Maybe I am just noticing them more but there seems to be a lot more of these kinds of posts lately. I have seen half a dozen is just the last few days. You would think that after seeing a bunch of these threads people would start thinking that maybe paying some guy $5 to blast his site with a few thousand low quality links might not be such a good idea. Unfortunately that does not appear to be the case. Really people stop using fiver or any other service that "blasts" links to your brand new money site. You went to a lot of trouble to build your site, either write the content or pay someone to write it for you. Why would you just start throwing link blasts at it without any planning. Seriously it is like building a brand new house and going outside and throwing rock through the windows. Before you build link #1 to your site make a plan........... Think of all the link building advice you have read here and then make a plan for the first three months. Know exactly what you are going to do each and every week. Now whether you do it yourself or you outsource it does not matter at all. You do however want to have a plan so that at the end of three months you have a nice solid link profile for your site. What do we know about what kind of link profile we want to end up with? We know we should have a diverse link profile where our links comes from multiple sites and multiple types of links. We know that we probably want a good share of our links to be contextual since Google seems to favor those types of links now. We know that we want to build out links in a fairly steady but accelerating manner. We know that we need to backlink the links to our money sites so that all the links to our sites do not come from pages with no incoming links. We know that unless we have a very small niche site with just one page that we need to build links to all the pages on our site to get them to rank. and I could keep going with all the thing we know or at least have a pretty good idea are good things to do. The information is here to be read and while there are disagreements on some issues there are quite a few where there is a fairly good consensus. So before you start build links think of a few things. What is the most links you can build or outsource in a week? List what types of links and how many you want at the end of three months. What is the best way to get to having zero links to having the number you plan on having at the end of that critical first three months? Make a plan, write it all out, think about it, and then if you are not sure about a particular part start a thread and ask. I know personally I would much rather give my advice on someones long term link building plan that to advise them on how to get out of a hole they have already dug for them selves. Seriously guys reading those threads are painful especially since in almost every case it was 100% preventable.