if you are looking for free and something to start out with, id recommend a blog or wordpress. joomla is also pretty good. Also check out Interspire website publisher. You can find them through one of the links in my signature.
without building the site on your own you need to hire freelancer to hire to make the site for you.there is no' set and forget at building website ,it need one talent to run all the process and update and it need also talent to maintain your site from the possibility of getting Hacked