Backlinks are one thing which every webmaster knows. If you are new in this context then just remember one thing that backlinks increases popularity of the websites and enhances search engine ranking.
First thing is that create backlink by submitting your site to the blog directories. Here I am giving few popular directories.
Demoz.org - It is purely directory website and is very popular. Your site must be in this directory.
Onlywire.com - This site is a one click submitter to all social networks. It is also a popular site. Take a advantage by submitting your site here.
Topblogarea.com- It is purely directory for blog. You can get many backlinks from this site.
siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com- Nothing require to say more about this website because these are the lion sites of the internet world. You must submit your site here to get at least one backlink from here. Because one backlink on this site can do miracle for your site. It is because these site are viewed daily by billion of people. So you can have the idea what I am indicating to you.