I joined Slicethepie.com summer of 2013. My purpose was to earn extra cash to fund summer activities. I knew before I joined that the income would not be much; but, I was able to use money earned from this website to purchase movie tickets and other small activity expenses to entertain the kids during the summer break.
Slicethepie.com is free to join and panelists need not be a musician or have musical background to make a review. As a panelist, I am ask to do the following: listen to a song for at least 90 seconds, express my opinion of the song, and rank the song from 0 to 10. Reviews can be typed as soon as the song starts but can not be submitted until the 90 seconds is up. Minimum number of lines is 4. As much as I could tell, there is no maximum, though I’ve not attempted to type a very long, detailed review longer than 20 lines on any song thus far. The site also looks at repetitive reviews and will not allow for submission if reviews are too similar. Cut and paste is also not permitted.
I am given a maximum of 10 Energy Levels to start the session. Each song uses up an Energy, but additional Energy is collected every 3 minutes. Each creative criticism successfully submitted goes straight to the artist to improve the song. As a panelist perk, I help control what music plagues the radio waves with each submitted review. Pay is per song and pay is dependent on each submitted review.
Within the week of registering, giving the site an hour here and there, I was successful in earning $10. Payment process, once I reach the minimum $10 redemption threshold, took 3 days to reach my Paypal account. I started at Silver and with time and persistence, I went up to Gold level in ranking. My pay increased to as much as $.18/song. That’s $7/hr I was making at home in my spare time, strictly sticking to a 90 second per song review at $.18/song pay. The next level, Platinum, was not too far from view, and likely would increase my pay as well.
The key to success in Slicethepie.com is to 1.) use a balance of music terminology in the review, touching up on tempo, beat, dynamics, among other elements; and 2.) to rank the song in accordance to the majority of the listeners. As an example, if the majority of the listeners ranked it at 8, and I ranked it an 8 as well, my rank level increased, or at least, stay at it’s current level. Ranking against the average rank score will decrease Rank level. But since, I do not see how everybody else rank the song, it’s basically a hit or miss for me, since taste in music varies. I just base my Rank score on how well I liked or disliked the song. I’ve ranked some songs 10 and some 0, but the majority is above 5. Some songs are good, some songs are just not. There is no option to filter genres in accordance to preference or taste of music.
What I liked about Slicethepie.com is that I qualify for all the songs, meaning my session is continuous. I am able to earn money continuously, without ineligibility due to demographics and such, stopping only if I used up my 10 Energy level before it replenishes. Running out of Energy doesn’t happen all that often if I write an in-depth review for each song I listen to. This survey site won’t make you rich, but it is a good potential to earn extra money on the side.