Many people who live in a colder climate go south during winter, and are often referred to as "Snow Birds". Others move there permanently after retirement, and some find it's not all "peaches and cream". Their retirement income may not enough to live life style they wish, so they look about for other ways to generate additional earnings.
Many are attracted to Internet, and some do very well while others do not. Those that do not may get quickly disenchanted, and write Internet off as just a lot of hype, where you can't earn anything. That's like getting a flat tire in your car, and swearing that automobile has no future.
Anyone going into business on Internet, must do several things if they hope to achieve success. Probably first thing is to recognize and avoid "get rich quick" schemes, that promise great earnings in a short period of time, with little if any effort on your part. People quickly find their email overflowing with all kinds of offers like this. Everything from illegal chain letters, to Nigerian money laundering scam that promises you 25 percent of 35 million dollars, start arriving and unfortunately a lot of people bite.
Believing hype of some affiliate deals, they join a few and quickly find that they don't have to install a bigger mailbox to hold all payments they thought they would get. Many of these programs require that you pay a monthly fee to be involved, and founders are only ones making money. If someone tells you that you don't have to work, forget about it. Like any other business, if you don't put forth any effort, your chances of success are slim to none.
Even if you do all right things, like your car, you may get a flat tire along way. That is not time to quit. You may experience several failures before finding right one.
Before "jumping in with both feet" however, examine some of offers being made on Internet. The very best way to do this is to subscribe to some online publications and review ads. Paid ads that appear on a regular basis are a good sign of potentially good opportunities. If advertisers were not making any money, they wouldn't be spending their hard earned money for them.