There is a statistic for everything and 99% percent of the time these stats are right. If you search any industry or field and google the probability of success then you going to be greatly disheartened. Whether you want to be a successful actor, sports star, entertainer, writer or entrepreneur - you're going to go through the ringer and the stats are mounted against you. The beginning is an uphill climb because you cannot imagine even how much further you have to go and whether you'll ever see the summit.
Every budding author/writer needs a website. A place where readers can get to know more about you and your products and services. This is no longer a "nice-have" but rather an absolute necessity. So unless you are a published well known author, you will be correctly inclined to save your hard earned cash and create one yourself.