said 7 months, 1 week ago:
I agree that there can be a lot of research that goes into the DIY model. There are a few social media marketing companies out there that offer free options, but these are limited as well.
I agree, forums are a great place to start. Ask your fellow marketers – it’s usually best to ask for a referral before diving into hours of research. The forums here are great, you can also check out Quora.
Personally, I use YUPIQ’s viral promotion builder… but I also work for YUPIQ, so obviously I am biased. We recently moved to add a free option because we found that a lot of companies (particularly small businesses) desire a product that is professional but doesn’t hurt the bottom line.