How does this all work?
is the site that allows you to dare anyone, a friend or a total stranger to
take on a dare or any kind of creative challenge. You can create a dare to benefit your
favorite charity or cause, (a charitable dare), or to benefit yourself, (a for
Example:You want to raise money for a library. So you decide you’re going to dare the
mayor. You reach out to him and say,
"Mr. Mayor, I want to raise money for the local library. But I need some motivation to get people to pony
up the cash. If I raise $1,000, would
you be willing to sing, "If You Want My Body and You Think I'm Sexy"
on the steps of City Hall?" The
mayor says, “Sure, let's do it!” You click
on create a dare at Darelicious and announce to the world, "I have dared
the mayor to sing some classic Rod Stewart on the steps of City Hall, but he'll
only do it if we collectively donate $1,000.
You, your friends and everyone else interested in seeing the mayor sing,
donate enough money to reach the goal and then create a video showing the mayor
singing the song on the steps of city hall and then upload it to
Darelicious. The Darelicious community
gets to vote on the video and after a majority say, “yes indeed, the mayor
successfully took on the dare!,” the dare is done and the library gets its
I WANT TO BE INVOLVED
IN DARELICIOUS. WHAT EXACTLY CAN I DO ON
You can create a dare, pledge money towards making a dare
happen, take on the challenge posed in the dare, and finally once someone has
completed the challenge, you can vote on whether the dare challenge was
How can I actually make money for myself?
We get it. Sometimes you just need a few extra bucks for yourself. No shame in that. (We here at Darelicious aren’t exactly volunteers, either.) YES, you can use Darelicious to turn your dares into your very own dollars. It’s like this: You say, “If you, my online community, can pool together and raise (enter your pledge goal here), then I (or someone else, say your brother, your mother, or Bob Costas) will do this crazy dare!” Then, you explain using whatever poetry you can, that you are raising this money for yourself and the person taking on the dare. When it’s all over, here’s what happens with the money you have raised: There is a credit card processing fee, and on top of that Darelicious collects a nominal administrative fee. From the money that remains, the dare creator receives 20% of the funds and the individual(s) taking on the dare receive(s) 80%. Don’t worry if you’re lousy at math, Darelicious figures all of this out for you. And before you ask, YES, you can be BOTH the Dare creator and the Dare do-er.
What is a charitable dare?
Any dare you create can be designated a charitable dare which means all proceeds pledged on the dare minus credit card processing fees and a nominal administrative fee for Darelicious, benefits the designated charity or cause of your choosing. This is a great way to find a creative way to fund a new program for your school, raise money for an animal shelter, fund research for cancer, basically anything you can think of that needs funding and has a social benefit for mankind can be the beneficiary of a charitable dare.
I'm still a little vague on how this would all work. Give me an example of how a for profit dare and a charitable dare would work.
For Profit: John in Nebraska decides to dare his friend George to show up to school wearing a chicken outfit and then during lunch do the Pee Wee Herman dance to the song "Tequila." John creates the dare on Darelicious, picks the for profit option while he is creating the dare, specifies a goal amount, and then posts the dare on his facebook page and tweets about it as well. Now everyone else that knows George hears about the dare and many of them post the dare on their pages as well. People really want to see this dare happen and start pledging money. George checks in on the dare for the first time and sees that people have actually pledged money on the dare but so far only $50 have been pledged. George decides that's not enough and decides to pass. However, two days later George checks back and sees there's $500 pledged!!! "Holy Moly!" George says to himself, "Funky chicken here I come!" George dresses up as a chicken and during lunch he is video taped by his friends doing the Pee Wee Herman dance to the song "Tequila." George then uploads the video to Darelicious. Then, the Darelicious community, that is to say anyone that is registered as a user, can vote on whether George successfully took on the dare. Everyone votes and it's a resounding yes! George receives his money for taking on the dare challenge, and John receives his money for creating the dare.
Charitable Dare: We can use the same dare from the last question to show you how this would work as a charitable dare. Using our dare created by John in Nebraska, let's say he knows that George is trying to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. John can create the same exact dare which is that he dares George to show up to school wearing a chicken outfit and then during lunch do the Pee Wee Herman dance to the song "Tequila." To make this a charitable dare all John has to do is click on the charitable dare option when he is creating a dare and specify the name of the charity that is the beneficiary of the dare, in this example the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Whereas before the dare creator and the person taking on the dare challenge made money, in the case of a charitable dare only the designated charity makes money.
Why do you guys take an admin fee for each successfully completed dare?
The president can't work for free, and neither can we. Also, he flies on Air Force One and we saw the movie Air Force One with Harrison Ford. While the similarities end there, I think you get the point. We take our small percentage so that we can make this a viable enough business to keep operating it for your pleasure and amusement.
I have a video that I've never released but I know the Darelicious community will love it. Can I dare myself?
You most certainly can dare yourself. This is actually a great way to maximize the amount of money you can make. The only requirement is that the video consists of content you own and that the video was never posted anywhere else including but not limited to: YouTube, Yahoo!, Vimeo, MySpace, Facebook, etc.
What is pledging money all about?
This is really the engine behind Darelicious. Individuals that really want to see a specific dare come to fruition pledge money on that dare. The idea is to get enough individuals pledging money on a dare to then make it enticing and exciting enough for someone to come along and take on the dare challenge.
How do I pledge money towards a dare?
In order to pledge money on a dare you simply click on the pledge button, easily found on any dare widget or dare details pledge, and you will be walked through step by step. Obviously you need a valid credit card. For more information see our payment terms. Click here.
Why don't I, or my charity or cause, receive our pay out immediately after the completion of the dare?
There is a practical reason for this. Individuals that pledge money may at a later date try and receive a refund on their pledge even though they accepted all the terms of payment agreement. In the event that they do receive a refund we are left holding the bag if we've already paid you. The 60 day holding period just minimizes the possibility of this happening.
Do I have to register for the site?
You can browse the list of dares and see videos for completed dares to your heart's content without registering. However, if you want to take part in any of the four actions in this site, create a dare, pledge money on a dare, take on a dare, or vote on a dare, then you must register. So do it. You've already given all of your personal information to a bazillion other sites. What's one more?
How old do you have to be to register for the site?
We recommend that you be at least 13 years of age.
Do you share any of my personal information with third parties? Don't lie to me, be honest!
How do I know if someone has submitted a video for the dare I pledged money towards?
You won't know if someone has submitted a video until the time for pledging on the dare has expired. At that point users choose the best video. If there is only one video then that video is judged based on whether the actions featured in the video are enough to consider that dare completed successfully.
How and who decides if the video submitted has satisfactorily completed the dare challenge?
Anyone that is a registered user can vote on whether a dare has been completed successfully. We do this to make sure that no one is trying to be cute and use fancy editing or other technological foolery to cheat the system. If it's good enough for Darelicious users, it's good enough for us.
What if the dare I pledged money towards isn't completed? What happens to the money I pledged?
The owners and operators of Darelicious spend it on gumballs and hats. No, no. If the dare is not completed, the full amount of your pledge is never charged to your account. It's like it never happened.
I'm actually more interested in taking on a dare challenge, what do I do?
You have a few options. First, you can simply peruse the list of active dares and take on any one of those. Second, you could always dare yourself to take on a dare or have one of your friends or family members dare you.
Who owns the videos once I upload it to your site?
You actually own the video but please be aware that by uploading your video to the site you are granting us a non-exclusive license to use and license the video in any way we deem acceptable. See our terms of service for a full explanation. Click here.
Is there a limit to how many dares I can take on?
We would love nothing more than to hear about someone making their living from taking on dares so go ahead and take on as many dares as you would like.
Is there a limit to how many dares I can create?
We want to see the site populated with imaginative dares and challenges so feel free to create as many dares as you would like. However, keep in mind that we do monitor dares to insure that the dares we have on the site are consistent with our policies and do not violate any laws.
Also, don't post more dares than you can possibly promote. It's not a "If I build it they will come" type of proposition. People will only check out your dare if they know about it and we'll do our part, but you need to do yours too.
How can I promote a dare that I created, pledged money towards, or took on?
There are icons on every page that allow you to post on your favorite sites. You can always just copy and paste the URL of the dare page itself.
I love your site. How can I promote it?
How very utterly and supremely cool of you, thank you! Please post our homepage or any of our videos on your facebook page or any of your other social sites and/or blogs. Basically tell everyone you know how much fun you're having over here at Darelicious.