Excuse my rookie-ness, but I am link building for a particular client who deals in management training. I have found that when seeking out websites to place my link on they are for the most part sort of spammy, and just one of a million other websites offering training, remote and in class rooms at low prices.
This industry seems really saturated with cowboy training companies and the return on submitting link requests has been so low that I've been forced to rely on the most part on directories, blogs, articles, and "loosely"-related sites to place links on.
Now honest opinions please, am I just not looking hard enough/is this an amateurish problem, although I think I am, or in this case would I just need to focus on other ways to gets links away from bespoke ones?
I appreciate your opinions.