some hardly used techniques here have to say, most of people might know this, but they don't do this, 1. Social Bookmarking with proper tags,and if you have a blog in you related niche , then u must have social bookmarking button installed in it. or atleast a sharethis.com button. but believe me , i am surprised by the amount of blogs that dont do this. 2. Joint Ventures... try partnering in OFFLINE events, yes yes, online is not everything , infact if one goes to a offiline get together or a party, believe it or not , JV works faster..becos, people see you, there is lot better chance of having a good healthy reletionship , rather than by shooting an emaill saing " where would send the cheque) , also if you go online , then try calling them by phone or try doing a yahoo chat with webcam on... this will improve success by more than 75 %... but i know people are still sending only emails...for jv, it might work, but it can be done in a better way. 3. providing FREE Quality Viral Reports... yes, yes, thats the secret , but very very few people do it, if they do it, then believe me the free report is just crap ( sorry ; they only try selling in it and beating drums about their so callled great product) there are 100's of ebook directories with thousand of readers.. if you provide quality , your business will really prosper. 4. having some free viral tool ; (yes , have u heard about love calculator ); thats it, do u have any idea of a tool that will work or will be useful to people in your niche ,then don't and wait rush to scriptlance or rentacoder, and pay some 20-40$ and get one made and give it away free , using your site name on it.. or any variation... but do give it away.. it will get viral and people will use it and u will also have the opportunity to market to them.. 5. have u heard of Google Gadgets http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open&source=gghp here they have all those lovely , funny gadgets or tools that you can use on your site...think of some ideas.. about your tool so, what....that means the small tool that you have made from rentacoder, you can submit it to google : http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/index.html check them out..this is very hardly used traffic source but hight effective. 6.share photos and videos to video sites and photo sites, you will traffic and one way links which will help for SEO peurpose.. no one does the photo and very few do the videos... trafficgeyser.com is a cool video submitter site, and for photo you can use www.flickr.com, there are plenty more... i have also other things to share... but some other day, atleast apply all of the above and lets see, if you know some other powerful stuff add to the existing list... take care hope this helps..