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.



#163: Laptop Safety Tips

May 22, 2015 at 6:00AM • 52 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about how to be a safe laptop user in a cafe or public space. A bit about client meeting etiquette, and a dash of humor. And Aaron does math.


#162: Asking

May 15, 2015 at 6:00AM • 46 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about how to ask for work, why it's ok, and the challenges that some people face.


#161: The First Client

May 8, 2015 at 6:00AM • 46 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about the first hurdle in turning your project into a paid gig: finding your first client. Aaron breaks his "no exposure" rule, and Dave creatively uses wedding photographers as an example.


#160: Multiple Streams

May 1, 2015 at 10:00AM • 42 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave chat about building an income from multiple streams, and how to stay focused and maintain balance while doing so.


#159: Building an Audience

April 24, 2015 at 6:00AM • 52 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about finding your target audience (it's not as easy as you think). Then Aaron's audio file disappears into the black hole of the internet, so Dave talks about it all again, by himself. So sorry.


#158: Working While Sick

April 17, 2015 at 6:00AM • 57 minutes

With Dave out of the office, Aaron spends some time recounting how he managed his freelance business during a week-long illness. Plus, should you invest in a virtual assistant?


#157: With Patrick Rhone

April 10, 2015 at 7:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

With Aaron sleeping off a fever, Dave is joined by the amazing Patrick Rhone. Not a conversation to be missed.


#156: The 4th Folder is Called 'Leads'

April 3, 2015 at 6:00AM • 42 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about managing the flow of clients. How do you stay in touch with people you've worked with in the past, and how do you manage new leads who have yet to sign on the dotted line?


#155: Creative Block

March 27, 2015 at 7:00AM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about creativity. What happens when the well runs dry, and how do you keep your ideas fresh and flowing?


#154: The Business of the Little Things

March 20, 2015 at 10:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about some of the nuances of marketing and running a business.