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 • 3 453

  • Lifunia
    Lifunia  2 hours back

    I need to know something. How was the horror film?

    • Lifunia
      Lifunia  2 hours back

      I want to know something. How was the horror film?

      • Matan Kniaz-Diamond
        Matan Kniaz-Diamond  5 hours back

        Bro he looks like Daniel Radcliff in that Nazi movie

        • Tom Gwerzman
          Tom Gwerzman  5 hours back

          I really wanted him to succeed :(

          • Brother Of The Stone
            Brother Of The Stone  7 hours back

            I live in jersey Channel Islands where I pay £1,450 sterling pounds for a small 2 bedroom flat ..born into poverty but living on a millionaires island ... what am I supposed to do leave my island but I feel for you still it’s hard when your rents almost your whole wage ...

            • Daniel Shych
              Daniel Shych  8 hours back

              Looks like the ancient one not gonna lie

              • gumgumSulli
                gumgumSulli  13 hours back

                $965 rent? Jeesus

                • Phoebe Grigor
                  Phoebe Grigor  17 hours back

                  4:41 clear signs of a man who has never delivered papers before, that's a sure-fire way to rip them allllll

                  • Erfan Ballew
                    Erfan Ballew  18 hours back

                    With the profit from this vid you will make the money

                    • Jacob Hellman
                      Jacob Hellman  18 hours back

                      This mfs rent is paying less for a three bedroom apartment in NYC than I'm paying for a one bedroom in rural Texas wtf

                      • hen ko
                        hen ko  20 hours back

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

                        • Anthony Galvan
                          Anthony Galvan  21 hours back

                          He looks like the ancient one

                          • No
                            No  22 hours back

                            I bet this income was reported to gov and taxed to make the correct number. :P

                            • Jason Allen
                              Jason Allen  23 hours back

                              you can make so much doing sex work lol

                              • This Guy
                                This Guy  23 hours back

                                Why impose that limit of only one-time gigs? I've relied on Craigslist for gigs and jobs many times in the past and it's come through for me in one way or another. I got fired on a Tuesday but was working by that Thursday thanks to Craigslist.

                                • Bing Bong Productions
                                  Bing Bong Productions  24 hours back

                                  If your rent is that bad, move out of the city 😂

                                  • Citizen Dildo
                                    Citizen Dildo  1 days back

                                    If somebody actually done this for a living, they would have a lot of weird storys to tell their grandchildren.

                                    • Luke Browm
                                      Luke Browm  1 days back

                                      I'm so happy taji is on here hes the boyyy

                                      • Trump on a Tuesday
                                        Trump on a Tuesday  1 days back

                                        Prostitution would got you paid in two days!

                                        • Melissa anderson
                                          Melissa anderson  1 days back

                                          cool count me in on this man.. lol I'm a starving artest MY self here..😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😎😎😎😎😎😎

                                          • Jamie DeJong
                                            Jamie DeJong  1 days back

                                            I would love to see him try this again in the future! He was super entertaining!

                                            • Brittany
                                              Brittany  1 days back

                                              The most surprising thing is you finding a three bedroom apartment in Brooklyn for 965$ a month. My sis pays almost double for a one bedroom.

                                              • AFMakers
                                                AFMakers  1 days back

                                                Tbf you could have just done a Hitman impersonator and you’d be making stacks

                                                • Niki Sørensen
                                                  Niki Sørensen  1 days back

                                                  YOOO this is epic

                                                  • tatt oo sticker
                                                    tatt oo sticker  1 days back

                                                    holy shit this was funny

                                                    • El Chapo Guzman Loera
                                                      El Chapo Guzman Loera  1 days back

                                                      When vice isn't paying enough to pay his bills. He does sumn strange for some change

                                                      • Peno1992
                                                        Peno1992  1 days back

                                                        Luckily Vice covers the rent, or else you’d be up shit creek. Or the east river.

                                                        • Ansilo's adventures
                                                          Ansilo's adventures  1 days back

                                                          100 dollars for photoshoot , free models??

                                                          • chellebelle914
                                                            chellebelle914  2 days back

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

                                                            • Nostrum
                                                              Nostrum  2 days back

                                                              entertaining but pretty unrealistic.

                                                              • panggop jio
                                                                panggop jio  2 days back

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

                                                                • Abby Buchanan
                                                                  Abby Buchanan  2 days back

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

                                                                  • Jonathan Mordecayov
                                                                    Jonathan Mordecayov  2 days back

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

                                                                    • Rehoboth Farm
                                                                      Rehoboth Farm  2 days back

                                                                      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  2 days back

                                                                        SNAKE WRANGLING OML

                                                                        • Chris
                                                                          Chris  2 days back

                                                                          8 wasted bucket of abortion juice minutes of my life gone

                                                                          • Eliza Awan
                                                                            Eliza Awan  2 days back

                                                                            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  2 days back

                                                                              Student debt? Lol

                                                                              • Samantha Brown
                                                                                Samantha Brown  2 days back

                                                                                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  2 days back

                                                                                  What about FB marketplace. CL is dead

                                                                                  • Fun Factory
                                                                                    Fun Factory  2 days back

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

                                                                                    • JA G
                                                                                      JA G  3 days 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.

                                                                                      • donald keyfauver
                                                                                        donald keyfauver  3 days 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  3 days back

                                                                                          holy shit this was funny

                                                                                          • Chris Wesney
                                                                                            Chris Wesney  3 days 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  3 days 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  3 days 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  3 days back