Is SliceThePie.com A Scam?


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No not food, we're talking about getting paid to listen to music. Getting a slice of the pie, make sense?

In my roaming for different kinds of ways to bring in extra spending money that can contribute to your multiple streams of income, I have to admit I almost skipped by this one thinking yeah, right! But something tweaked my curiosity just enough to take a close look and I am glad I did.

Slice the Pie is a way for new musicians to get their work out there and Slice the Pie provides them a pathway to use on the road to a recording contract. You can read about all that part on the website, it is pretty cool how they help provide feedback and funding to the artists that show the most promise. Anyway, what we are doing here is looking at the first step, which is giving everyday schmucks like you and me a “slice of the pie” by getting paid to listen to this music.

Here is how Slice the Pie works

A new artist signs up and uploads three tracks on the system based on genre. We schmucks are called scouts and scouts listen to these tracks for at least one minute, and longer if you want. Then you write a constructive review of what about the song, what you liked or did not like, that must be over 100 characters. Basically you start out with the length of a Tweet and go from there. You are rating different elements of the song on a scale of 1-10. Best of all you get paid for your review!

Payment can range from .02 to .20 per review. They sometimes have a special where all review are on price, like one that they did last June where all review were 15 cents. You can also sometime earn a voucher from the artist if your reviews were particularly good, or if you made a donation to the cause.

If you want to learn more about being a scout, here is their Scouting Guide.

What's the twist?

Well, your reviews need to be quality and helpful and not, ” great song man “or “dude your music is awesome.” They won't work. You do that and they will shut you down.

As a scout you get rated for each review you write, 1 to 5 stars. It is a computerized algorithm based on review length, targeted words they know will show up in quality reviews, fully using the 1-10 rating scale (not giving everything the same #), and how often you log on and participate. The higher your star rating, the more money you get paid per review. It can go up and down, which makes sense if you go a week without logging on the star rating may go down, even if your reviews are great.

In music industry, the power of the crowd cannot be overlooked, so the collective feedback form all the hundreds of Slice the Pie Scouts will give any new artist the kind of information they will find invaluable to help them with their career. So Slice the Pie holds quality of review as an very important.

How do I become a scout?

You sign up by clicking here and no it doesn't cost you anything. Once you are in, you choose the types of music you like (or can stomach). Each type of music has its own scout room, so you go to the room of the style you like and listen to what it there and right a review. You will never know the name of the artist before you listen, they randomly provide you with songs to rate. Once you have submitted your review they tell you the artist and song title. You can tip the musician if you choose ( I talk about this later) to show your support, for the songs you really like. Tipping is always a good thing but in this case it counts in your star rating as well which helps you make more money.

I'm no musician and/or a horrible writer, so How can I do this?

You do not have to be a musician to write a decent review, Remember you are writing 100+ characters for each area you rate. Really it is a two or three sentences. If you can write a complete sentence, you are good. Use music terms, like vocals, lyrics, bass, harmony, bass, drums, percussion, the lead singer, the over all blend of sound, and you should be good. A whole lot of what you listen to will be horrid, but you won't say , ” This is crap!”. You are giving feed back to the artist, so tell them what to do to improve.

How do they pay you?

Like most online companies they use Pay Pal as their payment method. You need to have $10 in your account to get paid. But once you hit that, you submit a payment request and it takes up to 5 days to receive your payment. However it can be pretty quick based on the feedback I've read. The $10 could take awhile to get to if you only get paid .02 cents per review. So that is incentive to get your star rating up to 5 stars this way you can earn the maximum .20 cents per review. If you do, earning the $10 may not take as long.

More options…..

When an artist signs up with Slice of the Pie, they are given a Showcase Account. Once you listen and rate the music, they tell you who the artist is. Right then and there you can choose to support any artist you like by donating money to their Showcase Account. You can use your earnings, from your account, or donate from your pockets. This can be as low as $1. This is part of the other side of the business and how the artists build up their accounts. Slice of the Pie will occasionally feature only the most popular Showcase tunes, which are the ones who got the most donations. By the way, you can earn a variety of things by making a donation, including boosting your star ratings which earns you more money when listening to the songs and writing reviews. Artists might give folks who made donations vouchers to buy their tunes, or you get promotional stuff from them. So sharing is definitely caring with this company! lol

FYI once an artist reaches a certain level, they get all the money from their showcase account and can then start recording. Like I said you can read all those details on the website, they have a great FAQ page. I am only concerned at how you loyal subscribers can bring in some extra dollars.

What about the international audience?

Well the good news, is that this company is from the UK, so they are already international. I saw scouts listed from all over the place on the top scout page. There are some places whose Internet providers don't mix so well with the Slice the Pie system, so Slice the Pie does not support their countries any more. I think the Philippine's is one,

Multitaksing:

What I like about this opportunity is that involves your listening skills. So this leaves you open to work on other easy money making opportunities I've recommended. Here's how:

You know how on the Pay to Click site like Hits4Pay and Clixsense ads you have to wait what seems forever before you can click it as read? I would have my Slice the Pie Tab opened and listen to a song while waiting for the next ad to come up….. I'd probably keep that tab open most of the time and just click over there for a break or between my online activities. I could get five even ten or more songs in a day that way, without affecting the time I spend on the computer and maximizing my time! Just a thought on how multitasking can make you more money.

Okay so that's the pretty picture of the opportunity. But you already know I have to address the stuff that rubs people the wrong way. Otherwise I wouldn't be doing my job, so here goes.

Cons

Extra change. Unless you want to sit for hours and hours listening to music and writing top qualities reviews you won't make the huge dollars. I'll be honest, I tried this for a day and made some money. But I make more with other activities such as watching videos on Beezag or doing small tasks on minuter worker, etc. So I quickly lost interest. The great thing about having multiple streams of income is that you can pick and choose what works for you. You can hand pick the opportunities that you enjoy the most and give you the biggest bang for you buck. In this instance I'd prefer to focus on other opportunities. However that being said if this type of opportunity does it for you and you're consistent, you could earn $30-$50 a month. But this is definitely not for the person looking to totally supplement or replace their monthly income needs. It is extra change that can come in handy down the line. For instance I know a lot of folks that let opportunities like this sit and build up money in their Pay Pal Account. Then when the holidays come they have accumulated some decent spending money for taking advantage of all these non-traditional multiple streams of income: So keep that in mind.

If you don't have a semblance of an ear for music, it might not work for you. You do not need to be a musician, but even if you played trombone in the elementary school band, you would have some music sense. However there are those that just don't hear it. So those folks would probably do best to look for traditional work at home jobs or other non-traditional opportunities.

There doesn't seem to be an referral or affiliate program which I think is a missed opportunity. I know they already get a lot of word of mouth traffic but I'm sure they would get even more if they paid people like us to spread the word!

On the actual Slice the Pie official Forum I read some comments in the past few months about down time, or not being able to log in, and the system not letting them choose a genre. I don't know if they are squeaky wheel comments or something to be worried about. Either way I thought I should mention it, since it came from actual members. I would be interested to hear from any of you loyal subscribers who already are members to see if there have been changes in the past few months. I also caution you to pay close attention to the DATES of forum posts, a complaint about tech issues from 2009 is going to do you no good in 2011.

So Is Slice The Pie Legitimate?

From everything I can see this is one big green light from where I stand. The company has been around for at least 4 years, so it is stable. One thing I like about this opportunity is that it is totally different than a lot of the other things I've recommended in the past. So definitely sign up if you like the idea of getting paid to listen to music!

In any event, let me know what you think about this opportunity. By the way if you were sucking your teeth as you read how much you can make with this and thought to yourself, I need “real money” you might want to visit our jobs page which is updated everyday with traditional work at home jobs that might be more your flavor.

I hope you enjoyed yet another legitimate way to make money at home. Good luck.

43 thoughts on “Is SliceThePie.com A Scam?”

  1. that site messed me up and closed my account without sending me an e-mail their stupid support isn’t helping me out they close it because I used auto type bot to help me out and their lame thing”use proper English” really tricks me off which I’ve been using”proper English” on their site I want my account back.

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    • Mayi,

      Sorry to hear about your issue. But I’ve been with the site for years and paid out many times with no issues.And I haven’t heard tons of complaints from other people going through what you have. The fact you mentioned auto anything and bad english tells me a lot. So I doubt they will give you the account back. You’re better off moving on to something else and just be very mindful of following the terms and conditions so you avoid this. When in doubt before you start doing something like using an auto anything contact the company first. Don’t take short cuts because any of these type of sites will shut you down.

  2. I just started Slice of Pie and in 30 minutes I left 8 reviews all at 5 cents each! I am really enjoying listening to the music and I feel like each review I leave is like I am giving them pointers on how they can improve.

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    • Hey Cheyenne,

      I’m glad you’re enjoying this little opportunity. It’s a nice way to make some extra money for something you probably already do. So I’m happy you view that way. Enjoy!

  3. id really advice anyone reviewing for them to not waste your time . i read several complaints across the web where ppl stated they DONT pay and turns out they were right lol . once it was time to pay me i received an email saying i used a “bot” so i wont be receiving pay . im in no way even computer swavy like that either way its complete bullshit you guys . i learned the hard way haha .

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    • Sorry to hear about your experience. But I was recently paid with no issues. That said I’ve been in this industry long enough to know that sometimes people that are complaining they don’t get paid are folks that have purposely broken the rules and in some cases people who didn’t but somehow slipped through the cracks for whatever reason. Every make money opportunity I’ve made money with has these type of random complaints. I think this becomes more of a concern when these complaints are the norm and they aren’t. But if you honestly didn’t violate any rules, I would encourage you to email them, contact them on social media as well. But I’ve been with them for years and never had a problem getting paid.

  4. i am currently working here but its not that easy as you think, you need to know how to review the song that you listen.

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    • Hey Eddy thanks for the great reviews on this website. A lot times its hard trying to find an honest opinion on money making opportunties online
      But this website is legit and the best thing about it is they didn’t ask me to despoit some money or need my credit card information so later on they can hack into my mom banking account since it was her credit cards and take her hard earned money she work so hard for. From the bottom of my heart thanking for not trying to be another get rich scheme reviewer who just want to take my money and run with.

    • You’re very welcome Ravon!

      It sounds like you’ve run into some of the scams we warn against here.
      But as you can see there are legitimate ways to make some money from home. You just need to make sure you avoid the crap out there. And as long as you’re following our recommendations on this blog, you’ll do just that.

  5. Eddy! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing about this site – I never would have believed that I could have been paid for doing something I enjoyed so much! I am both a music lover and a writer, so writing reviews on music? No sweat! I’ve been registered for about an hour, and am already earning. Plus, I’m actually finding music that I enjoy listening to and probably never would have found on my own. Thank you!

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    • Amber you’re so welcome! Isn’t great to find these unique ways of making money for things you already do. I’m happy you appreciate this opportunity. Please feel free to share my site to anyone else you think will get value out of it.

  6. Eddy, Love your webpage.. I just started using Slice The Pie, and I really enjoy it! Being someone that really likes music its a good opportunity for me to make a few extra bucks. Keep up the good work, what you are doing is helping a lot of people!

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    • Hey Tony,
      Thanks for the love man. I really appreciate it. I’m glad you like this unique way of making money. It’s definitely pretty cool for someone that really enjoys music. I recently cashed out from SliceThePie so it’s still a great way to make some extra money. Thanks for the support. It feels good to get paid to help so many people and be appreciated for doing it. So thanks again!

  7. LOL, Not really sure. Most people say they appreciate that I keep it “Real” and don’t try to fluff everything. So maybe that’s it. Either way, I appreciate that you do trust me. It means I’m doing my job right. 😉

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    • Yeah Eddy, even though most of us haven’t actually met you, based on your reviews you seem like an honest down to earth kind of guy. I think that’s why most of us trust your views so well, and btw, thanks to Facebook Iv’e made over $200 in the past week from it.

    • Well that’s good to hear. I know trust isn’t easily gained online. So anytime folks do trust me, I really appreciate it!

      Now how the hell did you make over $200 with slice the pie on FB? What did you do? Tell all your friends about it?

      Great job, either way!

    • Three easy steps. 1. Tell your friends about how you made a huge profit on this awesome website and that they can too! 2. Post proof on Facebook. 3. Wait for the rush of music lovers perfectly content making some extra cash, while I sit back and profit. ( I have over 600 people on my friends list)

    • Hey Skeaxaxis1080 what should I do if I don’t have that many friends on Facebook and the ones I do have don’t believe in that kinda stuff

    • You don’t need to harass your friends to join opportunities like this. What you want to do is have people come to you that are looking for opportunities like they do for me every day because of what I’ve learned here.

      So if you want to make money for getting referrals for programs like this and many others check out the free information provided here. It’s because of this I literally have thousands of people coming to me looking for my recommendations.

      It’s way better than hunting down people that don’t want your opportunity.

  8. I signed up for this and is everything you say it is. Revenue does build really quickly and for would be writers / reviewers it does brush up your speed writing skills.

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  9. You’re welcome! Glad to hear it’s working for you again. Technical issue do arise for any site sometimes.

    Continue to take action and keep us posted on how you’re doing with the various options we’ve provided you.

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  10. I tried logging into my account and it says the domain name has expired on 3/7/12 and is awaiting renewal or deletion. Does anyone know anything about this? I was just really getting into it. I would hate to think all of that work has gone down the tubes….. Anyone know anything?

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    • I just clicked on the link in this article and was brought to their page with no problem. I even went in and did a review and was paid. So it’s working fine for me.

    • I went back again too and it finally worked for me. Whew! I am glad. I was worried that all the work I had done was gone with the wind. Thanks for the fast reply & of course for keeping us all updated with the latest money making ventures online!

  11. Thanks for sharing the screenshot of your payment. I wish more people did this for new companies they’re promoting. I wasn’t aware of the new referral program. I need to get on that! Limiting the income to a year sucks. But it’s better than nothing. Thanks for this.

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  12. this is a paying site as you can see
    http://086af12e.urlbeat.net
    Also they just introduced a referral program where you earn 10% of what your referral earns for a year. It would of been nice of it was lifetime but I think the high earnings they give you just for reviewing the songs makes up for it

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  13. Damn Jay! Over $100 at slicethepie? WOW! You must be very active on the site! You go!
    It’s great to hear you taking all this action! As you can see when you do, good things happen. This is only the start my friend. Keep taking action and that bank account will continue to grow with all these opportunities. They really do add up if you can appreciate it. Not everyone does but this site isn’t for them. Thanks for sharing my friend. No, you really rock!

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  14. Eddy,

    New to your blog.   Well two months, new, HA!   You’ve been a great help.   You should be makin’ some cents off me on Insantcash.   I’m almost up to my first $2 bucks.   A buck on beezag.   Over, 110.00 dollars (YES) on slicethepie.com, I just started Minuteworkers, Weegy, and might look into another opportunity as well.   I was laid off from a job back in April, and there’s no jobs for the likes of me around here (with 1 and 1/2 college degrees).   I do make some money as a writer on the side, but these extra opportunities have really already been paying off and helping.   Thanks for this site man!   You rock.
    -Jay

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  15. I’m totally digging this site! It’s fun when you finally get started because you don’t know what or who you are listening too. The only downside is that when you first sign up, the intro doesn’t help much in order to show you what to do to get started and you find yourself searching every page and forum trying to find out how to write a review. All in all, fun but not very user friendly and the music player doesnt like to work on Mozilla Firefox (so at least use Internet Explorer etc.) Thanks for recommending this one!

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  16. As much as I like listening to music, my tastes are still stuck in the past. However, I felt that this would be a great opportunity for the music lover in my family: my son. He’s a high school senior who is always listening to music when he’s online. So I figured, why not let him make some money from it. I think this is a great way for him to earn a little cash because we all know how expensive high school can get come senior year. He may not make enough for Prom night (unless he doesn’t spend his earnings before hand), but at least he’ll have a few bucks when he goes out with his friends.

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    • Ruby, that’s a great idea to pass this opportunity to your son. But keep in mind they have a lot of generes of music you can listen to. So I wouldn’t count yourself out.

  17. Thomas,
    Thanks for chiming in man. I really appreciate the detailed comment and a different point of view about this. You totally get why I list opportunities like this. Unfortunately there are some people that can’t really appreciate the idea of seed money to be used to make bigger money. Even when I had a full time job I would take on opportunities like this because it was easy money that I could use to re-invest in my business, a gift for a family member or a little gadget for myself.

    Like you said I make it clear this isn’t meant to live off. I provide options for that with the traditional jobs we list daily. But for some reason there always people that want to rain on other’s parades when folks are excited about opportunities like this. I’ve yet to understand what folks gain from it. Oh well. It’s just good to know people like you get it!

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