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

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  • Published on:  Monday, 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.WATCH NEXT: Cooking a Real Life Pigeon Pie from "Game of Thrones" -- here to subscribe to VICE: VICE:The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE.Connect with VICE:Check out our full video catalog:, daily editorial and more: http://vice.comMore videos from the VICE network: here to get the best of VICE daily: VICE on Facebook: VICE on Twitter: us on Instagram: VICE YouTube Network:VICE: VICE News: VICE Sports: Waypoint:


  • blankrestore
    blankrestore  3 months ago +6785

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

  • OhhFree
    OhhFree  3 months ago +4846

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

  • Brooke Walters
    Brooke Walters  2 months ago +2013

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

  • Marry Goround
    Marry Goround  2 months ago +2684

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

  • Ava
    Ava  2 months ago +1006

    This single father really out here providing for his aquatic son

  • Mariichan333
    Mariichan333  2 months ago +1357

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

  • nick parry
    nick parry  3 months ago +1680

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

  • rafalpanwojny
    rafalpanwojny  2 months ago +292

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

  • Neat
    Neat  2 months ago +384

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

  • Pedro Ramirez
    Pedro Ramirez  2 months ago +290

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

  • Skeleton
    Skeleton  2 months ago +195

    Will: Can i get a payrise? i can't make my rent
    Vice: No but you can do a video about getting extra cash on craigslist. 😂

  • johan fretzen
    johan fretzen  3 months ago +543

    Dude u could've sucked like 2 D's and paid rent for the next 6 months!
    (Thanks for the likes you guys really pulled through)

  • spazvapes
    spazvapes  2 months ago +146

    that dude not seem impressed by your grill cleaning job

  • Baseball Review
    Baseball Review  2 months ago +452

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

  • joshua halt
    joshua halt  2 months ago +198

    Didn't quite hit the target, but still saved himself two thirds of his rent by simply doing odd-jobs on the side.
    Also for someone with no acting experience, he played a damn good Lord Varys. xD

  • Jarkko Louhe
    Jarkko Louhe  2 months ago +381

    Hmm, some dude offered you 100 for cleaning his 80dollar grill, riight.-

  • mishyprizes
    mishyprizes  2 months ago +100

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

  • Bradie Blanchard
    Bradie Blanchard  3 months ago +138

    Honestly you looked more like the guy from split than the game of thrones character 😂

  • Duane Rackham
    Duane Rackham  3 months ago +189

    Nothing that requires a resume or a car
    First job requires good looking friends...Bruh

  • AmourYanni
    AmourYanni  2 months ago +69

    His rent is so low bc he lives in a 3 bedroom apartment so he’s only paying his portion‼️