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

  • Published on May 13, 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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  • chellebelle914
    chellebelle914 3 hours ago +1

    Where the fuck r u paying $1000 for rent? Lies...

  • Nostrum
    Nostrum 3 hours ago

    entertaining but pretty unrealistic.

  • panggop jio
    panggop jio 5 hours ago

    for your shit, you raise taxes all that's gonna happen is the more replaceable people (you) lose their jobs

  • Abby Buchanan
    Abby Buchanan 6 hours ago

    He has that one voice of that guy that does the creepy videos on USclip please tell me someone knows what I’m talking about

  • Jonathan Mordecayov
    Jonathan Mordecayov 9 hours ago

    what about the gig Vice paid him for the video? ill say around 2k$

  • Rehoboth Farm
    Rehoboth Farm 10 hours ago

    Why is it that no matter what I watch somehow youtube thinks that cramming something from Vice down my throat is the way to go? I'm just going to stop it at 1 second, down vote it, and watch something else when this happens. I don't even care what it is about.

  • Kelsey Matthews
    Kelsey Matthews 11 hours ago


  • Chris
    Chris 13 hours ago

    8 wasted bucket of abortion juice minutes of my life gone

  • Eliza Awan
    Eliza Awan 14 hours ago

    i’m just gonna keep taking loans and get a damn college degree somehow 😒. Although i want to live in New York it’s too damn expensive without an actual stable and high paying job. FML I wanna get out of my house NOW, my father is driving me crazy im 22 years old and he don’t allow me to do shit. The only thing i was loving was living on campus but obviously that’s too expensive for my father as well. Joining the police force is a crazy job as well. WHAT DO I DO?

  • Gustavo Gutierrez
    Gustavo Gutierrez 15 hours ago

    Student debt? Lol

  • Samantha Brown
    Samantha Brown 15 hours ago

    the photos were so cheap a photographer on its own is like 100/hr for no models

  • Sully's Speed Shop
    Sully's Speed Shop 16 hours ago

    What about FB marketplace. CL is dead

  • Fun Factory
    Fun Factory 18 hours ago

    Imagine tricking your boss to pay you for applying to other jobs

  • JA G
    JA G Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • donald keyfauver

    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 Day ago

    holy shit this was funny

  • Chris Wesney
    Chris Wesney Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • Felix Bracero
    Felix Bracero Day ago


  • yanasitta
    yanasitta Day ago +1

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

  • HuntTheBox
    HuntTheBox Day ago

    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 Day ago +1

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

  • hahwow haha
    hahwow haha Day ago

    This shit is too funny

  • Mariichan333
    Mariichan333 Day ago

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

  • 337 337
    337 337 Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • Callum Dry
    Callum Dry Day ago

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

  • TheInfinitequest

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

  • Hadiya Howard
    Hadiya Howard Day ago

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

  • GIL
    GIL Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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 Day ago

    James Charles be hunting on Craigslist now?

  • Nur La grande
    Nur La grande Day ago

    Him writing about motherhood bruh lmfao

  • Peaceful Islam BD

    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 Day ago

    965 is cheap af

  • tatt oo sticker
    tatt oo sticker Day ago

    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 Day ago

    Being a pornstar not paying good enough?

  • Ronald
    Ronald Day ago

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

  • Sea shadowbanned N.Christopher

    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 Day ago

    Det er søren pape!

  • Jayzibbit cropper

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

  • richay1
    richay1 Day ago

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

  • Robin Hihi
    Robin Hihi Day ago +1

    Why does he look a little like Justin Timberlake

  • Fume
    Fume Day ago

    Taji from the 1 star reviews 😂💀

  • Fume
    Fume Day ago

    $965.00 for a 3 bedroom in New York ?!

  • Aldo L
    Aldo L 2 days ago

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

  • Manny Bee
    Manny Bee 2 days ago

    Fuck the world for some buffalo wings right now!

  • jonsprivatelife
    jonsprivatelife 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

  • Aidan
    Aidan 2 days ago

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

  • AntdezTV
    AntdezTV 2 days ago

    craigslists gig adds are scams to get emails

  • Syresin
    Syresin 2 days ago

    None of those jobs were weird tbh

  • IBradFrazer
    IBradFrazer 2 days ago +1

    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 2 days ago +1

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

  • Chud Yee
    Chud Yee 2 days ago

    this guy is an amateur. Craig has always been a good friend to me, even when I want my snake wrangled.

  • Hol up
    Hol up 2 days ago

    Everytime this video comes up in my recommended I keep thinking he's the girl that trained doctor strange

  • Evanscreek Brahman
    Evanscreek Brahman 2 days ago

    C r i n g e

  • Cano
    Cano 2 days ago

    dude people pay you for the coolest things. in germany it wouldnt be the case. a dude hiring you to play a role and someone else to clean his grill? damn so cool

  • magnetic productions

    is it a requirement to be a sissy or beta male to work for vice now?

  • Bailey Tenerovich
    Bailey Tenerovich 2 days ago

    You forgot to mention no solicitation jobs...
    or maybe you didn't 😏

  • Mr. Cool
    Mr. Cool 2 days ago

    Lucky you didn't get invited and turned into the main course of a serial killer.

  • kamen
    kamen 2 days ago

    Dislike this comment if you're freelancing in 2019.

  • Bradley Schafer
    Bradley Schafer 2 days ago

    3 bedroom for $965 in NYC? Don't believe it...

    • boastfuls
      boastfuls 2 days ago

      +Bradley Schafer btw 3k for one bedroom? Are you the monopoly man?! Can I rent your closet for 500 lol

    • boastfuls
      boastfuls 2 days ago

      +Bradley Schafer 2900 round to 3k for a 3 bedroom is vastly more believable than one guy renting a 1000 dollar three bedroom apartment. Its not rocket science

    • Bradley Schafer
      Bradley Schafer 2 days ago

      +boastfuls even with 2 roommates the rent is under 2900. I pay 3500 for a one bedroom.

    • boastfuls
      boastfuls 2 days ago

      Smh probably just his portion of the rent. Why would he live alone in a 3 bedroom apartment

  • skeeter 793
    skeeter 793 2 days ago

    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

  • Andrei Daniel
    Andrei Daniel 2 days ago

    I got a gay vibe from this guy...or was it just me...oh...wait...fuck...NO

  • Hawkins 157
    Hawkins 157 2 days ago

    His ad makes him seems like hes gay prostitute

  • Mr. Wednesday
    Mr. Wednesday 2 days ago +1

    Year later....
    Knocks at the door.
    Taxman: IRS Open up

    • 2020 PURGE
      2020 PURGE 6 hours ago

      Mr. Wednesday shoot them all

  • Seb
    Seb 2 days ago

    fiverr + upwork + craigslist will def be enough

  • k z
    k z 2 days ago

    Finally something from vice that isnt painful to watch

  • Caesar Saucy
    Caesar Saucy 2 days ago

    I’m the thumbnail he looks like the chick from doctor strange

  • Ajm Al
    Ajm Al 2 days ago +1

    The crazy thing is I do this in real life I work a job for 1 or 2 weeks and move on to the next. I support my drug habit and my rent

  • Y O J I M B O 用心棒

    $965 for rent in NYC?
    How do you not live in a literal janitors closet

    • Y O J I M B O 用心棒
      Y O J I M B O 用心棒 Day ago

      Ah, that would explain it. I assumed he was living alone

    • AmourYanni
      AmourYanni Day ago

      Y O J I M B O 用心棒 he’s in a 3 bedroom apartment so he’s paying his portion

  • Chris
    Chris 2 days ago

    lol at the game of thrones impersonator

  • burnsybros
    burnsybros 2 days ago

    Maybe if this retard didnt live in a 3 bedroom apartment lol.

  • Thomas L
    Thomas L 2 days ago

    I’m living in a 1.2 million dollar house aka £1million I don’t own they house and I only have to pay £600-$800 a month why is America so expensive

  • Jarkko Louhe
    Jarkko Louhe 2 days ago +63

    Hmm, some dude offered you 100 for cleaning his 80dollar grill, riight.-

    • Rezg Soto
      Rezg Soto 7 hours ago +2

      That’s a Weber Spirit E-310 goes for $499. Always thought those were so pricey.

    • dan romanov
      dan romanov 15 hours ago +2

      He needed his chicken choked

    • look! i'm holding a cigar
      look! i'm holding a cigar 17 hours ago +6

      He also needed his snake cleaned

  • Zero X
    Zero X 2 days ago

    Good vid

  • At Home in the Dome
    At Home in the Dome 2 days ago


  • tonygreene113
    tonygreene113 2 days ago

    Living the millennial life in sh1thole NYC...

  • Nate Hester
    Nate Hester 2 days ago

    3 bedroom apartment in the city for under 1000!? Nice!

  • Something Dreadful
    Something Dreadful 2 days ago +1

    Seems like you could probably just make a video for Vice, to pay your rent

  • Gf
    Gf 2 days ago

    first job, he has his 2 budies help out, not exactly earned yourself

  • t100base
    t100base 2 days ago

    white people are weired. game of throne party? smh

  • Chicken Nugget
    Chicken Nugget 2 days ago


  • t100base
    t100base 2 days ago

    been there done that. craigslist is over

  • lobsidedballs
    lobsidedballs 2 days ago

    2:23 you are not in your house lol and you make it seem like that is your house

  • Rick Raleigh
    Rick Raleigh 2 days ago

    You would have been fine had you stuck to snake wrangling. xD

  • A Leo
    A Leo 2 days ago

    I cant stop rewinding 551

  • A Leo
    A Leo 2 days ago

    5:51 - I Died

  • Pipebomb
    Pipebomb 2 days ago

    You have a 3 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn for 965$ a month you should be playing the fucking lottery dawg, you have no idea how lucky your ass is.

  • Art Vandelay
    Art Vandelay 2 days ago

    If you have ANY debt, then saving is not possible. Pay that motherfucker off ASAP.

  • Londell Morris
    Londell Morris 2 days ago

    Shit 965 a month would be a steal in Cali 😅😢

  • joshua halt
    joshua halt 2 days ago +1

    Didn't quite hit the target, but still saved himself two thirds of his rent by simply doing odd-jobs on the side.
    Also for someone with no acting experience, he played a damn good Lord Varys. xD

  • Felix Ruber
    Felix Ruber 2 days ago

    More comfortably-removed adventures for the comfortably-removed, starring a comfortably-removed white boy/girl? Great. Go, VICE!
    "Cos everybody hates a tourist, especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh."