Premium Theme Customization

Today, I was able to contact one of the known developers and "customizers" of a premium Wordpress theme which is WP Classipress. I asked him how much would it cost to have a customized theme from him. I learned that he is charging per hour and it costs $75. That's a big amount, I can't afford to pay buy now but I will do some more online works to raise fund for the project. I hope that I can establish this dream site which I have planned months ago.