If you think that running ads on Twitter is a bad idea, I feel your pain. Twitter was one of the last pure platforms, and with the roll out of ads it has become certainly more commercial.
Twitter has ads? Maybe that sucks.
I spend money on ads to let people know about workshops and classes. It has helped build my network a little faster and help me meet new people.
I’ve tried Stumbleupon placements, reddit ads, Facebook Ads and Google Adwords, too. Right now, Twitter is working the best for me. I’m able to target audiences precisely. I get the bonus of people following me after the they look at an ad. I like the variety of ads that I can run. (I’ll go into that in depth in a moment.) I have run very few ads on my personal feed (@docuguy) because I think that feed’s personality is best suited to blog links, news about social change, political humor, and, yes, baby pictures.
The audience I want to reach with ads is following the Red Cup feed (@redcupagency). …