Does getting paid for listening to music online sound too good to be true? Well it's actually not. As a listener, your feedback is extremely valuable to new musicians just trying to break into the biz. There is a website called Slice the Pie that will allow you to sign up and give your honest opinion on songs. In return, you'll get some small change.
How much can you make on Slice the Pie?
The amount you earn depends on your level. When you start off, you're at the lowest level so you earn the least amount of money, which is currently set at about four cents per song review. The more songs you rate and review, the higher your level will become and you'll start to earn more. If you manage to reach the five star level, you can bring in up to 22 cents per song. This isn't too bad considering that you only have to listen to the first 60 seconds of each song before you can start rating and reviewing.
How long do reviews have to be?
Your reviews don't have to be that long. Just 100 characters altogether. So after you've heard the first 60 seconds, typing up something shouldn't take up much time. However, you've got to leave something meaningful. You can't just type “Great song, really liked it. Would love to hear more!” and leave it at that. Slice the Pie wants honest, valuable feedback. If you didn't like the song you heard, say so, and then take a minute to explain exactly why. These artists that are trying to hit it big need to know what you like and don't like about their music, so keep that in mind when you do this.
How and when is payment made?
You can't get paid until you have $10 in your Slice the Pie account, and at that point you can request payment. Slice the Pie processes payments on Tuesdays and Fridays and all payments are made via Paypal. You have to request your earnings no later than midnight on the night before payments are to be processed.
Who can sign up?
You can sign up as long as you're 13 years old or older, and it doesn't matter where in the world you live as long as you either have or can get a Paypal account.
Want to try it?
Sign up here to get started.
Do you have your own experience with Slice the Pie that you'd like to share? Please do so in the comments below.