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.

#19: Productivity

July 27, 2012 at 1:00PM • 38 minutes

The topic of "productivity" is monumental. This week, Aaron and Dave begin to break it down by discussing what keeps them moving throughout the day

#18: Night Owls

July 20, 2012 at 1:00PM • 37 minutes

Being a freelancer or home worker often means working late into the night. This week, Aaron and Dave discuss the benefits and dangers of working late consistently, and share tips on doing it right

#17: Vacations

July 13, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

Summer break is here and it's time to take a vacation. That's easier said than done for so many home workers, especially those running a business. In this episode, Aaron and Dave discuss getting your finances in order ahead of time, the "three tiers" of vacation plus the benefits of mini and even micro vacations.

#16: School's Out For Summer

July 6, 2012 at 1:00PM • 26 minutes

Summer break is here for many of us and that means the kids are home from school. While we love their little faces, their presence also means a big adjustment in the home worker's schedule. This week, Aaron and Dave share the trials and tribulations of working from home during summer vacation

#15: Home Office Improvements

June 29, 2012 at 1:00PM • 27 minutes

If you work from home, you spent a large amount of time in one special place each and every day. And while the list of bare essentials for most of us is short and simple, it never hurts to try and make things a bit more enjoyable. This week Dave and Aaron discuss simple and easy ways to make improvements to your home office.

#14: Fitness

June 22, 2012 at 1:00PM • 34 minutes

It's easy to spend a lot of time behind your desk, especially when it's also in your home. This week, Aaron and Dave are joined by Lisa Johnson, a certified trainer and Pilates instructor who runs her own studio in Boston, Ma. Lisa shares simple exercise that we can do in our home offices with a minimum of equipment.

#13: Continuing Education

June 15, 2012 at 1:45PM • 28 minutes

Teachers, doctors, nurses and countless other professionals engage in continuing education to stay informed, maintain their edge and uphold standards in their industries. But what about people who work from home? In this episode, Dave and Aaron discuss what home workers can do to hone their skills and grow in their fields.

#12: Co-Working Spaces

June 8, 2012 at 1:00PM • 30 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave are joined by Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd to discuss co-working spaces. Doc runs a co-working office in Hawaii called the Greenhouse Innovation Hub and Dave used to belong to a co-working space, so we've got plenty of first-hand experience to go around. Is a shared office for you? What are the benefits and drawbacks? We discuss that and more in this episode of Home Work.


#11: Routines

June 1, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

This week Dave and Aaron discuss their routines, and the benefits (and challenges) that having routines present to them. Really. That's about it. It's a rather "routine" episode, to tell you the truth.

#10: Cindy Caughey

May 25, 2012 at 1:00PM • 34 minutes

This week Dave and Aaron are joined by Cindy Caughey, a home-based presentation designer. While the conversation is more organic this week, topics covered include staying active while working from home and how to say no to work when it's right there in your house.