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.



#102: New Business Names and Dedicated Work Spaces

March 14, 2014 at 10:00AM • 33 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer listener mail about two great topics in this episode. First, should you name your freelance business after yourself, or give it a "business name"? And then, what are the negative aspects of having your office in your bedroom?


#101: Setting Rates and Fighting Loneliness

March 7, 2014 at 10:00AM • 39 minutes

Dave and Aaron answer listener mail. The first question, from Richard, deals with setting rates when you are first starting out. Then Ian asks us about loneliness.


#100: The 100th Episode!

February 28, 2014 at 8:00AM • 51 minutes

Dave and Aaron celebrate the 100th episode of the show by going through a fantastic listener email that sums up so many of our past lessons, and asks a couple of great questions as well.

Also, stay till the end for some great audio tips from other home-working podcasters.


#99: Calendars

February 21, 2014 at 8:00AM • 40 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about their choices for calendar apps and services, as well as how those tools integrate into their work day and to-do lists.


#98: Winter Working Tips

February 14, 2014 at 9:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about the ways that winter can drag us down and kick us in the face. Better still, they also offer some tips on how to fight back. Working from home in the winter can be a great thing—if you know how!


#97: Basecamp and the 80/20 Rule

February 7, 2014 at 9:00AM • 34 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss the big news today from 37Signals, and what lessons freelancers and home-based workers can draw from it.

Also, Aaron has a new novel out as of today, and he talks about selling the products of our free time. Also, go buy his book (Indian Summer) on Amazon.


#96: 10 Jobs You Can Do From Home

January 31, 2014 at 8:00AM • 59 minutes

Aaron and Dave want more people to work from home. So today, they go through a list of jobs that most people can do from the comfort of their house. Some are old-hat, but some might surprise you.

Also, Beats Music. Of course.


#95: Morning People

January 24, 2014 at 9:00AM • 42 minutes

Dave and Aaron are not morning people. We've heard they exist, but think it's just a rumor. So we spend some time in this episode speaking hypothetically…what if we wanted to become one of these so called "morning people"?


#94: Slow Times

January 17, 2014 at 8:00AM • 46 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron discuss what to do when your freelance business hits one of its dreaded "slow times", some ways to break out of the cycle, and what to do with all that free-time while you have it. And Boba Fett, of course.


#93: Procrastination

January 10, 2014 at 9:00AM • 45 minutes

Dave and Aaron don't want to get anything done, apparently. So they talk about procrastination. And movies. But mostly procrastination.