Get Paid $1,031 to Face Your Fears

Will You Confront a Fear for $1,031?

From snakes and spiders to heights and public speaking, Americans far and wide have fears that keep them up at night. With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to bring these fears front-and-center.

As safety experts who are fascinated by phobias, YourLocalSecurity.com is taking the Most Searched Phobias in America to the next level—and we’re bringing you along for the ride. While some people stay away from these relatable fears, we’re looking for someone who wants to say “bring it on” and face a fear on their list for a chance to win $1,031.

In the fifth iteration of the Most Searched Phobias in America, the team found that the states that are searching the most for “fear of water” tend to live close to bodies of water. Additionally, “fear of failure” has skyrocketed and is now the most-searched fear in 10 states as opposed to four. No matter which fear topped your state, we want to hear what makes your hair stand on end, and show you how to face your fears, one task at a time.

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What you'll need to do

If you think you’re up for the challenge, submit your application and let us know what your fear is, why you want to face it, and why you should be chosen. The team at YourLocalSecurity.com will review applications and, if you’re chosen, we’ll pay for you to confront that fear head on. Are you afraid of heights? Go have fun at a climbing gym! Scared of clowns? Circus tickets are coming your way!

Once the tasks are complete, you’ll have an extra $1,031 in your pocket for a job well done.

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Choose a common fear

Before you apply, spend some time thinking about what really makes your skin crawl. Some of the most popular fears in America include:

acrophobia

heights

coulrophobia

clowns

arachnophobia

spiders

ophidiophobia

snakes

hydrophobia

water

glossophobia

public speaking

Or pitch your personal fear

Are you so bold that none of the popular fears get to you? Tell us what does! As long as your fear isn’t too dangerous and doesn’t compromise your personal information, we’re happy to help you overcome it.

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Are you the braveheart we're looking for?

We want a hero that is unashamed of their fear and wants to empower themselves to confront it head-on. Do you ask others to handle spiders for you? Would you only go bungee jumping if someone paid you? Now’s your chance to step up to the challenge, have some fun getting spooked, and put some extra money in your pocket this October.

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Nothing is spookier than missing a deadline…

The application for the YourLocalSecurity.com Face Your Fear Challenge is now closed.

Better luck next time!

The application for the YourLocalSecurity.com Face Your Fear Challenge is now closed.

Better luck next time!

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if my application has been received?

Please check your email for your submission confirmation. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it!

How do I submit or attach additional info?

We do not accept additional attachments outside of the submission form—give us your best in the form above!

How will I know if I am chosen for the challenge?

The application closes on November 8, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. MT. Applicants will receive an email within two weeks that will indicate whether or not they were selected.

Help! The submission form isn’t working. If your application won’t submit, make sure you check the following:

  • Fill in all of the required fields.
  • Ensure that you entered a valid US ZIP code. Only US residents 18 and older can enter.
  • Make sure your essay is 2,000 characters or less.
  • Enter numbers only into the phone number field; e.g. 8885551919 instead of 888-555-1919.
  • Try refreshing your screen if the application form doesn’t load.
  • If you are on a mobile device, switch to a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Switch to a different browser to submit your application.
  • If you still have issues after trying these steps, email media@yourlocalsecurity.com.

When is the deadline to apply?

Applications are accepted until November 8, 2021 at 12 P.M. MT.

I’m under 18, can I apply with parental permission?

Unfortunately, no. All applicants must be 18 years or older to apply, regardless of permission from a parent or guardian.

I’m a member of the media, who can I contact with questions?

Please email media@yourlocalsecurity.com with any questions about the challenge.

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