Why does it cost so much for a website? I can make one myself using popular hosting companies "Site Builder" software!
Yes that is true, a lot of hosting companies offer "Site Builder" software for and extra cost (usually monthly or yearly). If you have a fair understanding of the internet then you can start off with these style of websites. So if you need information on the internet affordably, then this is a good way to go.
When you are ready for a site that will impress your clients and help close the sale or direct their business to you then talk to a professional designer because remember, they live on the Net, they see all styles of sites (the good, bad and the ugly) and know what is best for your business.
Remember to be a "General" in your business... delegate jobs to people who know what they're are doing.