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Andrei Jikh Review – Top 10 Lessons I Learned (Life-Changing)

January 13, 2023

You've heard AJ himself say it a bunch and it's kinda catchy:

"Come for the finance, and stay for the crazy video"

In this article, I'll be sharing the top 10 lessons I've learned from being a subscriber of Andrei Jikh's YouTube channel.

These are lessons that I've been able to implement in my life & business if I wasn't already doing so.

Before getting into what those 10 lessons are...

I'm Ippei Kanehara...
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I make my most passive income online through local lead generation.

The tree care site above is one of over 50 sites that pay me each month on autopilot.

It took plenty of hard work and dedication to be able to earn an income that would allow me to enjoy a life of abundance.

I've had plenty of success in other business models too but, nothing compares to local lead generation.

Wanna learn more?

Click that link below and read on...

Who Is Andrei Jikh?

This online entrepreneur, Youtuber and expert card trickster whose nationality is originally Russian.

At the age of 9 years old Andrei and his family, who were circus performers, moved to the US because his father was able to land a job with Cirque du Soleil.

Andrei has serious skills when it comes to playing cards.

Just take a look for yourself...

He's so good, that he was hired to be the Cardistry Consultant for the movie, 'Now You See Me 2'.

Here you can see him teaching Woody Harrelson on the set of that movie.

I really enjoyed that movie and was shocked to find out he was the master behind all those smooth moves.

These days, Andrei is very active on his YouTube channel creating content that is focused on investing and cryptocurrency.

He'll still post occasional videos of card tricks and you'll see him pull a trick or two in any given financial video.

Andrei Jikh's age is around 32 years old and he who does a great job posting high quality content.

He's also great at teaching and entertaining which makes it real easy to digest his content.

After having gone through the videos on his YouTube channel, I was able to take away 10 lessons that spoke to me.

Let's get into them.

Top 10 Lessons I Learned From Andrei

1. The TRUTH About "How To Make Money Online"

It's safe to say that in the last 10 years, millions of us have gone to Google and searched 'How to make money online'.

We were tired of our financial situation and wanted a change.

Clearly, we saw the potential of being able to make a living while working on our laptop.

We probably dreamed of the day where we could work while sipping mojitos at a beach in Tulum, Mexico.

I know I did.

Thing is, it's easier said than done.


Although there are many online business models and ways to generate a nice income, unfortunately, along with all of the opportunities come plenty of scams.

This video by Andrei really hit the nail on the head.

Andrei talks about what you can do to spot the scams you can come across online and how not to put yourself in danger.

He points out that in the comment sections of Youtube, you'll most likely come across people commenting and promising that you can make money online while in the comfort of your home.

They'll promise things like...

Andrei exposes what these people are doing.

These people will nonchalantly comment saying something like...

"wow, that was a really great video. I'm glad I followed that advice because now I make $10,000/hour."

Then they leave a phone number or email hoping to bait you.

At this point in human history, we've all seen these obvious comments.

Andrei says that the "How To Make Money" industry consists of three acts.


  • The Pledge - They show you an object but it's really a setup to taking your money. It starts with a simply comment talking about how a particular product or service can help you earn a big time income.
  • The Turn - Once those comments are posted, scammers get a ton of likes and comments on it to push their particular comment to the top of the video.
  • The Prestige - Where they get your money. They'll then post different email addresses or links to websites where they end up stealing your personal info if you reach out to them

Look, it all starts with what seems like a simple, harmless comment talking about how a particular product or service can help you earn a crazy big income.

If you don't already know by now, when YouTube sees a comment getting a ton of engagement, it puts that comment at the top of the comment section.

People do this to advertise their own channel but, it can get crazy because of the spammers.

According to Andrei, these comments can seem very convincing because they don't come off as bots.

Their comments might also have some typos which make it very human.

Sadly, so many people have fallen for these scams.

Another scam Andrei talks about is of comments that seem like the creator of the YouTube channel.

You might not be able to tell if it's actually the creator or a scammer.

Generally, if you have over 100K subscribers, you may get a blue check which proves your account is verified.

Andrei though has close to 1M and doesn't have his blue check mark.

What the scammers do is respond to comments of people who are seeking help.

People who actually do respond to these fake accounts, get taken for a ride and have all of their information stolen.

What a friggin nightmare!

To close out this video, Andrei shares a few things you should look out for that will tell you if you've come across a scam or not...

Avoid This...

  • Make Money Really Fast
  • Trial Products
  • Flashy Marketing
  • Limited Quantity
  • Money Promises

This video was really informative and made it really easy to understand the possible scams that exist.

At the end of the day, you need to do your due diligence on whatever online business model that catches your eye.

Let's move on to the next lesson.

2. Start at 20, Retire by 30 (Guide To Personal Finance)

Most people aren't really taught about how money works or how to spend it wisely.

In this video, Andrei goes into how you can start with no money at 20 years old and end up retiring by 30.

Something he points out though is that you never really are retired.

What you should want to do is find something you love doing and make money from it.

Andrei talks about how he's reached the "Crossover Point".

It's all about making as much money while you sleep, passively, as money you need to pay your bills.

How can this be possible?

Andrei shares what habits you should start having to then be able to reach the goal by your age 30 or at least in 10 years.

Good Financial Habits To Adopt...

  • Start tracking your money
  • Pay for essentials (rent, mortgage)
  • Learn how to cook
  • Pay for utilities (water, electricity)
  • Pay for expenses that allow you to earn your income (car, phone)
  • Make minimum payments on all debts (credit cards, student loans)
  • Create an emergency fund (at least one month of your income or what your expenses amount to)
  • Start to invest (401K match, solo 401K, HSA>401K)
  • Pay off mid to high interest rate debts (anything in excess of 10%)
  • Invest in an IRA (tax advantaged retirement account)
  • Save 15% of pre tax income

Andrei says that if you can save 65% of your income each year, you can definitely be retired in 10 years.

This video definitely made me analyze myself and what I was doing to help me save more money in areas that maybe I didn't know I could or to at the very least, go over my expenses and make sure I was still on the right path.

If you're new to being a business owner, this video is a good reminder of what to pay attention to so that you're in control of your financial situation.

3. How To Track Passive Income - SpreadSheet (Dividend Income)

Every single day, week, month and year that goes by, we're tracking things.

How many calories we intake, the miles we run, the weeks we haven't had a cheat meal, our weight etc.

What many people don't do is track their money.

Andrei takes this video to show how it is that he tracks the passive income he earns.

He specifically shows you how he tracks his dividend income that he's been investing on WeBull and Robinhood.

Everytime he buys a stock, he tracks it's progress.

In this video, he takes you to to look up one of the stocks he bought.

He first checks the dividend data.

After going through that, he then plugs that information he found onto his spreadsheet.

Below is what his spreadsheet looks like and how he has it organized.

He then explains a few of the sections of his spreadsheet such as what cost basis is and you're able to see what his numbers are looking like.

I think this is an important video because Andrei really has his tracking organized.

The lesson with this video is that you should always track your money be it dividend, passive income or any other kind of income you get.

By keeping everything organized, you're going to easily be able to track things and easily make any future monetary decisions.

4. How Much Money You Should Save (Amount By Age)

Have you ever asked yourself this question?

At some point in life, we all do.

Many people know they should save but end up not doing it at all.

Andrei dedicates a whole video to talking about how much money you should save and by what age.

The first thing he recommends that you do to calculate your net worth is to add up all of your assets.

Next, you need to add up all of your liabilities and subtract that from your assets.

The number you come up with is your net worth.

Easy, right?

Andrei says that you shouldn't go crazy if you see that your net worth is negative and you're in your 20s or 30s.

Many people in that age range are buying new homes and cars as well as starting families so, no need to panic.

As a result, he says that your net worth should be at $0.

Yea, zero dollars.

Andre Jikh's net worth as of 2021 is $3.5 million.

Don't let that discourage you though.

Many young people are in debt from student loans too. If you at least have $0, you're in a much better position than most 20-30 year olds.

By the time you're 30, you net worth should be around $11,000.

You should also have an HSA and 401K account.

Don't ignore your credit score either. 

Ideally, you want a score of over 700.

Andrei recommends that you save up to one year of your salary and invest it.

He saved 50% of his income for 5 years where he saved $130K and that's grown to $200K.

This is more than possible for you too.

He says that by the time you're 35, you should have twice your annual income invested and saved.

By 40, three times your annual income.

In your 50s, 5-6 times that amount.

Now, if you find it hard to save due to the industry you're in, Andrei advises you to make a change before you reach your mid 30s.

The older you get, the harder it is to leave your job.

I thought that was a golden nugget that Andrei shared right there.

Once you get to your 60s, he says that you should have 8-10X your annual income saved and invested while you live your best life.

If done properly, you'll be able to generate a decent amount of income off of your investments from dividends.

Andrei's final recommendation is to get a job that pays you $50,000 per year so that it can be easier to save that much more money.

If not, it will be so much harder to save.

I'm so glad I got into local lead generation because now I'm able to make any kind of money move I want.

5. How Much Money You Need To Be Considered Rich (In Every State)

Take a guess...

Some people might say a million dollars.

Others may say 10 million.

Another group of people will tell you $150,000.

The truth is that it kind of is relative.

Each country and state has its own definition of what it is to be rich.

As Andrei says, with $100,000 USD, you can go to another country and retire 30 years younger than if you did it in the States.

It's true.

Andrei goes on to share what Google actually says about how much money it takes to be considered rich.

According to CNBC and some financial advisors, the number is "between $2-5 million dollars".

Here's what I found when I looked it up.

Knowing this, some people tend to give up and just resort to working a job to get by.

I remember when I used to work a rat race 9-5 job.

I had no passion or drive.

That was until I came across lead generation.

After I built out my digital properties, I realized what Andrei said in his video.

Andrei Jikh


You're rich when you no longer have to actively work for your money

He then shares how you can find your, "rich", number by getting the Mint application.

When inside, track your expenses.

Multiply your expenses by 12 (one year) and then multiply that by 25 years.

At the end of the day, the only way to get rich is by investing money into things that will pay you passively.

Andrei recommends WeBull and Robinhood for starters.

I recommend lead generation websites.

The point is, make your money work for you.

6. Passive Income - How To Multiply Your Money With $0

This video was published in 2019 but, what you learn is still a legit way to multiply your money in 2021 and beyond.

Andrei teaches you from his Soviet motherland, Russia.

The technique he uses is called, arbitrage.

Spatial arbitrage.

What is spatial arbitrage?

It's basically taking something that's a certain price and selling it at a higher price.

Now, he screenshared his Robinhood brokerage account and at the time of that video, he was around $185,000 in his portfolio.

Andrei Jikh's investment portfolio was paying him around $550 per month.

It might seem like that's nothing.

He then talks about how arbitrage plays into the concept of your living expenses which are...

While on a little Russian paddle boat, Andrei talks about how possible it is to live in a place like Russia with only the $550 dollars he was getting paid from his portfolio.

Below are the expenses...

  • Housing with utilities - $150 per month
  • Food - $250 per month
  • Transportation - $1.53 per ride

What's the point of this video?

It's to show that your active income isn't the same as passive income.

Passive income is more than what you get from a regular job.

Andrei isn't saying that you have to move to another country to live great but it's just the simple fact that you CAN go to Russia, or any other country, and live off of the money you make from dividends that's powerful.

You've got to be able to use your brain and obviously listen to people like Andrei who give this type of advice.

I agree 100% with Andrei when he says that you need to build yourself a passive income.

If not, you're going to be a slave for the rest of your life.

I recommend getting into the lead generation coaching program for starters.

7. Seven Passive Income Ideas - How Andrei Earns $700 A Day

If you've been following my blog, you know that I love talking about passive income.

Even more than talking about it, I love MAKING passive income!

Through my lead generation efforts, I'm able to earn over $50K each month passively on autopilot because of sites like this one.

I'm a firm believer that you should do your best to be in a position where you have multiple streams of passive income.

Andrei knows because he also has multiple streams himself.

In this video he posted back in 2019, he shares what his 7 passive income streams are.

His top ways to make passive income is...

1. Dividend Growth Investing

What in the world is that you ask?

It's when you get paid for owning shares of certain companies that are called "blue chip stocks".

Companies that fall under this blue chip stock category are...

These companies make so much money that they reward their investors with money simply for owning stocks.

How awesome is that right?

According to Andrei, the only downside is that you do need to invest a good amount of money upfront just so that you can see any kind of significant reward.

If you're smart like Andrei, you should be encouraged to invest as a result.

Now, some of these companies can pay you quarterly, monthly or annually which is good to know.

2. Royalties

Not everyone has this but anyone can.

Andrei made a course when he was 19 years old where he teaches you different card tricks, tips and techniques.

This course has been making him over $100 each month ever since he was 19.

3. Amazon Links

Andrei states that so many people are making money this way.

What people do is they upload a video of them reviewing a certain product being sold on Amazon and they then leave a link below the video for that product.

Andrei doesn't do these kinds of video but he does do the "amazon bounty program".

What is this program?

Simply put, it's actually the same setup but for Amazon products and services.

Andrei gets money for leaving a link for Amazon audio books below his video and if you watch this specific video, you'll see that link.

4. Shopify Dropshipping

Andrei and a friend of his actually made Bitcoin playing cards and sold them on the Shopify platform.

5. Affiliate Marketing

This is where Andrei leaves a link below his Youtube videos.

These links are directed to certain brokerage accounts like Robinhood or WeBull.

With the help of Andrei's links, you can get a free stock or two and Andrei makes some money if you sign up and fund your account.

6. Patreon Page

If you haven't heard of Patreon before, it's basically a platform where content creators are able to give their community early access to content.

You can also thank your community and release more content through the platform.

7. YouTube Channel

This stream of income is Andrei's least passive on the list.

Still, it's definitely his biggest source of passive income.

When you dedicate yourself to creating a YouTube channel, you need to be consistent, honest and not come off as salesy.

Andrei loves talking about finance and shooting them with a 4K camera which adds to the professional look of his channel.

Watching this particular video really opens up your mind to how possible it is to earn a passive income.

Some ways aren't so passive.

Others are.

It's 2021, everyone should be looking online to make an income that's relatively passive.

Nothing is truly 100% passive but, you need to find what works for you.

For me, my lead generation sites are what pay me passively each month.

What's it going to be for you?

8. Why Millenials Are About To Become The Richest Generation

This is another lesson that I was able to take away from Andrei.

This entire video is basically a counter-argument to what Graham Stephen said in one of his video.

In that video, Graham said that millennials are financially ruined.

Contrary to what Graham said, Andrei thinks that millenials and Gen-Z are going to be the wealthiest generations that have ever lived.

He says this will happen in only the next 5-10 years.

But why and how?

He goes on to explain that it's all because of digital currency.

Yea, we're talking Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, XRP and more.

Andrei uploaded this video in October of 2020 and since then, what he predicted has just started coming true.

More and more people, especially millennials and Gen-X are investing in digital currencies.

Many companies are also making it easier to invest in these cryptocurrencies such as Coinbase, Robinhood, Kraken and more.

As time goes on, it will be so much easier to do so.

Why other case does Andrei make for his argument?

More companies such as Venmo, Paypal and Square are going to accept digital currencies.

Today, this has come to fruition.

Traditional banks who haven't gotten on board yet, have had their stock go down.

We're talking banks such as...

  • JP Morgan
  • Citigroup
  • Wells Fargo
  • Goldman Sachs
  • US Bank

These banks need to get on the ball and they now know it.

It's inevitable that they will have to accept it.

If they don't, they'll sink.

In 2021, moves are being made to get onboard with digital currencies and it seems like every week we see new banks and corporations taking steps closer to embracing crypto currency.

When they do, their stock will go up and the digital currencies themselves will see a huge spike in price.

When that happens, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) occurs, which makes the price increase even more.

To the moon!

Without question, millenials and Gen-Z who invest in digital currency NOW, will definitely be a part of those who will become rich.

9. Cardano To The Moon: What You MUST Know

Speaking of digital currency.

Cardano, ticker symbol ADA, is a digital currency that many people predict will go to the moon.

Even Andrei.

If you don't know what, "go to the moon" means, it just means that the price will skyrocket way high.

Is Cardano just another Bitcoin?

ADA is actually the currency while Cardano is the company or project behind the coin.

Cardano is a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, more like Ethereum, except apparently, it's better

- andrei jikh

Each crypto currency is trying to solve a problem in the world.

Especially Cardano.

Cardano's CEO, Charles Hoskinson, was actually part of the Ethereum team.

He saw some flaws in Ethereum and decided to branch off to start Cardano.

Andrei states that if Ethereum was so perfect, it wouldn't have to compete with Cardano.

Both platforms want to be the best at designing smart contracts.

The difference between the two is that Ethereum was the first to do so but, it has some issues.

  1. ETH (Etherium is expensive)
  2. Scaling is slower on ETH
  3. Interoperability is better on Cardano

Cardano's consensus model is proof of stake as opposed to Ethereum proof of work.

Proof of stake is what was made to solve that scaling problem of Ethereum.

Cardano's interoperability is also so much better according to the pros.

At the time of this article, Cardano has begun the roll out of it's smart contracts platform. 

This summer they will be rolling out the system in phases.

Many people who have followed Cardano might say that they're dragging their feet with everything.

I don't think so.

They're taking their time for good reason.

When you want something done right, you have to pay attention to the finer details.

In April, Cardano also signed a deal with the Ethiopian government and now have 5 million students who are able to track their performance on the Cardano blockchain with the use of blockchain IDs all the way until the graduate.

Ethiopia won't be the last country either.

Cardano is really starting to take off and many crypto professionals speculate that the price will also skyrocket to and beyond Etherium levels.

With everything Cardano is doing, it's definitely a possibility.

Disclaimer: I'm NOT a financial advisor, this is only my opinion.

I'm definitely excited to see what's to come from this 3rd generation cryptocurrency.

Andrei recommends that you pay attention to the ecosystem of a crypto project when thinking about investing in a digital currency as opposed to just making a speculative investment.

10. How To Buy NFTs

What in the world is an NFT?

It means, Non-Fungible Token and it's a unit of stored data on a blockchain which certifies a digital asset to be unique and can't be changed.

Simply put, NFTs are just videos, digital art and even a meme.

What's surprising is that these digital "pieces" of art are sold for thousands and even millions of dollars!

It's insane really.

How do you buy them?

What you want to do if find the NFT that's going to "hold and appreciate in value."

He says that NFTs have value because they're rare and people want them.

Now, to prove which piece of digital art is the original, information proving it's legitimacy is stored on a blockchain.

Information like the ticker symbol and launch date.

Someone can absolutely copy 99% of your NFT but there will always be something to prove it isn't the original.

NFTs have so much value because in order to incentivize people to want to buy with these NFTs, the creators attach them to a physical asset, experience or invitation to a special event.

What is it worth to trade the experience of meeting someone you look up to or someone famous?

Andrei Jikh // Youtuber

Andrei made a list of criteria you should follow when looking to buy NFTs...


  • Notorious - the creator should be popular or famous
  • First - the first NFT from a creator, of it's kind or industry
  • Tangible - it has to have a tangible element to it beyond just digital (experience with creator, digital rights)
  • Scarcity - has to be rare

He then shares two industries you should be looking at when it comes to buying NFTs.

  • NBA Top Shot
  • Electronic Dance Music Industry

Andrei thinks things are just getting started in the NFT space.

To get started investing in NTFs you're going to want to follow what Andrei lays out below...

  • Start an account with your favorite NFT marketplace (Nifty Gateway, SuperRare, Rarible etc.)
  • Fund your account (The Metamask Wallet or connect your Bank Account)
  • Watch the countdown clock and see if you get it

Andrei bought his first NFT ever from a Steve Aoki release and he's excited about this entire movement.

NFTs aren't a scam as long as you go about it correctly.

It's all about having control of your assets and other forms of expressions where no middlemen are need to get involved.

It's also good to keep in mind that NFT prices can increase or decrease at any time.

Biggest Takeaway...

These videos really stood out to me because Andrei's content is real and honest.

If you search for thoughts of Andrei Jikh on Reddit, you'll find that to be true.

We're around the same age and it's always great to see other young entrepreneurs making moves financially.

Passive income is something that's near and dear to my heart. 

Especially after I got into lead generation.

Younger people who are in high school or about to graduate, can take so much value from watching Andrei's channel.

He goes over everything from how much money to save, how to save it and even how it is he earns money passively.

He teaches you things that you just won't be taught in the public school system.

If you want to check out Andrei Jikh's portfolio, check this video out.

My biggest takeaway from watching Andrei's content is that no matter how old or young you are, you there are many ways for you to improve your financial situation.

Andrei is living proof of that.

You might not have as much money as others but there are plenty of ways to make more.

In this digital age, the possibilities are endless especially when it comes to NFTs and digital currency.

If you need some ideas, re-watch his video where Andrei shares his 7 passive income streams.

At the end of the day, I'm focused on earning passive income.

Let me show you how lead generation has paid me passively each and every month ever since 2014.

How Local Lead Generation Allows Me To Live In Abundance

The lead generation coaching program has changed my life big time and allowed me to earn an income passively. 

One that let's me do what I want whenever I want.

I can step away from my business and not have to worry about where my next paycheck is coming from.

How is this all possible?

I rank my lead gen websites, like the one you see below, on Google.

That's not all though.

Keep in mind that these sites offer services such as limo rental, tree care, pool cleaning etc.

Now, with my lead gen sites (digital assets) ranked on page 1 of Google, people will be calling the tracking # I've placed on my sites.

Since I won't be the one performing the particular service my sites offer, what I do is forward the calls exclusively to a local business owner who's ready to take on more work. 

All you have to do is collect your piece of the pie each month for you to funnel all those leads over to them.

Here's what it all looks like.

Leads are in high demand now more than ever.

The thing is, business owners are too busy to be able to do their work and generate leads.

Nothing feels better than having over $50K hit my bank account each month.

I barely go back to check on these sites ever since they were ranked which is what makes this business model passive.

You do all of the work up front and once the sites rank, you're pretty much done.

Business owners are happy to pay you for sending them more money in the form of clients.

The coaching you receive when you join the lead gen program is priceless and the community is so helpful.

I joined back in 2014 and it's been such a clutch decision in my life.

Read below why to me, lead generation is the best way to make money online.

You want to make a passive income?

Lead gen is the way.

Make sure to set up a phone call if you'd like to work to change your life by earning a passive income.

Financial freedom is right around the corner if you're willing to put in the work up front.

See you on the flip side.

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