Like many things, you get what you pay for when hiring a web designer, but the resultant website and its ability to achieve your business objectives is very much dependent upon YOUR input too.
Let’s use the analogy of custom building a desirable house...
If you wanted an impressive and desirable custom designed home - you'd hire an Architect to design and manage the project.
In addition, if you change your mind on any particular aspect - it may likely have financial and delay implications.
So if you have high expectations for your website -