Some of the better marketing plan templates provide detailed instructions for newbies and do not presume that they know how to take each of the steps required in the template.
The first method is rather time_consuming. In this case, you can look up community forums, such as those in the IT (Information Technology) field and look up free template building tools. Then you'd have to do it yourself. The good thing about this is that you can use it again and you'll be familiar with the issues you would most likely encounter during training.