In the early 1990s, it was easy to buy a website and build your own web pages.
Cheap .com names started at $8 a year, and it was even cheaper to get hosting space online.
I had some friends who were nerdy computer geeks, and they helped me build a computer that had fast internet for the times. I quickly learned an online language that helped me build web pages quickly. I purchased a few online web names and one of them was cheap printers online. I found a wholesale website that paid me 35% commission on each and every sale. I barely had to work much at all, once the website was up and running. I sold a variety of printers and printing materials. We had brands like Colordyne, Epson, and AnyTron. We sold commercial printers, business printers, and even small printers for the home. We also sold label makers, scanners, and other small handheld electronics. After 3 years in business, I decided to sell the printing materials website to a large industrial company. They just wanted the great website name. They got rid of all my content, and added their own flashy pictures and information. It was sad to see my hard work disappear overnight, but I didn’t mind cashing the large check or buying a boat, car, and house. I also took a long trip around the world, and sailed a cruise for 365 days. I made good use of their corporate money. I still have plenty of money from the sale, and I have several new projects in the works.