27 Mar 11 3:34 pm
honestly, most of the link builders at sites like Fiverr are just doing spam links, which don't do you much good at all, although they can help. a few things I have done there that are helpful are rss feed submissions, directory submissions, etc...
link building is about getting links but also branding your business. if you hire these link builders that are spamming, you will brand yourself as a spammer, and people will be more likely to ignore you.
you can hire someone from Odesk to do tasks for you, but again, I wouldnt rely on them exclusively. You would do better to hire a virtual assistant that is working for you full time than just hiring the random link builders.
when it comes to outsourcing linking ask yourself does this brand your business, yourself as an authority, or neither? things like article submissions to directories, setting up your social profiles, and submitting RSS feeds really dont do either, so I use services that do these for me over time. Blog commenting and forum commenting brand myself personally, so I always do these myself. I have a VA that does things like posting on my web2.0 sites, and manage my FB wall, where I am doing quick things that brand my business, but don't necessarily have to brand myself. for example, on my fan pages I try to post 3-4 times a day with valuable resources to other content, as well as sharing my own articles. since the main thing we are doing is sharing links to other sites, my VA can do this as well as I do. they have the full list of blogs that I follow, plus I have taught them how to find blogs and resources within the niches we are working on, so they can find stuff relevant to our fans to share.
they also do some blog commenting for me, although I am careful to follow up on the comments they are leaving to make sure they arent spamming.
When it comes to using services like Fiverr, each one will have different requirements for what they need to do your submissions. when you purchase these services, they will tell you what they need.