Is Slice The Pie A Scam?


slicethepie.com scamFirst off…what is slicethepie.com?

It’s a site that was created to give aspiring musicians a chance to have their music rated and reviewed. This can lead them to raising funds to create their first album. The fans (or ‘scouts’ as they are referred to) rate and write in depth reviews which enables them to earn money themselves.

The artists with the best rated tracks get to have those showcased where the Scouts get to choose which ones they would like to support.

In return for supporting the artists the Scouts will receive a range of benefits from:

~ Free tracks
~ Merchandise
~ Free access to gigs

How does it work?

Each artist submits three tracks and these are submitted to the various Scout Rooms depending on the type of music. The Scouts are randomly given tracks which they don’t know who the artist name is nor the name of the track. Once they have reviewed that piece of music the name of the track and the artist is revealed.

This would seem to make the system of reviewing fairer because you can’t just vote on recommendations from your friends. Each music track has to have thirty separate reviews before their artist rating can be assessed. Only the top rated artists from each genre will be moved into the Showcase.

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How do the Scouts earn money?

Earnings are dependant on the rating a Scout achieves by writing quality reviews, and the overall rating that the 29 other reviewers give an Artist. The ratings range from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. They mention there is an algorithm which calculates these factors rather than being done by a real person.

These are the rates per star rating:

~ 1 Star – $0.03 usd per track
~ 2 Star – $0.06 usd per track
~ 3 Star – $0.09 usd per track
~ 4 Star – $0.12 usd per track
~ 5 Star – $0.15 usd per track

My conclusion…

While it seems this is a very good way for budding musicians to get their music showcased and possibly be able to have an Album created, I worry about the amount of time that has to be spent listening and writing reviews.

When I read comments like this…

“I’ve done 35 reviews and am on 1 star and have earned $1.34 USD!”

It does make me wonder if all that effort of writing 35 reviews was actually worth it!

Or this one which when you read it makes you wonder if you really would work for only $0.94 USD per hour:

“You can comfortably review ten tracks per hour if your taking your time and as it won’t take long to get 3 stars (about 100 decent quality reviews) that would get you about $0.94  USD per hour.”

If you have a penchant for writing reviews on music then you can earn far more than $1.34 USD, but overall I do not think Slice The Pie is a Scam. That said, there are far better ways to earn money online.

~ Neil
WFHW Team

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112 Comments on Is Slice The Pie A Scam?

  1. I only joined an hour ago, ive reviewed about 10 and ive already got $2.29. Im getting about 20 cents per song. I think this is great, i had to review an un heard eminem track. thats amazing. You get 90 seconds to listen to it and you just write as you hear whatever you are feeling about the song. Make sure you mention everything, lyrics, beats, harmonies, instruments, etc, youll be suprised at how much you have wrote whilst youre listening and typing. This gets a thumbs up from me.

    • Hi Emma,

      It’s great to hear that you are enjoying your experience with Slice The Pie. Thanks also for the great tips which I’m sure will be of great benefit to my visitors.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  2. Still fighting the work at home fight.

    My experience with Slicethepie started off GREAT a few years back. I made over a $100 off them back in 2012 before I started working on Odesk almost full-time. They’ve locked my account several times since, and I can’t seem to accomplish anything with it. Now, I’m laid off from my main customer support job on Odesk, and was doing transcription work through there for awhile, and that’s dried up.

    Back at it, and reading this site all of the time. Thanks again Marcus for having a place for people like us. My vote on Slicethepie, is a no these days!

    • Sorry to hear about your issues here, Jason.

      I haven’t had much experience with older accounts and how they deal with them, but I’m wondering if they deactivate accounts if they are left for long periods. I know this happens elsewhere and was just wondering if it might be the case with Slice The Pie.

      Glad to be of some assistance to you, Jason, and the best of luck with all your future online ventures.

      Marcus
      WFHW

  3. So I just recently joined Slice the pie and I absolutely loved the idea of reviewing music. I was so exacted and I started listening to songs immediately. After my third song the site gave me an error that claimed my bandwidth was 287.86 when it needed to be a minimum of 300.000. Even though it worked for other songs. However, I tried listening to my fourth song and I ended up getting the same error except this time it said my bandwidth was like 181.34. I tried refreshing the page and the song would play for three seconds or so and then I would get the error again. I eventually gave up. I feel like this site would be really great to give an honest opinion of a song, but i would need to improve bandwidth apparently!

    • Hi Melanie,

      This is the first time I have heard of an issue of this type with Slice The Pie, but thanks for bringing it to my attention. I hope you find an alternative way to generate an online income that doesn’t require a fast internet connection.

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  4. Hi all , UK based here and just got my first payment from Slice The Pie via Paypal and its converted to £5.79. I get around 22 cents per review so that’s not a bad rate just takes practice and make sure you write a lot even if it is negative.

    Good Luck

    S

    • Hey Steven,

      Thanks for sharing your positive news about Slice the Pie. I think your point about lengthy reviews is actually worth noting for those who want to make the most of this opportunity, so thanks for stopping by and sharing with us.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  5. hi :)
    i have been reviewing music on there for the last week, i quite enjoy that, i listen to music all the time but now i listen to music and get paid ;)
    anyways i didn’t get more than 5$ till now but i want to know if they really pay you or they will keep me reviewing their music without getting paid? :)
    thank you

    • Hi Bashayer,

      Glad to hear that you are enjoying Slice The Pie.

      Regarding payment, I have no reason to believe that you won’t get paid but as you can see from the replies to this post, they do seem to close accounts without actually explaining why. I suggest that if you pass your payment threshold and don’t get paid, contact their support team and ask why before completing any further reviews.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  6. Hi everyone! I earned for about 4 days more than 10$ and guess what…I’ve received email from support service that my English is not on the high standard and when I won’t improve it my account will be close. OK, so what’s going on? Why had they payed for my reviews when me English is not good enough? I know that my English is not perfect, but I am not English. I’ve earned for one review between from 0.06-0.21$ and when I reached 10$ they sent me email, that I need to improve my review or they will forced to close ma account. So what do you think about this? Is it not a scam? I consider they don’t what pay to a lot of people and they try to find any way how people break their rules and not follow their terms and conditions. Do you really think my English is so bad or is it just their way how to not pay to me? But then I don’t understand why I earned any money from review, when it was written in so bad English. My husband said to me it will be scam and it’s not possible earn money on this way and I think he was right. I wasn’t try to withdrawn money from their web side to my account Paypal and I don’t know if it will be possible. I am quite scare now,when I received this email. Maybe they will ask me give a money back to them ,later. I think that it doesn’t work so clearly how is presented,they can very easily write you that you breached its terms and conditions on any way.

    • Hi Andrea,

      Sorry to hear about your experience with Slice The Pie.

      From the previous comments here you will no doubt be able to see that it’s common for people to have their accounts closed AFTER their reviews have been submitted. I cannot understand why this is the case, and like you, I think Slice The Pie should place more importance on helping their reviewers sooner rather than when it’s too late.

      Unfortunately it continues to leave a bad taste in the mouths of genuine people like you who want to earn a few extra dollars online. If they continue with this approach I have no doubt that Slice The Pie will be regarded as an online scam, and this is a real shame because they could easily address the issue and prove that they are a worthwhile service.

      But they continue to NOT do that, so they are definitely risking their reputation. Slice The Pie have their own fate in their own hands…let’s hope they address this asap.

      Thanks for stopping by, Andrea, and best wishes with all your future online ventures.

      Cheers,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  7. Slice the pie works. I’m not the best reviewer but I try. I got to my first ten dollars yesterday clicked paid out, and got paid first thing today. They didn’t said anything about how my reviews weren’t good enough so I’m going to continue using it. It’s not a scam, it really does work. I usually get paid 14 cents per review. I do it for about half an hour and usually make $2 a session now. It’s not bad to make some extra pocket cash.

    • Thanks Heather, and I am pleased to hear that you have been able to earn some extra cash with Slice The Pie. I hope it continues for you without any problems in the future.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  8. Ahmetia Campbell // March 5, 2014 at 3:35 am // Reply

    I do this and I never have less than one star. It’s meant to be extra cash on the side, you clearly can’t do it as a living.

    • Sorry to hear about your experience with Slice The Pie, Ahmetia, and yes I agree that you cannot earn a living online with this program alone.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus
      WFHW founder

    • When you look at how long ago people have been having problems & it’s still happening today, you can bet slice is not gonna make this easy to succeed. It may not be a scam per se, but they use tricks & even outright lies to get you to sign up. To this day people are having accounts suspended for no apparent reason…well there are always reasons & one reason is they do not want to pay. They then will say that your account has been suspended but just as bad is not giving a reason for that drastic action & not allowing someone to even get back on the site. Combine that with not paying what the already owe you which is illegal. I would not recommend their site ever…period!

      • Thanks for your thoughts, Jim.

        Yes, I agree with the majority of what you have said there. From the comments here alone it is very clear that Slice The Pie appear to cancel accounts without justification. From my experiences I think they could do a lot more here to assist people who create the reviews.

        I do not see this as being difficult…it just requires a more extensive support team and clearer instructions. If they want to build a successful business then things like this should be a priority, so in my mind…there is no excuse.

        Let’s hope they take things on board and make those necessary changes.

        Best wishes,

        Marcus
        WFHW

  9. I enjoyed the process of listening to music and reviewing it and especially liked the concept of being able to make money doing that. I occasionally logged in and would listen to ten or so songs and review them at a time for about a week. However, after reaching just short of 8 dollars, my account was locked and it ended up being a waste of time. I had been writing quality, varied reviews. It is a shame because as I’ve already linked my PayPal account to the email address they’ve deleted, I won’t be able to get back on the site were I to risk having that happen to me a second time.

    • Megan, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

      I’m sorry to hear about your earnings effectively being locked out at Slice The Pie, and this does seem to be happening a lot recently.

      I will contact Slice The Pie directly and ask them to address the most recent comments here on our website.

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW Founder

  10. Slice The Pie is a total scam! A classic example of a few clever, sneaky folks who come up with a way to get some easy money. What they do is get desperate songwriters hoping for success to sign up with one of STP’s sister sites, then get poor, desperate music fans to review songs and pay them almost nothing pr. review. End result: the clever folks who own all the sites laugh all the way to the bank.

    Don’t be a borderline slave – demand decent pay for decent work! Boycott all of these scam companies!!!

    • Interesting opinions there, Yo, and thanks for taking the time to share them with us.

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW Founder

  11. Yesterday i joined this website and review 6 songs. Today i login and i find the message ” wait” where i was found play button yesterday. I loff off and again login in but same problem occurs. Anybody guide me.

    • Hiya Ranagee,
      I’m afraid we can’t really offer any guidance. I would certainly just check the TOS to see if there is a qualifying period of they need to activate your account.

      Tony.B
      WFHW Team

  12. I thought I’d give this a try just for the heck of it. I did reviews for about half an hour and earned a whopping $1.54. I received 0.11 or 0.12 for my reviews. I do know musical terminology and am a fast typist. That’s an awful wage but then again I could have played some dumb games and not earned $1.54. At least I was listening to music, ha.

    • Gave it another half hour on day two and did a little better. making 0.12 – 0.13 per review. I’m up to $4.00. Heck, I’d probably spend half an hour doing these reviews just for the fun of it so … IF I am able to get to $10 and withdraw my money, all is well. I’ll let you know in a few days.

      • Hi Connie,

        Thanks for letting us know about your experience with Slice The Pie, and well done for your earnings so far! Do keep us updated with your progress!

        Best wishes,

        Marcus – WFHW Founder

  13. Wilford Chilinga // December 31, 2013 at 8:31 am // Reply

    Had success with the site, when I reached $10, I requested for a withdraw and it hit my Paypal after 2 to 3 days. Cool stuff. the beauty about these small task sites is that when you add up a few sites like these it all adds up getting you a proper amount like $50 which you can use to reinvest into buying some program or maybe a new phone.

    If you got issues just contact there customer support, they good and they will help you out.

    cheers.

    Wil

    • That’s great to hear Wil, and thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us.

      Wishing you all the best with your online ventures.

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  14. SlicethePie, is turning into a scam, it feels like. This company is the most unprofessional to me, at least. I signed up for SlicethePie awhile back, then reviewed a few songs. Signed back in the other day, reviewed a few more, while making sure I was following their rules and terms of service, they still locked and banned my accounted. What the hell! They did not even have the decency to let me know through email why they closed my account, no reasoning was ever explained. Seriously, extremely disrespectful and unprofessional if you ask me. They just tried to get my free reviews probably, because I never once went against their rules. This company should be shut down.

    • Hi Chris,

      I completely agree that this is an unprofessional way to run a company, especially as they didn’t even take the time to explain why they closed your account.

      Thank you for taking the time to share your story. It will be of great help to our visitors.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  15. Today is my 1st day with them. In less than 2 hours, I have made a little over $2,xx when suddenly I got taken to the login screen saying I needed to login again. I cannot log in now. It keep saying there is a technical error and to contact them. I was doing really well, getting about .10-.15 per rating. I don’t know what happened. Cleared my browsing history, cashe, etc…. still can’t log in. Tried logging in via another browser, no good either. Not sure what went wrong!! I was on a roll though!

    • Sorry to hear about this Molly as it does sound like you were on a roll!

      I definitely think you should contact them asap and ask if they can look into your account. Here’s the link for that:

      http://www.slicethepie.com/?c=contact

      Let us know how things go Molly!

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  16. Donovan Harrell // November 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm // Reply

    Personally I like the site. I have not yet earned enough on STP to withdraw anything but as an aspiring journalist and being a musician myself, I thoroughly enjoy the site. And to make money just giving reviews on my favorite thing in the world, music, is just great to me. I have a lot of free time and feel like it would be worth it in the long run if I stick with it!

    One concern I do have as mentioned above is that I have not made enough to withdraw. Are they true and swift with their word on payment?

    • That’s great to hear, Donovan, and I agree that it is much easier if you are passionate about music. Regarding the payment, to the best of my knowledge there doesn’t appear to be any issues.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  17. I love slice the pie, music is my passion, i write in depth reviews about how the music is structured, what could make it better, and what to keep, is it catchy, would i like to hear it on the radio, what i sounds like (the atmosphere) yes i agree it is a shitty amount of money but its not like your making your living on this, its a great way to get a little extra cash here and there, i average 0.15-0.20 USD per review, its just about the quality of reviews, and to write better quality reviews you have to be knowledable with music. need any advice reply to this post and i can help you as best as i can

    • Thanks Jake for sharing your thoughts on Slice The Pie, and offering advice to our visitors who might be considering using the program.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  18. i have been using the website for a bit and am not that impressed. I write quite in depth reviews and so far the most i have been paid is 10 cents for a reviews. The average is 7 cents per review, which is terrible for the amount of work they want you to do. Most of the time the site doesn’t even work. I lose sound, the submit button doesn’t appear after the song is finished playing or the wait button just spins and new songs don’t appear. The site definitely needs work.

    • I agree with you Liz, some work needs to be done to the Slice The Pie website because it definitely doesn’t function as it should do.

      I’m sorry to hear that your efforts have not been rewarded as you expect so far, and if you haven’t done so already you might want to check out our music resources page for something more suitable.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus – WFHW Founder

  19. I recently signed up for this website 2 weeks ago. It sounded like a pretty good idea, so I gave it a shot. I’m a musician, so writing music reviews comes pretty easy to me. If you are not a musician, I suggest learning tips on using correct words to explain music. Anyways, I started off earning roughly 4-7 cents a review. I didn’t understand why I was earning so little, but long story short, I kept writing and finally got up to the minimum $10. I requested a withdrawal, and it was processed in 1 day, and in my paypal account the day after. I got an email saying I need to do a little bit better on writing my reviews, and as it did frustrated me, I took the advice. Currently, I am earning 15c to 17c a review, and I am taking my time really focusing in on what I want to say. Sense then, I am really racking up money a lot faster even if it takes longer to write a review. I am hoping that I run into no issues on my second withdrawal. I will be in touch to let everyone know, but as of now, so far, this site has been legit, and i have the statements to prove it.

    • Hi Thomas,

      It’s great to hear that you are seeing results for your efforts at Slice The Pie.

      Keep up the great work, and do let us know how things progress for you in the future.

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW Founder

  20. Slicethepie.com is a scam! Once I got close to $10 so I could request a withdrawal, they suspended my account. After only getting paid $.06, $.05 and sometimes $.10 per son, you can imagine I had spent HOURS of time reviewing songs. They said I violated their terms and conditions. WTH? I did not and tried to listen to each and every song in full so I could give a full review. That’s a lot of work for $.05. Do not waste your time! They are the cheaters!

    • Hi JK Dean,

      Sorry to hear about your experiences with Slice The Pie. Did you ask them how you violated their T&C’s? It would be helpful to know why they thought this was the case, for you and for our visitors.

      Best wishes with all your future online ventures.

      Marcus
      WFHW Founder

  21. I have used it for a week now. Every day I would log in and write constructive reviews. After I would get to $15 I would try to withdraw my money. And that is when the problem starts. I would check my Paypal account everyday, hoping that I would get some extra buck. But it just stays empty. I wrote to customer support and they never replied. Then I thought I was doing something wrong. I created the second account and started scouting there (very stupid of me). So.. I got to $10 and a platinum status for my reviews. Then I tried to withdraw my money…. No result… I wrote to customer support numerous of times, no answer. Then I see that both of my accounts were blocked. And only then I got an answer from customer support (two weeks later) saying that my accounts were blocked because I cannot have multiple accounts. Well… What I think of that site now? it is all a scam and WASTE OF TIME. DON’T BOTHER WITH IT PEOPLE. Unless you are stupid enough to do something for free for some idiots that promise you rewards and then just bail. That website is bs

    • Hi Nick,

      Sorry to hear about your experiences with Slice The Pie.

      It definitely sounds like your efforts have not be appreciated by the STP team, and from what you said the only thing I can suggest is that you contact support and ask them to check the dates associated with when you opened your accounts. Technically speaking, they cannot penalize you for your first account and your earnings, so they do owe you that amount. I think you have a solid case here.

      Thanks for stopping by Nick, and I hope you can get a favorable turnaround with this.

      Best wishes,

      Marcus
      WFHW Founder

    • The Slicethepie site is not a scam! Pure and simple. Granted it takes a while to make decent money it’s still very legit. I’ve earned over $30. I’ve been using the site for a while and I could’ve earned a LOT MORE but my time is limited. I know a couple of people who’ve earned over $25 per day. The reason why you didn’t receive your payouts is because you have to usually wait 5 days without bugging customer support. I don’t believe for a secod that you didn’t get a response from customer for 2 weeks I always get a response within 48-72 hours.

      • Hi T.L,

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Slice The Pie, and it’s great to hear that things are going well for you.

        Thanks also for shining some light on the possible reason why people are not receiving payouts. In truth, no customer service team should penalize people for bugging them. That’s what they are there for – to help their customers and to take the flack now and then.

        Best wishes for now,

        Marcus
        WFHW Founder

      • I agree. They are usually pretty good, and payments for me were fast. This isn’t a JOB, so those people complaining need to suck it up. Read what you are supposed to do & check your junk folder, make sure you have their support email added to your filter so you don’t miss their emails. I’ve also made $30 so far, and it took a few reviews before I realized the kind of content that was best to discuss in a review to make the best payouts, but now I know. I use this for extra cash & I’m having no issues.

  22. i am from the UK. does this work for me to earn money?

    • Emily yes you can sign up for Slice The Pie. Although it pays in US dollars anyone from around the World can join.

      All the best,

      Terri
      WFHW

  23. At first I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth the time, being that to some extent you do have to be creative while reviewing a song from an honest standpoint. But after a few reviews it not only became easier to comment, but it also help me to actually realize what is it that makes a song ‘good’ for me. You definitely expand your music vocabulary and widen out your taste in music. Over all, it can be a fun and productive way to spend some free time.

    • Eli thanks for your comment. We’re glad that you’re enjoying the “Slice The Pie” website.

      All the best,

      Terri
      WFHW Team

  24. Can one create a new account if the original account gets shut down?

    • Hi Ricardo,

      I’m sorry they will not allow you to create another account if you have one that’s been shut down.

      Cheers

      Neil
      WFHW Team

  25. They say I had bad english, and I created a new account since this one was permanently suspended. Meaning I will never get it back. They say multiple accounts is illegal but the other one got shot down.

  26. Hy I had about $7 and when trying to log in , it said account suspended but why?

  27. I had an issue with that site, the reviewing worked ok, also just 5-7 cents per review but it actually worked and i didnt spend too much time, yet. MY issue is this:

    I didnt log in via facebook, but just via registration, used my paypal,as suggested, gave all of those pretty weird info they wanted incl.birthday, gender and relationship status? I mean, why do they need that? But this is also not my concern:

    After finishing the registration and being able to review ect. – I also checked my site there and already had a friend; which is funny as this is a facebook friend of mine, who also uses it, but that friend didnt invite me, or have my email adress, which is used there,a lso not the real name.

    So how does that work? How can they get this info, except they kind of monitor you or grab info they arent allowed to get. I was also online on fb at that time while signing in, but like i said, different name, different mail address ect. the friend not even knowing any of those infos and also not knowing that i registered there. Really not sure, what to think about this!

    • Hi,

      There are possibly a couple of ways this can happen and that is by cookies which all sites place on your machine from the sites you visit.
      I would suggest that you clear your cache and see if this makes a difference.
      Plus I would clear the history from the websites you visit in your browser.
      Apart from that there isn’t much else I can suggest.

      Cheers

      Neil
      WFHW Team

  28. I’ve 25 reviews in the space of 24 hours and earned $13.51. I love this site.

  29. Can Slice of the Pie be rated from an IPad? I just joined, but the music wouldn’t play. It showed the word “waiting” as I waited. Still didn’t load.

    • Hi Michele,

      I’m sorry I don’t know the answer to that one.
      It might be worth contacting them to ask if they do accept iPads.

      Cheers
      Neil
      WFHW

    • Worked fine on my computer, but just logged on my tablet and am having the same issue as you. Guess not, is what I am thinking. :(

      • Hi Jess,

        I have no idea why you can’t access via a tablet, but I’m guessing that this might be an issue with the site itself. It could be that they need to optimize their content for those using mobile devices.

        I have just used the contact form on the website to ask about this, and I will report back if they come back with an answer.

        Thanks for stopping by :)

        Neil
        WFHW Team

  30. My wife has been “Trying” to submit reviews for over a week and has mangaged to amass a whopping $2.20. She conscientously writes the reviews using Key words found in a Word Cloud from one of their sample reports, but then the algorithm will not accept the review because “It has seen this review before” DUH!!! Of course it has seen it before if you use the KEY Words. If you do not use the KEY words the algorithm criticises the content of the review. But the most frustrating thing for her is writing a review and then getting the message “Unable to process this review, please log off and try again” This happens every session!!! SLP are very polite when you contact them, they suggested using another browser, we have tried all the browsers with no change. The problem lies with them, they either, do not want reviews from europe or, they do not want to pay for the reviews because there is no way to prove that they did not actually receive all the reviews my wife has submitted.

    • Hi Dee,

      I’m sorry this has happened to you but these type of sites do keep changing the rules.
      It doesn’t matter what you say or do the outcome is always the same.
      If you wife enjoys wrtitng reviews then maybe she would be interested in following our Course.

      Cheers

      Neil
      WFHW

    • Yeah, that has happened to me a few times, I lost my reviews and they said the same thing to me that I have to log out and try again. That was very frustrating, because those reviews took me more time and thought.. Also, I noticed that if I write faster the reveiw goes through, so maybe it is a computer glitch.
      I’m on my 5th day, and my goal is to spend at least 1 hour a day reviewing, I love it! I’m up to $5..06.. But now when I write the computer says that my style is becoming too familiar. I see this as a challenge to help me strectch my ability in reviewing. I’m also educating myself about songwriting, and dynamics, finding other words to use so that I can express my opinion better. Anyway, good luck in your reviewing, it does work. Right now, I just got blocked, due to signing in and out too much. Don’t know what that is about, we shall see, wish me luck. Many blessings to you and thanks for the posting.

      • Hi Lorna,

        Thank you for your comment and good luck to you with your reviews.
        Maybe it would be better for you not to log in and and out, as this can trigger things with these type of sites.

        All the best

        Neil
        WFHW

  31. Hi
    I’ve been using the site for a week or so now. I’ve found the most important part to be the ‘invite a friend’ section. Reviewing a handful of tracks in an hour can make you around $1, but I’ve managed to get 17 people signed up and earning 10% commission from them is what has boosted my account. I’m close to my first $10 now!

    • Hi Ady,

      It’s good to hear you are doing well and are getting other people interested.

      All the best to you.

      Neil
      WFHW

  32. Hi!

    Can you please tell me how slicethepie makes their money? Do the bands / artists subscribe? Do record companies get involved?

    thanks

    Pete

    • Hi Pete,

      I expect through a combination of advertising, record companies and sponsorship.
      This would be the normal route.

      Cheers

      Neil
      WFHW

  33. Slicethepie is feeling like a scam right about now. When I got close to the $7 mark all the offers changed to be worth a nickle and when I passed $8 the site has no more songs to review. Since the minimum payout is $10 but they don’t have enough songs to get you there I’d say avoid this service for now, they aren’t serious about their biz anymore or they wouldn’t upset their writers.

    • Hi Jeff,
      Unfortunately this happens so many times that when you get close it takes even longer.
      I really don’t know why they do this.

      Cheers

      Neil
      WFHW

  34. keiranrussell // January 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm // Reply

    I have signed up and being off work ill i decided to sign up i have been going for it full throttle but refreshing the page every so often and reviewing a few if you added up the time even been on the site ive spent maybe a hard hour and a half on the site and i am up to $3.50, it is fun and it i can get up to $10 in a day or two i can transfer from paypal to my poker account :)

    • Hi kieranrussell,

      Thank you for your comment.
      It’s good to hear that you have made use of you time at home.

      If you would maybe like to earn a little bit more, and have greater long term earning potential, you might be interested in the our work from home training course: Get Started Earning Online

      Cheers
      Neil
      WFHW

  35. I started out wanting to give my opinion but a few songs later found myself wanting to write in a way that pleased the algorithm and was turned off. When I take the time to write a 4-5 paragraph review of my experience with the song and I assign it a rating but then get a “your rating differs from your review” message I know something isn’t quite right.

    Catch words, if you don’t use enough of the expected review words you can run into trouble getting the review a good rating and since your earnings hinge on it that’s a problem.

    The service definitely needs to give a baseline expectation of what it wants covered in a review if they plan to continue using an algorithm to rate the review.

    I’ve run out of .17 cent songs for the day and so when the .05 cent songs start playing my frustration has already peaked and I’m out.

    • Hi Jeff

      Thanks for stopping by. We appreciate you taking the time to share your insight and recommendations for Slice The Pie.

      All the best,
      Terri
      WFHW

  36. Slicethepie gives no examples or structures. This leaves all reviews subject the an invisible standard.. I have review professional artists (Comedy and Country) prior, and directly for the artist. But I did not see a professional standard of expection. I refused to write a review after signing up. I will avoid them

    • Hi Todd

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your opinion about Slice The Pie. Your point is well taken, guidelines would be beneficial to both the experienced and inexperienced reviewer.

      All the best,
      Terri

  37. greeting, me and my wife have been writing for slicethepie for 3 months now. they ALWAYS send payment, mon and thur just like they say. I can say that there are a lot of variables, we have made 10$ in a matter of a couple hours, days, at most a week. but in our free time both of us can usually generate between 100 to 200 per month with our skill alone. we also whore’d out our friend links and have several hundred friends, which on average earns us 10 to 20 dollars a week. never been suspended or refused payment so far.I believe the amount you earn is relative to how well known the artist is, I have found that if it is a famous song or band you usually receive 20 cents+, but if it’s a no name artist they pay is usually bunk , more like 5-7 cents. I have however seen friends make as much as 67 cents per, but the most I have personally made is 37 cents per. I have found that if the tracks are not paying well, just come back later. you’re not going to get rich doing this, but if you are intelligent and can type fast with few mistakes this is a great way to earn an extra few bucks. hope this helps

    • Hi Chartchecker

      Sorry to hear you’ve had such a bad experience with AliExpress. It’s unfortunate the AliExpress is not standing behind their buyer protection program after all isn’t that why they put it in place.

      All the best,

      Terri
      WFHW

    • Hi Bryan,

      I am pleased you are doing well with Slice The Pie and haven’t had any problems.
      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      All the Best
      Neil
      WFHW

  38. Hey, not sure about all the other reviews, but I signed up 45 minutes ago, and earned about 0.52 cents in 5 minutes doing about a paragraph or so in detail about everything. the volume levels, the vocalist sound quality, pitch, tone, emotion. as well as reviewing the production techniques and other things. i earned about 0.19 per review wich made me 0.52 in 5-7 minutes tops. If you do the math, and stay consistent. It can pay very well, provided the website actually pays out!

    This is also cool because I want to be a Music A&R.. good article overall!

    • Hi Spencer

      Thanks for dropping by. Glad to hear that Slice The Pie is working well for you.

      All the best,
      Terri
      WFHW

  39. I just joined Slice the Pie and decided to give it a shot since I’m laid off from work right now and collecting unemployment. So far I have reviewed two songs and earned $0.11. I’m not sure how much I was expecting, but that’s actually a little more than I thought I would get. I have no intentions of spending a great deal of time with it everyday, perhaps a half hour to an hour. Hopefully, it’ll be good for an extra $10 a week or so. Thanks for the great article!

    • You’re very welcome Tara, and it’s great to hear that you are up and running with Slice The Pie!

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  40. Actually Slice The Pie rates are a lot better now, I found I could make $10 in 1 hour 45 minutes, which I didn’t think was too bad for a site like that.

    • That’s very interesting to hear Harry. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us and our visitors.

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  41. Very good points in the article and comments.

    I agree there’s definitely a conflict of interest. For the casual fan of music the priority isn’t a technical review. They want to listen to music and give quick “like or dislike” reviews which is understandable. Being paid for this opinion is the incentive. Its misleading that slice the pie tries to reach casual listeners (earn money listening to music!) then chastises them for not being astute writers, reviewers. If you ask the average listener their opinion they will not talk about creative writing, dB, tracking, etc. they will discuss the general aesthetics of the song.

    For a professional, the incentive is providing constructive criticism. As a fellow musician I have experience that allows me to form a (technical?) opinion but I also have a lot to learn. I enjoy giving and receiving constructive criticism as it is crucial for growth and success. Technical expertise from reviewers should be rewarded with something other than money. Most professionals coming to Slice the Pie laugh at being paid change for their insight or earning “experience”. Slice the pie should work with recording arts schools, creative writing classes etc. to possibly create forums where professors have students review music as assignments. If they want expertise they need to seek out the correct demographics.

    They also need to be honest because many of these song submissions come from various other companies that charge the musician
    $30- $100 per song for “in-depth” analysis. An aspiring musician typically doesn’t budget spending hundreds to have an album reviewed. So when they do they deserve genuine proactivity not incentive based input where the reviewer is only participating for personal gain.

    Gilmore

    • Gilmore glad you liked the article. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your suggestions regarding Slice The Pie.

      You have some very insightful recommendations. Hopefully Slice The Pie will take you up on them.

      All the best,
      Terri
      WFHW

  42. Ben Stuart // August 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm // Reply

    Thanks for the post on this. I have been testing out this service from slice of the pie, and been using to earn some money (or see if I can with it) as well as enjoy the chance to listen to some unsigned acts and get them promoted. It’s a good idea and I enjoy reviewing things anyway, so I don’t mind doing that at all, but it’s a real shame that people have experienced the problems mentioned here, I wonder though if they have improved, shame if they are a scam, and wrong if their purposely not answering people who contact them.

    • Hi Ben,

      You’re very welcome!

      We agree that it’s nice to earn from a passion, but once again we emphasize that earnings with Slice The Pie are restricted. We rely on our visitors to keep us updated with the Slice The Pie service through their own personal experiences, and it would seem that low earnings continue to be the main issue.

      Note that this does not make it a scam, but if it’s greater earnings that you are after then we suggest that you look at our recommendations for opportunities with greater earning potential.

      Thanks again Ben, and we wish you well with your future ventures.

      Marcus
      WFHW

  43. Hi WFHW,

    I’ve just joined slicethepie today and earned $0.54 in just under an hour. This does not work for me at all, the reviews are only paid well when you display some sort of technical knowledge about the pieces of music you’re presented with.

    Since i’ve no musical knowledge whatsoever, I assumed reviews from a typical music lover’s point of view would be appreciated, but with an avarage of $0.07 per review, and about 10 minutes of me trying to figure out how to put my opinion in words so that the system doesn’t reject my review or brand it as “unconstructive”; i hand in the towel.

    Having a full-time job, i wanted a bit of extra cash over the summer, considering the dire economic climate in the UK (where i am based).

    Altogether, it’s a good way to pass time when you’ve absolutely nothing else to do, it is not worth the effort if you’re looking for money.

    Sure, a nice way to promote musicians and discover new music but we already have a fortitude of websites that provide that for you (Spotify, for example).

    Regardless, thank you very much for the informative review of the service. I wanted to get heads up on the website before I try it and your piece on their services is pretty much spot on.

    Appreciated,
    Adam

    • Hi Adam,

      Thanks for taking the time to add your thoughts…they are much appreciated.

      I agree with everything you’ve said, and you are right to point out that it takes some time and considerable effort to earn enough to make it worthwhile. That said, for the complete music enthusiast I would imagine that they would get more pleasure from doing something they enjoy, whilst earning a little bit of extra cash in the process.

      Thanks once again for taking the time Adam, and we are glad to have helped you with our review of Slice The Pie.

      All the best,

      Marcus
      WFHW

  44. kevthefont // June 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm // Reply

    I have been a slice the pie member for years. Recently they suspended my account because I breached its terms and conditions, although they never sent me an email to explain where those T&C’s were breached. They also owe me around $12 which I think they have kept for themselves now. I always gave honest, lengthy reviews. They do not pay 30c for each review, only occasionally, mostly it is 7c or 8c. I was earning around $11 per week. Spending around an hour per day on it but I need a replacement now. Any ideas?

    • Hi Kev,

      Thanks for stopping by, and sorry to hear about your issues.

      The whole ‘T&C’s’ side of things is something that we (as users) have to be aware of and fully understand, but you’re certainly not alone in not understanding them fully…we all do it.

      It might be worth you contacting them and stating your case. You have always given thoughtful reviews, and I’m sure they have regarded your input as valuable. It would be a shame for them to lose you as a valued contributor if it was over something minor.

      We do have a list of similar websites that might interest you, and you can find them on the following page:

      http://www.workfromhomewatchdog.com/music-resources/

      Wishing you the best of luck in your future ventures!

      Neil
      WFHW

    • I just joined today via a friend request email. Surprisingly, in a few hours I’ve earned just over $16.00 by reviewing songs. Then all of a sudden I am suspended because of a breach in terms & Conditions. What? Why? They are giving my reviews high grades (which is encouraging me to continue reviewing) then all of a sudden my account is suspended. Why? Because SliceThePie doesn’t want to give me my piece! I have sent several email requests for explanation and no reply.

      • Hi Bill,
        Unfortunately breaking their Terms and Conditions will get you suspended.
        It happens all too often when you think you have done a decent job, then you lose out.
        I am very sorry this has happened and you are not the first to say so.

        All the Best

        Neil

  45. I joined the site today. I made just 9 reviews and made $1.90. I am earning 30 cents per review. Although i didnt time how long it took me.

    Tomorrow i will work nonstop for an hour or two and see how quickly i make the money.

    I too would love to know review sites that pay you more!

    • Work From Home Watchdog // April 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm // Reply

      Thanks for letting us Know Lorraine!

      let us know how you get on when you time your reviews…it will interesting to see your time/income ratio.

      We are working on the new reviews as i write this…they will be coming very soon!

      Cheers,

      Marcus
      WFHW Team

  46. Just wanted to add my 2 cents to that last comment guys – I was in a similar position and found that you can add supporting emails to your Paypal account. This was recommended by Slicethepie when I expressed my concern that the email addresses did not match up, and I did receive payment successfully (which to this day is the only one I’ve tried to withdraw).

    Hope this helps.

    Dan

    • Work From Home Watchdog // March 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm // Reply

      Thanks for that tip Dan…this is great advice for those having Paypal-related issues with Slice The Pie.

      Thanks again!

      Marcus
      WFHW Team

  47. Hi Neil!
    Thanks for enlightening.
    But I would love to know those ‘far better ways’ for earning money by writing music reviews.
    So please enlighten me on that too.

    Thanks

    • Work From Home Watchdog // March 14, 2012 at 11:01 am // Reply

      Hi Nael,
      Thank you for your comment.
      We will be adding recommendations over the coming weeks and months.

      Neil
      WFHW Team

  48. Work From Home Watchdog // December 16, 2011 at 10:38 am // Reply

    Hi Dave,

    Sorry to hear about this problem, and yes it is a concern.

    If the support dept of a website is not responding to a question or query, it’s a sure sign that thing are NOT as they should be.

    Incidentally, we tried to contact Slice The Pie about some of the negative comments reported by our visitors, and we never heard back from them.

    Not sure what to suggest here Dave, other than keep sending emails to support. It might help to use a couple of different email accounts when sending your messages, just in case they have (for some reason) flagged your email address.

    Hope this helps, and let us know if you DO manage to get through to them!

    Marcus

  49. I am a member at slicethepie and think the new look is good, but one major problem I have is I need to update my email address to match my paypal and I have sent a few emails with no reply. This is my biggest concern about the site and there is no option to change the email etc on the site or live help.

    Dave

  50. Work From Home Watchdog // October 27, 2011 at 10:27 am // Reply

    Hi Kristy,

    I agree with what you say, and I think it’s sad that websites like this “appear” to move the goalposts.

    It sends out the wrong signal to people looking to earn some extra cash online, and as we all know…this can easily result in them assuming it’s a scam.

    We have had a number of our visitors mention similar stories to us, so maybe it’s time for us to contact SliceThePie.com directly and ask them to look at what people are saying. I think it will help them improve their service.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Marcus
    WFHW Team

  51. Slice the pie was always pretty low paying, but when I was bored I would log on and I used the site for a few years and was paid several times…but recently they owed me another $10 and they refused to pay me because my reviews weren’t “constructive” even though the way I did my reviews never changed at all in the entire time I used the site. Then they tried to tell me to log back in and rate even MORE songs and then if they felt like my reviews were good enough THEN they’d pay me. What a joke! They were already refusing to pay me so they really think I’m stupid enough to go back and rate even MORE songs? So based on my own personal experience I have to say they are a scam now. I don’t know what their problem is…maybe they’re not doing well financially and just decided to screw some people over to save money? Who knows…but I definately wouldn’t waste any time on there.

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