There are many ways to get links from various sites. This might involve creating profiles on social media sites, to submitting to directories, but the main focus should be getting links from pages that are indexed and allow dofollow links… preferably with custom anchor text.
In order to help you along the way, here are 14 such sites you can submit or outright add your website to.
Social Media Links:
Vox.com – Can add links to your profile. No custom anchor text but you can add as many links as you want.
Oyax.com – Get a dofollow profile link. Can also bookmark some of your pages and get dofollow links with custom anchor text.
Tipd.com – Get a dofollow profile link. No custom anchor text.
Stylehive.com – Can add links, with custom anchor text, to your profile.
Dailybooth.com – Dofollow profile links. Can have as many as you want. No custom anchor text though.
Tigweb.org - All links are dofollow. Can use html in your bio resulting in custom text.
Reddit.com – Two or more votes gets you a followed link.
Roask.com – New(ish) directory where many inner pages are indexed. Acceptance rate is decent with less than a 2-week wait. Custom anchor text allowed. Links are dofollow.
TheEducationDirectory.org – New directory for educational related sites. Dofollow links with custom anchor text.
Directory.Ubdaily.com – Dofollow links. No custom anchor text. Fast acceptance though.
Kaboodle.com – For ecommerce sites with products. You can create a themed list of your favorite merchandise from across the web. Links are dofollow.
Content Publication Links:
Information-Online.com – Post information or news related to your company and embed links within the content. Links are dofollow with custom anchor text.
Work.com - Create a guide related to your industry and include dofollow links within. Can use custom anchor text.
RoundArticles.com – Post an article and, using custom anchor text, include dofollow links within.
Obviously this isn’t the ‘be all and end all’ of lists but it should provide you with a place to start, or at the very least, teach you some of the criteria to look for when evaluating backlink prospects. If you're aware of any other such sites, please consider sharing by leaving a comment.