Hi! I’m Rob – your friendly neighbourhood nerd!
I’m a 34-year-old father of two based in Lower Hutt, NZ. I’ve solo operated Neighbourhood Nerd as a side business for 15 years, building websites and PCs in my spare time. I want to make sure that technical familiarity and cost are not barriers to people getting their voices heard online. I take pride in seeing my customers thrive using the tools I made for them. If I can teach a group of 80+ year-old ornithologists how to run a website, I can teach you, too!
In my experience, there are three different kinds of business website, each increasing in complexity. Depending on your needs, getting a website may be cheaper than you imagined.
I believe everyone can be the master of their piece of the internet. Learn how to use WordPress to add content to your website, add blog and news posts, create eCommerce products, and master other tools like email.
I can show you how to run a Facebook Page or Group, leverage Instagram to get repeat sales, keep your Twitter up-to-date, and get your website to do the hard work for you.
I don’t just do websites. Looking for advice on branding? Need a hand improving your online shipping process? Stuck deciding between Office 365 and Google Workspaces? What’s a decent laptop to buy these days? Contact me for nerdy advice.
Built on WordPress
I build my websites using WordPress. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS), which basically means it’s a piece of software that manages all the components of a website, such as media, logins, and page content, providing a platform to build your website on top of.
WordPress is used by over 43% of websites on the internet.
Plugins allow WordPress to grow as you need it. Change default functionality and add new features.
WordPress receives regular security updates to keep your data safe.