Nerd For A Living is a subsidiary of Armadian LLC, independently owned and operated by Adron Buske and Wendy Buske. We’re primarily a two-person business operating out of the St. Louis, Missouri, metro area, with a team of contributors and consultants based around the country.
Nerd For A Living co-founders Wendy Buske and Adron Buske are established working professionals in the realms of advertising, marketing, and broadcast & digital media. We bring a combined 20+ years of experience working across a great number of disciplines to N4AL.
Our ideal “nerd for a living” is someone who creates a sustainable income doing rewarding work in a genre entertainment industry they love. By “genre entertainment”, we mean any nerdy pop culture category – comics, gaming, anime, genre film & TV, art, maker/crafting, publishing, etc. This includes traditional 9-to-5 jobs, entrepreneurial start-ups and independent creators.

This pursuit may start as, or perpetually be, a part-time endeavor. But it’s more than a hobby. Being a Nerd for a Living is about dedicating your career to the pursuit and realization of your passions. To build your livelihood around industries and products that you are personally connected to, rather than toiling away in mundane jobs that offer little personal fulfillment.

We’re happy to provide interviews, written or recorded, about Nerd For A Living or the business of nerd culture. Please use our Contact page to send us your information and interview request.
Nerd For A Living presents speaker panels and informational lectures at pop culture conventions around the country. We are also available for speaking engagements at conferences, business meetings, social gatherings, college/university lectures, and more.

Visit our Services page for more info, and to contact us regarding availability and rates.

At this time, we do not offer personal career consultation.
At this time, we do not offer small business consultation.
We are not hiring at this time.

Nerd For a Living has occasional internship opportunities for college students in the St. Louis metro area. Please see our Services page for more information.

Nerd For A Living is frequently looking for writers who offer well-crafted insights into the business of nerd culture and related careers. We are interested in work that covers any subsection of nerd / geek industries – gaming, cosplay, comics, tabletop/CCQ, anime, media, music, etc.

Before contacting us, read through the content of our site to learn about our topics and style of delivery. Our motto is “aspirational and actionable” – meaning useful tools and information for the nerd with serious desire to create a career in these industries. We speak in the vernacular of the geek world, filtering our info through the humor and cultural identify of our audience, but the content is still serious and business-oriented.

To be considered, you must have a body of work available online – a personal blog or website, and/or articles published on other company sites. Send us links to two examples of your writing. Make sure they are your best work that relates to the world of nerd business and careers. Tell us specific topics and genres/industries you’d like to cover in your writing. You may also include links to Dropbox or Google Docs/Drive for articles you have not yet published. Use our Contact page to get in touch. Please allow 3-5 business days for response.

Photographers: do you often attend local pop culture conventions or events? Are you interested in capturing more than the typical cosplayer photos and crowd shots? We are looking for photographers who will document the business side of cons and expos, focused on the products, creators, and business ventures thriving on the convention circuit and at local venues and events. Use our Contact page to send us your location, photo opportunities and links to your portfolio and published work.

Nerd For A Living only provides reviews for books, services and sites that are related to business & career pursuits, and nerd-culture related careers.

We will consider product reviews from small business and independent creators, in conjunction with stories that highlight the nerdy business or entrepreneur.

We do not provide story-related reviews of books, comics, films & television, web series, etc – though we may be interested in talking with the creators and production companies themselves.

Please note: where applicable, we only accept physical product for review. Digital downloads in lieu of physical items will not be considered.

Please use our Contact page to reach out to us for additional information.

We will consider stories and events that are related to business in nerd culture. Feel free to send us your contact info, request and/or press release to info (at) nerdforaliving.com.
Thank you for your interest, and desire to share your personal story. Please use our Contact page to get in touch and tell us about yourself.

Please note that while we will consider all interview submissions, not everyone will meet our specific criteria for selection. Please allow 3-5 business days for response.

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