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.



#72: The Highly Effective Episode

August 16, 2013 at 3:00PM • 46 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave discuss habits. We've got a great tool for working with ambient noise, habit-building ideas and sweet, sweet cinnamon Pop Tarts.


#71: Nap Time

August 9, 2013 at 3:00PM • 49 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave welcome TUAW's TJ Luoma who shares his homemade method of keeping track of the work you do all day long. Plus, oDesk is in the news and then the guys discuss the power of taking a nap during the day (and Dave tries to convince Aaron to start napping).


#70: Busyness

August 2, 2013 at 3:00PM • 55 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave debut the show's new format. In the news they discuss Apple's ability to keep its home-based workers on task. They also share a tip on how your tendencies to be a introvert or extrovert can affect your work day, and finally they address an article on "motion vs. action" and being busy for busyness' sake.


#69: Back From Vacation

July 26, 2013 at 3:00PM • 30 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave are back from their respective vacations. They discuss getting back into the swing of this post-vacation, the three types of vacation, creating a mobile office and ideas for staying productive while mobile. Finally, the announce a format change that will affect the show, starting with episode 70.


#68: Marketcircle's Alykhan "AJ" Jetha

July 18, 2013 at 3:00PM • 35 minutes

This week Aaron is away, so Dave sits down with Alykhan "AJ" Jetha, CEO of Marketcircle, to discuss Billings, Daylite and advice for small business owners.


#67: Personal Blogging

July 12, 2013 at 3:00PM • 39 minutes

It's tempting, when you work from home, to have side projects. This week Dave and Aaron talk about running a personal blog, how to capture inspiration during the work day and what they've learned about online writing over the years. And tea.


#66: A Writer's Cabin in the Woods

July 5, 2013 at 3:00PM • 37 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron discuss the distraction that creeps in through our computers, famous writers' cabins and a brief summary of a few more invoicing app recommendations.


#65: Invoicing App Showdown

June 28, 2013 at 3:00PM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron take a look at three invoicing options. Aaron's had too much sugar and Dave is feeling sassy, so watch out for bad jokes and rabbit trails.


#64: Lunch Breaks

June 21, 2013 at 3:00PM • 40 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about taking an a-typical lunch break. You work from home and that provides a little extra freedom. Exploit it! Re-charge your batteries during lunch and have a productive PM shift.


#63: Ruthless Prioritization

June 14, 2013 at 3:00PM • 42 minutes

Dave is deep in the weeds with a monster project and he's thinking about black-belt level prioritization. He and Aaron discuss strategies for getting things done when they must be done toot suite. Also, what happens when Aaron drinks high ABV beer.