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.



#106: Email and Overtime

April 11, 2014 at 9:00AM • 54 minutes

Dave and Aaron respond to listener questions this week about managing client email and tracking overtime. There's a bit of wandering into Dropbox territory, and a few related app recommendations. And then Dave talks for 6 hours about a Star Wars board game, which is the most awesome thing in podcasting. Evar.


#105: Technical Problems and an Encore Episode

April 4, 2014 at 8:00AM • 42 minutes

Because of some unavoidable technical difficulties, episode 105 isn't new and fresh out of the oven today. And we're sorry about that. But life is messy sometimes.

In honor of this mess, we're going to re-run episode 85, Messy Desks. See how clever we are?

Dave and Aaron debate the benefits and drawbacks to having a messy desk and office. Does it inhibit creativity, or encourage it?


#104: Taxes, Board of Directors & Continuing Education

March 28, 2014 at 7:00AM • 44 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer listener mail questions about the status of their personal board of directors, how they stay up-to-date on their professional fields, and a bit of tax advice.


#103: Planning Your Day

March 21, 2014 at 7:00AM • 37 minutes

Aaron and Dave answer two listener emails that both ask about the process of planning your day. Thanks too Jesse and Greg who both wrote in with their thoughtful questions!


#102: New Business Names and Dedicated Work Spaces

March 14, 2014 at 10:00AM • 33 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer listener mail about two great topics in this episode. First, should you name your freelance business after yourself, or give it a "business name"? And then, what are the negative aspects of having your office in your bedroom?


#101: Setting Rates and Fighting Loneliness

March 7, 2014 at 10:00AM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer listener mail. The first question, from Richard, deals with setting rates when you are first starting out. Then Ian asks us about loneliness.


#100: The 100th Episode!

February 28, 2014 at 8:00AM • 51 minutes

Dave and Aaron celebrate the 100th episode of the show by going through a fantastic listener email that sums up so many of our past lessons, and asks a couple of great questions as well.

Also, stay till the end for some great audio tips from other home-working podcasters.


#99: Calendars

February 21, 2014 at 8:00AM • 40 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about their choices for calendar apps and services, as well as how those tools integrate into their work day and to-do lists.


#98: Winter Working Tips

February 14, 2014 at 9:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about the ways that winter can drag us down and kick us in the face. Better still, they also offer some tips on how to fight back. Working from home in the winter can be a great thing—if you know how!


#97: Basecamp and the 80/20 Rule

February 7, 2014 at 9:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss the big news today from 37Signals, and what lessons freelancers and home-based workers can draw from it.

Also, Aaron has a new novel out as of today, and he talks about selling the products of our free time. Also, go buy his book (Indian Summer) on Amazon.