I'm always surprised when I learn my writer friends don't have a website. They're fairly easy to build yourself if you can't afford web designer fees, and of course there are a lot of sites available for free until you can manage to buy your own domain and get hosting. Some of them are listed here - How to Create an Impressive Writers Website - that's a page I wrote a few years back right after I presented a webdesign workshop at the annual online Muse Writers Conference.
When you're designing a website, it helps to look at lots of other similar websites to get ideas. I used to be a professional web designer and whenever I got a client I'd look at dozens of websites to get a sense of what worked or what didn't for any type of business.
Well, writing is a business, for those of us who have taken it beyond the hobby stage. So as writers in the business of selling our writing, a writers website is an essential marketing tool. Comparing your webdesign plans with the websites of other writers is very helpful. You'll not only get ideas about what you like, regarding the looks of a site, but you'll also get ideas about what kinds of pages and features to add.