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.



#82: Improving Your Work

October 25, 2013 at 7:00AM • 49 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron chat about areas of work that need improvement, and how they go about doing that.


#81: Working for Exposure

October 18, 2013 at 7:00AM • 41 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about front-loading the work week to make Friday more enjoyable. Then they dig into the big question of the week: is it ok to work for exposure?


#80: Teaching an Old Client New Tricks

October 10, 2013 at 11:00AM • 29 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about teaching clients new tools. Do we have the right, as contractors, to do that, and if so, how do we go about it?


#79: Setting Your Rates

October 4, 2013 at 7:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about how freelancers can figure out their rate of pay. Whether it's hourly, project-based or value-based, it's discussed and dissected.


#78: Boundaries

September 27, 2013 at 7:45AM • 56 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave chat about their deep love for Field Notes notebooks, office lighting, and how to set up and manage boundaries in the home office.


#77: The Curse of Knowledge

September 20, 2013 at 2:45PM • 30 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about the new iPhone software, writing for Apple geeks, and the "curse of knowledge" that can negatively impact a freelancer's business. Plus two cool tools and some encouraging listener mail.


#76: Down Time

September 13, 2013 at 7:00AM • 45 minutes

Dave looks at the benefits of having a scanner. Plus, Scrivener as a complete blogger's tool and dealing with downtime.


#75: Teamwork

September 6, 2013 at 3:00PM • 32 minutes

Dave looks at Coggle, a new and free mind-mapping application. Plus, the benefits of journaling and a look at tools for collaborating with remote colleagues..


#74: They're All Going to Laugh at You

August 30, 2013 at 3:00PM • 50 minutes

A new tool from Logitech, "leaving rough edges" in the tip segment and a good look at Impostor Syndrome. Plus, Aaron's wonderful and affecting root beer story.


#73: Passion Isn't Enough

August 23, 2013 at 3:00PM • 53 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave explore the notion that "follow your passion" is bad career advice. Plus, a great piece of hardware and software in the tools segment. Also, insight gleaned from working without electricity for the day and the benefits of forming a home-worker support group.

Also note that, starting this week, we've included the time stamp for each segment if you want to jump right to it.