Creating your very own social bookmarking website has become very easy thanks to ready made social bookmarking scripts like MarkIt. If you have looked at websites like Digg or Delicious then you know how popular these sites are and how much value they have with all their members, indeed in 2005 Yahoo purchase Delicious for around $30m and the speculation between Google and Digg has been going on forever with numbers of up to $200m being talked about for the value of Digg.

Evidently there is a lot of money to be made from owning a social bookmarking website! However in the past many people have been put off setting up competing sites or even niche sites because the development costs alone can run in to the tens of thousands of dollars.

But if you choose a ready made social bookmarking script such as Agriya’s MarkIt you are saving yourself time, effort and money, not to mention the fact that you could be up and running within hours of buying this software. The benefits don’t end there either because MarkIt has all the same features of the top social bookmarking sites and more. Your users can even download a Firefox toolbar to instantly bookmark websites.

One thing to be aware of though is if you want to create a social bookmarks website then taking on the likes of Furl, Delicious and Digg is probably not going to get you very far. Choosing an appropriate niche is the key, so you could start a website about a particular sport where people can post news stories, rumours and forum discussions that are related to that sport. So if we took soccer and looked at all the rumours surrounding Christiano Ronaldo, your social bookmarking site about soccer could become the place to go to get a round up of all the stories about this sensational footballer.

Obviously soccer is just an example, but there are thousands of other untapped niches which you can exploit and cash in on by using social bookmarking software.


You can create a social bookmarking website with MarkIt

You can create a social bookmarking website with MarkIt


MarkIt costs just $87 and comes with more features than any other bookmarking script (or major website!). Find out more