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.

#26: Office Fatigue

September 14, 2012 at 2:00PM • 24 minutes

No matter how awesome your home office is, sometimes you're just sick of sitting there. This week, Aaron and Dave discuss home office fatigue and ideas for combating it..


#25: Side Projects

September 7, 2012 at 2:00PM • 25 minutes

Many home workers have that entrepreneurial spirit. The potential problem is that it's possible to have more cool ideas than time or resources to execute them. Here's now Aaron and Dave deal with the influx of ideas and keep things under control.

#24: Email Etiquette

August 31, 2012 at 2:00PM • 34 minutes

Email etiquette. For many home workers, email is the primary mode of communication with clients and far-flung coworkers. With that in mind, it's important to do it right. Dave and Aaronn discuss their pet peeves and best practices when it comes to email.

#23: Inboxes

August 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • 34 minutes

Inboxes! Aaron and Dave discuss their inboxes, as well as the notion of having as many as you need but no more.

#22: Mind Mapping

August 17, 2012 at 1:00PM • 30 minutes

Aaron and Dave discuss the practice of Mind Mapping, which you can think of as a de-cluttered brainstorm. They talk about the origin of the term, some software options available and just how they use mind maps in their daily work.

#21: Goals

August 10, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

This week we're inspired by a listener email message that asks about maintaining progress on large projects.

#20: Tidy vs Messy

August 3, 2012 at 1:00PM • 33 minutes

"Tidy" don't necessarily mean "unorganized." This week, Aaron and Dave discuss tidy vs. messy. It gets good, as Aaron is a little bit Felix and Dave is a little bit Oscar.

#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.