How to get paid for reviews and what is Slicethepie? For anyone who doesn’t know, Slicethepie is a music review site where ordinary members of the public can write reviews and get paid. Anyone can join up free and listen to new songs, and write a short review about the song for a small payment. Each review is just the member’s opinion of the song and artist. No special musical skill or knowledge is required as the site wants the opinion of the wide general public. In recent years, it has also enabled members to give reviews on fashionable clothes commercials and lucky dip.
How Much Does it Pay?
Get paid for reviews and there’s no limit.
Slicethepie rewards each review with payments in US cents, ranging from about 1 to over 20 cents per review. The payment depends on several factors, such as the quality and length of the review, member rank, and whether extra bonuses are being offered at the time. It’s not a fortune, but it adds up and you can easily earn a few dollars in a single “scouting” session. Slicethepie.com pays using a PayPal payment processor. You can open PayPal account here.
You can make your review more interesting and meaningful by using a wide variety of well-chosen words and phrases. Don’t use the word ‘good’ all the time, and definitely stay away from the ‘Awesome dude!’ or ‘You guys suck’ style of review if you want your review to be taken seriously. Use words that are more descriptive and specific.
Honest reviews are expected, of course, but there’s no harm in being diplomatic too. The reason that your opinion is valuable is because, unlike the artists themselves and their friends and families, you can be completely objective. The artists can be too closely involved with the music to hear faults and weaknesses. They need an objective and unbiased opinion and any advice you may have.
Get Paid for Reviews Samples
Some sample reviews to give an idea of the types of reviews that artists find useful, even if you’re telling them something they don’t want to hear. Compose your own reviews in your own style, of course, but aim to make them relevant, descriptive and informative. Slicethepie.com also has quality controls in place that automatically reject reviews that are offensive, too short, lacking in musical terms, or too similar to your previous reviews. On the other hand they pay a higher bonus for reviews that meet and surpass their quality standards.
Be Concise – Not long-winded – If your review is too long it will probably be rejected with the message that it’s not specific enough. That’s because the number of musical terms will be low compared to the number of non-musical terms and the system will reject it due to low ‘keyword’ density.
Example 1 – A glowing review – 9/10
This is a great song and performance. The melody is strong and tuneful. The singer has an attractive vocal tone, and puts real feeling into the lyrics. The lyrics are interesting and meaningful with some punchy phrases. Instrumentally, the song has a rich, full accompaniment that complements the vocal track perfectly. Great guitar solo too, although I think a grittier tone would suit the dark mood of the song better.
The performance quality is high throughout, both vocally and instrumentally. Overall, the song is distinctive and original, and I think it has strong commercial potential.
Example 2 – A good song badly arranged – 6/10
I think this song has some good musical qualities but needs a better musical arrangement. The singer has a distinctive and attractive vocal tone, but is often drowned out by the powerful instrumental accompaniment. The synth tones are far too harsh and strident. The singer should be allowed to dominate the song without having to compete with the accompaniment. The lyrics seem quite interesting, but can’t always be heard clearly because of the poor vocal-instrumental balance. It’s quite a tuneful song, though, and could be easily improved with a more tasteful instrumental arrangement.
Example 3 – A negative review – 3/10
This song has some problems. The intro is too long, and doesn’t really develop or build up enough to justify such a long intro. The singer has some pitch accuracy issues. [That’s a diplomatic way of saying “out of tune.”] The melody is weak, and the lyrics are quite plain and repetitive. The instrumental arrangement is reasonably good in terms of balance, and it provides a solid enough accompaniment, but it needs to be a bit more varied and interesting, and definitely more expressive for greater impact. Overall, I think the song doesn’t have enough quality in its present state.
Note: If you submit your review and get a message that your score doesn’t appear to match the content of your review, don’t worry about it. It’s not a warning. It’s just asking you to double check that you haven’t made a mistake with your score. If you haven’t, then just click ‘submit’ again and it will be accepted.
Become a Slicethepie reviewer and simply get paid for reviews.
If, after reviewing a few songs, you get a message telling you that there are no suitable songs to review, just stop for a while and come back later.
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