The internet is full of sites that promise easy ways to make extra money. With so many websites to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones offer legitimate ways to make money. In this article, I share my first-person experience using two, separate websites to earn extra money online by listening to music.
Music X-ray is the easiest way to make money by listening to music. After creating your account you will receive email alerts when you have songs waiting to be listened to. Once you’re notified, head on over to the site and hit the play button on the first music track. You are only required to listen to the first 30 seconds of the song. After that, you will be given options to skip to the next song, tip the artist (not required), or click a button that lets the site know you were a fan of the track. The website sends feedback to the artists, and pays you ten cents for every song you listen to for offering your feedback.
The biggest drawback to this website is that they will only send you a limited number of songs. Although you could technically make 12 dollars an hour by listening to music, Music X-ray isn’t going to send you that many songs at once. Still, it’s one of my favorite sites. I usually wait a week to let the music build up, and make some extra money listening to music while I do dishes.
Slice the Pie
If you like the idea of making unlimited money by listening to music, then you might prefer using Slice the Pie. This site requires more effort on your part, but doesn’t confine you to a set number of songs. You can use the site as long as you want, and won’t run out of songs. Although, unlike Music X-Ray, Slice the Pie makes you to listen to (at least) 90 seconds of the song before rating it, and requires you to write a short review.
If the extra work isn’t a deal-breaker, you should also know that Slice the Pie won’t pay you much more than Music X-Ray. In fact, after you figure in the extra time (90 seconds compared to 30) and work (writing a short review), you will probably be making less “per hour” on Slice the Pie. The site claims that the payments are based on the quality of reviews, and I usually average about 7 or 8 cents per review. I’ve earned as little as 5 cents and as much as 18 cents. The biggest benefit about this site, however, is that I can KEEP making money, because the songs never stop.
I recommend using both of these sites to increase your earnings. Now, go listen to music and make some extra money!