Swebbie - 3:09 am on Mar 12, 2006 (gmt 0)
I sent out just five emails to related sites this past week asking the owners if they'd like to have an article I wrote that their readers would find useful. I did not demand a return link as 'payment,' but I did ask nicely. Two of the five printed the article and both gave my site a link back. I just checked my stats for that site, and in just 5 days there have been almost 200 visitors coming through those links. This is the way to go! Give webmasters in related fields free content (make sure it's high quality stuff), ask politely for a link back in return, and you might be pleasantly surprised.