The Nerd for a Living website was created as a resource for enterprising people looking to find or create work in nerd-flavored industries. The content of our articles, newsletters and podcasts are free. We hope they will help you in your quest to work and live the nerdy life of your dreams.

N4AL co-founders Wendy Buske and Adron Buske are established professionals working in media, marketing and advertising. They apply this business experience to the world of geekdom via Nerd For A Living. Our contributors come from a wide variety of career-paths and professional backgrounds. This range of specialties and experience allow us to tailor useful and inspirational content to our audience.

Nerd For A Living offers the following services:

Please note: At this time, we do not offer direct personal career consultation.

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Nerd For A Living produces engaging, informative speaker panels and presentations for live audiences. We focus on careers, media, and marketing in fandom-related industries. We cap our sessions with lively Q&A sessions with attendees.

Co-founder Wendy Buske specializes in speaker panel moderation. She helps guide and focus groups of professional speakers to deliver targeted, actionable information to audiences. Wendy has also been a featured speaker for presentations on marketing, digital media and women in STEM career fields.

Co-founder Adron Buske brings over a decade of professional experience to his presentations and appearances. He is a veteran speaker, from corporate boardrooms to entertainment expo halls. Adron has been a presenter or guest panelist for topics ranging from digital marketing and self-promotion to creative writing and brand storytelling.

We are available to speak and/or present at:

  • Colleges & universities
  • Comic conventions & entertainment expos
  • Organizational meet-ups & retreats
  • Festivals & industry gatherings

For booking inquiries, click here to contact us.

Advertise with Nerd For A Living

Nerd For A Living serves a unique, niche audience of job seekers and entrepreneurs. Their passion for nerdy fandoms drives their hunt for fulfilling careers in the geek industries. N4AL brings this audience inspirational and actionable stories and information. We work hard to keep those messages free of business buzzwords and marketing jargon. Our readers and listeners come to us for honest, realistic advice, delivered in their vernacular.

Have a product or service that would be valuable to our audience? N4AL offers several advertising and partnership opportunities:

  • Podcast sponsorship
  • Display advertising (web & email newsletter)
  • Advertorial features
  • N4AL event sponsorships
  • Convention/event exhibition inclusion

For advertising rates and information, contact us here.


Nerd For A Living has select internship opportunities available for college students in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Applicants must be 18+ years of age and receiving college credit for their internship.

Interns may come from a wide variety of majors and disciplines. This internship is best suited to those pursuing business & marketing, communications, public relations, English, or graphic design.

This is your opportunity to experience the day-to-day operations of a multi-faceted small business. Our creative director has previously run the digital internship program for a cluster of local radio stations. You will receive on-the-job education from seasoned professionals in every aspect of N4AL’s operations.

For more information about internship opportunities, contact us here.

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