@GoldStarGeek, Yep totally get you on where you spend your money. 30-40 Years ago it was yellow pages that a business defaulted too… Nowadays it is a website with social media integration.
If you are doing about a 5 page website with basic SEO you should get change out of $2500. Then you will need to consider on going cost to keep your SEO fresh and progressing every 3-6 months.This can set you back about $800-$1200 every three months. At the moment you have a 1 page website so you should not be spending anything near $5000, but please remember a lot of additions need to be taken onboard with a 1 page website so to get a better SEO compared to a 5 page website.
If you go down the 1 page website, add on a FAQ page and maybe even a mini blog (aka talking about your passion!) because this will give your web designer much more scope to work with in bettering your SEO and getting you in front of your ideal client!
There is a lot to a website and just as much more in getting it noticed by your ideal client. Sparkle can do that for you because I’m getting fantastic results, but you need to know a fair bit about the topic of web design & SEO.
Anyway, enough of me bla bla bla(ing)! Hope it all works out for you!