If you have a driver's license you can run errands using your car, if not a bike is perfect plus you can always walk, stay in shape and enjoy the summer weather. Imagine all the useful errands you could run for working adults, the elderly, and stay home parents in your neighborhood. Once you decide on the services make up a flier and deliver it to the area you want to target, consider the amount of distance you feel you want to travel.
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Pick up grocery items that are heavy and or bulky, things women might not like carrying such as kitty litter, dog food, cases of water, soft drinks, charcoal for grilling, potting soil, bags of mulch anything of that nature. This is a great niche. These are items every household needs on a regular basis and therefore can create a repeat service giving you a steady flow of income.
You will want to consider young mothers with babies in the community as they often have needs they go without to avoid packing up and dragging their babies or toddlers out disrupting their schedules. It's difficult for parents to do these chores but they have a long list of things they'd love to get done and pay you for doing so.
Do keep in mind the elder members of the community as well. Regardless of the clients you choose, do not take others in your car or vehicle as you would be liable for any damages that may occur, you should always avoid this never making exceptions.
Make arrangements with the client as to where and when you can drop these items off.