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 • 3 491

  • Jure Peklar
    Jure Peklar  31 minutes back

    I've always wondered what would Macaulay Caulkin do after Home Alone

    • Rebecca Craft
      Rebecca Craft  11 hours back

      I don’t live anywhere with enough odd jobs like this 😂

      • Brooke Walters
        Brooke Walters  11 hours back

        We all know that grill dude didn’t think his grill was clean enough...

        • Jacob Khounsourath
          Jacob Khounsourath  12 hours back

          Lookin like the chosen one from doctor strange

          • Nicola Li
            Nicola Li  12 hours back

            Ewwww always know you can use curse words in publishing, just not on the cover if you aren't rich enough to pay for how much publicity they think you're pushing away by being aggressive on a title.

            • Nicola Li
              Nicola Li  12 hours back

              Hey did you also find Vice's contract about how they pay by giving exposure nice for your rental payment situation?

              • Class Act
                Class Act  12 hours back

                Won't even wrangle a snake🐍?
                I tell ya, this Generation...

                • rafalpanwojny
                  rafalpanwojny  13 hours back

                  did she literally pay you like $10 to hand out 100 newspapers?

                  • Kaiah Celeste
                    Kaiah Celeste  13 hours back


                    • Out Legit
                      Out Legit  14 hours back

                      What Camera did you use 🤔

                      • Fluffy Hobo
                        Fluffy Hobo  15 hours back

                        You know what's bad, I found a job and they send a check in advanced for $3,550,00. ..... i copied and paste the words of this video to my craigslist and OMG there were alot of gigs and jobs the pay ... is off the roof

                        • mitchell ackerman
                          mitchell ackerman  15 hours back

                          To lazy to even clean a grill

                          • Just Waa
                            Just Waa  17 hours back

                            could have just made 100-150 a day pan handling...

                            • touch of grey
                              touch of grey  17 hours back

                              This is why we need to die as a species and save the earth fuckin' asap.

                              • Jacko Wacko
                                Jacko Wacko  17 hours back

                                Thumbnail looks like the lady in dr strange

                                • dimitri
                                  dimitri  18 hours back

                                  965$? Where in NYC do you live? A broom closet?

                                  • IsABelle BRaDy
                                    IsABelle BRaDy  18 hours back

                                    Sry but he reminds me of that bald lady off of doctor strange 🤔😂

                                    • Nathan Ybarra
                                      Nathan Ybarra  19 hours back

                                      That guy knew the grill was trash

                                      • kerrystolcenberg
                                        kerrystolcenberg  20 hours back

                                        "I'm so broke"
                                        *opens macbook*

                                        • The Goddess
                                          The Goddess  21 hours back

                                          I admire you, Will.... please be safe and take care of yourself. Greetings from Washington DC.

                                          • Doug Michaels
                                            Doug Michaels  21 hours back

                                            I lived off of Criagslist for years but it’s nearly impossible today. 8-12 years ago it was much easier to do lots of postings and opportunities but most of those have spread out to more nitch websites, Facebook, etc the same jobs and opportunities are out there just spread out over many sites rather than concentrated on Craigslist.

                                            • zacobson2
                                              zacobson2  22 hours back

                                              5:37 I got a haircut at the worst rated barbers in Brooklyn

                                              • Dear Leader
                                                Dear Leader  1 days back


                                                • Guapacha
                                                  Guapacha  1 days back

                                                  This is actually really depressing

                                                  • John Krummel
                                                    John Krummel  1 days back


                                                    • OF Sinz
                                                      OF Sinz  1 days back

                                                      Damn I found a house in Texas 4 rooms 2 bath for 700 a month

                                                      • Chaei Min
                                                        Chaei Min  1 days back

                                                        If you just wrangled some snakes you would've reached the goal in like three days

                                                        • Mashaallah Moradi
                                                          Mashaallah Moradi  1 days back

                                                          Imagine graduating from college just to struggle paying your rent

                                                          • Spicy Garlic Fries
                                                            Spicy Garlic Fries  2 days back

                                                            The guy in the thumbnail looks like the ancient one

                                                            • THE TRUTH
                                                              THE TRUTH  2 days back

                                                              Damn dude.. you’re def an entrepreneur!

                                                              • 《Jussi138》
                                                                《Jussi138》  2 days back

                                                                wow $605 that's monthly rent of my apartment 😮

                                                                • Clacko X
                                                                  Clacko X  2 days back

                                                                  was the scary movie, scary?

                                                                  • LavenderLumos
                                                                    LavenderLumos  2 days back

                                                                    and he's still alive? amazing

                                                                    • Elle Chastain
                                                                      Elle Chastain  2 days back

                                                                      this guy is how i thought macaulay culkin was going to turn out

                                                                      • Lifunia
                                                                        Lifunia  2 days back

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

                                                                        • Matan Kniaz-Diamond
                                                                          Matan Kniaz-Diamond  2 days back

                                                                          Bro he looks like Daniel Radcliff in that Nazi movie

                                                                          • Tom Gwerzman
                                                                            Tom Gwerzman  2 days back

                                                                            I really wanted him to succeed :(

                                                                            • Brother Of The Stone
                                                                              Brother Of The Stone  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                                Looks like the ancient one not gonna lie

                                                                                • gumgumSulli
                                                                                  gumgumSulli  2 days back

                                                                                  $965 rent? Jeesus

                                                                                  • Phoebe Grigor
                                                                                    Phoebe Grigor  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                                      With the profit from this vid you will make the money

                                                                                      • Jacob Hellman
                                                                                        Jacob Hellman  2 days 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  3 days 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  3 days back

                                                                                            He looks like the ancient one

                                                                                            • No
                                                                                              No  3 days back

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

                                                                                              • Jason Allen
                                                                                                Jason Allen  3 days back

                                                                                                you can make so much doing sex work lol

                                                                                                • This Guy
                                                                                                  This Guy  3 days 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.