After seeing all the comments you guys have been leaving about our slice the pie scam post I thought it prudent to check out a couple of likely alternatives, and hitpredictor.com seemed to be a good substitute.
I actually had a choice of a couple and signed up for songpeople.com first, but I felt let down after the sign up process. So I was raring to go but was left in limbo… I had no music to review because with songpeople.com you need to be “invited” to listen and review, and after 3 hours I gave up after no invites.
So hitpredictor.com it is, and boy was I glad I made that choice! As soon as I entered the members area after my 30 second registration I was choosing my preferred music genres and listening to a track called Nobody’s Perfect from J-Cole featuring Missy Elliot , or it may have been the other way round!
I then had a country selection that actually got me jigging by an artist whose name escapes me as I usually don’t do country, but this I had to give a rating of “I like it”. As soon as I had written my 2 sentence review a new track starts, and it’s a brand new Chris Brown song – very cool! all the clips are about 90 seconds or so long, so you do not have to sit through the whole track.
Using the HitPredictor interface is seamless. As soon as you click the rate music button on the top left and enter a captcha code, you are up and running.
A new little popup window then appears and you stream the new tracks as well as enter you ‘status’ and review in the same pop up window. Very neat.
I found that the little popup window was a really good idea because I could continue to work at the computer and just rate and review every couple of minutes or whenever I feel like it. There’s also a handy pause button too so you can come back to your HitPredictor music review mid flow if you want to.
I even have the HitPredictor review window open as I write this review, and it’s definitely not difficult or too intrusive to have it running whilst doing other work.
HitPredictor rewards and prizes
Probably the bit of the review that you’re eager to hear about right? Well firstly I’ll tell you that during the hour or so that I tried HitPredictor I was earning about 10 -12 points every couple of minutes, so I would maybe get around 400 an hour on average reviewing music.
- Raffles are abundant and you are able to win Kindles and Amazon vouchers regularly, with raffle tickets costing 750 points.
- Following the HitPredictor blog lets you in on the latest points giveaways where activities such as tagging the track you are reviewing on Twitter earns you an extra 25 points.
- There is also a ‘hidden contest’ running every week where 3 HitPredictor reviewers are awarded 250 points in a weekly draw of random names of the members that have been actively reviewing that current week.
- Answering Polls was the fastest way to rack up points effectively…it’s 5 points a click there.
- There’s also a chance of bands breaking through on a get famous HitPredictor review, so you are able to submit unsigned bands. Their music stands a small but real chance of going viral from the amount of action it gets from other reviews, if it’s voted for enough and makes the play lists, there’s a real chance of airplay!
- As an added incentive, for every 15 songs you rate within a 7-day time period you will earn an extra 15 points!
- Lastly there is an easy 25 points available for referring a friend to HitPredictor.com.
The rewards you can claim are the in the form of CD’s and DVD’s mainly with a couple of fragrances in there as well. Gifts are not posted outside the US which is a bit of a sore point as I’m here in the UK reviewing these music tracks.
I like the HitPredictor website because it’s fun, easy and rewarding. You are not going to make a chunk of money, but it’s sure going to help you by saving you money by rewarding you with DVD’s and other media that you may be forking out for.
Sidenote: When I eventually get an email from songpeople.com I’ll add their music site review too. But while you’re waiting for that, go ahead and sign up to HitPredictor.com because you may as well start racking up those points now!
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