How To Make Money On Slicethepie
Slicethepie is a song review site which pays listeners to review its songs. All you need is a bit of patience and a genuine desire to keep listening.
- Where do I start to make money listening to music?
- 90 Seconds And Counting - Type Quickly!
- Reviewing The Stars and The Unknowns
Where do I start to make money listening to music?
It seems like there are a lot of people thinking of making some money online.
There are many sites devoted to showing you just how to do that; but often, they want you to make a monetary contribution for their advice. Basically, you have to spend money to make money and for most of us, that's a non-starter.
Slicethepie, on the face of it, seems too good to be true. It offers you the chance to register to review songs and for this, it pays you real money.
I first read about Slicethepie on Hub Pages and thought I would have a quick look to see what it was really like.
I have heard about other review sites but often, these are difficult to navigate and have an 'open forum' set up.
Slicethepie's interface is so unobtrusive that you are straight in there. As soon as you are logged in a song starts to play, so you will need to have your headphones ready before you get going!
There is a text box which you click into and to the right of it the 90 second timer which starts to come down as soon as the song begins to play.
Whilst, Slicethepie advises that you listen to 90 seconds of the song before you begin to write your review, I start writing after about 10 seconds.
90 Seconds And Counting - Type Quickly!
Slicethepie is basically asking you to review a song objectively. I start my review after about 10 seconds and I think this is just about right.
By the time 10 seconds have elapsed, I have already heard the song's intro and opening bars so I am in a good position to make a judgement on what I think of the intro.
And I like to write as I am listening to the song.
You will sometimes have to listen to songs which are just plain awful but you can't review the song like that. Nobody is going to get anything useful from 'that was crap' in a review.
You need to remain completely objective - it is okay to say something like 'the music is a little dissonant' or 'perhaps the vocal might need some pitch correction' but don't be mean-spirited, that is not what Slicethepie is about.
I tend to think of writing reviews in the terms of the person who is going to read it.
I am quite musical myself but I steer away from using musical terms if I can and stick to plain English wherever possible. Your review should be easy to read.
I split my review into five main areas:
Melody & Arrangement
Vocal (or rap)
Reviewing The Stars and The Unknowns
Slicethepie.Com starts you off with some well known artistes like Katy Perry and Coldplay to review and for my first four songs I received about 18 cents per song for my review but that won't last of course, they're getting you comfortable first but then the hard work begins.
I try to review every day for about an hour to an hour and a half (if there is not much to watch on TV) and I start my review at 10 seconds and do my best to have my review finished by just beyond the 90 seconds.
This makes sense because you can fit in more songs and therefore earn more money. Some songs will be harder to review (the ones you dislike or the ones which are profane or not in English) but just stick to the five areas for review and you should be fine.
In a month I have made about £40 but I listened to a lot of songs for that. Some of them paid me 20 cents, some only paid me 4 cents BUT it all builds up.
There is a minimum withdrawal of $10 and you will need to have a Paypal account to get started but in my opinion, Slicethepie.Com is a pretty easy and not unpleasant way to make money online.
I hope you give it a try. If you love music and listening to music and you can be fair and objective - Slicethepie is definitely for you. Good luck, go make some money.