thanks for the advice guys.
Wheel and others, a few more questions-
1. Wheel mentions types of links..I'm new at this, and hadn't really thought of categorizing links. You mention blog, directory, hand built - what other categories would you suggest are out there? articles, perhaps?
2. Also, I take it Martinibuster would be someone you could outsource the higher value, hand built links?
3. "what types of links you want"..I assume you want a nice mix of all, right?