There are two important things to remember when you’re searching for a web designer:
If you’re looking for a simple website, you’re probably better off going with a freelance web designer instead of a design firm. This way, you can get a site built for as little as $30-$50. There are a lot of freelance web designers out there, so it should be no problem to find one to put together a site for you.
Next, ask the designer for samples of sites they have worked on and ask the opinions of those who have used their services before. This can keep you from committing to a project with someone who cannot or will not complete your website.
If you don’t have the design skills to put together your own site to host your articles and don’t want to pay the extra $7-$12 a month which a webhost will charge for use of a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) site builder. Your alternative is to then hire a freelance web designer to build your site. If you go with a freelancer instead of a design company, then you can have this done at low cost.