Do not hire an offline web design company because they offer overpriced services. For example, try finding one on a newspaper classified advertisement and you would see an advertisement that offers a 6-page website for $200. These offline web design companies have a high overhead cost and they would end up charging you more to complete the task.
So, a good option is to hire a freelancer. A freelancer works from home and has a low overhead cost. The freelancer would also do a better job than any big company.
But, you have to be careful when hiring a freelancer. You can hire one on elance.com, guru.com or Odesk. You would find a lot of international freelancers on these sites. This is one reason why it is cheap to hire on these sites. You can post a project and let freelancers bid on your project on elance, guru or Odesk. You can also hire based on skills, ratings on these freelance sites.
If you want to hire a local freelancer instead of an international freelancer, you can use sites like Craiglists to find a cheap web design freelancer in your area. You can hire a local freelancer for $100 on craigslist and you would get your money’s worth for doing so.
If you do not want to hire a freelancer, you can also outsource to an online web design agency . Most of these agencies has less overhead and they create professional websites for businesses.
The last option is to create the website yourself. Why hire a web designer if you just need a simple 6-page website. Just spend two or three hours to create the website by yourself. If you do not know HTML at all, do not worry, you would be able to create a website using WYSIYG (What You See Is What You Get) software like Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage.
To conclude, creating a website can be very expensive but you can reduce expenses, if you know the 3 cost-effective ways to create it. To build a website in a cheap manner, you must hire a freelancer, outsource the work to an online web design agency or design it all by yourself.