Upwards and onwards? The road to my own website.

So I have been looking at getting my own ecommerce website to be able to sell my art through my own website and be able to up date it myself.
For me part of it is getting away from listing fees and transaction fees of Etsy and madeit, but part of it is being able to toot my own horn by myself and not be surrounded by millions of other shops. (Although technically I would be but someone visiting my website would hopefully be there for me and not another shop)
It may not make sense to you but I think it makes sense to me.

Anyway, I started a free trial of wordpress business account and immediately saw my flaw. WordPress doesn’t do ecommerce. You have to have a shop at one of it’s three partners that you link to the wordpress business site. Here we go back to the fees.
I understand that websites cost money too but that’s in another part of logic in my brain. A yearly fee is fine but add on top monthly fees and transaction fees from the partner websites and I feel I am back to the constraints of Etsy/Madeit.

It seems I may have to think about this for a while and work out a strategy.

How did you get your own website? Did you pay someone to make yours or did you stumble around like I have?