When I say this to people they are shocked! Sometimes they do not even believe me. It is all because of the free content management systems available and the fantastic themes and tools that come with them..
The absolute best content management system to use and of course the most popular is WordPress. You can still make mistakes building your first website but WordPress still makes it as simple as it possibly could be.
Here is a video tutorial showing how to install a WordPress website in under 5 mins. This is after buying web hosting to host your website. choosing a top web hosting company is very important. I have Hostgator.
For example, after installing WordPress you need to customize some settings.
And what about installing a WordPress theme?
Now you can see how building your first website is not so hard.