IH tribe, I summon your knowledge.
While talking with other makers about productivity I came up with a service idea and I'd like to hear your opinions on it.
Let's call it "Reward as a Service":
Set a goal. Set a deadline and pledge an amount. If you complete the goal before the deadline, you get your money back as a "reward". If you don't, you don't get it back.
This adds immediate consequences to procrastinating on your goal and an immediate "reward" to achieving your goal. Put both together and you get a motivational kick to push you to complete your goals.
A key point is that when you complete the goal you would have to prove it to me with a photo, screenshot, or link. And only goals that can be clearly proven would be valid, to eliminate the temptation of cheating.
Any thoughts on this? Is it a dumb idea or does it have potential?
(if this resonates with you and would like to give it a try if it becomes a real thing, I've just created a waiting list)