Home Work Retired

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 Dave Caolo. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo.

#79: Setting Your Rates

October 4, 2013 at 7:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about how freelancers can figure out their rate of pay. Whether it's hourly, project-based or value-based, it's discussed and dissected.

#78: Boundaries

September 27, 2013 at 7:45AM • 56 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave chat about their deep love for Field Notes notebooks, office lighting, and how to set up and manage boundaries in the home office.

#77: The Curse of Knowledge

September 20, 2013 at 2:45PM • 30 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about the new iPhone software, writing for Apple geeks, and the "curse of knowledge" that can negatively impact a freelancer's business. Plus two cool tools and some encouraging listener mail.

#76: Down Time

September 13, 2013 at 7:00AM • 45 minutes

Dave looks at the benefits of having a scanner. Plus, Scrivener as a complete blogger's tool and dealing with downtime.

#75: Teamwork

September 6, 2013 at 3:00PM • 32 minutes

Dave looks at Coggle, a new and free mind-mapping application. Plus, the benefits of journaling and a look at tools for collaborating with remote colleagues..

#74: They're All Going to Laugh at You

August 30, 2013 at 3:00PM • 50 minutes

A new tool from Logitech, "leaving rough edges" in the tip segment and a good look at Impostor Syndrome. Plus, Aaron's wonderful and affecting root beer story.

#73: Passion Isn't Enough

August 23, 2013 at 3:00PM • 53 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave explore the notion that "follow your passion" is bad career advice. Plus, a great piece of hardware and software in the tools segment. Also, insight gleaned from working without electricity for the day and the benefits of forming a home-worker support group.

Also note that, starting this week, we've included the time stamp for each segment if you want to jump right to it.

#72: The Highly Effective Episode

August 16, 2013 at 3:00PM • 46 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave discuss habits. We've got a great tool for working with ambient noise, habit-building ideas and sweet, sweet cinnamon Pop Tarts.

#71: Nap Time

August 9, 2013 at 3:00PM • 49 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave welcome TUAW's TJ Luoma who shares his homemade method of keeping track of the work you do all day long. Plus, oDesk is in the news and then the guys discuss the power of taking a nap during the day (and Dave tries to convince Aaron to start napping).

#70: Busyness

August 2, 2013 at 3:00PM • 55 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave debut the show's new format. In the news they discuss Apple's ability to keep its home-based workers on task. They also share a tip on how your tendencies to be a introvert or extrovert can affect your work day, and finally they address an article on "motion vs. action" and being busy for busyness' sake.