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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  • Turner Wright
    Turner Wright 2 days ago

    Back in 2005-2006 when Craigslist was just starting to spread to other cities, I picked up gigs left and right - people were highballing you more than anything, because not too many workers knew about the site and there was a high demand for all kinds of labor. I - quite naively - thought this would keep up for at least a few years.
    I still use the site these days, but no one can rely on it in the way you're describing here, especially in dense cities like NYC, LA, SF... if it's a general labor gig, you probably have under 10-20 minutes to respond before the job is taken, and even then, you're completing against dozens of people. Advertising your general services like you did is a complete waste of time when employers know they'll get hundreds of replies from desperate people. The number of people I've seen offering less than minimum wage for skilled labor is disgusting.

  • wickermanout
    wickermanout 4 days ago

    what the fuck, 900 dollars for a 3 bedroom??? you pay 1200 pounds for a single bedroom in london

  • naomi peck
    naomi peck 5 days ago

    That site is so dodgy

  • Silently Sceptical
    Silently Sceptical 7 days ago

    That grill was not as clean as hoped for. At least he only had to pay $25 for the next guy.

  • K-M: Ehrenworth all rights reserved.

    Wd40 on the grill

  • Trap Advisor
    Trap Advisor 8 days ago

    The Lord Varys impression sounded like Dr. Evil taking the piss out of Scott

  • Yolo Swaggins
    Yolo Swaggins 9 days ago

    He fucked up the grill cleaning job and his Varys was pretty bad too.😅

    NINO BROWN 16 days ago

    Can't do this in la 😂

  • ali taghavi
    ali taghavi 16 days ago

    Snakes have poison shit af, run

  • Alex
    Alex 16 days ago

    $965? For 3b in NY?

  • pwog arnex
    pwog arnex 16 days ago

    1:09 pm 195👽👾

  • MintyFresh
    MintyFresh 18 days ago

    Yea the dude asking you to wrangle snakes didn't sound sexual, he probably only had his snakes wrangled by women so he was just being truthful

  • AseemSheikhVlogs
    AseemSheikhVlogs 18 days ago

    Greatest crossover event in the history of youtube ft Taji

  • Take D'Shineov
    Take D'Shineov 18 days ago

    Only the one reply smart assed 'snake wrangling' reply? You live in a very polite part of town!

  • Nakeem Morgan
    Nakeem Morgan 19 days ago

    wait u pay 965 for a 3 bedroom in brooklyn somethings not right

  • juul jesus
    juul jesus 19 days ago


  • j baylow
    j baylow 19 days ago

    busted clickbate vlog

    MTEEZE 19 days ago +1

    $965.......that’s a steal. Geez.

  • Matt Vega
    Matt Vega 19 days ago

    Bruh I like legits just want some some nuggets but im out hear watching this video because im going to get the same job to pay my babbygirl for the air pods w/ wires she bot me for my b-day so 100 likes plz and add me on fortnite twitch_yosimite!!! #lol#Victoryroyal#deznuts#minecraft

  • Strength Training For U

    3 bdroom apartment in Brooklyn for $965?! What the fuck how?!

  • Skully Smalls
    Skully Smalls 20 days ago

    when did vice turn into yes theory?

  • G37vsWorld
    G37vsWorld 21 day ago

    $965 3 bdr? I’m moving there

  • TheAlbaner990
    TheAlbaner990 21 day ago

    Whats the Cop mom from supernatural doing here???

  • a l
    a l 21 day ago


  • sarahelaine8
    sarahelaine8 21 day ago

    Should have tried on task rabbit instead of killer craigslist, first mistake!

  • Ron Jones
    Ron Jones 22 days ago

    I feel like he could have just sent her the biography rather than a FaceTime presentation

  • Damian Lewd
    Damian Lewd 23 days ago


  • Dodgers 818
    Dodgers 818 23 days ago

    Butt darts 🎯 would’ve saved you in no time flat!

  • MoneyBags McRich
    MoneyBags McRich 24 days ago

    Wasn't that game of thrones guy the host of one star reviews?

  • Nick Hewitt
    Nick Hewitt 24 days ago +1

    Why not just get a real job?

  • RiboflaviN
    RiboflaviN 24 days ago

    You should've wranlged some snakes and it will be easy money from there

  • Don Dooley
    Don Dooley 25 days ago

    Cregs List

  • Brian Zirrakyan
    Brian Zirrakyan 25 days ago

    The thing you cleaned the grill with those tiny metal things can go on the grill eventually on the food if digested you’re pretty much fucked

  • pukeylukey199
    pukeylukey199 25 days ago +1

    Other part of the video must be on the hub.

  • Christian Riopel
    Christian Riopel 26 days ago

    Just sell that expensive furniture and you'll be fine

  • Super Clawsy
    Super Clawsy 26 days ago

    $965 for a three bedroom in Brooklyn? Its $980 for a one bedroom in Nashville

  • EnterNameHere
    EnterNameHere 26 days ago

    Bottom Line: He didnt make enough.
    There. Saved you 8 minutes.

  • Retr0 ghostx
    Retr0 ghostx 28 days ago

    This guy is agent 47

    JWLS - JARBS 28 days ago

    Game of thrones one was definitely awkward lol

  • ryangames9000
    ryangames9000 29 days ago


  • enekervis
    enekervis 29 days ago

    OK WHERE in New York is rent that cheap?

  • Flashy Paws
    Flashy Paws Month ago

    i would not hire you to mow my lawn.
    does that help somehow?

  • Sunny Kay
    Sunny Kay Month ago

    In the thumbnail he looked like that monk lady from Dr Strange. Anyone else agree?

  • rodger so
    rodger so Month ago +1

    funny how he can make 100$ so ez in a day and ppl in third world countries work much harder for the whole month just to make the same amount.not that i care for them but facinating so wierd..too wierd

  • Dovado
    Dovado Month ago

    a boring dystopia

  • CustumGuard
    CustumGuard Month ago


  • Noneofyour Business

    100$ to clean a fucking bbq? That cant alone killed this video’s credibility

  • Cytie
    Cytie Month ago +2

    Should've taken the snake wrangling job, woulda made enough to pay the rent for sure

  • Lebohang Lechela
    Lebohang Lechela Month ago

    wow your rent is expensive. God dammit!

  • TRM H
    TRM H Month ago

    You do this for a bit people out there doing this for a lifetime no oyher choice

  • Pembis
    Pembis Month ago +1

    Did he just say he has a 3 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn for $965? bullshit

  • IrvGotti
    IrvGotti Month ago

    The con is trying to find rent for 965 a month

  • Eric Adrien
    Eric Adrien Month ago

    ngl I thought he meant something else by snake wrangling

  • PressPause 2Play
    PressPause 2Play Month ago +2

    How is his rent only $1000 for a three BR in NYC is the real question.

  • Peter Northrup
    Peter Northrup Month ago

    I pick up a few jobs here and there on graigs list. It pays.

  • Juff rey
    Juff rey Month ago

    Fuck. Next job idea then

  • Gabe Welvaert
    Gabe Welvaert Month ago

    yea this is completely skewed. you’re going to get accepted for gigs instantly if they know that you’re coming with vice. they’re getting free publicity for their business. the first restaurant may as well have just been an advertisement.

  • Jackson James
    Jackson James Month ago

    You look like hitman

  • Guinness
    Guinness Month ago +8

    Dude, fish aren't solitary animals. You should buy Jeff a friend, and quick.

  • nomad18074
    nomad18074 Month ago

    Does Vice not pay you enough

  • Photoshop By Alfredo
    Photoshop By Alfredo Month ago +2

    Damn, you a good actor. Much luck to you

  • Maximiliano Madrigal
    Maximiliano Madrigal Month ago +2

    This seems like something that belongs on buzzfeed


    That’s my subway station 4:49

  • Luca D
    Luca D Month ago

    Just give him a raise??

  • Jesus Farrow
    Jesus Farrow Month ago

    Dude i live in oakland ca and rent is between $1,700 and $2,500 for a studio or a really small 1 bedroom

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    Global Ad Posting Month ago

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  • Alex Duke
    Alex Duke Month ago +1

    This fucking guy looks like a snake Wrangler

  • Brett Coons
    Brett Coons Month ago

    You know it's bad when the Ancient One is out here struggling.

  • Al gansk
    Al gansk Month ago

    Note to self, " Go back to snake wrangling"

  • Agatha jay
    Agatha jay Month ago

    That snake wrangling could have gone really wrong-
    Oh. It did.

  • M
    M Month ago

    Yo who else thought they saw the bald master from Dr Strange in the thumbnail lmao

  • Lg Steelo
    Lg Steelo Month ago

    What could also help is not buy an expensive ass Apple laptop🤔

  • Veronica M
    Veronica M Month ago

    I knew the whole, “ I’ll do anything” and “snake wrangling” would not end well. 😂

  • mmsibi
    mmsibi Month ago


  • Ride4Dime
    Ride4Dime Month ago

    Ok uh... I'm also from nyc and would love to know how the hell you pay 965 for a 3 room in BK..😂

  • GraysonKade
    GraysonKade Month ago

    965 bucks for an apartment in brooklyn? You have nothinggggg to complain about homie. Haha. If you have trouble making less than $1000 bucks a month... you need to seriously evaluate your life as a whole...

  • Elijah Thiam
    Elijah Thiam Month ago

    3 bedroom for only 965?! Where do you live tf???

  • haleem aslam
    haleem aslam Month ago

    Great. Let me just pause my 8-6 job to go out do some gigs to make $965.

  • beastumfan
    beastumfan Month ago

    Do it again! lol

  • King Zelos
    King Zelos Month ago

    Cleaning a grill for 100$ SIGN ME THE FUCK UP.

  • The Q Man
    The Q Man Month ago

    This is like a cool hobby plus you get money off it! This would be something cool if you’re a people person

  • sunshinefairy
    sunshinefairy Month ago

    Dam this guy looks like the brother in get out

  • BeardedBüchsenmacher
    BeardedBüchsenmacher Month ago +2

    I thought he seemed like a bit of a snake wrangler alright. jesus christ man haha

  • AppleBottemGs
    AppleBottemGs Month ago

    Hey $600 is $600 more in your pocket, good luck

  • tam phan
    tam phan Month ago

    3 bedroom, rent the 2 other rooms

  • Nick Martinelli
    Nick Martinelli Month ago

    You look like tilda swinton in Dr. Strange lol.

  • lonely
    lonely Month ago +1

    This shit geeks😂😂

  • Mint Gaming
    Mint Gaming Month ago

    Where the fuck is rent that cheap???

  • FireProElite
    FireProElite Month ago

    Ancient one lookin ass thumbnail

  • Batt Culkin Brenoalways

    YOU TRIED!!!

  • Caguama Time
    Caguama Time Month ago

    You should do a video on why you pay female workers less

  • Skrufmeister02
    Skrufmeister02 Month ago

    Dammit vice, you need to pay your workers more!

  • Friendo x
    Friendo x Month ago

    All he had to say was "free paper".

  • Aaron Jordan
    Aaron Jordan Month ago

    Three bedroom for 965? That’s not bad

  • Zachary Manuel
    Zachary Manuel Month ago

    This is so fake fuck the leftists trump hating left news .

  • K.D. Rolls
    K.D. Rolls Month ago

    $135 for trying deodorant. Wft

  • The Ombudsman
    The Ombudsman Month ago

    3 bedroom appartment in brooklyn? Only 965!???

  • Jake Lynch
    Jake Lynch Month ago

    imn fucking telepathic or just commen sence oriented forsurehahahaha

  • Jake Lynch
    Jake Lynch Month ago

    omg I was right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jake Lynch
    Jake Lynch Month ago

    open for anything snake rangling seems like a innuendo for gay work but im high hahahaha deff could