If you are willing to pay for premium Wordpress themes, then why buy only one design when you can get dozens of high quality Wordpress templates for the same price?
ElegantThemes.com offers all of their impressive designs for only $39 per year. As of February 2011, they have over 55 premium Wordpress themes to choose from. Plus, you'll receive professional support from their design staff.
The designs at ElegantThemes.com are top notch. They have designs for all types of sites, such as personal blogs, business sites, photo galleries, news websites, etc. Another benefit of using a membership site like this is if you get tired of one theme, you can easily switch to a different theme at no additional cost. Plus, 2 to 3 new themes are added each month.
In addition to dozens of great-looking Wordpress templates to choose from, you get updates to stay compatible with the latest version of Wordpress, and access to a large community of fellow Elegant Themes customers.
If a Wordpress blog isn't quite your style, then check our homepage for others types of professional Website Templates that work with a variety of HTML editors.
Wordpress is pretty much the most popular blog software available these days. It is included for free with most web hosting accounts. Using low-cost Wordpress templates with an affordable web hosting plan is really one of the cheapest, fastest ways to setup a high quality blog.
Although you can actually go the all free route (using free themes on a site like Blogger.com), but you won't get the benefit of having your own domain name. Plus, the support you get when using free Wordpress templates is often not very good -- or non-existant.
Look at this example of the cost of setting up your own Wordpress website:
So, for about $100 per year, you could have your own domain name, your choice of 55 professionally-design Wordpress themes, and hosting on a reliable web host like Lunarpages. That's all it really has to cost; that, and some of your personal time.
I've seen hundreds of awesome looking blogs that looked like they took forever to design and cost 100's or 1,000's of dollars to setup. As I checked into them a little further, I find they used a low-cost wordpress theme and they're paying between $3.95 to $9.95 per month for hosting. Right now, I use Elegant Themes on 5 different blogs and couldn't be happier.