Updated: Dec 28, 2021
Wordpress, Wix or Squarespace?
I found WordPress too difficult to maintain (It's 'sort of' free). I also had a WP 'theme' (themes are different 'looks') that was made redundant - yes it was old, but this meant I couldn't really update it even if I wanted to.
You can mostly tell a WordPress site by looking at it (if it's a basic design). They can be a bit same-ish HOWEVER this is not a problem because most people are looking for INFORMATION - NOT amazing flashy designs
So I researched Wix and Squarespace and Wix came out slightly ahead.
Currently my Wix website (you're looking at it) costs me $1AUD a day (this covers hosting, 'tutorials' and an email address through google) but Wix does'nt support '.com.au', you'll need a separate service and payment for this which isn't a big issue. I found Wix relatively easy to use - there's always drama though. For example the desktop site doesn't copy over exactly as a mobile site (you have to do some 'tidying up').
If you're not committed to learning some design fundamentals I wouldn't recommend making your own site. You can pay a Wix affiliate to make a website for you (see wix site) from memory it was $500 - $1000
Their 'stock images' / photos are all very American / Euro also - not a big problem
All-in-all I'm happy