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.


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#147: Note Systems

January 30, 2015 at 6:00AM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about how they manage their notes, both digital and paper, and how those systems help them work smarter and faster.


#146: Don’t Worry About Being Creative

January 23, 2015 at 6:00AM • 25 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about what it means to be creative, and it's not what you'd expect.


#145: The One About Notebooks

January 16, 2015 at 6:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss their personal systems for note-taking, their preferred daily-carry setup, and other resources for using notebooks and pens.


#144: Hesitation Marks

January 9, 2015 at 6:00AM • 44 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about tea, plastic chairs, writing habits, and shipping. Plus, far too much about Nine Inch Nails. But you'll love that, admit it.


#143: More Side Stuff

January 2, 2015 at 6:00AM • 28 minutes

Dave and Aaron continue talking about marketing side projects, focusing on book sales and audiences.


#142: Christmas Eve Marketing Mess

December 26, 2014 at 6:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about side projects, how much they enjoy them, and how terrible they are at marketing them.


#141: Lessons Learned

December 19, 2014 at 6:00AM • 24 minutes

Dave and Aaron hear from a past listener who has news to report on how our advice has helped him. And then they chat about the value of learning new things, as well as doing an end of year review.


#140: Running the Numbers

December 12, 2014 at 7:00AM • 35 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about tracking financial numbers, billing, invoices, and a small amount of classic TV. And the long-discussed, never-seen monthly spreadsheet that Aaron uses finally sees the light of day (check the show notes).


#139: That Time We Dropped a Bomb

December 5, 2014 at 7:00AM • 51 minutes

Dave and Aaron respond to a listener email about last-minute client requests, how to manage them, and what role contracts play in the equation. Then, Dave extolls the virtues of a new todo app that has caught his fancy, and Aaron jumps on the wagon with him.


#138: Solo Dave, Part 2

November 28, 2014 at 7:00AM • 10 minutes

Dave answers questions while Aaron is away. This time the questions are about what it takes to work from home, as well as tools to foster communication among a remote team.