About John Rico

How I started to seek passive income?


Hi there! I’m John Rico, but I prefer called by my nickname. So Let me start over again. I’m Maru, recent graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and currently finding my first job in line with my course.

Let me start with what my parents kept on saying to me about Success: “Study Hard, Graduate on Time & Find A Good Job” So I followed it, I studied hard, I graduated on time, and right now I am finding a good job. Seems simple right? But for me, Something is Missing.

It was 2 years ago when I had my internship in a construction firm. By the way, the owner of the firm is very successful in his field, but in spite of this he is still humble and down to earth.

So one time when he was giving his final message to the interns, he added this line: “Make your Passion as Your Job, that’ll Make Things Easier”. And later on influenced us to read one of his favorite book: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. When I got home, i directly downloaded the free ebook online, and started to read about it. It is all about MAKING MONEY. Surprisingly, I got hooked with the book (who wouldn’t?) despite the fact that I don’t really like reading(haha). So I really spent time understanding every part of it.

Learn How To Earn Money Using Your Passion

It’s good thing that we are already on Information Age where everything that you want to know can be on your electronic devices. So during my free time, I read the book. This continued until I finished it and started to read ebooks related to the topic. That’s the time that I really developed my interest in one of the major topic of Kiyosaki’s books which is PASSIVE INCOME.

Starting that day, I see things differently. We are already not in Industrial Age where school is the only way to succeed. I realized that you don’t necessarily need money to get more money. You just have to make your brains working. I realized that you don’t have to work 8 hours a day just to have a steady paycheck. Instead, I should make time to learn how to invest in passive income. By the way, Passive income is an income that comes into your pocket even though your not working.

I don’t say that you should quit your job right away. What I’m saying is KEEP YOUR DAYTIME JOB, AND DO YOUR ASSIGNMENT. This assignment includes spending time learning about the chosen passive income that you invested in with or without capital money.

There May be haters especially from your family and friends that doubt this things. But always remember, haters are just confused admirers.

In a nutshell, the missing part of the formula of my parents is represented in this way:

To those who are still studying:




To those who has already a job:



How I started with affiliate marketing?

I started learning about Affiliate Marketing just a year ago. Before that I was so skeptical about online programs because I was usually scammed in the past. I have tried so many things already but nothing seems to work.

But then, I bumped into a review recommending Wealthy Affiliate and I tried it since it offers free starter membership. I got amazed with the fact that I could actually earn money online through promoting other people’s products.

I invested time and effort in learning affiliate marketing and right now I already have my own blog that earns me some extra income.

Here is a screenshot of my latest blog:

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I am happy that I have learned all of this through Wealthy Affiliate. Aside from that, I am also already earning from my second blog. Here is the screenshot of my latest earning.

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With that being said, I want to point out that If I can do it, you can also do it too. I believe that Affiliate marketing is the modern way of earning money and it can help you achieve financial freedom and enjoy your leisure time.

PS. (I highly recommend you reading the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, surely it will bring you to a new dimension in life 😀 ) 

If you need anything, Please Drop you Comments below. I’d be happy to get rid of your doubts. You can also contact me on Wealth Affiliate. Here is the link of my profile in Wealthy Affiliate.

Best Regards,

John Rico

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  1. Hey, I see you do reviews on lots of internet marketing products, I was wondering if you were looking for more products to review? My brother has an evergreen IM program called Internet Jetset on Clickbank. Avg sale value is $100+, 30+ gravity, and does lots of ads so there’s always search volume. Let me know if you’d like me to send you more information?

  2. Hi John this is Abhishek from India. From the past 2 to 3 months I have been watching ,searching, learning about online business, Drop shipping, Affiliate marketing, I have subscribed to all the person’s related to online businesses . I want to be an online entrepreneur. This was the first time that I was going to purchase an online product from JOHN CRESTANI, But as i read your article i am thinking about the purchase, even I have quit my job to spend my time on E-COMMERCE, AND THE PRICE FOR SUPER AFFILIATE IS 47$ AND FOR WEALTHY AFFILIATE IS 49$ . I AM REALLY CONFUSED . CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME A CLEAR IDEA ON WHAT SHOULD I DO . I AM REALLY WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY

    1. Hi there Abhishek! How are you doing? Actually, based on my last research super affiliate system costs for $4997. So is it already $47 per month right now? Honestly, I think that super affiliate system can still be helpful in building your own online business but I still prefer wealthy affiliate. They are both giving important lessons in having your own online business but the member support of WA is better.
      You know what, what you can do is try both of the programs. If the super affiliate system has a money back guarantee, then you can try it for a few days then test the waters.
      You can also try wealthy affiliate because it is just free to join. In that way, you can compare on what better program suits you.
      Here is the link for my review for WA.

      Comment back in here if you have more questions.

  3. Hello Maru,

    you are to be admired for your drive and your connection with everyone who messages you, Im thinking you must be online 24 hours a day almost, in order to keep freshly connected with peoples interest. Your also very savvy as your info shows up as a trail through other MLM sites, such as researching a business I saw your review of the business as well as your details and invite to research your own affiliate opportunity, your a very smart people person thats a fact, without meeting you I can see how personable and interactive you are. I am still sceptically researching a second income and am tired of all the MLM offers out there, wishing you all the best for your efforts, God bless your energy and commitment.

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. Actually, this is the first time that someone gave compliment with what I am doing. I am giving helpful information, reviews and financial freedom tips for a year now and it is really self fulfilling. I hope that I can help more people in the upcoming years.

    1. Hi there Addi! Yes, WA is a global program. It is open to Zimbabwe. If they say that you have already made an account, you may have used an existing members name. I suggest that you use other names so you can enter. Have you already signed up for free?

  4. Howdy John, I really like the look of your website. It’s simple, clean and most importantly very easy to navigate even for someone who has just landed on it. I think this is the most basic principle of website design other than of course great posts which you have as well.
    I wished you great success.

  5. John, Great progress. You have a distinctly clear writing style that is easy to read. You are off to an incredible Journey. I pray you Joy, Confidence and Great Fortune. 😉 J

    1. Hi Johan! Thank you very much! It really means a lot to me when somebody recognizes my hard work and effort. I am just starting my journey and I am glad that I have the Wealthy Affiliate beside me. I also hope for your success.

      Best regards,
      John Rico

  6. Hey John,
    Great story about yourself. You hit the nail on the head when you talked about Passive Income! We can all work a 9-5 job and still seek the Passive Income.
    I like the way you have your site set up and I read through the words easily! The theme you choose is great and very easy to read. Easy on the eyes, which is very important!
    I have heard about Rich Dad, Poor Dad, but I don’t think I have ever read it, so I think I am going to download it and take the time to read it for more insight into Passive Income.
    Hope you have great success in your online business and hope to see you around WA!

  7. Hi Maru

    I like the simple and clean look of your website and it’s easy to read.

    Your experience of a limited income from a 9 to 5 job is what a lot of people encounter and some get out of the rat race and others don’t because they are afraid to move out of their secure comfort zone.

    Thank you for emphasizing a solution to climbing out of the rut by recommending Rich Dad, Poor Dad. This is a powerful motivator to become all that one can be if one’s deepest passion is used as a catalyst to start one’s one online business.

    Wishing you the best success with your online business!


    1. Hi Edu!
      Thanks for appreciating the website. I really want to have a clean look so that the readers can just focus on the content of each article. Working 8hours a day for a boss with just minimum wage really sucks. Plus being in the rat race, I am completely frustrated.
      But Fortunately, I bumped into Wealthy Affiliate. It taught me concrete steps on how to build my financial freedom.
      I wish you also success on your online business.

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