How long do you want it to take? It depends on the functionality and requirements of your website and the current schedule of the designer. If you have a set deadline for your online project, be sure to discuss this with your designer and include it in your requirements. The designer might push you as priority, at a cost of course. A straight forward, static HTML, 10 page website, will not take a month! I get so many clients phoning me and say, Brian, I had this company design a website for me but they have been busy for more than a month now and when I look at what they have done so far, it is a straight forward basic website that shouldn't take longer than a few days to complete. So ensure that a deadline is discussed when requesting your website design.