It may be less expensive in the long run, since your time is worth
something to hire it done. There are at least a couple of companies
that specialize in service industry web sites. Up front cost is less
than $1000 and hosting costs vary from $25 or so a month to $100 a
month or so.
Years ago, I started out with a basic setup from Network Solutions....
it was crappy )-;.
Get yourself a cheap-o hosting package... I use an outfit called "A
Small Orange" these days, get a FTP program (decent ones free on the
net, but I use WS_FTP Pro these days).... and have some fun with the
HTML before you make it 'live'.
The site Fish posted helped me get started, too......