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.



#89: Year End Review

December 13, 2013 at 8:00AM • 30 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave run through a helpful list of questions to ask yourself at the end of the year in order to review the health of your freelance business. Let's get reflective!


#88: Lessons Learned

December 6, 2013 at 8:00AM • 49 minutes

Dave and Aaron come back from Thanksgiving full of turkey and snark, and settle in talking about tough lessons from past mistakes, Spike Lee, and then some of the good things that can be learned.


#87: Behind the Curtain

November 29, 2013 at 7:00AM • 46 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron take a look at a great freelancer survey that was recently published, and discuss the insights and lessons learned from the data it reveals.


#86: Work By the Book or Trust Your Gut?

November 22, 2013 at 11:00AM • 44 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about Starbucks "squatters", a cool new scanner from Doxie, and the difference between rational thinking and intuitive decision making.


#85: Messy or Neat?

November 15, 2013 at 7:00AM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron debate the benefits and drawbacks to having a messy desk and office. Does it inhibit creativity, or encourage it?


#84: Time Management

November 8, 2013 at 8:00AM • 46 minutes

Dave and Aaron talk about tea (of course) and then debunk some bad time management rules that are floating around. Because, you know, that's what they do.


#83: Project Billing

November 1, 2013 at 8:00AM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about how to handle the financial aspect of new projects, and how to prevent runaway revisions, late payments and blown budgets. And a few rabbit trails.


#82: Improving Your Work

October 25, 2013 at 7:00AM • 49 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron chat about areas of work that need improvement, and how they go about doing that.


#81: Working for Exposure

October 18, 2013 at 7:00AM • 41 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about front-loading the work week to make Friday more enjoyable. Then they dig into the big question of the week: is it ok to work for exposure?


#80: Teaching an Old Client New Tricks

October 10, 2013 at 11:00AM • 29 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about teaching clients new tools. Do we have the right, as contractors, to do that, and if so, how do we go about it?