Home Work

Home Work

A weekly advice podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. We address listener-submitted questions, comments and concerns about all aspects of working from home. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo and Harry Marks.



#122: When Your Work Space is Also Your Personal Space

August 8, 2014 at 7:00AM • 37 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss a listener question about how to handle a work space that is also your personal space. Plus, Dave gives us all the finger, and it hurts.


#121: Contracts, Business Licenses, and Managing Priorities

August 1, 2014 at 6:00AM • 44 minutes

Dave and Aaron are back from vacation, and this week they answer listener mail questions about managing priorities, how to use a generic contract with all clients, and when you need a business license. And email.


#120: This is What You Pay Me For

July 25, 2014 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Aaron is joined this week by Jordan Cooper, comedian and web developer, and they talk about clients, running a freelance business, and being professionals. Aaron might also say something about auto mechanics, but it's taken totally out of context, we swear. And Bill Cosby.


#119: Episode 119

July 11, 2014 at 12:00PM • 41 minutes

With Aaron on the road, Dave is joined by freelance copy editor, Jason Rehmus. And Dave rolls his chair again.


#118: More on Retainers, Selling Subscriptions, and Air Conditioning

July 4, 2014 at 9:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron continue their exploration of retainers for freelancers, and also talk about the idea of selling services in general. And air conditioners.


#117: Coffee Shop Etiquette, Must-Have Mac Apps, and Morning Rituals

June 27, 2014 at 7:00AM • 51 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss their lack of soccer knowledge, how not to be the most annoying person in a coffee shop, what their morning rituals look like, and the very first apps they absolutely must install on any new computer.


#116: More About Retainers, and DBA vs LLC

June 20, 2014 at 6:45AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat a bit more about retainers after a listener suggests a completely opposite strategy. And then they tackle the differences between an LLC and a DBA.


#115: Coffee, Capture Workflow, and Book Design

June 13, 2014 at 6:00AM • 56 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave chat about why coffee is so hard to get right, and so good when it is. They answer listener mail about the services Aaron offers when he helps people publish books, and what their individual task capturing workflows look like. Aaron also plugs his new book series for freelancers, and Dave rolls his chair. Again.


#114: Invoicing and Payment Gateways for Freelancers

June 6, 2014 at 6:00AM • 42 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss their current setups for receiving payments from clients. Options discussed include PayPal, Stripe, Plasso, and Square. Also, the difference between Standard and Modern in Magic: the Gathering.


#113: Bad Funeral Jokes

May 30, 2014 at 6:00AM • 42 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer more listener mail. This week, marketing to funeral home directors, managing business finances, and how a freelancer can get the benefit of working for a big company without actually doing that.