Whether or not you believe in evolution, I think you’ll agree that in website development, “successive evolution” is a good idea. Here’s how it works: I build a minimal website for you, maybe starting with a simple $67 website. It has the skeleton of everything you need. As time goes on, and your website starts becoming successful, I go to work, adding a bit here, and a bit there. That way, the cost never gets high, until your profits can support it.
Of course successive evolution isn’t the only way to build a website, but if your budget is low, it can be an ideal answer.