How much can you make with Slice The Pie listening to music files? I finally took up the challenge after reading a couple of reviews and thought I just had to try it out myself, though I’m never really into this kind of site. The task seems pretty easy so I’m curious to know what I could get at the end of the day. Are you too? Let’s check it out together.
What Is Slice The Pie
Slice The Pie is basically a survey platform that engages with regular users (like you and me) to get our opinions about audio files from companies, new artists, and upcoming brands before they are released to the public. The task requires you to listen to audio branding, songs, and commercials but there’s also a small section for mobile product reviews which I will get into shortly.
To get started, you just need to create an account, confirm your email and you’re pretty much good to go. At the dashboard, you’ll be asked to pick the kind of files to review, like so;
Notice the dollar signs difference under each file? It means that category pays more than the other but this status is never permanent. Now let’s see what happens when we click into each of them.
Audio branding contains voice-over and short-audio clips which you must listen for at least 13 seconds before reviewing. The feedback section is divided into a written review and a panel of ratings. Note; you’re expected to write a good quality review (fill up the orange bar as you type) otherwise the system will not allow for submission.
Commercials are ads that are trying to deliver a message or context to the audience. You would watch a short video and rate your emotion in real-time using a scale and then answer a short survey similar to the audio branding.
The music category plays songs from new artists who are trying to launch their own albums. You get to choose your preferred genres at the beginning and the platform will randomly pick a song during the review. The length of the music varies but you need to listen to at least 90 seconds before submitting feedback.
If you look at the far right, there’s a category that says Lucky Dip and it basically contains random files – sometimes music, sometimes commercial – that you can review at your own leisure.
Another category not listed here is called Mobile and it actually features mobile-related products. You get to read some descriptions, see some pictures before delivering your opinion. Very much like writing a product review but just a very short one.
Overall, you need to reach a $10 minimum in order to cash out from PayPal. The dashboard keeps a history of your earnings for each category as well as reviews you left for a musician or a company.
My Experience with Slice The Pie
So one fine Sunday afternoon, I put on my headphones, turned up the volume, and dove into these audio surveys. After spending about 30 minutes listening to some music tunes and watching a few short ads (10 files in total), I made precisely $1.77.
Clearly, it wasn’t a whopping amount but I also didn’t have to exert too much energy getting it. At this rate, I probably need another 3 hrs + to make the remaining $8.23 before I can withdraw the money.
By now, you should get some idea about the earning potential here but before we jump to any conclusions, let’s look at some pros and cons first.
What I Like about Slice The Pie
(1) Unlike other survey platforms, the site layout is simple and smooth, making it easy to locate a file and complete a review. There are no ads whatsoever to distract you from the task.
(2) The review section is always refreshed with new audio files so you can always take new surveys every day. And it only takes about 5 minutes or so to complete a questionnaire.
(3) The fact you’re asked to elaborate your opinions in words makes the surveys feel more humanized than others. You actually get to use some brainpower here which is more engaging versus clicking around like a robot.
(4) You get to learn something new each day! For example, I knew nothing about sonic logos and brand anthem (do you) until I joined Slice The Pie. Now I know what they are, what it means for branding and I get to listen to interesting tunes which are pretty cool.
(5) Who doesn’t like to make extra money with referrals, right? Well, when you invite new users with your unique link, you get to make 20% of their review earnings for 60 days and 10% after that. There’s no limitation to the number of referrals so if you’ve got a niche blog or an active social profile, you can write about Slice The Pie and share the code on the review.
What Are The Drawbacks of Slice The Pie
(1) Just like any survey site, the reward is minimal. Earning starts from $0.01 to $0.24 (that’s the highest I’ve encountered so far) but overall, higher-paying surveys appear to be limited. From my experience, Audio Branding seems to pay better than Music or Commercial.
(2) As an audio survey site, I found the absence of a playback feature somewhat ironic. Say you can’t hear a tune properly the first time, in order to replay, you actually need to refresh the entire browser. Maybe there’s a specific reason I’m not aware of.
(3) It doesn’t happen all the time but some questionnaires are quite redundant. For example, I was asked to give feedback for one product 5 times simply because it comes in 5 different colors. I actually had to crack my head for that product review but it was also the category that pays the most, so I shouldn’t be complaining really.
(4) When answering surveys, you must get used to earning pennies. Not dollars, not a specific rate per hour, but literally, in cents. It’s the way survey sites work so they can pay more people to participate. So it all boils down to how much you value your time.
Would you spend 3+ hours answering surveys OR would you rather do something more productive? That’s something to think about in a world where we’re constantly complaining about the lack of time.
Will I Continue to Use Slice The Pie?
Interestingly, I would if I’m looking to take a break from my online routine once a while. Reviewing audios and videos is kind of amusing and on a personal note, I like supporting new musicians and giving their songs some boosts.
But I won’t count on it as a money-making tool. If anything, those pennies are just bonuses and I hope by now, you would think the same way too. If you’re interested in bigger gains, you need to work on something more tangible like an online store that sells products or a blog that sells information.
This kind of foundation helps you start an online business that can generate a more sustainable income online (like hundreds to thousands per month) instead of answering pennies-worth of surveys. If you like to learn more, join this training for free and I’ll show you how things work.
I hope this post has given you a clearer idea of how much you can (and can’t) make with Slice The Pie. Let us know in the comment section below if you’ve any thoughts or questions.