Product Type: Opinion Site
Scam or Not: Not a Scam
Overall Rating: 6/10
The basic concept of Slice the Pie is that you are getting paid to review music that you listen to on the site. That music will typically be songs that you heard before and it will often come from obscure artists. The concept is pretty unusual and sounds like a perfect for music lovers, but is it really?
There is nothing new about getting paid for your opinion. However, Slice the Pie is a little bit different than most sites that pay you for your opinion. In particular, the site focuses on music reviews. So, members get paid money to write reviews on music that they listen to.
The concept sounds great – especially if you are a music lover. But, great concepts often aren’t as good as they seem. So, is that the case for Slice the Pie?
To start off with, signing up for the service is pretty easy. You only have to provide basic information about yourself, such as your name, email address and the like.
Once you’re all signed up, you can get going with the company.
As you might expect, the basic idea is that you listen to random songs from artists and then write a review on what you hear. You have to listen to at least 90 seconds of a song before you can give a review – which does make a lot of sense.
In general, the amount you earn per review is based on how complex the review is. So, if you put in a lot of detail and follow the suggestions that the site gives you, you might earn more.
But, just to give you an indication – the amount you earn per song starts off at around $0.02. You can increase it, but that number is still going to end up being fairly low, typically $0.20 or less.
At first, doing a more complex review would take you a lot longer but as you spend more time on the site I imagine you would become more efficient, so the process of reviewing would become fairly fast.
After you give a written review you then need to rate the song you heard on a scale of 1-10.
Once you have done those two parts, you’re finished with that particular song and get credit in your Slice the Pie account for the song. You also get an overall star rating on your account, which acts as an indication of the quality of your reviews. A higher star rating means that you get more income from your reviews.
There are also a few other aspects to the site. For example, you can also review products, like fashion. This is a similar process and works the same way.
It’s also worth noting that the company does seem to be working on an app for members to earn money. It would be interesting to see how that works when/if it does come out, but for now, you can only earn money through the website.
That’s the basic concept but there is also a second part to the site, which is referring others. Essentially, if you refer people to the site you earn 10% of what they do. So, if they earned $20, you would earn $2. Theoretically, this could add up quite nicely, especially if you managed to refer people who were good at writing reviews and wrote a lot of them.
However, if you didn’t manage to recruit many people or if those people didn’t do well, then you might not actually earn much money at all this way.
Benefits and Advantages
Slice the Pie has a fairly low minimum payment rate, of just $10. Plus, you can withdraw that money straight into your PayPal account. Those are both pretty big advantages because they make it possible for you to get money into your account fairly quickly. The low minimum payout also makes Slice the Pie fairly risk-free because you don’t have to spend a long time accumulating money just to see whether the site will let you cash out.
Another thing to consider is simply that the site is quite unique and it can be entertaining for people that love music. Most other sites that pay you for your opinion require you to fill out surveys and can get complex fast. In contrast, Slice the Pie is actually fairly simple and once you get the hang of it the process would probably become pretty automatic.
Issues with Slice the Pie
When it comes to making money, one of the key questions is whether you are earning enough to make it worthwhile. For example, earning $20 through Slice the Pie would be great – but would it be worth it if it took you 20 hours to earn that amount of money?
Let’s assume you were able to earn $0.20 per review, which is pretty much as high as you can go. You have to spend 90 seconds listening to the song and maybe it takes you another 30 seconds or so to write the review. That’s two minutes. If you did them back to back this means that you could do, at most, 30 reviews in an hour.
30 reviews at $0.20 each would give you around $6.
$6 for an hour of work isn’t wonderful but it might seem decent if you are desperate for money. Even then, that’s an incredibly idealistic estimate. In all probability, you would earn less than that per review and I suspect that you couldn’t actually do reviews back-to-back like that anyway.
So, at best you could be earning $6 per hour, realistically you would probably be earning much less than that – like $3 per hour perhaps.
Another issue is that you do need to know what you’re doing to get the higher amounts for the reviews you do. This doesn’t mean that you need to be a musician but you do need to pay careful attention to the prompts that the site gives you to get the most out of your reviews.
My final issue with the site comes from the referral approach.
To earn money through referrals, you really need to refer a decent number of people and you need those people to make money. Now, most of us probably only know a handful of people who would be willing to try a site like Slice the Pie. Of those people, maybe one or two might be dedicated enough to actually earn money.
To make the referral side of things effective, you would really need to reach a lot of people, such as through a website. But, if you have that kind of reach, there are more effective ways for you to make money.
My Personal Slice the Pie Review
Slice the Pie is legitimate. Various members online confirm that you can successfully cash out with the company. As I mentioned before, the real issue is time. You would end up earning much less than the minimum wage through this company and doing a lot of work.
Now, this might be fine for some people.
If you’re trying to earn $20 or $30 to buy something from Amazon or to pay for your monthly subscription to Spotify or some other services, then Slice the Pie could be a good way to go. Likewise, it might be a good choice if you have a lot of free time and very few options for making money.
If you plan on giving the service a try, I’d suggest taking the time to look up tips and tricks for getting the most money from your reviews. I’ve seen a number of sites out there that talk specifically about topics to talk about in your reviews and terms to include.
However, if you’re trying to make money in the long-term, Slice the Pie isn’t a good choice.
Personally, I don’t recommend Slice the Pie. Sure, it can be a good way to make a little money but really that’s about it. You’re better off putting your time and energy into something that is going to pay off in the long run.
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