Questions Around 10001 Winners
What is the idea behind 10001 Winners?
10001 Winners helps people achieving their ambitious goals. In order to create a goal you will need to put a deposit first, which you will get back if you have achieved your goal. You will lose your money if you cannot prove your success after the goal has expired. In this case your profile will be removed from our homepage. In case of success your profile will be shown on the homepage in the section "Winners". Thus the idea of the portal is to bring 10001 Winners together.
Why you are you limiting the amount of winners on the portal?
We would like to present our winners in the most compact way. Our simulations did show, that based on our design we can present maximum 500 profiles one one page. Additionally we like to keep the amount of pages reasonable and clearly represented, and not to exceed 20 entries per page.
Why you choose the name 10001 and not 10000?
Please don't look for a hidden logic behind the name. The initial name was 10000, however, we realized during development of this portal, that someone else has reserved this domain. Having the choice between 9999 and 10001 we decided to take the second one.
Can you give me advices how I can achieve my goal?
Unfortunately not! There are millions of internet platforms, having great tipps almost for every type of goals. Our platform is just giving you additional motivation to activate your will power. We believe that basically strong motivation is 99% of success.
Questions Around Goals
How can I choose a deposit amount?
It should be an amount that hurts you, if you don't achieve the goal. The minimum is 100 Euro.
What are available durations for achieving my goal?
You can either select one of 12 predefined durations (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 months) or chose a fixed end date. The minimal goal duration is one month. The maximum goal duration is one year.
What happens if I didn't have success with my goal? Do I have another try?
Yes, but only if there are currently less than 10001 running and won goals on the portal. Otherwise you will not have the possibility to create a new goal.
What happens if I achieved my goal successfully? Can I start with a new goal?
Yes, if you succeeded with a second goal — you will be a double winner! However, if you fail with the second goal, even the first won goal becomes invisible.
What is exactly the amount I have to wire for a new goal?
Deposit of your choice (minimum 10 Euro), plus 10 Euro goal fee, plus 2.5% PayPal fee (only in case you are using PayPal and the deposit exceeds 300 Euro).
What is exactly the amount I will get back when I achieve my goal?
You will get your deposit back, plus collected motivation money.
What is exactly the process of goal creation?
- You create a new goal — this goal will be created with the status "Waiting for activation"
- We review the goal — if approved it goes into the status "Waiting for payment"
- You wire money eiher by standard bank transfer or by PayPal
- Once payment received (by PayPal immediately) the goal changes into the status "Running"
Questions Around Goal Proofs
How can I prove my success?
Generally you can select between proof by photos or proof by judge. Proof by photos gives you the possibility to attach photos to the goal proof. Based on them, our team is able to confirm your success. In some cases photos will not work, for example if you stop smoking a photo without a cigarette would not give us the full evidence you are not smoking anymore. You can select then proof by juidge involving a 3rd person to confirm your success (by smoking it would be your wife for example).
It looks like I can simply manipulate goal proof to get my money back
We are fully aware that goal proving can be misused. However, please take a second and just imagine, that you would be staying as a loser among 10001 Winners and all your friends would know that you are a "wrong" winner. You should think twice before doing that!
Questions Around Deposits
What happens with deposits you are collecting?
All deposits will remain on the HypoVereinsbank bank account in Germany, which is one of the best world's banks. Please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HypoVereinsbank for more details. Deposits will be NOT invested in any stocks or ANY other bank products.
Questions Around Data Privacy And Communication
I would like to contact one of the participants, but don't have access to his email
This is correct — we are not showing email adresses of participants. Not even to registered users. This is to avoid spamming of people running their goals — we are afraid that those people will get permanently annoying offers.
I'm running my goal and would like to publish my contact data
If you have skype, twitter, facebook or an google account, you can enter them in your "My Personal data" section — they become visible immediately in your profile. If you want to publish your e-mail, use the section "About" in your "My Personal data" section.
How can I contact people who sent me a motivation?
We thought about that and made an exception here by publishing senders e-mails. A notification mail contains the email of the motivation senders, so you can get in touch with him. This would allow you to say thank you for additional motivations!