I built my first website in 2000 called 'Hyperlnks(dot)com'. You can look it up on a site call 'archive(dot)org'. I even made money selling 'dialup' internet services. Yes, you read that right 'dialup', you used a land line phone and a dialup modem, not cable modem, as you do now, to get internet service.
So, I had a website, why didn't the money start rolling in! Because I did not know how to market my site and I stopped earning!
I have over 30 years of technical knowledge, on the internet, computers, networking (servers not social), but very little WordPress expertise. I have managed a web server hosting site (doing site support, just like the WA guys do), hand coded websites for several businesses and understand the workings of the interweb (look it up) and how SEO relates to search engines, like Google.
Did some more searching around and found out it was free to try Wealthy Affiliate and they provide the hosting and all the tutorials plus support you will ever need..
I am looking forward to a great relationship with Wealthy Affiliate.
May the content gods smile upon you and traffic flow endlessly.