To have a site is not hard or expensive to do. There are many web hosts that will give you a free site if you let them run pop-up ads. This is a fair trade for you and for them. They have huge groups of users and you will see a lot of traffic just by being in their system.
Most of this site is for the beginner. If you know Front page or Dreamweaver. you can build your site and register and upload to tripod.com at no cost. but if you are not at that level, then read on..