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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  • Lifunia
    Lifunia Day ago

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

  • Lifunia
    Lifunia Day ago

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

  • Matan Kniaz-Diamond

    Bro he looks like Daniel Radcliff in that Nazi movie

  • Tom Gwerzman
    Tom Gwerzman Day ago

    I really wanted him to succeed :(

  • Brother Of The Stone

    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 Day ago

    Looks like the ancient one not gonna lie

  • gumgumSulli
    gumgumSulli Day ago

    $965 rent? Jeesus

  • Phoebe Grigor
    Phoebe Grigor Day ago

    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 Day ago +1

    With the profit from this vid you will make the money

  • Jacob Hellman
    Jacob Hellman Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • Anthony Galvan
    Anthony Galvan 2 days ago

    He looks like the ancient one

  • No
    No 2 days ago

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

  • Jason Allen
    Jason Allen 2 days ago

    you can make so much doing sex work lol

  • This Guy
    This Guy 2 days ago

    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

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

  • Citizen Dildo
    Citizen Dildo 2 days ago

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

  • Luke Browm
    Luke Browm 2 days ago +1

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

  • Trump on a Tuesday
    Trump on a Tuesday 2 days ago

    Prostitution would got you paid in two days!

  • Melissa anderson
    Melissa anderson 2 days ago +1

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

  • Jamie DeJong
    Jamie DeJong 2 days ago

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

  • Brittany
    Brittany 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago +1

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

  • Niki Sørensen
    Niki Sørensen 2 days ago

    YOOO this is epic

  • tatt oo sticker
    tatt oo sticker 2 days ago

    holy shit this was funny

  • El Chapo Guzman Loera

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

  • Peno1992
    Peno1992 2 days ago

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

  • Ansilo's adventures
    Ansilo's adventures 2 days ago

    100 dollars for photoshoot , free models??

  • chellebelle914
    chellebelle914 2 days ago +1

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

  • Nostrum
    Nostrum 2 days ago

    entertaining but pretty unrealistic.

  • panggop jio
    panggop jio 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

  • Jonathan Mordecayov
    Jonathan Mordecayov 3 days ago

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

  • Rehoboth Farm
    Rehoboth Farm 3 days 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 3 days ago


  • Chris
    Chris 3 days ago

    8 wasted bucket of abortion juice minutes of my life gone

  • Eliza Awan
    Eliza Awan 3 days 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 3 days ago

    Student debt? Lol

  • Samantha Brown
    Samantha Brown 3 days 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 3 days ago

    What about FB marketplace. CL is dead

  • Fun Factory
    Fun Factory 3 days ago +116

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

  • JA G
    JA G 3 days 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.

  • donald keyfauver
    donald keyfauver 3 days ago +1

    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 ago

    holy shit this was funny

  • Chris Wesney
    Chris Wesney 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago +1

    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 ago


  • yanasitta
    yanasitta 3 days ago +1

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

  • HuntTheBox
    HuntTheBox 3 days 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 4 days ago +4

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

  • hahwow haha
    hahwow haha 4 days ago

    This shit is too funny

  • Mariichan333
    Mariichan333 4 days ago +77

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

  • 337 337
    337 337 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

  • Callum Dry
    Callum Dry 4 days ago

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

  • TheInfinitequest
    TheInfinitequest 4 days ago

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

  • Hadiya Howard
    Hadiya Howard 4 days ago

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

  • GIL
    GIL 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

    James Charles be hunting on Craigslist now?

  • Nur La grande
    Nur La grande 4 days ago

    Him writing about motherhood bruh lmfao

  • Peaceful Islam BD
    Peaceful Islam BD 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    965 is cheap af

  • Ted S
    Ted S 4 days ago

    Being a pornstar not paying good enough?

  • Ronald
    Ronald 4 days 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 4 days ago

    Det er søren pape!

  • Jayzibbit cropper
    Jayzibbit cropper 4 days ago

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

  • richay1
    richay1 4 days ago

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

  • Robin Hihi
    Robin Hihi 4 days ago +1

    Why does he look a little like Justin Timberlake

  • Fume
    Fume 4 days ago

    Taji from the 1 star reviews 😂💀

  • Fume
    Fume 4 days ago

    $965.00 for a 3 bedroom in New York ?!

  • Aldo L
    Aldo L 4 days ago

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

  • Manny Bee
    Manny Bee 4 days ago

    Fuck the world for some buffalo wings right now!

  • jonsprivatelife
    jonsprivatelife 4 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 4 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 4 days ago +3

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

  • Aidan
    Aidan 4 days ago

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

  • AntdezTV
    AntdezTV 5 days ago

    craigslists gig adds are scams to get emails

  • Syresin
    Syresin 5 days ago

    None of those jobs were weird tbh

  • IBradFrazer
    IBradFrazer 5 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 5 days ago +1

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

  • Chud Yee
    Chud Yee 5 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 5 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 5 days ago

    C r i n g e

  • Cano
    Cano 5 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 5 days ago +1

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

  • Mr. Cool
    Mr. Cool 5 days ago +1

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

  • kamen
    kamen 5 days ago

    Dislike this comment if you're freelancing in 2019.

  • Bradley Schafer
    Bradley Schafer 5 days ago

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

    • boastfuls
      boastfuls 4 days ago

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

    • boastfuls
      boastfuls 4 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 4 days ago

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

    • boastfuls
      boastfuls 5 days ago

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

  • skeeter 793
    skeeter 793 5 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 5 days ago

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

  • Hawkins 157
    Hawkins 157 5 days ago

    His ad makes him seems like hes gay prostitute

  • Mr. Wednesday
    Mr. Wednesday 5 days ago +1

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

    • 2020 PURGE
      2020 PURGE 2 days ago

      Mr. Wednesday shoot them all

  • Seb
    Seb 5 days ago

    fiverr + upwork + craigslist will def be enough