Starting a website is easy in that there are lots of options (WordPress, Weebly, SquareSpace…etc).
Starting a website is hard in that to do it well – that is to build a site that is on a solid foundation and presents a professional web presence and sets you up for long-term success – is hard.
Some questions to consider:
Do you have a domain name for your website? If this question stumps you, it may be best to work with a web developer.
Do you have a hosting account? Again, if this is a stumper, working with someone is probably best.
Do you “want” to start your own website? If yes, consider one of the free tools mentioned; however, recognize that there are many website building techniques that simply take time to learn – trial and error. And many of the website builders will leave you frustrated with their technology. However, if you’re a go getter, go get em!
Should you get help starting a website? This is my favorite question as I love to help people start websites and work through the process of getting them online with something in which they can be proud, show their friends, and market to their prospects.
Not all the answers, but hopefully some directional insight to guide you on your way.