Slice the Pie is a company that hires independent contractors to write music reviews for them. For those of you who are unaware of what an independent contractor is, it is when an individual promises to complete a task for a specific company, you are not an employee. Many misconstrue the two and believed that since you are not an employee, you are exempt from being fired. Although fired is not the appropriate term, the company can still let you go.
When you encounter the company, Slice the Pie, you may automatically assume that it is a scam by its name alone, at least that was my initial reaction. Fortunately, it is not a scam. I have received two prompt payments from the company and haven’t had any problems. I signed up with them in February, but I haven’t written that many reviews. My reason for that is simply because I do not like writing for the company. You may think that you can write a paragraph and get paid, but it is not that simple. Continue reading to figure out why.
Day in the Life
I first log into the site and a song will instantly start to play. I listen to the song and write about what I think of it. In the review I have to discuss if I liked the song — I usually don’t — if I think it’s going to be a hit, discuss the melody, beat or anything that pertains to music. Music terms are required to be in the review and if you do not adhere to their rules, a warning sign will pop up. The site says that you can write 100 words and it will accept your work, but that is not true. There was a time that I had written over 500 words for $0.14 because the warning sign kept popping up. It stated that my review was similar to the other reviews that I had written, which was far from true. Evidently, all reviews have to be unique, which is understandable, but to not put the same word that I used in my previously reviews is absurd and almost impossible.
What I do not like about the company is that your work is checked by a computer, which makes it difficult for it to be accepted. The staff at Slice the Pie does not check your work until you request a payout. Sometimes, when I would request a payout, I would think that I wasn’t going to receive payment because they may have found an error in my written review, but to my amazement, everything went well.
The music is terrible and you do not get to pick what music you get to listen to. Sometimes it is a pain to sit there and listen to a song that you are not interested in. What makes it worse is the amount of money you make from it is very little.
How Much Does it Pay
Not much! The payment various each time you submit a written review. The site will say that you can make up to $0.30 per written review, but the most I have made was $0.22 and the least was $0.10. There is a limit on how much you can write. Since I go days without writing, whenever I decide to log in and write, I receive endless songs to review. When I first started, I would write every day and there was a limit. So there is no way that you can make a decent amount of money on the site. I encountered a blog that stated that one could make $200 or more from the site, but I highly doubt that. There are limits.
You can only request a payout when your Slice the Pie account has reached a minimum of $10. Make sure that you request a payout when you reach exactly $10 and not a penny more because you won’t receive the rest. During the times that I had gotten paid, it was supposed to have been a little over $10, but they kept the change. I believe the only payment method is PayPal, so you will need to make sure that you have a PayPal account prior to signing up or requesting a payout.
My Overall Opinion of Slice the Pie
Although the extra money was great when I received it, I don’t think that it was worth putting in all that time and effort to have only received $20. I took me five to six hours to accumulate $1.50-$2.00 and that is absolutely asinine. I think this site is great for those who are just getting started and do not have any other job at the present time. Receiving $20 is more than receiving nothing at all. This company is just not for me anymore since I have a lot more jobs now.