Words can fly.
Dear Authors/Musicians/Artists, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Small Nonprofits & such:
I'm basically a self-taught website designer. I have been designing, creative stunning websites for about 15 years. After people started asking me to create sites for them, I decided to start designing them for others too. When I worked in advertising as a copywriter, I got to work with art directors for a few seasons.
The website you are using has had well over 10,000 vistors over the years. My favorite web building software is Homestead or Weebly. Weebly is more template based and I can customize it; it's easier if you want to update your own site. Homestead is more free-form and gives more design freedom; you can hire me to do you site maintenance or do it yourself if you're tech savvy.
If you want me to use a software that's newer to me like Wix or SquareSpace, etc. it will take me a bit longer which could add to the cost. It generally takes about 2-3 weeks to complete a design, and make final adjustments.
As you can see by my client list above, I've worked with individual artists and writers, emerging nonprofits, small businesses. I've done monthly maintenance of websites for some clients. I prefer to not to deal with pre-purchased custom domains. It's best to purchase a custom domain from whatever website building software we are using.
Most clients prefer to save money and update their own websites, and so I don't use HTML coding to create sites. I use software that is user-friendly. Most of the websites I do contain about five pages or so. I can also do sites with 1-4 pages. If you're looking for a 20 page site, or a site that is to be used heavily for selling products -- I might not be the man for the job. I love to make websites that are vibrant and beautiful that capture the spirit of my clients.