You probably aren’t going to get rich listening to and reviewing music, but it’s an easy way to pick up a few extra dollars. Personally, I like to multitask by having the music playing while I’m getting other things done on the computer. It’s a fun way to listen to new music and I, of course, never turn down extra money!
There are a few of these sites on the web, but here are my favorites:
JamBuzzerThis site requires that you listen to the entire song in order to get paid. At the end of the song, you simply need to leave a comment with your opinions (50 characters required). For each song that you listen to and comment on, you’ll receive what is known as a “Jambuck”, an online currency that you can trade in for cash or Mp3 downloads.
HitPredictorThis site also rewards you with points for listening to music. In addition to leaving a quick comment, they require you rate each song. Points on this site aren’t redeemable for cash, but they will allow you to use them for prizes like a free cd or a pair of headphones. HitPredictor will also allow you to trade your points in for entries to their weekly raffles. For example, right now this is a raffle for a $100 gift card to Amazon.com.
SlicethePieYou’ll need to spend a few minutes filling out your music likes and dislikes before getting started. SlicethePie is a cool website, because you can either cash-out your earnings or invest them in new bands. This site only requires that you listed to 20 seconds of a song, but you will need to write an actual review in order to get paid for your time. A few sentences will do, but your earnings are directly tied to how useful your review is to the community.
The pay rate starts at only .02 per review, but quality reviewers start earning raises quickly and can see their review rate climb to .20 per review.