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Updated on April 21, 2016
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Clearly if you're here, you've already become addicted to the wonder that is SliceThePie (if you haven't, please check out the link at the bottom of this hub). The ability to influence the current music industry and get paid for it, is a powerful feeling that just about anyone could love. So it's no wonder that you're looking for the best ways to make the most of your STP reviews.

Thankfully, you got little old me here, to give you the best insider tips to earning more money faster, and giving fantastic reviews to the starving artist of the world (and some famous ones as well).

Tip 1. Write While You Listen

Trust me, while I do understand the point behind listening to the whole song through before writing the review, though I can guarantee you that you won't capture all the elements of the song that you enjoyed, disliked or would change - if you don't at least take notes while you're listening to the song.

Tip 2. Mention ALL Elements

If it's a techno song, formulate a response for every midi and synth instrument or sound that you hear coming out of the song. If the music focuses on the traditional guitar-drums-bass-vocals, talk about what brought you joy and what just plain old annoyed you. Were the drums to loud? Or were the vocals so good you want to run out and buy that guys album right now? If so, mention it and be honest. Then go back and comment on the other elements that you hear. Was the guitar to quiet throughout most of the song, but bold and beautiful during that well placed guitar solo? Tell them!

Not only does this give the artists a FULL review of their song, but STP pays MORE when you give DETAILED reviews that include EVERY element of the song. So make sure you review the:

  • Vocals
  • Instrumentals
  • Synth/Midi/Effects
  • Mix/Sound/Volume
  • Timing/Rhythm
  • Compsure

Tip 3. Paint A Picture

Use your creative imagination to paint a picture of the music you're hearing. Does the song reminds you of a sad sunset by a sandy shore? Or does it bring back memories of that fun summer you spent with your high school sweet heart? Or maybe it bring you the image of a modern day Bonny and Clyde, just trying to stay together against all odds.

Every song paints a picture in the mind of the listener, and if the artist was passionate and put the right emotion in their song, then the same image they had when the wrote the song, will be the most common image brought to their listeners. So by sharing the image the song brought to you, you're not just providing a great review, you're helping the artist understand how well they're meaning came across to their audience.

Tip 4. Use Feeling Messages

Yup, the same advice I would give to a couple in trouble, is the same advice I'm going to give you right now - Use FEELING Messages. It helps to correct problems in human communication, by opening up to our most human side and in your review, it will be an additional help to the "painted picture". Not only that, but it will help lengthen review.

So let the artist know, did their song make you want to vomit? Or did you find yourself having a hard time writing the review because you wanted to get up and dance around the room? Did the artist nearly bring you to tears with their sad melodic song? Or did you feel the passion and persistence of a hopeless romantic trying to chase down his/her soul mate? Tell them how the song made you FEEL.

Tip 5. Compare

I've heard several fantastic songs on STP that sounded like a cross between Dolly Parton and Mandy Moore - to artists I'm rather fond of, which I made sure to put in the review. Another song that sticks out in my memory, was one that sounded like a unique cross between Stained and the Plain White T's, with a vocalist that made me melt like butter as I listened to him weave his web of emotion into the song.

Does the song you're listening to remind you of any songs you've heard before? Do you recognize the genre and other songs that might be on the same radio station as the song you're listening to? If you can, compare the song to something you've heard before.

Tip 7. Be Articulate

Seriously, aside from the fact that you don't want all your reviews to say pretty much the same thing over and over again, STP actually takes you down in rank for lack of genuine reviewing - which can be mistaken for a lack of articulation. I've already talked to several other STP'ers who didn't understand why they were losing in rank when they were putting out reviews of a decent length. Though after a quick conversation, it was easy to see that it was mostly a lack of new and interesting things to say about the songs being reviewed.

So brush up on your grammar and vocabulary, so that you're reviews are all as unique as the songs you're reviewing.

Tip 6. Relate

There are two ways to relate to a song:

  1. Through the memories it triggers.
  2. Through any personal experience you have with the instruments being played, vocal style being song, the genre or the art of music production.

I want you to use both ways to review the music, if you're able. Really listen to the lyrics and get a feel for what memories it brings up. Happy times? Sad times? Weird days? Long days? That time when you couldn't find your car keys, which made you late and ruined the rest of your day? Whatever memories the song brings up, whether they're relevant or not, should be added to the review.

Then, if you have any experience with the instruments played or any other aspects of the song you're currently reviewing, talk about how you might have done it differently, or praise them for being able to do something you haven't yet accomplished - you get the idea.

Tip 8. Write LENGTHY Reviews

Now, with all the above tips, you should already be in the range of two to three hundred words at least, though I'm going to challenge you to write MORE than that. You see, STP only offers a small base pay for each review (under Level 3 is only .02 cents per review guaranteed), HOWEVER, they do pay more for WELL WRITTEN and DETAILED reviews. And I've tested that theory, as well as had several conversations with the STP staff about the way the pay works.

The best way to maximize your time on STP, is to make sure your reviews are as long as possible, without getting boring or irrelevant. The tricky part is making sure that you are not just adding in extra words, symbols or characters just to try to trick the word counter. Not only is it tacky, but the STP reviewer box is equipped with the knowledge to know if you mentioned most of the elements that would exist in nearly all songs, and the STP staff personally reviews each review you write before they pay you. So it will do no good to cheat on this one, they've got their eyes open for cheaters, bots and sockpuppets.

In fact, they are serious about offering their artist quality reviews, so besides being on the DEFCON4 for cheaters, they also pay the most for those quality reviews. I've received as low as .08 cents for short and light reviews, and up to .27 cents for detailed reviews up to 300 words. When I use all of the tips that I've given you here, I've been able to consistently write detailed reviews in length, that earn me at least .25 per review. Now, if you have decent typing skills, that means that if you can spit out thoughtful reviews quickly, you can being into the $$$ in no time. I can type an average of 40 wpm while listening to the music (thank you ADHD!), and since most songs are less than four minutes long, I can finish a 400 word review in just about ten minutes - which is roughly ten songs per hour.

Now, here is the important element to know about - STP only allows each submitted song to be reviewed ten times, which means that songs will be quickly rotated in and out of the review system. That means that you can only review the songs that have not reached ten reviews yet, and even though there are hundreds of songs submitted every day, there are more reviews joining up everyday and sometimes the reviews get gobbled up - meaning that you will only get so many songs to review some days. So by writing lengthy reviews, you'll make sure that you get the most compensation for your review, even if you only get a few songs to review on some days. If you get a lot of songs, you'll make even more.

Tip 9. Develop a Style

Personally, I would relate my review style to a cross between Simon and Mary Poppins. It's rare when I'm not thoroughly criticizing and breaking down every piece of a song that I can wrap my ears around. If it's good, I'll say so (and usually very enthusiastically), but if it's my taste, I'm not afraid to honestly tell them why. Though regardless of my personal taste for the song in question, and like Mary Poppin's and her magic bag of tricks, I always have a suggestion to offer that can help bring the song around, raise the quality, heighten the production or make it radio ready. Some of my reviews are hellishly harsh, and others are over-the-top with passionate praise. That's just my style. I've heard of other reviewers who like to compare songs to food or who like to only focus on all the good elements of a song, that's their style.

What's your style?

Tip 10. Review EVERYDAY

Aside from the obvious notion that the more you review, the more you'll make (duh!), you'll also have more chances to make the most of the days when the songs are just flooding in, and there have been some days when there were more review available then I could stand. There have also been other days when I could have really used the income and the distraction from other work (did I say that?), and there were only a few reviews to be had.

So by checking in everyday at various times throughout the day, you'll make sure you're getting a BIG Slice of that Pie.


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      2 months ago

      This was so helpful, I have been using this site for a while and was never able to pass 1 cent, but using this I just went up to 4 cents, which still isn't a lot, but it was a relief to see something higher than 1 cent for the first time, thank you so much!!!

    • JanisaChatte profile image


      3 months ago from Earth

      Reviewing every day doesn't seem to work since whenever I log on there's nothing available :(

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      Dale Anderson 

      7 months ago from The High Seas

      Thanks for this! I had never heard of Slice of the Pie before so am looking forward to seeing how it performs.

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      kylah geisler 

      8 months ago

      thanks I really am going to listen to the music differently.

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      14 months ago

      Thanks for giving such advice

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      anifowoshe ajoke Omowunmi 

      17 months ago

      I believe I can identify good music. This site will be a test of this.

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      Princess Joy 

      18 months ago

      A few months ago I earned $10 in less than a week on Slicethepie, getting paid around $0.27 or more for reviews, given that bonus orange tab almost every day, and I was at 2 or 3 stars earning that amount. Now whatever you do, all you earn is $0.08 and less for music reviews. I've only made less than $2 in a whole month now. Slicethepie has now become such a stingy, greedy and lying panel. I don't recommend it, they don't do what they say and the pay is horrible. You may as well just find another site, and someone please can you share a better one if you find one.

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      Bema Self 

      19 months ago from Seattle

      The star system must be new. I haven't worked on slicethepie in a while. I'll log back in and check it out.

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      21 months ago

      i dont know what im doing wrong but i only get .01 - .04c per review i write and i think i write pretty good reviews.

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      22 months ago

      Do you wish to get any social network account hacked? including EBAY and PAYPAL. kindly contact +2348148408409 on whatsapp or @ajisola ayomide on insta

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      22 months ago

      this still does not answer the question of how do you earn stars?

      is there a certain amount of money u have to get before u achieve another star?

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      Shah Room 

      22 months ago

      Can Anyone help me i dont understand about this site wat i do and what you do i ahve make account in this site but i dont understand more tips can help me anyone about the tips of this site i cant understand i'm a hard worker .....

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      22 months ago

      great tips

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      adnan kaif 

      22 months ago


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      22 months ago

      Its good

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      Nicole Goebel 

      2 years ago

      How is the site a scam? Do they not pay out? I`m almost to 10$ and I`m the above comments made me concerned

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      2 years ago

      Very good article! Thank you for the tips!

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      Rain Zimmer 

      2 years ago

      I have been using STP for about 6 hours now. I have made around $1.50 I only have three stars. No matter what i write i still get less and less and less money for what I write, the most i ever got was like .07 cents for a 400 word. paragraph. It was revised twice. I spent more time write that then I should have (1:30 h) don't use that site. It rips you off and it will never work. Just stop trying.

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      Brendan kemop 

      2 years ago

      This is amazing, I need money quick and if you think about it, the money builds up.

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      2 years ago

      yeah no matter the length you get 4-7 cents this didn't help

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      Adrian Walker 

      2 years ago from Magnolia, AR

      Glad it helped and good luck

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      Jason Gardner 

      2 years ago from Troy, N.Y

      Thanks very much for these tips. I've been using Slice the pie for a few months now and I never really got a hang of writing good reviews. Much appreciated!

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      3 years ago

      That’s awesom I never read such article before

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      3 years ago

      Thank you for the tips, very helpful!

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      3 years ago

      You don't have to hide this article, you can just add some adjustments and updates and change the title..In the end it's not your fault that the site has gone bad, so don't lose an article because of this and instead just edit it.. I'm glad you agree :)

    • BizGenGirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Bema Self 

      3 years ago from Seattle

      Sadly, I totally agree with ya Rana. They had good potential when they started out. Now it just sucks. I'll be unpublishing this article pretty soon because of it.

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      3 years ago

      Unfortunately, it's a scam now. It used to be good and legit but now the staff are just making the site suck *Thumbs down for this site* check out my profile, I wrote a topic about why it's a scam.

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      4 years ago

      i have one question. lets say i'm writing a review while the song is playing. then the song stops but i keep typing my review when i submit it, they tell me they are unable to submit the review. how am i able to write a lengthy review if i can't even turn it in? it bothers me when i put a TON of effort into writing a review and then it doesn't even get submitted!!!

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      Adrian Walker 

      5 years ago from Magnolia, AR

      Wow! I just checked this out wrote two reviews and got paid immediately. So cool! Thanks for this great information. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Tyler Tobin 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent article! I have just recently started using SlicethePie and I have enjoyed it. I love being able to listen to new music and definitely like the opportunity to earn some extra income. Thanks for the tips!

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      Media Magnate Mom 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks for the lead. I didn't realize this existed, either. Although I may have to brush up on my music vocabulary. Those dreaded piano lessons were a long, long time ago. Useful and voted up!

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      6 years ago from Calgary

      Great tips. I had no idea STP existed! I'll have to check it out as it sounds like a fun way to make some extra money.


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