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.



#22: Mind Mapping

August 17, 2012 at 1:00PM • 30 minutes

Aaron and Dave discuss the practice of Mind Mapping, which you can think of as a de-cluttered brainstorm. They talk about the origin of the term, some software options available and just how they use mind maps in their daily work.


#21: Goals

August 10, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

This week we're inspired by a listener email message that asks about maintaining progress on large projects.


#20: Tidy vs Messy

August 3, 2012 at 1:00PM • 33 minutes

"Tidy" don't necessarily mean "unorganized." This week, Aaron and Dave discuss tidy vs. messy. It gets good, as Aaron is a little bit Felix and Dave is a little bit Oscar.


#19: Productivity

July 27, 2012 at 1:00PM • 38 minutes

The topic of "productivity" is monumental. This week, Aaron and Dave begin to break it down by discussing what keeps them moving throughout the day


#18: Night Owls

July 20, 2012 at 1:00PM • 37 minutes

Being a freelancer or home worker often means working late into the night. This week, Aaron and Dave discuss the benefits and dangers of working late consistently, and share tips on doing it right


#17: Vacations

July 13, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

Summer break is here and it's time to take a vacation. That's easier said than done for so many home workers, especially those running a business. In this episode, Aaron and Dave discuss getting your finances in order ahead of time, the "three tiers" of vacation plus the benefits of mini and even micro vacations.


#16: School's Out For Summer

July 6, 2012 at 1:00PM • 26 minutes

Summer break is here for many of us and that means the kids are home from school. While we love their little faces, their presence also means a big adjustment in the home worker's schedule. This week, Aaron and Dave share the trials and tribulations of working from home during summer vacation


#15: Home Office Improvements

June 29, 2012 at 1:00PM • 27 minutes

If you work from home, you spent a large amount of time in one special place each and every day. And while the list of bare essentials for most of us is short and simple, it never hurts to try and make things a bit more enjoyable. This week Dave and Aaron discuss simple and easy ways to make improvements to your home office.


#14: Fitness

June 22, 2012 at 1:00PM • 34 minutes

It's easy to spend a lot of time behind your desk, especially when it's also in your home. This week, Aaron and Dave are joined by Lisa Johnson, a certified trainer and Pilates instructor who runs her own studio in Boston, Ma. Lisa shares simple exercise that we can do in our home offices with a minimum of equipment.


#13: Continuing Education

June 15, 2012 at 1:45PM • 28 minutes

Teachers, doctors, nurses and countless other professionals engage in continuing education to stay informed, maintain their edge and uphold standards in their industries. But what about people who work from home? In this episode, Dave and Aaron discuss what home workers can do to hone their skills and grow in their fields.