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.



#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.


#168: The Unexpected

June 26, 2015 at 6:00AM • 26 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about what happens when you plan your day, and then nothing goes your way. How do you recover?


#167: It's All About Money

June 19, 2015 at 5:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about online banking and what they look for as freelancers. Also, invoicing and online payments.


#166: Working with Henry Miller

June 11, 2015 at 8:00AM • 36 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss Henry Miller's 11 Commandments of Work. It's more challenging that you think.


#165: Your Mind Dump is a Vegan Cat

June 5, 2015 at 6:00AM • 52 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about getting into a rut at work and how they break the cycle.


#164: Music & Wishlists

May 29, 2015 at 6:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer the question: with no limits to your bank account, what would you buy for your home business?


#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.