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

  • Published on:  5/13/2019
  • 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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  • blankrestore (May 15, 2019)

    You woulda suceeded in 2 days if you just wrangled some snakes

  • Roy Da kid (2 hours ago)


  • Class Act (2 days ago)

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

  • OhhFree (May 16, 2019)

    The weirdest part of this video is his rent only being $965 in NYC…

  • Remi Fan (10 hours ago)

    OhhFree well he lived in Brooklyn soo... I lived in a bad part of the upper east (one bedroom) which was $2,500.

  • Cinthya Morales (14 hours ago)

    First thought

  • Fun Factory (6 days ago)

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

  • Maria Francisca Fuentes (14 hours ago)

    +Carlos Darity tell us more! I want to know

  • Your boss paid you for applying to jobs?

  • nick parry (May 16, 2019)

    Thank you for having a properly sized tank for your fish. Upvote for that.

  • Ben Quick (15 hours ago)


  • Im Tired (1 day ago)

    nick parry upvote? This isn’t fucking reddit.

  • Liam South (May 14, 2019)

    Craigslist in nyc ? do you want to end up in the east river?

  • Kenny Ricardo (6 hours ago)

    Symple In any country ever, I hope humans have the mental ability to secure themselves and know that they’re meeting someone genuine.

  • Kenny Ricardo (6 hours ago)

    gisforgary who *started* the stranger danger shit... don’t point fingers cause they get pointed right back lmfao

  • Mariichan333 (6 days ago)

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

  • tarji (23 hours ago)

    Sadly there weren't any m night shyamalan themed party

  • m easybake420 (2 days ago)


  • Baseball Review (May 18, 2019)

    3bdr apartment for $950 in Brooklyn? He must have like 10 roommates

  • Amaya Kumori (2 hours ago)

    He doesn’t say where in Brooklyn he lives. He probably lives far out and $950 is just the share for his room.

  • Sues Anna (May 18, 2019)

    That’s exactly what I thought. How is this possible????

  • Accessfm (May 15, 2019)

    More of this vice... This was pretty good and look forward to more of this contributer

  • Dave Nix (May 14, 2019)

    nice to see Vice doesnt even pay him enough for him to pay his monthly expenses

  • Hareka Tysiri (14 hours ago)

    Just like oobah butler, i think he's also a freelancer

  • lilly cloud (15 hours ago)

    if he even does work for vice be probably has enough money to pay his monthly expenses (or maybe he has enough but he can’t live in luxury and have a bunch of extra money) but he was doing this for content or fun

  • Jun Kim (May 15, 2019)

    Bruh thumbnail almost convinced me he was the Ancient One

  • m easybake420 (2 days ago)

    Same! 😭😭😭 I dead ass was looking for someone to comment that

  • Adam Jay (5 days ago)

    Technically speaking, we are all the Ancient One.Your welcome;)