There are multiply link exchanges that you can become involved with, find ones that are condusive to your business, i.e., mommy business, you could find Top100 lists to chose from to join, most are free.
You can find many of these by visiting Wahm Shoppe that you would find like businesses to yours. Here you will find a link to check out here
You can actually create your own Top 100 Banner Exchange, and then search for other like minded business to have them join. The insrtuctions are easy to follow and again you can customize to include a theme that will match your blog or website.
Paid banner advertising can be a great tool for marketing online. Be sure to check out the site first and make sure the traffic they claim is the traffic they get! Two good places to do that:
I've found the following sites give good return on your advertising investment. It is generally a good idea to plan to advertise for about 6 months continuously before you see big results from your ads.
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One thing I found that has helped is to ping your blog every time you create a new post, or at the very least once a week.
Here are some I use:
Blog and Ping Tool - Use Pingler.com to Drive Traffic your Blogs and Websites Use Pingler.com to Ping your Blogs and Websites in the best way possible!
Ping-O-Matic is a service to update different search engines that your blog has updated.
PingMyBlog.com is a service which does the hard work for you. We notify all the major blog directories in one go so that everyone knows about your latest blogs.
It will not work for some reason if you use the RSS field provided. It does work just fine if you only use the Name and URL fields only.
Automates Ping Blog and Podcast for Free
Ping your blog, feed, or podcast for free!
Blog pinger - Blog ping service
Pingates is a service that pings or notifies a number of services that keep track of weblogs and publish them.
Blog and ping, Blog ping, ping, Blog Search, Speed Test, Rank
Free Website and Blog Multiple Submission Service - FEED PING Website and Blog Multiple Feed Service
Website RSS Feed Pinging Service
Free Pinging service with over 25 blog ping services Instantly Ping your blog or website RSS XML feed in realtime also has an XML-RPC server. Ping to pinging services like Technorati, newsgator, feedster.. and more to increase blog and website traffic