The HomeWorkingClub Podcast: Show Notes Hub

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Podcast shownotes

On this page we have links to the full show notes for every episode of the podcast. We also have full transcriptions, both for the hard of hearing, and for those who prefer to read than listen. 

Latest Episode

SEASON 3: EPISODE 3 – A “Three Pronged” Approach to Freelancing and Self-Employment

After a long break, Ben returns with a new episode, where he discusses a rewarding and flexible approach to commbining freelance work with passive income projects and side gigs.  Full show notes here.


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Past Episodes

SEASON 3: EPISODE 2 – Is It Time to Get Back to The Office?

In this podcast, we go as close to political as we ever dare on the podcast, discussing the priorities and motives of those keen to encourage people to return to full-time office work. Full show notes here.

SEASON 3: EPISODE 1 – Success Story: An Interview with LynMcManee, Freelance Writer

In this inspiring interview, I chat to a long-term reader of the site, who has formed a whole second career around freelance writing.

She explains how she got started, and provides some tips for those keen to follow in her footsteps. Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 9 – The Seven Types of Clients you Meets as a Freelancer

In this revealing episode, we talk frankly about seven types of clients that every new freelancer should learn to recognise, and that existing freelancers will no doubt already be familiar with! Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 8 – Interview with Lisette Sutherland, Collaboration Superpowers

A fascinating interview episode with somebody working to help companies build effective, collaborative remote teams. Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 7 – 5 Things to Think About Before Starting a Blog

In this podcast we talk about blogging – a VERY popular topic. We address some very important things you should think about before you even start typing posts or thinking about building a site.

There’s a longer, exclusive version of this podcast available to people in our Patreon group. Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 6 – How to Conquer Procrastination

Procrastination is a BIG problem for many of us, so this podcast covers how to stop doing it.

Towards the end of this episode, Alex argues that procrastination can be a good thing – we’ll leave readers to make up their own mind! Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 5 – The 3 Questions we are Asked Most Often

Covering writing as a career, blogging for money, and choosing the right laptop, this podcast addresses the questions that hit the HomeWorkingClub inbox most often.

Ben gets a little ranty and opinionated in this one! Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 4 – 5 Places to Find Remote Jobs

In this episode, we discuss the encouraging news that there are almost three times as many remote jobs being advertised than there were earlier this year.

We also talk about where to go to look for them! Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 3 – Introducing Freelance Kickstarter

After a considerable wait, we are delighted to finally launch our very own Freelance Kickstarter course. In this episode we reveal what the course is all about, and what students will learn from taking it. There’s also a (time limited) discount hidden in the content! Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 2 – Has the Working World Changed Forever?

After a summer hiatus, we reconvene to discuss the future of work. Has Covid destroyed central business districts forever? Will be ever want to go back to the office? We discuss the new normal and various other things! Full show notes here. 

SEASON 2: EPISODE 1 – Interview with Kyle Ladewig, CEO of Out of Office

In this episode, Alex talks to Kyle Ladewig. Kyle’s company runs Out of Office, an app that facilitates working groups for freelancers and home workers, helping them to find working companions to provide social interaction and help with productivity and accountability. Full show notes here. 

EPISODE 12 – Interview with James Hirst, Founder and COO of Tyk, a Remote First Company

Great advice in this episode from the Founder of a successful company with a fully remote workforce. Find out all about the inner workings of a modern remote first company, and glean some advice about landing a job in such a firm. Full show notes here. 

EPISODE 11 – Interview with Steve Hoyles, Fitness Trainer and Freelance Writer

This episode gives you two helpings of valuable advice for the price of one! Alex speaks to Steve Hoyles, a personal trainer who has diversified and added on a successful freelance writing career. He provides great advice on both topics!  Full show notes here. 

EPISODE 10 – How to Get your First Online Freelance Gigs

In this episode we cover a widely-requested topic: how to get your first few gigs on sites like Upwork and freelancer. Lots of advice and insights to share here, to help move you off those frustrating starting blocks.  Full show notes here. 

EPISODE 9 – An Interview with Matt Barrie, CEO of

In this exciting episode, we’re joined by Matt Barrie, the CEO of The wide-ranging discussion spans tips for freelancers, predictions for the working world in years to come, and inspiring tales of people starting thriving businesses with tiny budgets. Lots of inspiration and positivity here! Full show notes here. 

EPISODE 8 – Tips for Working from Home During Lockdown

This episode talks about ways to survive and thrive during the current crisis and lockdown. Covering everything from how to juggle work and childcare to having enough downtime, we hope it helps anybody struggling during this difficult time. Full show notes here. 

EPISODE 7 – Software to Change your Life!

In this episode, Ben gets very enthused about a selection of software applications that have been…”life changing.” If that’s a slight exaggeration, they certainly all save a lot of time and aggravation! Complete show notes here.

EPISODE 6 – Is Freelance Feast or Famine Unavoidable?

In this timely episode, we discuss the peaks and troughs of working freelance, help you find ways to keep your income as consistent as possible, and tackle the challenging question of whether “feast or famine” is a choice, or a fact of life. Complete show notes here.

EPISODE 5 – Why does Everyone Want to be a Writer? 

In this podcast we address a question that’s been bothering us: why is being a freelance writer so desirable? We discuss it in detail here, along with all the pros and cons for writing for a living. Show notes here.

EPISODE 4 – Is Upwork Worth it for Freelancers?

In this podcast we address one of the most common questions asked of us at HomeWorkingClub: Is Upwork worth it? The answer isn’t that straightforward, so you’ll have to have a listen! Show notes and transcript here.

EPISODE 3 – An Introduction to Freelancing

Part of a duo of episodes, this podcast looks at all the honest pros and cons of freelancing, as opposed to working remotely for a single company. It’s fair to say there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages! Show notes here.

EPISODE 2 – Remote Working Pros and Cons

In this episode we focus in on working from home for a single company, and the advantages and disadvantages. Part of a duo of episodes, the next looks at freelancing as an alternative. Show notes here.

EPISODE 1 – Remote Working vs Freelancing

In our first ever episode, we introduce the HomeWorkingClub website, discuss how it came to be, and discuss the merits of remote working vs freelancing, and the difference between the two. Show notes here.