In 1996 I had wanted a website to sell some intersting items that had only just gone to market. A local website building company offered to build me one for around £10,000!
So I walked into a bookshop and bought some books and taught myself hmtl and built my own. Over the years I have sold many types of products online through many websites built and hosted by myself.
Along the way I have had people ask me to build and maintain their sites and although I stopped doing this a few years ago have a number of clients who still ask me to look after them.