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

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

VICE host 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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95 Responses

  1. Versatile Izzy says:

    This is the content we want. Just from the title I knew. Bingo.

    • Paperclown says:

      versatile: EXACTLY ! this was an interesting story, like Vice USED to do. That stretch of drag queens and drug coverage, ffs.. that was nothing but BS that vice was releasing for quite awhile.

    • Bobby Collins says:

      +Don Mc $964.50…

    • Bobby Collins says:

      sorry but to the homophobes on this comment, and at Vice..
      ‘snake wrangling’? This was definitely trying to get replies from a vegas vegabond!
      all kinds of guys do this with other guys… sounds fun and Wil Tilghman knew that shit!
      if Wil Tilghman had posted ‘beaver wrangling’ there would’ve been another ‘Vegas Vegabond’
      no matter how you try to disguise your homosexual tenancies, by trying to shame someone’s reply to your post on craiglist, is not progressive or ‘cool… if you could arm wrestle, or have Taji shave your head (oh, no innuendo intended), in other words, if another guy can touch you, they can touch you on any part of your body. and if you were smart, you would, AT LEAST, accept payment for snake wrangling… doesn’T require you to cum if you ‘can’t’ get off with another guy for some silly reason! now give me your heart sticker Vice!

    • Bobby Collins says:

      +Scarl3t_Sn00tchi3s you ‘don’t know what the hell’ I’m talking about because you don’T know what thell your brain is for.
      scrubbin’ grills, writing another’s story, acting like a character from game of throngs.. it is all illegal because nobody pays taxes on their earnings because nobody claims these jobs!
      Listen, your scarlet snootchie’s just clearly jealous that,
      1) you would not be able to easily get someone interested in your body (let’s say your pious wall wasn’t existing)
      2) nobody would wanna hire you to even scrub their grill with your confrontational and argumentative attitude
      3) there’S no scarlet in your snootchies
      and never has there been..


    • Scarl3t_Sn00tchi3s says:

      +Bobby Collins You’re completely out of your mind and rude as shit to boot. Make your childish arguments with children, I’m not interested.

  2. Ninjav0ne Games says:

    Has student debt, Challenge failed.

  3. Leo Godley says:

    Next video: Craigslist contractor shows us how to smoke weed out of a job resume

  4. bigpuff714 says:

    Wait?!?! So what your saying is @Vice doesn’t pay you a decent salary? Hmmm????

    • Nicolle and Pancho says:

      can confirm vice doesnt pay enough to a periodist

    • Mike Morris says:

      They did lay off a bunch of employees so… Not doing so good

    • Benjamin says:

      Vice doesn’t seem to pay well either way .

    • Miguel Paiz says:

      If I’ve learned anything about Vice over the years, it’s that the main tone of this video is that weird jobs dont pay Bill’s but are interesting, sex work is in high demand, and that we can all expect a video on paying rent through snake wrangling services in the future, both forms.

    • Afmedic85 says:

      +Mike Morris they’re getting sued so they had to come up with the money

  5. Monica Joseph says:

    I held my breath for him when that man opened up the grill and looked at it for 30 seconds… before saying “It’s good.”

  6. JW1105 says:

    Every like I get I will pet my dog and tell him he’s a good boy.

    • Loca FromCali says:

      So you only give him pets if you get likes? I give my dog pets for breathing, but if you want to have a dog that is forced to get affection only after you get an ego boost that you had to emotionally blackmail the internet people for, then you probably don’t have ANY actual friends because that’s some heartbreaking shit, in my opinion. Maybe it’s just me?

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    • Heinrich-Joseph Speer says:

      Hehe, I think we all know what “pet my dog” really means ?

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  7. Gerardo Guzman says:

    Been awhile since I sat through a whole vice video…bravo ??

  8. Mina Brooks says:

    In what dimension is rent in NYC $965? Unless that’s just his portion for his room.

    • LIA MINELLI says:

      Mina Brooks righhht!!

    • Replete Replete says:

      it’s about to be paid off and I’ve and I’d rent it out to friends at double the mortgage plus it’s quadrupled in value and it’s not my only house I own so I think I’m going to be fine.

    • Yugioh Pokemon says:

      Marvin Vrede yeah but it’s not nyc. If he wanted to pay less for rent he could move to Kansas and rent a house for the same price

    • Jdi Dd says:

      +Mina Brooks also has an army of rats lol filthy city

    • Juan Carlos Londoño says:

      s frozen mind where in Spain? I asume Madrid apartments would cost a lot more.

      I pay 1200$ dollars for a 2 room apt in Bogota

  9. jaeD sixx66 says:

    Offering snake wrangling on Craigslist may get u wayyyy more than u bargained for…black mambas of the trouser variety

  10. Zachary Laid Finding Freedom says:

    It’s always those odd ball jobs you get for a short amount of time that are the most fun, like 24 hour street pharmacy.

  11. Dakota j says:

    Dude with the grill was pissed he spent $100 ?

  12. The Godfather says:

    Lord Varys looks more like Avatar: The Last Airbender

  13. The Godfather says:

    Snake wrangling probable would of paid the rent. lol

  14. Hazy j says:

    oh my god loved you in split!

  15. Tristan McClain says:

    These vice budget cuts are getting out of hand. Pay your journalist’s rent!!

  16. Replete Replete says:

    I’m an artist and someone sent me a craiglist ad for a guy wanting someone to draw his wife. It stated that they wouldn’t pay cash but if they liked the work the wife would “reward” the artist.

  17. Lay Royalty says:

    Maybe he should’ve wrangled the snake ??

  18. Kesateria Matahari says:

    this is like doing random npc sidequests irl.

  19. Deadbeat says:

    I found a job as a beekeeper on Craigslist.

    I lasted a single 8 hour shift.

    Bees are scary.

  20. hi imAlan says:

    He reminds me of Patricia In that yellow robe, one of the dudes personalities off SPLIT?

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