Scoring a Craigslist Labor Gig

Scoring a Craigslist Labor Gig

I try to live a life of minimal expense on the road. Never paying for transport or accommodation and sometimes not even my food, yet we still need cash to support ourselves now and then. Unless you want to beg on the street that is, but most of us don’t and if you are willing to work in a country where you speak the native language then you can find cash on the road.

I’m in the US right now, a country which fits the cash on the road criteria;

  • Speak the same language
  • Living costs and wages are high
  • The people are generally lazy

So I hit up craigslist to find some cash-in-hand while in Chicago. If you check out the gigs section you will find lots of once of cash in hand jobs.

I generally search the laboring ones but there’s also catering, driving, “stand around nude if your a hot girl” gigs etc. if that’s more up your street.

Be wary of scams, a real advert will seem genuine and list the general area of town plus the hourly wage, not something like “Make Cash $$$ 5 Easy Steps”



In this example the advert “Tired of not find jobs” second from bottom is clearly a scam (no info, no address) but the rest look genuine.

Whatever job you find to be suitable, in a good location and at a good time with good rates then be sure to shoot a reply.

The employer probably has lots of enquirers so make yours stand out and write a descriptive lengthy reply.

So tell him/her about yourself, your height and build, list experience and attach a photo of you working. Be punctual.

Let him/her know you can be at the address on time and that you are drink/drug free and have never stood in front of a judge.

The employer will never really care if you have a working visa or not since these jobs are usually cash in hand at the end of the day, just have a working mobile phone with a local sim-card.

I made $250 in one and a half days work for helping to empty truck loads of furniture, it was easy money and your lunch is usually bought too.

I worked the amount of hours described over the phone and was given cash straight away after, that was that.