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Make Money Reviewing Music with Slice The Pie (slicethepie) - It's No Scam
Name of service:
Slice The Pie
Type(s) of work:
Scouting / reviewing music
Affiliate program, 10% of referrals' earnings
Browser with Flash, broadband connection
I was browsing Craigslist the other day, and I ran across an ad offering up to $8.00 an hour, working from home. I followed the link, and was directed to a site I did not know about before, and I have been looking into different web money making opportunities for a while. The link of course was an affiliate link, but the site was unique and did not look like a scam, so I have decided to review it.
Signup process review:
The signup process was very simple. All you need is an email address, and a password and you are in. It simply couldn't be much easier. Unfortunately, the sign in screen does not really describe the site or the work, and once you sign in, it starts you off immediately with no hand holding. There are FAQ's linked you can go to that help you along.
Site and work description:
When you login, you are taken straight to a page with a flash plugin playing music. You can pause and adjust volume but that is all. There is a simple numeric rating, and a text box to write in a small review. You are required to listen to at least 90 seconds of the song before submitting. Once you submit the next song starts. You can add songs to a personal playlist if you like them. You do not know who the artist is, or the song name until after you review it, presumably to keep the reviews as unbiased as possible. There area few progress bars as well. One is your rank, which goes up as you gain experience points, which are shown on the second bar. As your rank goes up, you get more per review. There is also an 'energy' bar, which goes down with each review, and slowly goes up over time. This is to prevent bots or scripts from flooding the system with bogus reviews.
Site and work review:
I have only been on a couple days, and not had much time to use it, but at low levels, I received $.05 to $.06 per review. You do not have any choice as to the genre. After I did two or three reviews, it took me to a page to state my preference in music, presumably to better match songs, but immediately after it played a song in a genre I did not pick and that I quite dislike. I am assuming they want people to also review music they do not like to help balance out overly positive reviews from others who may like the style and be skewed.
Today I spent a half-hour reviewing music. You have to listen to at leas 90 seconds of each song. I tended to listen to them a bit longer than the required time, and completed 13 reviews, earning 75 cents. That works out to about $1.50 per hour. I could have gone a bit faster, but even going at the maximum speed, the math can be calculated. I earned about 5 cents per review.At 90 seconds required per review, that if 40 reviews an hour or $2.00 per hour. You can, after earning enough experience, and apparently writing good reviews, get up to 20 cents per review. That works out to $8.00 an hour. From what I have been seeing, that may be nearly impossible to reach. Of course this does not include affiliate earnings, which is 10% of what your referrals make. I seems you would need to get lots of referrals, or referrals that did quite a bit of work to add a significant amount to your earnings though.
However, it is fun if you like music, and may be a way to find new artists you like while making money a little money, just do not expect to make a mint from this. If you have idle time at work or home, it may be well worth it too you. Unfortunately, you will have to sit through and review songs you do not care for. I have read that there are some truly terrible songs too, since anyone can upload their music to have it reviewed. I have been fortunate in noy getting any truly terrible "American Idol" scouting rejects yet. Soon, I will also report how well they pay once I reach my payout limit.
Affiliate link: http://www.slicethepie.com/?wyd=446514 (I get 10% of what you earn, allowing me to rate their affiliate program.)
Non affiliate link: www.slicethepie.com
- Fun an easy to do.
- Sparse instructions at first.
- Need to listen to music you may dislike strongly.