Without question a website can be set up for $200. But I'm approaching this as a major league production. I'm hoping that I can avoid putting it all together with paper clips and duct tape. The last thing I want is to descend into just-another-guy-with-a-website oblivion. I'm pretty sure that the internet's top 100 sites took a bit more than $200 to develop, design, and maintain.I set up websites. Domains are cheap when purchased and hosting runs about $10.00 a month. So $120 for domain hosting....lets say $75 or domain regestration. $200 to get going...labor. Until the finished product or even part of a product is viewed the value for me is not there. I check many blogs and sites. Those I value I support...others I do not. But let us know if your reach your goal and I will take a look.
Good luck sounds like you have a plan.