Working Weird Craigslist Jobs to Earn $965 for New York City Rent

  • Published: 14 May 2019
  • VICE's Will Tilghman tries to make his monthly rent of $965 by working weird jobs posted on the gigs section of New York Craigslist. After staging a photoshoot for a restaurant, screening a bad horror movie, trying a new deodorant, writing a bio for a nice mom, handing out newspapers, doing a timely impersonation of Lord Varys from “Game of Thrones”, and more, Will goes deep into the world of Craigslist to see if he can actually pay his rent by doing odd-jobs.

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Comments • 3 371

  • JA G
    JA G  5 hours back

    but you didn’t pay tax on that earned or did you? In reality you would need 25% above that amount in a taxed capitalist society...but, in a socialist tax society - you would need 60% above that amount.

    • hen ko
      hen ko  6 hours back

      James Charles be hunting on Craigslist now?James Charles be hunting on Craigslist now?

      • donald keyfauver
        donald keyfauver  7 hours back

        Great job bro! 605 dollars in two weeks? You can rent a mansion in Alabama. But in all honesty I applaud you

        • Nearly Homeless
          Nearly Homeless  7 hours back

          holy shit this was funny

          • Chris Wesney
            Chris Wesney  7 hours back

            It sounds like you don't have an actual full time career if you have the kind of time to do these odd jobs. Maybe that is why you struggle to pay bills and save money.

            • VeevLoot
              VeevLoot  7 hours back

              This is such a good example of gig economy. Many people live this life daily and now just as a video.. Thank you for shedding light on this subject!

              • AmourYanni
                AmourYanni  8 hours back

                His rent is so low bc he lives in a 3 bedroom apartment so he’s only paying his portion‼️

                • Felix Bracero
                  Felix Bracero  9 hours back


                  • yanasitta
                    yanasitta  10 hours back

                    Next time, just sell ass. You'll probably have some extra cash

                    • HuntTheBox
                      HuntTheBox  10 hours back

                      Your fault for taking out a huge student loan to make 50000/year and live in one of the most expensive cities in the US...

                      Don't expect people that have better jobs than you to pay for your shit, you raise taxes all that's gonna happen is the more replaceable people (you) lose their jobs

                      • Neat
                        Neat  10 hours back

                        Why would someone hire someone else they don't know to write their own biography?

                        • hahwow haha
                          hahwow haha  10 hours back

                          This shit is too funny

                          • Mariichan333
                            Mariichan333  11 hours back

                            I don’t know why but I thought he seemed more like Patricia from Split.

                            • 337 337
                              337 337  11 hours back

                              You have to be in the right area, as a lot of places "Gigs" are only decent money for women, but someday men will be equal and will get equal opportunities!

                              • Xerdoz
                                Xerdoz  12 hours back

                                I'm so poor, I wouldn't even mind wrangling snakes.

                                • Callum Dry
                                  Callum Dry  13 hours back

                                  Cringing so hard at the game of thrones job hahaha, took balls man

                                  • TheInfinitequest
                                    TheInfinitequest  13 hours back

                                    In snake wrangling do you charge by the inch or foot? hahahaha!

                                    • Hadiya Howard
                                      Hadiya Howard  13 hours back

                                      I would do this but as a woman, I fear for my safety meeting random people for jobs

                                      • GIL
                                        GIL  14 hours back

                                        Yeah, there are a variety of odd jobs in big cities. CL in my area has 0 jobs that doesn't require an 1- 1 1/2 hr commute or a truck.

                                        • godstomper
                                          godstomper  15 hours back

                                          Game of thrones party. Lol.
                                          I used to really like GOT but now I cant stand it

                                          • kokkinikauti chilipipperia

                                            he is so charming

                                            • EZ EIGHT
                                              EZ EIGHT  17 hours back

                                              James Charles be hunting on Craigslist now?

                                              • Nur La grande
                                                Nur La grande  18 hours back

                                                Him writing about motherhood bruh lmfao

                                                • Peaceful Islam BD
                                                  Peaceful Islam BD  18 hours back

                                                  if you subscribe to my channel, I will subscribe you......

                                                  • DJ Akademiks Supreme Hoodie

                                                    "I have never had my snake wrangled by a guy before" pause😂

                                                    • Jon Archer
                                                      Jon Archer  19 hours back

                                                      965 is cheap af

                                                      • tatt oo sticker
                                                        tatt oo sticker  20 hours back

                                                        I have to be honest, I don't believe this video in 100% genuine. There is no way the jobs on Craigslist in New York are this normal.I have to be honest, I don't believe this video in 100% genuine. There is no way the jobs on Craigslist in New York are this normal.

                                                        • Ted S
                                                          Ted S  20 hours back

                                                          Being a pornstar not paying good enough?

                                                          • Ronald
                                                            Ronald  21 hours back

                                                            I'm surprised you didn't get kidnapped or killed

                                                            • Sea shadowbanned N.Christopher

                                                              SOMETHING ON THIS PSEUDO INTELLECTUAL/PSEUDO COOL/SOCIALIST PROPAGANDA OUTLET THATS ONLY KINDA FILLED WITH LIBERAL/PRO-U.N.AGENDA CRINGY SOCIAL BLIPS.... I even had to look up “Game of throwing”.... Didn’t find much...
                                                              Just thank GOD for President Trump...
                                                              (Attn. Illegal foreign nationals/enemy combatants/economic warfare complicit leftists .....The Implementing of The Insurrection act is close at hand! ..RAD!!…😉😎🇺🇸🐥)

                                                              • Big minecraft nonce 69x69x69

                                                                I swear he’s that person of doctor strange

                                                                • hey
                                                                  hey  24 hours back

                                                                  Det er søren pape!

                                                                  • Jayzibbit cropper
                                                                    Jayzibbit cropper  1 days back

                                                                    Snake wrangler. U fucking legend, funny as fuck. Subbed

                                                                    • richay1
                                                                      richay1  1 days back

                                                                      You didn’t earn the $100 at the start you earned 33, js

                                                                      • Robin Hihi
                                                                        Robin Hihi  1 days back

                                                                        Why does he look a little like Justin Timberlake

                                                                        • Fume
                                                                          Fume  1 days back

                                                                          Taji from the 1 star reviews 😂💀

                                                                          • Fume
                                                                            Fume  1 days back

                                                                            $965.00 for a 3 bedroom in New York ?!

                                                                            • panggop jio
                                                                              panggop jio  1 days back

                                                                              Dude you should have had you as the GOT dude for the embarrassing part at the end because that stupid shit you did I'd way more embarrassing than doing hard work

                                                                              • Aldo L
                                                                                Aldo L  1 days back

                                                                                Nothing like a good old-fashioned, albeit sometimes boring, 9 to 5, eh? 🙃

                                                                                • Manny Bee
                                                                                  Manny Bee  1 days back

                                                                                  Fuck the world for some buffalo wings right now!

                                                                                  • jonsprivatelife
                                                                                    jonsprivatelife  1 days back

                                                                                    loooooooooool @ $965

                                                                                    Come to Toronto, we have great street corners that you might be able to get a luxury carboard box for that much

                                                                                    • Ariela Maraquin
                                                                                      Ariela Maraquin  1 days back

                                                                                      Moby has really declined, vice ??? Now clearly soliciting prostitution, then acting coy when they police email??? Moby don't listen to m&m......I listen to techno and we miss you.

                                                                                      • Pedro Ramirez
                                                                                        Pedro Ramirez  1 days back

                                                                                        You should give that dude who shaved your head a One-Star review!

                                                                                        • Aidan
                                                                                          Aidan  1 days back

                                                                                          4:23 his disappointment was immeasurable, and his day is ruined.

                                                                                          • AntdezTV
                                                                                            AntdezTV  1 days back

                                                                                            craigslists gig adds are scams to get emails

                                                                                            • Syresin
                                                                                              Syresin  1 days back

                                                                                              None of those jobs were weird tbh

                                                                                              • IBradFrazer
                                                                                                IBradFrazer  1 days back

                                                                                                I have to be honest, I don't believe this video in 100% genuine. There is no way the jobs on Craigslist in New York are this normal.

                                                                                                • boastfuls
                                                                                                  boastfuls  1 days back

                                                                                                  Kinda sucked. Im sure he used the age old line "im filming a video for YouTubes vice" in order to make this video work