Website Building Beginning

I have started looking into what it’s going to take to get my website built. I have never built a website before so at first I was doubting my ability to “roll my own” as opposed to just going with the ready-made option. After some research and a little tutorial watching creating my own does not seem like it will be too difficult. The website design will be pretty simple anyways. Using something like Tumblr, Wordpress, or Weebly would, without a doubt, at least look organized, but I want my website to look as professional as possible and help set me apart from other people in my field that just went with the easier option. Not saying that’s a bad idea, but I THINK I trust my computer skills enough to at least give hosting my own a try.