This is such an embarrassingly vague newbie-type question that I'm not even sure where to post it. The Web Design forum is already broken up into sub-categories, so I thought I'd try here first.
I'm toying with the idea of starting a website. I'm clueless, but I figure most of you are knowledgeable about this kind of thing.
My idea would be for something fairly simple (and cheap!) that would involve a perhaps 3-6 sections for posting notices/ads and a small discussion forum, which of course means an avenue for posters to register. The first thing I'm wondering is how to choose a competent person to set it up. (No, I don't plan to do it myself!) Any idea what's the least I should expect to spend?