Slicethepie guide: Make money reviewing music
Wanna earn some actual real life money, just by sitting at home in your pants listening to music? Who are we kidding, of course you do! Slicethepie is a music review website that pays you (yes, in cash) for sharing your honest opinions on new unsigned artists.
You also have the opportunity to earn even more dosh by referring your friends and earning commission from their reviews too. What better way to make money than discovering awesome new music and sharing your views on it?
Typically you can expect to earn 6-10p per review you write on the site and 10% commission on your referrals, so while you won’t get rich over night, it’s not a bad income if you’re doing something you enjoy anyway.
Here’s our whistle-stop essential guide to getting your account balance off the ground and putting together your first few reviews.
Writing your first review in 3 steps
Get an account
First things first, click here to register for your Slicethepie ‘Scout’ account.
Go through the sign up steps which will get a quick profile of you and what kind of music you’re into.
Make sure you use the email associated with your Paypal account! Once you’ve opened your account you’re ready to start earning straight away.
Review a track
You’ll be streamed a track at random to listen to. Review the music in the text box below the player and rate it out of ten using the slider.
What should I write?
It’s important to write a good, honest and full review of the tracks as this will boost your ratings on the site, which means you’ll earn more cash. Write lengthy, detailed and constructive reviews to make sure you earn the most money.
These could include: melody, harmonies, lyrics, vocal, arrangement, rhythm and production, to name but a few. Try to always bear in mind the commercial potential of a track when you review it too – could it be a hit in the mainstream market?
Reviews go straight to artists so try to give feedback which will help them improve their music, commenting on a number of different aspects of a song.
Money earned for reviews will be added to your account balance and you can see how much you’ve earned in your session too.
As soon as you’ve earned a minimum of $10, you’ll be able to withdraw your earnings straight to PayPal. Then all you have to do is work out how to spend the money
Earn money from your friends’ reviews too
If you want to maximise your earnings, or if you’re simply not up for reviewing yourself but would love some extra pocket money, then Slicethepie can help with that too.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to refer friends to the site using your unique link and earn money from the reviews THEY submit.
To find your link, just hit ‘Invite Friends’ in the Scout or MySlice tabs:
Then sit back, relax and watch the money roll in! It really is that simple, and this is not a scam. In total Slicethepie has already paid out over £1 million to reviewers and you could soon be a part of it.
To get involved, sign up here now.
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