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.



#86: Work By the Book or Trust Your Gut?

November 22, 2013 at 11:00AM • 44 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about Starbucks "squatters", a cool new scanner from Doxie, and the difference between rational thinking and intuitive decision making.


#85: Messy or Neat?

November 15, 2013 at 7:00AM • 43 minutes

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


#84: Time Management

November 8, 2013 at 8:00AM • 46 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about tea (of course) and then debunk some bad time management rules that are floating around. Because, you know, that's what they do.


#83: Project Billing

November 1, 2013 at 8:00AM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about how to handle the financial aspect of new projects, and how to prevent runaway revisions, late payments and blown budgets. And a few rabbit trails.


#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.