I always enjoyed build ing website with Microsoft FrontPage, but I did have a lot of problems finding hosting servers to take that kind of format. So I went with Site Builder from Yahoo as another person suggested. I love it, and while I know a bit about computers,I am no programmer by any means.
My website has actually gotten pretty big over the years, but my sales from it have been very pathetic. I build custom wooden models so that is a real problem. Long build times, long distance and fragile shipping, etc.
One guy wanted a wooden model for a Christmas present about a week before Christmas (impossible) and another kind of baited me. He was looking for a wooden model for his father-in-law, or so I thought saying his woodworking skills were not good enough to build one. Actually he had the talent he just had no vision.
For a week or two we exchanged emails and he was up in the air if he wanted a machine with a set of tires (grader) or a tracked machine (bulldozer). What he was really doing was wanting close up shots of my models so he could see how I built the various parts, like the tracks, and some of the details I put into these models. Now I try to take semi-crappy pictures so people don't copy my methods.
I guess in some ways its silly. I have nothing really to protect, but I just think people should craft their models without stealing construction methods and styles from other people, especially on the guise of "wanting a model" when really they were just trying to copy what you you already built.
I guess its a catch 22. If you post pictures and sell them on the internet, you open yourself up to copy-cats, but if you don't sell them on the internet, you lose sales.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"