Forfeit.

Say what you're going to do, when you're going to do it, and how much you'll Forfeit if you don't do it. Send evidence of you completing your task before the deadline, or your money is donated to GiveDirectly*. It's essentially unlimited willpower.

Walk your dog at 7AM
or
Forfeit $10
Meditate for 45 mins
‍or
Forfeit $20
Laptop out, in the library
or
Forfeit $20
Stretch for 30 mins
or
Forfeit $20
Push new version to Git
or
Forfeit $20
Submit History paper
or
Forfeit $10
Practice Web Dev for 90 mins daily
or
Forfeit $20
Finish 2 chapters/day on Udemy
or
Forfeit $20
Run 3 miles each day
or
Forfeit $20
30km on your Peloton
or
Forfeit $10
Drink a gallon of water
or
Forfeit $5
Go to the gym after work
or
Forfeit $20
Do laundry every Sunday
or
Forfeit $20
200 words on Duolingo
or
Forfeit $20
Inbox zero
or
Forfeit $10
Walk 10,000 steps
or
Forfeit $20
File tax returns
or
Forfeit $30
At work 30 mins early
or
Forfeit $5
Cook at home
or
Forfeit $20
Stay at work for an extra hour
or
Forfeit $30
Practice guitar for 30 mins, daily
‍or
Forfeit $10
Meditate for 10 minutes, every day
or
Forfeit $20
Write a page daily
or
Forfeit $30
Complete daily todo list
or
Forfeit $5
Work out
or
Forfeit $30
Go to morning yoga session
or
Forfeit $5
Learn game development for 30 mins, daily
‍or
Forfeit $20
1 page on PhD thesis, daily
or
Forfeit $30

How does it work?

Set a Forfeit.

Set a bet that you'll get a task done - and specify how much you'll pay if you fail to do it. For example, "I'll submit a photo of myself at the gym by 9 AM or I'll Forfeit $10."

Submit evidence.

Submit evidence of you having done the task. Forfeit accepts photo, timelapse, and self-verification evidence.

Wait for verification.

A member of the team will review your Forfeit within 4 hours. If the evidence shows you completed your task - great! If it doesn't, or if you failed to submit evidence on time, your Forfeited amount gets automatically donated to charity.

Where does the money go?

GiveDirectly.

GiveDirectly is a charity that distributes donations directly to the world's poorest households. We take a 20% cut to run Forfeit, and lose $0.30

As one of GiveWell's top charities, there's a lot of evidence to say that it's one of the highest impact charities in the world.

FAQ

How does Forfeit work?
What goals or tasks can Forfeit help me stick to?
What countries is Forfeit available in?
Where does the money go? Do we take a cut? *
What info do I need to submit when I create a Forfeit?
When do we delete the photos/timelapses?
What forms of proof are there?
How are Forfeits verified?
Is there an appeals process for a wrongly denied Forfeit?
How are my card details stored?