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


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

    12 hours 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


    2 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

    3 days ago

    That site is so dodgy

  • Silently Sceptical

    Silently Sceptical

    5 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.

    K-M: Ehrenworth all rights reserved.

    5 days ago

    Wd40 on the grill

  • Trap Advisor

    Trap Advisor

    6 days ago

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

  • Yolo Swaggins

    Yolo Swaggins

    7 days ago

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



    14 days ago

    Can't do this in la 😂

  • ali taghavi

    ali taghavi

    14 days ago

    Snakes have poison shit af, run

  • Alex


    14 days ago

    $965? For 3b in NY?

  • pwog arnex

    pwog arnex

    14 days ago

    1:09 pm 195👽👾

  • MintyFresh


    16 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


    16 days ago

    Greatest crossover event in the history of youtube ft Taji

  • Take D'Shineov

    Take D'Shineov

    16 days ago

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

  • Nakeem Morgan

    Nakeem Morgan

    16 days ago

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

  • juul jesus

    juul jesus

    17 days ago


  • j baylow

    j baylow

    17 days ago

    busted clickbate vlog



    17 days ago

    $965.......that’s a steal. Geez.

  • Matt Vega

    Matt Vega

    17 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

    Strength Training For U

    17 days ago

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

  • Skully Smalls

    Skully Smalls

    18 days ago

    when did vice turn into yes theory?

  • G37vsWorld


    18 days ago

    $965 3 bdr? I’m moving there

  • TheAlbaner990


    19 days ago

    Whats the Cop mom from supernatural doing here???

  • a l

    a l

    19 days ago


  • sarahelaine8


    19 days ago

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

  • Ron Jones

    Ron Jones

    20 days ago

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

  • Damian Lewd

    Damian Lewd

    21 day ago


  • Dodgers 818

    Dodgers 818

    21 day ago

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

  • MoneyBags McRich

    MoneyBags McRich

    22 days ago

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

  • Nick Hewitt

    Nick Hewitt

    22 days ago

    Why not just get a real job?

  • RiboflaviN


    22 days ago

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

  • Don Dooley

    Don Dooley

    23 days ago

    Cregs List

  • Brian Zirrakyan

    Brian Zirrakyan

    23 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


    23 days ago

    Other part of the video must be on the hub.

  • Christian Riopel

    Christian Riopel

    24 days ago

    Just sell that expensive furniture and you'll be fine

  • Super Clawsy

    Super Clawsy

    24 days ago

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

  • EnterNameHere


    24 days ago

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

  • Retr0 ghostx

    Retr0 ghostx

    25 days ago

    This guy is agent 47



    26 days ago

    Game of thrones one was definitely awkward lol

  • ryangames9000


    27 days ago


  • enekervis


    27 days ago

    OK WHERE in New York is rent that cheap?

  • Flashy Paws

    Flashy Paws

    27 days ago

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

  • Sunny Kay

    Sunny Kay

    28 days ago

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

  • rodger so

    rodger so

    28 days ago

    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

  • rodger so

    rodger so

    25 days ago

    Niels Heesbeen wdym?

  • Niels Heesbeen

    Niels Heesbeen

    25 days ago

    I hope you are being sarcastic

  • Dovado


    28 days ago

    a boring dystopia

  • CustumGuard


    29 days ago


  • Noneofyour Business

    Noneofyour Business

    29 days ago

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

  • Cytie


    29 days ago

    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


    Month ago

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

  • 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

    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


    Month ago

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

  • nomad18074


    Month ago

    Does Vice not pay you enough

  • Photoshop By Alfredo

    Photoshop By Alfredo

    Month ago

    Damn, you a good actor. Much luck to you

  • Maximiliano Madrigal

    Maximiliano Madrigal

    Month ago

    This seems like something that belongs on buzzfeed



    Month ago

    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

  • Comma Gaming

    Comma Gaming

    Month ago

    You're getting scammed

  • Global Ad Posting

    Global Ad Posting

    Month ago

    Hi, We are providing professional Craigslist ad posting service. Posting section are Open right Now- Community, Housing and For Sale Only. Per live ads $1.5. If you work with Us long term then payment will be negotiable. Skype: ranaahmedm123 WhatsApp: +12026303622

  • Alex Duke

    Alex Duke

    Month ago

    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.

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