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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  • Zac Mcbride
    Zac Mcbride 6 hours ago

    He looks like an older will from stranger things

  • Rene sanchez
    Rene sanchez 13 hours ago

    I wish I could find someone to pay me 100$ to clean a damn grill.

  • MrsRandomMadeMeDoIt
    MrsRandomMadeMeDoIt 16 hours ago

    956 for a 3 room apartment in NYC!? that seems very very cheap??!? no?

  • C S
    C S Day ago

    I’m here to try to pull this off myself

  • ShadoeFax
    ShadoeFax 2 days ago

    Game of thrones party lol lame

  • can savas
    can savas 3 days ago

    Eveeeeeet sen? :D

  • Darth Yeddin
    Darth Yeddin 5 days ago

    If you were responding to 300-400 posts that quickly it's likely craigslist flagged you as spam.

  • Eskimoto
    Eskimoto 6 days ago

    did you even need vice for this lol

  • Michael Hartman
    Michael Hartman 9 days ago

    Plus the ruffly 6500 for the video

  • Dropping Jewels
    Dropping Jewels 9 days ago

    $965 for that size apartment in New York really?

  • Ant Mann
    Ant Mann 12 days ago

    My rents 350 so that's good

  • FreeWave-Art
    FreeWave-Art 12 days ago

    probably only got paid $200 for this video i general 😂

  • JiffyWax Jesus
    JiffyWax Jesus 12 days ago

    I was like I never get amy responses nor does my wife who's FEMALE and has a phd, I'm a small business owner. I was like this is gonna be all fake and staged...nope, hit the nail on the head, ya ppl will respond, but never for what your looking for or what u want lol

  • sjg2
    sjg2 13 days ago

    2:54 relatable

  • Khalid AlAli
    Khalid AlAli 13 days ago

    Do Americans find escorts through Craigslist as well?

    • Khalid AlAli
      Khalid AlAli 11 days ago

      Hahaha no my Vietnamese brother. I meant prostitutes? As it’s illegal in America, but I have a feeling they use this platform to endorse such services, no?

    • Hoàng Nguyên
      Hoàng Nguyên 11 days ago

      Would be funny if Daniel Craig also use craigslist

  • Raziel De Melo
    Raziel De Melo 15 days ago

    965$ for rent in NY? This video was posted on 2019 but it's clearly from 1934.

  • Juan Carlos Aguirre Garcia

    New dudes on vice are boring

  • swag
    swag 18 days ago

    this is why the city is becoming so fucking lame bro smh

  • Ectoid
    Ectoid 18 days ago

    is this buzzfeed?

  • Seth Haze
    Seth Haze 19 days ago

    WTF has Vice become.

  • Moto pancake
    Moto pancake 19 days ago

    Cheaper then my rent

  • Tony Lang
    Tony Lang 21 day ago

    'SAVE'?!? WHATS 'SAVE'!!!!!!

  • ooohgumdrops
    ooohgumdrops 24 days ago +1

    Omigosh when he posted that ad I was like this is going to mistake. I mean maybe snake wrangling would fly in NY but here in Vegas no. So when he got a response from someone in Vegas that sounds about right.

  • Go Guerilla Foto
    Go Guerilla Foto 26 days ago

    How the fuck does he only pay $965 for a 3 bedroom apartment in NYC?

  • Janet Nash
    Janet Nash Month ago

    take a train to central VT, I will pay you to shovel chicken poop

  • Khankhisto
    Khankhisto Month ago

    $965 for a 3 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn? Bullshit

  • OnePunch Man
    OnePunch Man Month ago


  • Hella Sleep
    Hella Sleep Month ago

    Rent is only $300 here in N.C

  • oliverrando
    oliverrando Month ago

    I dont know but like craiglist is kinda weird

  • Baldoxxx4000
    Baldoxxx4000 Month ago

    Are the snake poisonous or not?

  • PaniacThrilla
    PaniacThrilla Month ago

    Didn't even cut his balls off for the Varys gig. Is this guy even trying?

  • RK Audio
    RK Audio Month ago

    "Yea, it's not that bad" as a big drop of blood rolls down the back of his head

  • Tai Tasso
    Tai Tasso Month ago

    I thought you were dressed up as the villain from Split and Glass

  • Bigg Phillips
    Bigg Phillips Month ago

    Is his name Leo or Lioness

  • Good luck everyone
    Good luck everyone Month ago

    You never make money by working, that's why hustling is everywhere

  • Donovan Gilmore Jr
    Donovan Gilmore Jr Month ago

    How did you actually find jobs when everything on Craigslist for NYC seems like a scam or just very wealthy people looking for a sex slave? Just How
    Should of waited to end but 7 out of 300 sounds about right lol good video

    • god
      god Month ago

      ill pay a sexy escort like lana rhoades for a bondage session. $100/hour

  • Calen Said
    Calen Said Month ago

    965 rent? Nyc???

  • William Wyn
    William Wyn Month ago

    Gig or job ? Div


    Since when did vice become buzzfeed🤔🤔🤔

    ZZQ ARK Month ago


  • Lazlo
    Lazlo Month ago

    Photo shoot bring models 100 bucks? So do you have to split the 100 bucks???

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    Scharton Adams Month ago

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    TATA 7 PALMAS Month ago

    How about getting a REAL JOB and make a reliable source of income and not scrapping for small change?

  • Low budget productions

    *change shit to poop*

  • Turner Wright
    Turner Wright 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Pss pjain
    Pss pjain 2 months ago

    That site is so dodgy

  • Silently Sceptical
    Silently Sceptical 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Yolo Swaggins
    Yolo Swaggins 2 months ago

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

    NINO BROWN 2 months ago

    Can't do this in la 😂

  • ali taghavi
    ali taghavi 2 months ago

    Snakes have poison shit af, run

  • Alex
    Alex 2 months ago

    $965? For 3b in NY?

  • pwog arnex
    pwog arnex 2 months ago

    1:09 pm 195👽👾

  • MintyFresh
    MintyFresh 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Greatest crossover event in the history of youtube ft Taji

  • Take D'Shineov
    Take D'Shineov 2 months ago

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

  • Nakeem Morgan
    Nakeem Morgan 2 months ago

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

  • juul jesus
    juul jesus 2 months ago