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.



#32: Home Creep

October 26, 2012 at 5:00AM • 32 minutes

Working from home means you must manage both professional and personal tasks. Getting that logo done could mean putting off laundry. How do you stay on top of all of that stuff? Aaron and Dave talk about this issue.


#31: Parenthood (with Shawn Blanc)

October 19, 2012 at 5:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron and joined by Shawn Blanc of shawnblanc.net to discuss working from home with young kids in the house, and finding balance between work and parenthood.

Special guest Shawn Blanc.


#30: Long-Term Storage

October 12, 2012 at 5:00AM • 38 minutes

How do you keep your reference material stored? This week, Aaron and Dave discuss long-term storage solutions for both digital and analog files.


#29: Priorities

October 5, 2012 at 5:00AM • 40 minutes

How do you keep the important things at the top of your list when you have no one around to keep you on track? This week Aaron and Dave talk about creating and maintaining priorities.


#28: GTD on the Go

September 28, 2012 at 5:00AM • 36 minutes

It's usually very easy to maintain a productivity system at our desks with all of our fancy tools. But sometimes us home workers need to leave the office, and when we do, we need to get things done on the go. Dave and Aaron talk about mastering the art of GTD on the road, and how they manage to stay productive when they aren't at home.


#27: Telecommuting Basics

September 21, 2012 at 2:00PM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron consider telecommuting basics. Some home workers aren't self-employed, but working for someone else as an employee. Here are some basics tips for telecommuters.

 


#26: Office Fatigue

September 14, 2012 at 2:00PM • 24 minutes

No matter how awesome your home office is, sometimes you're just sick of sitting there. This week, Aaron and Dave discuss home office fatigue and ideas for combating it..

 


#25: Side Projects

September 7, 2012 at 2:00PM • 25 minutes

Many home workers have that entrepreneurial spirit. The potential problem is that it's possible to have more cool ideas than time or resources to execute them. Here's now Aaron and Dave deal with the influx of ideas and keep things under control.


#24: Email Etiquette

August 31, 2012 at 2:00PM • 34 minutes

Email etiquette. For many home workers, email is the primary mode of communication with clients and far-flung coworkers. With that in mind, it's important to do it right. Dave and Aaronn discuss their pet peeves and best practices when it comes to email.


#23: Inboxes

August 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • 34 minutes

Inboxes! Aaron and Dave discuss their inboxes, as well as the notion of having as many as you need but no more.