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.



#59: Challenges

May 17, 2013 at 2:00PM • 40 minutes

Aaron has taken on a large project, forcing him to work out a whole new strategy to get it done. Meanwhile, Dave goes on and on about his website and commandeers the second half of the show. Plus, Aaron's new glasses and Dave forgets to silence his phone. Again.


#58: The Accidental Freelancer

May 10, 2013 at 2:00PM • 41 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss a great article on making the transition to freelancing that they found on Lifehacker.


#57: Telecommuting Myths

May 3, 2013 at 2:00PM • 26 minutes

Dave and Aaron debunk several telecommuting myths and read some listener mail.


#56: Telecommuting Pt. 2

April 26, 2013 at 2:00PM • 36 minutes

Aaron is back from vacation, and the guys are on part two of their guide to telecommuting. This time, it's about do's and don'ts for first-time telecommuters.


#55: Telecommuting

April 19, 2013 at 2:00PM • 39 minutes

Aaron is still on vacation, and the guys start a series of episodes on telecommuting! Dave goes over the basics: deciding if telecommuting is for you, preparing your and your housemates for the transition and how to write an effective proposal for your boss.


#54: Wanderlust

April 12, 2013 at 2:00PM • 25 minutes

Aaron is on vacation but that doesn't stop the guys from recording. In fact, they take this opportunity to discuss the different levels of a working vacation and how to prepare for one as well as what to do once vacation is over.


#53: Mail Dominance

March 29, 2013 at 2:00PM • 41 minutes

This week we spend time inside the deep, deep depths of the Mail Bag, and try to answer a number of unrelated questions. Burning questions. Deep, burning questions.


#52: A Year in Review

March 22, 2013 at 2:45PM • 43 minutes

Dave and Aaron celebrate one year of Home Work by visiting the most popular topics from the last 52 weeks. Plus, Dave reveals the origin of "52 Tiger" for the first time. Also, chocolate.


#51: Rockstars and Ninjas

March 15, 2013 at 2:00PM • 30 minutes

Aaron and Dave discuss the tendency to label oneself a "rockstar" and why that might not be the best marking decision.


#50: Was It Worth It

March 8, 2013 at 2:00PM • 33 minutes

Aaron and Dave discuss how to decide if a project will be worth your time and attention before taking it on, as well as assessing a project that's completed.