Have what you want to say all lined up; as well as pictures you want to use.
When you find someone to do your site (local or remote) they will need this information.
Without your input; it would be like going to a artist and asking for a "nice outdoor picture"....... What you want and what you get are going to be very
If you have a list of other sites, you can say "I want buttons like this, a menu like that, a gallery laid out like this one, etc.
Looking here should get you an idea of what can be done for how much.
Web design services on Ebay
Here are some I pulled from my favorites file, for referece when I do my site.
That should get you started.... or at least have a better idea of what you want.