I think you will find your way through this pretty quickly. Design fees are going to range; depending on specific design features and amount of content. Your hosting shouldn`t cost more than $25 a month. And you might be able to beat that deal. Check other designers previous projects and do your best to weed out the pretenders. If you want to spend a little time learning, a web presence as you are talking is easy to achieve. Just get a reputable "what you see is what you get" type HTML editor. Your virtual host will explain how to upload the files.
If you don`t have time, there are plenty of people here to offer thier hand. If you find no freebee guys out there to design it, I could give you a quote after knowing more about the project details. But really, my web design days are not current enough to add certain bells and whistles. You can contact me privately about that...
Anyone need portfolio work?
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words