The motto of my life is: Work smart, earn passively, and do what you love. To me, ‘do what you love’ means traveling, writing, and spending time with loved ones.

Believe me, everyone thinks I work a lot, even I think I work a lot but actually the work I need to do to make money is almost nothing compared to the other work I do. Still, I earn!

I will focus more on the right work that generates money and makes me happy. It’s always been my goal to automate my work so that I can travel more and focus on other ideas.

This article is actually the plan I’m following to get closer to my life’s motto. This article will help you a lot if you want the same things in your life.

I would like to mention one thing,

Even though I’m talking about passive income, there is no such thing as passive income. There is no such thing as ‘easy money’

In order to earn regularly, you must do some work, you must invest some money and time, but you can reduce your work by delegating and outsourcing your tasks.

For me, passive income means earning money with minimal effort and working when I want to work.

The ability to work smart, earn passively, and do whatever you want requires a combination of skills, strategies, and mindset. In order to achieve this goal, you can follow these tips:

1. Identify your passion and skills

Working smart starts with identifying what you’re good at and what you enjoy, as your ultimate goal is to do what you love. You will be able to focus your efforts and work more efficiently if you do this.

Read more: How to Find Your Passion and Pursue a Career You Love

2. Automate your income

One way to earn passive income is to automate your income streams.

There are many ways to generate passive income on the internet, but I recommend setting up an online business that generates income on autopilot or with minimal effort. (A quick reminder: the first few months require a lot of hard work.)

If you have an idea for an online business, you can work on it. You can start a lifestyle business (Read the 7th section to learn more about lifestyle business). You can be a content creator on social media. You can write on Medium (I feel sorry for Indian writers, though). You can also create digital products, such as e-books, courses, or software, and sell them online.

These are just some ideas; I do not recommend working on them without finding your own interest and skills.

You don’t need to start a website just because Inu Etc has one, start one if you believe you need one. If you don’t enjoy writing, don’t start writing on Medium.

To be successful, it is not necessary to copy* someone exactly; instead, be yourself, use your own skills, build your own empire, and live like a king.

*You can steal like an artist. LOL.

3. Automate your work 

Delegating certain tasks to others can help you focus on the most important ones and free up your time.

It’s not just people who can help you with your tasks; AI tools, SaaS, and other software can help you manage your tasks, reduce your work time, and make you more productive.

Use tools such as automation software, chatbots, or email autoresponders to streamline your work and increase efficiency.

I use various AI tools as an assistant a lot these days to generate ideas and drafts, and so far it has been very productive and a great way to reduce procrastination.

So, if you want ultimate freedom in life, you should automate and delegate your work with both software and humans.

4. Delegate and outsource tasks

Delegate what you can afford to delegate. Outsource the tasks you can’t delegate.

Outsourcing tasks that are time-consuming or outside your area of expertise can also help you work smarter. You can hire a virtual assistant or freelancer to handle tasks such as bookkeeping, content creation, or social media management.

There are hundreds of freelancers on Fiverr you can hire to outsource almost anything you need to be done.

You can outsource a variety of tasks depending on your business. Soon, I will outsource my cold outreach, video editing, and social media management tasks.

5. Learn time management

It is essential to manage your time well if you want to work smart and achieve more.

Learn to prioritize your tasks, eliminate distractions, and use tools such as calendars and to-do lists to stay organized. You are more likely to accomplish big tasks if you break them down into smaller, more manageable steps.

The Eisenhower Matrix Inu Etc

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By managing your time properly, you can avoid procrastination, reduce stress, and achieve your goals. 

I created a WhatsApp group called To Do List where I am the only member, where I save and send important voice notes.

My main reason for using WhatsApp is because I visit the app often and every time I open WhatsApp, I notice that pinned group and I always remember my tasks.

6. Prioritize self-care

Working smart and achieving big goals requires more than just hard work and dedication.

It also requires taking care of yourself and maintaining a healthy mind and body. Many people tend to neglect their physical and mental health when striving to achieve success, but this can actually hinder their progress in the long run.

Taking care of your mental health is crucial. Stress can negatively impact your work performance, making it difficult to focus, make decisions, and achieve your goals. 

Make sure you get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and take breaks to avoid burnout.

7. Develop a growth mindset and do what you love

A growth mindset is the belief that you can learn and grow over time. This mindset can help you approach challenges with a positive attitude and seek out opportunities for growth and learning.

Create your own strategy, blend your skills, and take action. Take the time to educate yourself, develop a growth mindset, and be patient.

You can build your own personal brand and start a lifestyle business or a one-person business to support your desired lifestyle.

Lifestyle businesses can generate enough profits for entrepreneurs to live and work from anywhere, earning an income on their own terms. It’s a business that allows you to work on your own terms and gives you the freedom to do what you want.

Lifestyle businesses are generally internet-based, selling digital goods or software, providing virtual services, or operating an e-commerce business remotely.

The internet is a powerful tool. You can earn money online doing almost anything.

So why not do what you love and earn money from it?

Take a step forward today or consider transitioning slowly into what you love if you’re doing something else.


It takes effort, persistence, and creativity to work smart, earn passively, and do whatever you want. By taking these steps, you can create a lifestyle that allows you to achieve your goals and enjoy life on your terms.

Keep hustling!

Thanks for reading this article. 💚

If you loved what you read, would you be able to buy me a cup of coffee? It’s okay if you can’t right now.

If you have any questions or if you wanna work with me, feel free to contact me. I’m always available to help young hustlers like you @InuEtc on Instagram.

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