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. Hosted by Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo.



#178: Stalled Projects & Slack

September 4, 2015 at 6:00AM • 58 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about what happens when your client stops responding in the middle of a project. Also, Dave thinks Slack is pretty darn cool.


#177: Community & Contact Forms

August 28, 2015 at 7:00AM • 53 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about software and services for building community, and then move on to contact forms, vanity email addresses (again, 2.0, yipee!), and more.


#176: Dave's Social Media Audit

August 21, 2015 at 7:00AM • 53 minutes

Dave walks Aaron through his social media audit, and teaches us how any company can build a successful social media strategy.


#175: Liability and Unused Skills

August 14, 2015 at 7:00AM • 50 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk more about email, how to stay sharp when certain skills go unused, and liability insurance.


#174: Lots of Mail

August 7, 2015 at 7:00AM • 58 minutes

Today the guys talk about blog posting schedules, personal email accounts, and Dave's passion for Instagram.


#173: Dave Goes Freelance

July 31, 2015 at 7:00AM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk briefly about seasons in work, and then dig into the realization that Dave is a full-time freelancer managing multiple client projects at once. Aaron is topless.


#172: How Hard Could It Be?

July 24, 2015 at 6:00AM • 45 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about retirement, vision-casting vs. vision-following, bad business ideas, and long-term business planning. And Aaron's echoey office.


#171: Aaron Checks the Mail

July 17, 2015 at 6:00AM • 37 minutes

Aaron flies solo this week, and answers four questions from the mail bag. Making yourself feel at home in a cafe, finding time for personal projects, teaching your family to respect your freelance gig time, and keeping a record of daily work...all of these topics, but with 95% less Dave.


#170: Adapting to Change

July 10, 2015 at 6:00AM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about what happens when your life or job change enough to make you adjust your habits. Aaron isn't scheduling daily anymore, and Dave wants to know why. Plus, German elevators and pronoun mysteries.


#169: Focusing with Shawn Blanc

July 3, 2015 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat with Shawn Blanc about his new Power of a Focused Life course, working from home, and all the extras that come with that.