better than a store or a catalog Instagram teaches you what is in style and fabulous, how to wear those new clothes, how to apply that makeup and how to decorate. Want to know where to buy what you see? RewardStyle’s Like to Know It is a system more and more Instagram influencers employ which helps you buy what they see. Many small and large businesses showcase their products and link their shops for easy purchasing. Also, you can always ask questions directly, and wherever possible people love to help you find what they used.

6. Information/Resource

If you are looking for information Instagram is a great resource. For virtually any topic you can imagine Instagram is like the yellow pages of old on major steroids. Instagram can help you:

  1. locate experts
  2. learn tips
  3. watch video
  4. see creations
  5. purchase items
  6. showcase your own endeavors
  7. connect to other websites

Endless Instagram Benefits

Whether you are looking for a community of interactive peers, inspiration to help you in your own life, or looking to inspire others you’ll find it on Instagram. Want to gain experience and skills, hone your craft, be inspired daily? You’ll find a wealth of opportunity, fun and inspiration. The conglomeration of talent can motivate, entice, challenge you to do more and take on new levels of creativity and excellence.

Read this article for more information on the business related benefits of Instagram.

Looking to take your Instagram to the next level? We have Instagram help posts covering every topic. Here are more of our favorites:

How to Master Instagram with Winning Strategies

6 Powerful Strategies to Love the New Instagram Algorithm

Are Hashtags Games Really Worth Your Time on Instagram?

How to Make the Most of Instagram Stories

Looking for Personalized Help?

Contact us on Instagram or on our Services Page here to request a private consultation with us.

Welcome to Instagram!

With love,

jodie & julie

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  1. Camille says:

    Thanks for posting this informative piece. I’m only on here for a few months, sobam now learning. I have not posted anything of my own, but I love to share posts that I admire and that speak to me, by people I follow. I look forward to reading part 2. Thanks and good luck in 2017.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Camille, It’s so good to hear from you! Jodie and I are so happy to find you here on our blog and to also hear that you enjoyed our Instagram article. We hope you will read our other posts regarding Instagram. Part 2 is already written and will be posted soon! Thank you again for reading! With gratitude and blessings, Julie & Jodie

  2. Words do not truly express the respect and appreciation I feel for your continuous generosity..

    You are an inspiration.

    Thank YOU!!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw, Kathleen! You are gonna make me tear up! What a love you are to express such kindness and gratitude! Really and truly Jodie and I receive so much personal joy and satisfaction from interacting personally. We love to share our hearts and what inspires us to live our best lives. We believe God placed us here for purpose, each one of us. And if we can affect hearts and bring joy, ispire along the way, then we are truly happy! With love and much gratitude for your appreciation, Julie & Jodie

  3. Anna says:

    Love this!! ❤ I only know about you guys because of Instagram. ☺️

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Anna! We are SOOOO excited to be on this journey with you! Thank you for your sweet support on IG and now on our blog. We hope we continue to motivate, inspire, and teach you a few things along the way. We also look forward to growing a friendship with you in the process! We sure hope you’ll come back and visit us here regularly and give us your feedback. Wishing you luck on the giveaway. With blessings & gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  4. Elizma says:

    Found it! I only know of you both through Instagram. And I am so happy that I have. I learnt from this to more actively participate in commenting. I do follow A LOT of accounts and I love them all. Thinking I should hone in on my favorites and actively connect with them. And try not to look like a stalker ☺

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Elizma, You are so cute. Don’t be afraid to show you personality on IG, every ounce of fun and positivity you have. Also, never worry about being a stalker. We joke about that, but honestly, our “stalkers” are our absolutely favorite people. It takes time, but it’s a great way to start. Happy stalking haha 🙂 Julie & Jodie

  5. Hi ladies!
    I just the saw the giveaway on insta and immediately signed up. I love all that you do,but hadn’t followed your blog yet. It really is a great resource. I would love to win and I would choose the Insta Strategy. My dream,which seems so far off, is to do a blog that is connected to my insta. I think I am doing OK ,but also become so frustrated because I know there is a better and more efficient process. But, between two teenagers, working at a boutique, working at home and just life I am finding that I may not be knowledgable and efficient as I could be!!!! This is where the Design Twins will come to my rescue. Thanks for the consideration!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Renee, What a sweet reply! So happy to have you visiting our blog…it is our honor to have you! Wow, your plate sounds very full, and very satisfying…full of so many blessings indeed! We want to highly encourage you to read all of our Instagram related posts already published here on the blog. I know it’s easier for someone to tell you exactly what to do…to just tell you. But honestly, our best advice, our most insightful tips, our to do’s and not to do’s, our updated strategies based on the new algorithm…they’re all here in our posts for you to devour. You could read one a night and in the span of a week have a full grasp of almost everything we know! I mean it. And if you have any questions you can always just comment your questions and we’ll reply within the day (usually quicker). I give you all this because there are many entries and one winner…In this way everyone can be a winner 🙂 We hope you will become a regular here on our blog, so we can travel this fun journey together and impart everything we learn to you! You’ll be motivated and ready to start your own in no time! Your friends, Julie & Jodie

  6. Tammy Barnes says:

    Thank you for the information and hard work. I appreciate it. It does help motivate me to look to the next season and want to change things up. ????????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Tammy, We love having you on the blog. It means so much to us that we can motivate you! We hope you will make it a regular part of your routine to visit us here and read what we have to share. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  7. picturessay1Kwords says:

    Still new to IG, I have really found such a wonderful sense of community and friendship. My own journey started with following Julie and Jodie and have loved their posts, blog, their decor and wonderful spirits, heart and soul. Truly inspiring.
    Here’s to you two and your March Madness.

  8. I am new to Instagram and blogging and just found you two beautiful ladies! Honestly, as I read this blog post, I had never thought of IG as a way to find friends but your words really spoke to me and I’m soooooo excited about it. My family (like yours) doesn’t love all things décor like me and aren’t as enthused about certain elements. Oh my golly, I just keep smiling from ear to ear…now on to Part 2! Thank you for posting! Blessings to you both.

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