This story is just nearly old enough to be 'Once Upon a Time'
Long ago when the internet came to my Island I started surfing the net, came across 'homepages' free information on how to make a homepage. This got me thinking for at that time, my husband and I owned a Garden Centre/Nursery (my 2nd Profession).
We had a long talk and I decided that I would make a Gardening Homepage with lots of free information about plants along with photos, which I managed to do.
We sold plants to the other side of the world online which amazed me, because we are talking 1996 from memory. Even with Quarantine we still made a profit, and it was late at night that I did my emails and answered questions online, updating The Homepage every week, something I enjoyed. This is also when I started to take my photography seriously.
All of this homepage was done by myself, I taught myself somehow, and it all came together.
When we sold the business I continued updating the homepage as information & photos only until my ISP stopped giving free 'space' for a homepage.
The Homepage was the first business online on this island of Tasmania, Australia to have one, and an article was written in the local newspaper about my husband and myself, plus our success online as well as our nursery and retail nursery/garden centre.
Stationery was a problem when getting it printed. I insisted that we had our email address plus the homepage address on our business cards, invoices & statements...Printing firms did not have the - ~ - that was needed so a hyphen was used and this went on for a few years.
Remembering back then there was only a couple of Accounting/Statement software programs to begin with which were not to my liking, then along came M.Y.B.O which means, Mind Your Own Business.