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Dernière Heure Magazine - Danielle Arsenault
Chronique "Des Héros Parmi Nous"

News.com - C|Net Emily Shurr
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9824150-7.html?tag=nefd.blgs

IBTimes.com - Int Business Times, Joseph Major
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20071127/internet-charity-business.htm

DetikINET.com
http://detikinet.com/index.php/detik.read/tahun/2007/bulan/11/tgl/28/time/091951/idnews/858493/idkanal/398

UnderTheDog.com - Always Under The Dog
http://underthedog.com/index.php/archive/rent-your-soul-dot-com/

Reason.com - Reason Magazine, Katherine Mangu-Ward
http://www.reason.com/blog/show/123688.html

DouglasHolt.com - Muted Ramblings of an Above Average Madman
http://douglasholt.com/2007/11/28/rent-your-soul-for-20-a-week/

Xomba.com
http://www.xomba.com/would_you_rent_your_soul_to_somebody_for_10_00

Movie Pastor
http://moviepastor.typepad.com/moviepastorcom_church_cul/2007/12/i-rented-my-sou.html


Permalink»Dernière Heure Magazine - Danielle Arsenault - Feb 22nd 2008
Permalink»News.com - C|Net Emily Shurr - Nov 27th 2007
Cnet
November 27, 2007 1:19 PM PST

Today in freaky start-ups: RentYourSoul.com

Posted by Emily Shurr

Peter Ayotte, noted in his press release as a "friendly upcoming Internet opportunist"--i.e. not The Devil Himself, just to be clear--would like to rent your soul for ten bucks a week.

It's a new twist on an old non-profit business model. He's gambling on the chance that the soul-leasing business will earn enough money to stay afloat from the charities who pay weekly to advertise on his site, RentYourSoul.com.

Ayotte swears he's not working for Beelzebub. He'll pay you $10 and also donate $10 to the charity of your choice, selected from the nonprofits posting to RentYourSoul.

If you've ever been tempted to trade your soul for fame, fortune, or other significant gains, you're in good company: Homer and Bart Simpson, Dr. Faustus, Charlie Daniels' violin-wielding "Johnny," and any number of Blues players have risked perdition with the Prince of Darkness. One News.com staffer claims to have sold her soul in exchange for her almost supernatural Guitar Hero skillz.

Instead of skirting the fiery pit of eternal damnation, why not simply lease your soul for a good cause? It only takes a few minutes to post a photo of yourself, and if he posts your photo on the home page, you're soul-free for a week and ten dollars richer afterward. No, you can't have hordes of dancing girls and wealth beyond your wildest dreams in exchange. But you can have the satisfaction of a deed well done for the good of others.

What's the risk? It's an asset almost all of us possess, and chances are, you're not using yours anyway.



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Permalink»DetikINET.com - Nov 28th 2007

Rabu, 28/11/2007 09:19 WIB

Sewakan Jiwa di Situs Web

Wicaksono Hidayat - detikinet

Jakarta - Sebuah situs internet menyediakan jasa yang tidak masuk akal. Situs itu berani menyewa jiwa pengguna internet untuk imbalan tertentu.

Situs RentYourSoul.com memberi kesempatan pengguna internet untuk menyewakan jiwanya selama seminggu. Caranya mudah, peminat cukup mengirimkan foto ke situs tersebut dan jika sang pengelola menampilkannya di halaman depan maka 'jiwa' pengguna internet disewa selama seminggu dengan imbalan sebesar US$ 10.

Peter Ayotte, pengelola situs itu, menyebut dirinya sebagai 'oportunis internet yang ramah'. Selain membayarkan imbalan US$ 10 Ayotte juga akan menyumbang US$ 10 ke yayasan sosial tertentu.

Jika sukses, Ayotte akan mendapatkan uang dari pengelola berbagai yayasan sosial yang memasang iklan di situs RentYourSoul.com. Demikian dikutip detikINET dari Cnet, Rabu (28/11/2007).
( wsh / wsh )


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091951/idnews/858493/idkanal/398


Permalink»UnderTheDog.com - Always Under The Dog - Nov 27th 2007

Rent Your Soul dot com

Posted by admin in Unclassifiable
Tags: oddity, strange websites


No, it’s only figuratively speaking, no deals with the devil here. The basic concept with Rent Your Soul is that you take a picture of yourself, holding a sign that says “my soul”, you upload it to them with your infos and hope that they choose you.

Now you are probably asking yourself, why do I want to give up my informationsoul? Because they will put 10 bucks in your paypal and donate 10 bucks to a charity of your choice.

Charities include: Amnesty International, Animal Rescue Network and Cancer.ca.

It’s for a good cause. Now pony up a photo.

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http://underthedog.com/index.php/archive/rent-your-soul-dot-com/

Permalink»Reason.com - Reason Magazine, Kat Mangu-Ward - Nov 28th 2007

Chicken Soup for Your Soul

Katherine Mangu-Ward | November 28, 2007, 4:24pm


Normally the phrase Chicken Soup for the Soul brings to mind schlocky books full of horribly homespun wisdom. But now you can sell your soul, do some good, and go buy a bowl of chicken soup with the profits. For reason readers who have some surplus soul around or don't believe they have one in the first place, a new charitable website:

Peter Ayotte, noted in a press release to be a "friendly upcoming Internet opportunist"--i.e. not The Devil Himself, just to be clear--would like to rent your soul for 10 bucks a week.

Ayotte swears he's not working for Beelzebub. He'll pay you $10--via PayPal, check, or bank note--and also donate $10 to the charity of your choice, selected from the nonprofits posting to RentYourSoul....

Instead of skirting the fiery pit of eternal damnation, why not simply lease your soul for a good cause? It only takes a few minutes to post a photo of yourself, and if Ayotte displays it on the home page, you're soul-free for a week and 10 dollars richer afterward.

Markets in Everything, indeed.


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http://www.reason.com/blog/show/123688.html

Permalink»DouglasHolt.com - Muted Ramblings of an Above... - Nov 27th 2007

Rent Your Soul for $20 a Week

Posted in November 28th, 2007
Published in Fun, Social Issues, Earn Money, Free Stuff, Web 2.0

via News.com

Well it’s actually $10 for you and another $10 for the charity of your choice, but it still totals $20. So please visit RentYourSoul.com today and get some ROI on your most underutilized asset.  Especially if you’re in Marketing.

"If you’ve ever been tempted to trade your soul for fame, fortune, or other significant gains, you’re in good company: Homer and Bart Simpson, Dr. Faustus, Charlie Daniels’ violin-wielding “Johnny,” and any number of blues players have risked perdition... "


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http://douglasholt.com/2007/11/28/rent-your-soul-for-20-a-week/

Permalink»Xomba.com - Nov 28th 2007

Would You Rent Your Soul to Somebody for $10.00?


File this under "F" for Freaky.

Peter Ayotte, an Internet entrepreneur, has devised a clever marketing scheme to help charities that want to advertise on his website. He is offering the public an opportunity to rent out their soul for a week. All you have to do is post your photo with a little "my soul" sign on it; if your photo is chosen to be put on the homepage, you get paid ten dollars and do without your soul for a week.

The plus is that he also donates ten dollars to a charity of your choosing from those advertising on his website.

While this is not the proverbial "selling your soul", Mr. Ayotte swears that he is not working for Beelzebub.


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Permalink»The Movie Pastor - Dec 02 2007


Posted in November 28th, 2007

I Rented My Soul


Check this out.  I "rented" my soul on www.rentyoursoul.com The site owner chooses 20 "souls" randomly each week and pays $10.00 to their preferred charity and gives you $10.00 to boot.  My charity was World Vision. I will donate the other $10.00 to our Christmas 50/50 Offering along with our other gift.  (In case you missed tonight's Christmas Dinner we asked our church to give a generous gift at Christmas to Jesus through our Church.  We will give away 50% of the money to do mission work around the word - and 50% will be used to fund a Children's Pastor in '08. - If you know of one - let us know).  Pretty cool!  Stuff.  You can "rent your soul" and get $20 (10 for you - 10 for your charity of choice) just by submitting your photo.  New photo's and charities every week.

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my-sou.html



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