Article Marketing is a great way to generate backlinks. The trick to article marketing is to give your article a how to feeling. Also, you must use original content. Once you have drafted your article you should find a good list of article directories. Submit each article with a hyperlink in the article back to your website. As people visit the directory and find your article, they will post it on their website thus creating a backlink back to your website. Note: when you submit your article to an article directory, they will be posting it for others to read or even use on their own website.
Here are my favorite free article directories: