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. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo and Harry Marks.



#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.


#137: Finding Work

November 21, 2014 at 7:00AM • 30 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about looking for work. It's not fun, or easy. But it never hurts to ask. Oh, and they tease us with a brief conversation about todo apps.


#136: Covert Freelancing

November 14, 2014 at 6:00AM • 29 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron chat about how to market your freelance work without making your day-job boss angry. Then, Impostor Syndrome rears its ugly head again, and the boys slay the dragon for a listener. As one does.


#135: The Short One

November 7, 2014 at 6:15AM • 14 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about Brad Pitt's untagging face, Alan Moore's "homeless man look", and how to get your freelance career off the ground in a small town. And that's about it.


#134: Let's Review the Basics, Shall We?

October 31, 2014 at 6:00AM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron take a break from questions to reacquaint themselves with some of the basic rules of working from home successfully. If you're new to the show, or just in need of a refresher, this episode is going to change your life. Or something.


#133: Contracts Within Contracts Within Contracts

October 24, 2014 at 6:00AM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about using contracts when you get clients through a service like elance, who have their own working agreements. And then they talk about budgets. And beer. And View Masters.


#132: Diversify, Diversity!

October 17, 2014 at 6:00AM • 36 minutes

Aaron and Dave answer a listener's question about how to diversify your income without ruining your day gig. Then, we talk a bit about how package pricing and can still be invoiced like regular projects.


#131: Distraction Center

October 10, 2014 at 6:00AM • 29 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about notifications this week, and how they protect their work time against digital device distraction. Expect a rank about USPS package tracking. And big pumpkins. And how to hack your mood while working from home.