Hoople - 7:23 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I agree with the other posters good advice and comments above.
I will add a link to this forum's Library [webmasterworld.com]. Read ALL of it, even the older posts as the information within them is timeless and still relevant.
Ignoring the good advice here may result in your getting a Google penalty. There is no timesaving shortcut to link acquisition. Many have tried and Goog has slapped them down for it. There are many offerings of automated link solutions (recip links, forum signature/comment blasts, etc) that a few have reported do not withstand the test of time (for ranking). These automated link solutions may work initially in a few niches but in most they do nothing or drag your site down.