The important point about traffic is that it needs to be targeted.
OK, getting traffic fast is ideal, however, you don't just need a massive amount of traffic.
You need HIGHLY TARGETED TRAFFIC.
How do you get this? By posting relevant content and building your reputation through knowledge.
YOu need to be able to 'know your market' and deliver to them information they are hungry to hear.
Find the places they hang out and participate and you will get lots of targeted traffic. Just throw a heap of crap and the web in the hope that something sticks - is not a good strategy for targeted traffic.
You could get 30 visitors and make more money from them than 5000 visitors.
It is about quality - not quantity.