There are three websites that you may want to join if you want to listen to music for money. Let’s talk about those sites, as well as the pros/cons of listening to music and earning money doing so. Afterwards, you can decide if you want to give these sites a try.
How Does It Work
On paper, it’s simple: you find a website that lets you listen to music and earn money. Once you find a site or sites, you signup for them and follow their instructions before listening to tunes and getting paid in either the form of cash or some sort of reward (cash gift cards, Amazon cards etc. . .).
Although it’s simple in principle, there are pros and cons to the whole “listen to music for money” thing. Let’s dive into those pros and cons before I tell you what three sites you can join if you want to earn for listening to music.
Pros & Cons Of Listen To Music For Money Websites
There pros and cons of using listen to music and earn money websites. First, let’s start off with the pros:
. Easy: Joining these kinds of websites is easy and free. Generally speaking, it’s an easy way to earn something. Simply listen to music and earn money doing it. Usually you have to provide some feedback, but this is easy enough to do too.
. Fun: Are you a music buff? Do you like an array of music and can listen to anything? If so, then you’ll probably find it fun listening to tunes that these sites have available.
. Make something: You’ll have the chance to make something. I say “something” because. . . Well, you’ll find out in the ‘cons’ section.
I’m sure there are other good things about using sites that claim you can earn money or be rewarded by listening to music, but those are the top ones I can think of.
. Earn a little: You’ll earn “something,” and by that I mean you won’t earn a whole lot doing this type of online work. Sure, you might be able to listen to music and earn some money, but it won’t be enough to cover most of your bills. It certainly won’t be enough to cover your rent.
But then again, ig you use several sites, then you might be able to earn $5-$10 per day. I’m not saying you will earn this, but your chances of doing so will go up considerable if you use more than one website.
. Not enough for everyone: I personally don’t think there is enough money to go around via some of these sites. If a site pays people to listen to music, then I assume there is only a certain amount of money they can payout to their members as a whole. For example, if a website has 100,000 members who are trying to earn money by listening to music, and the website has only receive a certain amount of funds/fees from musicians, then there’s probably noway the site can payout X amount of dollars per day to each of those members, if that makes sense.
. Time and effort: If you’re hoping to earn hundreds per month doing this gig, then you need to put in a whole lot of time and effort. And the music has to be available because I assume that there are times when there will be no music to listen to, regardless of the site you’re using. If that happens, then obviously you won’t have the chance to earn anything.
I’m not being negative towards this type of work. But those are the top cons I think are associated with sites that pay you to listen to music.
3 Sites That Pay You To Listen To Music
You earn gift cards via Research.fm that can be spent on Amazon. I suggest that you spend your gift cards (if you earn them) on hot items on Amazon and flip them on Facebook or possibly eBay.
2. Music Xray
After you set an account up with Music Xray, you’ll be sent music you can listen to via email. Will they send you out music every single day? Probably not, but you might still be interested in giving Music Xray a try, especially since it doesn’t cost money to join. By the way, no site should be charging you money for this type of gig.
UPDATE 2020: At the time of this writing, the year 2020, Music Xray is no longer paying you to listen to music. According to their site, they’re working on bringing the service back, but bigger and better.
3. Slice The Pie
Slice the Pie has been around forever and they are legit. I’d go as far as saying that they are the best site to join if you want to listen to music and earn money. Once your account has been created, you can find tracks to review and once you’ve earned enough, you’ll be paid via PayPal.
Tips & Advice
My top tip is to join several websites. Join Slice the Pie, Research.fm and Music Xray at the same time. You probably still won’t make a lot of money, but you’ll probably make more than you would using just one of them.
Also, go in this thing with “I’m doing it for fun” mentality and possibly a little extra cash. You don’t want to set income goals with these sites because you could be left very disappointed.
Listening to music for money is a cool gig. It’s not my favorite way to make money online, but it is a way to diversify your income or earn a little something by doing a fun activity. Good luck if you give any of those sites a try.