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


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Published: 2 months ago
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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Back in 2005-2006 when Craigslist was just starting to spread to other cities, I picked up gigs left and right - people were highballing you more than anything, because not too many workers knew about the site and there was a high demand for all kinds of labor. I - quite naively - thought this would keep up for at least a few years.

I still use the site these days, but no one can rely on it in the way you're describing here, especially in dense cities like NYC, LA, SF... if it's a general labor gig, you probably have under 10-20 minutes to respond before the job is taken, and even then, you're completing against dozens of people. Advertising your general services like you did is a complete waste of time when employers know they'll get hundreds of replies from desperate people. The number of people I've seen offering less than minimum wage for skilled labor is disgusting.

10 hours ago

what the fuck, 900 dollars for a 3 bedroom??? you pay 1200 pounds for a single bedroom in london

2 days ago

That site is so dodgy

3 days ago

That grill was not as clean as hoped for. At least he only had to pay $25 for the next guy.

5 days ago

Wd40 on the grill

5 days ago

The Lord Varys impression sounded like Dr. Evil taking the piss out of Scott

6 days ago

He fucked up the grill cleaning job and his Varys was pretty bad too.😅

1 week ago

Can't do this in la 😂

2 weeks ago

Snakes have poison shit af, run

2 weeks ago

$965? For 3b in NY?

2 weeks ago

1:09 pm 195👽👾

2 weeks ago

Yea the dude asking you to wrangle snakes didn't sound sexual, he probably only had his snakes wrangled by women so he was just being truthful

2 weeks ago

Greatest crossover event in the history of youtube ft Taji

2 weeks ago

Only the one reply smart assed 'snake wrangling' reply? You live in a very polite part of town!

2 weeks ago

wait u pay 965 for a 3 bedroom in brooklyn somethings not right

2 weeks ago

AW THE DUDE WITH THE GRILL LMAO

2 weeks ago

busted clickbate vlog

2 weeks ago

$965.......that’s a steal. Geez.

2 weeks ago

Bruh I like legits just want some some nuggets but im out hear watching this video because im going to get the same job to pay my babbygirl for the air pods w/ wires she bot me for my b-day so 100 likes plz and add me on fortnite twitch_yosimite!!! #lol#Victoryroyal#deznuts#minecraft

2 weeks ago

3 bdroom apartment in Brooklyn for $965?! What the fuck how?!

2 weeks ago

when did vice turn into yes theory?

2 weeks ago

$965 3 bdr? I’m moving there

2 weeks ago

Whats the Cop mom from supernatural doing here???

2 weeks ago

Wow

2 weeks ago

Should have tried on task rabbit instead of killer craigslist, first mistake!

2 weeks ago

I feel like he could have just sent her the biography rather than a FaceTime presentation

2 weeks ago

OMG HES GORGEOUS!

3 weeks ago

Butt darts 🎯 would’ve saved you in no time flat!

3 weeks ago

Wasn't that game of thrones guy the host of one star reviews?

3 weeks ago

Why not just get a real job?

3 weeks ago