The perfect link building e-mail consists of a couple of must haves. Here I list five advice that work for me. I vary a lot as I generally don’t work with e-mail when building links. Perhaps the introduction is through e-mail, but I try to get everyone I meet online down in my MSN or Skype as soon as possible.
From your Skype or MSN you can build lasting relationships with people that might not only result in more links, but also in lasting online friendships. This naturally requires that you have content worth linking to. Otherwise you’ll be stuck in the sick land of having to pay for your links. Yes, in some verticals you’ll have to pay for your links either way… but like Gary Beal says… then you might just want to consider “buying sites instead of buying links”, as the cheaper alternative.