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 • 3 585

  • anni collan
    anni collan  28 minutes back

    Its so confusing when people say they live in a 3-room-ap but leave smthng very crucial unsaid.. i guess you have to bs yourself a little to live in nyc

    • Disclaimer
      Disclaimer  2 hours back

      Wow I love Seth everman

      • philliph86
        philliph86  3 hours back

        Will: "I struggle to pay my rent because Vice doesn't pay me enough."

        • SAMURAI117
          SAMURAI117  3 hours back

          4:25 that moment you are pissed off by the results but have to say its ok since you are kind just like going to get your haircut done lmao

          • Mark Gonzales
            Mark Gonzales  3 hours back

            What’s funny is that I’ve applied for multiple job listings on Craigslist and I too had barely any luck hearing back from the employers. I’ve even applied day of with an impressive resume and still would hear nothing. Definitely dig the video. 👍🏽

            • polarnyong
              polarnyong  5 hours back

              the thumbnail makes you look like if varys got himself a juice cleanse

              • c l
                c l  6 hours back

                I imagined you doing a lot of weird things before I clicked this video. But I did not imagine you'd be playing Varys at some weird GoT party AND giving a speech wtf lmao, hilarious.

                • cute girl
                  cute girl  6 hours back

                  He had standards, that's what went wrong. The snake wrangler job would have taken him over the top!

                  • Alex Fleming
                    Alex Fleming  6 hours back

                    Oddly i think he wrangled a few snakes but thats not for the cameras of vice😂😂😂😂

                    • Mihael Sirc
                      Mihael Sirc  7 hours back

                      3:29 laško fan nice

                      • hen ko
                        hen ko  8 hours back

                        "Snake wrangling" very poor choice of words for craigslist 😥

                        • April Dreamer
                          April Dreamer  8 hours back

                          I live in a 4/5 bedroom house in England with a monthly rent of £600. It’s really nice but it’s probs cheap because I’m from Yorkshire.

                          • Ewan West
                            Ewan West  9 hours back

                            $965 rent in New York, while €1050 in Paris....

                            • thistubeisfucked
                              thistubeisfucked  9 hours back

                              He did not think his grill looked good... he lied

                              • lexuscarrington
                                lexuscarrington  11 hours back

                                I really respect your hustle. If I had extra cash I would pay your rent for your hard work ethic. Amazing....its not easy but your right, if you ever needed extra cash you know how to do it.

                                • Atheist
                                  Atheist  12 hours back

                                  I can't be the only one to see a slim Varys in the thumbnail

                                  • TF Rizon
                                    TF Rizon  12 hours back


                                    • austin teng
                                      austin teng  13 hours back

                                      I thought this video was supposed to be about the ancient one

                                      • ETea
                                        ETea  14 hours back

                                        That resume was absolutely horrible.

                                        • Jay Casse
                                          Jay Casse  15 hours back

                                          Doing a gig dressing up like a bald guy from GoT: $150.
                                          Getting your head shaved by a guy named Taji: priceless.

                                          • Stephanie Rodriquez
                                            Stephanie Rodriquez  16 hours back

                                            Ugly thin pedo

                                            • jasmine
                                              jasmine  17 hours back

                                              I made $3500 for participating in an optometrist study that lasted a year and $200 just for signing up to volunteer and taking a short vision test

                                              • Squirtle Squad
                                                Squirtle Squad  17 hours back

                                                Looks like the Ancient Baddass Bald Lady (Tilda Swinton) from Doctor Strange

                                                • panggop jio
                                                  panggop jio  17 hours back

                                                  You might have made enough money if you accepted some of the snake wrangling jobs.

                                                  • Shannon Joker
                                                    Shannon Joker  17 hours back

                                                    FYI in the future I have a friend of mine is that the most talented but he picks up day jobs we're either he goes and runs U-Haul and moves a piece of furniture a hundred miles or 50 miles or three four hundred bucks he also works as a labor for painting or just demo 150 bucks a day that kind of thing

                                                    • Shannon Joker
                                                      Shannon Joker  18 hours back

                                                      At 1.50 why with three adults degree for $100 for their photos to be used in public that's like at least a $1,500 per person job so you're at fault you would have made your rent already

                                                      • 27 PayBack
                                                        27 PayBack  20 hours back

                                                        We find it a lot easier just to put on a black ski mask

                                                        • Biscuit Gidoni
                                                          Biscuit Gidoni  20 hours back

                                                          The snake wrangler response killed me

                                                          • Keyla King
                                                            Keyla King  21 hours back

                                                            move the fuck out of new york city if yu not from here . ya raising my fuckin rent dickheads

                                                            • Isabel Salazar
                                                              Isabel Salazar  21 hours back

                                                              holy shit thats my local dominoes

                                                              • mishyprizes
                                                                mishyprizes  21 hours back

                                                                "Snake wrangling" very poor choice of words for craigslist 😥

                                                                • Drunkscottsman
                                                                  Drunkscottsman  22 hours back

                                                                  That dude with the grill lying through his teeth

                                                                  • Beat by Bay
                                                                    Beat by Bay  23 hours back

                                                                    $965 for a three bedroom is good af tho

                                                                    • hugo fernandes
                                                                      hugo fernandes  23 hours back

                                                                      3 months in his house will pay 3 years of college in Portugal (6 months will basically pay me my the full ride) America really scares me

                                                                      • Jungle Life
                                                                        Jungle Life  24 hours back

                                                                        The Thumbnail looks like the girl from New York City in Avengers Endgame when Hulk has to get the Time stone 😂? Anyone? No? Just me ?

                                                                        • kelly johns
                                                                          kelly johns  24 hours back

                                                                          the newspaper part was funny

                                                                          • Ariel Nunez
                                                                            Ariel Nunez  1 days back

                                                                            Lol anyone else thinking how they can get these, "weird" jobs? I need a job! Help!

                                                                            • Crispy Cheerios
                                                                              Crispy Cheerios  1 days back

                                                                              The thumbnail made me think you were the ancient one from doctor strange traveling to the GOT universe

                                                                              • tarji
                                                                                tarji  1 days back

                                                                                Boi nothing you did was weird, bizzare, and straight up embarrassing.

                                                                                • Manuel Giron
                                                                                  Manuel Giron  1 days back

                                                                                  Any one else thought he was the Ancient One from Avengers off the thumbnail????

                                                                                  • Chelsea Martin
                                                                                    Chelsea Martin  1 days back

                                                                                    Excuse me. Your rent is $965 in New York! I live in Georgia. In the suburbs. Not the city. And my rent is $1000 a month. I live in the cheapest apartment complex anywhere near me.

                                                                                    • Olly p
                                                                                      Olly p  1 days back

                                                                                      His apartment is definitely shared

                                                                                  • Insculption
                                                                                    Insculption  1 days back

                                                                                    Vice: hey we can't pay you enough this month, but we could make a cool video about you trying to get enough money to live!

                                                                                    • Woo Woo
                                                                                      Woo Woo  1 days back

                                                                                      The sound of him cleaning the grill 🥴🥴🥴

                                                                                      • Nasexsav Kifs
                                                                                        Nasexsav Kifs  1 days back

                                                                                        You might have made enough money if you accepted some of the snake wrangling jobs.

                                                                                        • ThisIsAveryLongName
                                                                                          ThisIsAveryLongName  1 days back

                                                                                          I looked like the superior sorcerer from doctor strange

                                                                                          • Luna Fickel
                                                                                            Luna Fickel  1 days back

                                                                                            Shit man that’s a pretty dope GoT party

                                                                                            • Vyse Arcadia
                                                                                              Vyse Arcadia  1 days back

                                                                                              Just do what most people do: Stay away from craigslist.

                                                                                              • LillacStudios
                                                                                                LillacStudios  1 days back

                                                                                                Whenever people respond to people who are in poverty with things like "do some side hustle" I am going to link this video. Expecting people who are probably already working more than one job to have time for a side hustle, especially for people who have kids to spend tons of time chasing down odd jobs is just insane.