These shouldn't be considered home based jobs, but you can visit many different websites to get paid for listening to music. This is one of those fun “extra” things you can do here and there, and the rewards will certainly add up over time the more you participate.
Here's a short list of four different websites you should bookmark for when you have some downtime and want to do something that earns extra money.
Get Paid For Listening to Music With Slice the Pie
This is a website I have previously reviewed here on this site. Slice the Pie is hands down the best way to get paid for listening to music.
Slice the Pay pays via Paypal for rating and writing short reviews of tracks by up and coming artists. It is only necessary to listen to the first 60 seconds of each song before you start writing a review.
The amount earned depends on your rating, which increases with participation and accuracy. The rate of pay is between .02 and .20 cents per review depending on your rating.
Payments are made on Tuesdays and Fridays. You must have at least $10 in your account to cash out.
Listen to Tracks On Inbox Dollars Radio
You may be familiar with Inbox Dollars already since it's a very popular (and one of the oldest) online rewards sites out there, but you might not have know that one of the things you can do to earn there is listen to music. All you have to do is create your Inbox Dollars account, then go to the “More” tab at the top of the site. Then, click “Radio” on the dropdown list to begin listening to tracks and earning a little small change for doing so.
Earn Rewards On HitPredictor For Listening to Music
HitPredictor will give you points you can redeem for different rewards in their prize store by rating songs and artists. This site offers a mix of both well-known and new artists. There is also the opportunity to win prizes in addition to earning points.
Music XRay Pays You Cash For Listening to Music Online
This one actually does pay you for listening to music in cash. You can participate in focus groups and rate and review songs by new artists.
Register an account and then upload up to five mp3's of songs you like so they can better match you to music. You'll begin to get invitations via email to review music. You have to listen to the songs that show up in your inbox within 24 hours or the opportunity expires.
Invites are supposedly slow at first, but increase the more songs you rate. You earn badges with your participation and each new “badge” gives you more money per song and also more time before the song expires.
I can't find an exact amount of how much you earn, but I believe it's a minimum of five cents per song and often more than that. Music XRay pays via Paypal. Payment processing occurs when your balance reaches $20.
If you want to get paid for listening to music, you might sign up with all four to maximize your earnings! These are also great ideas for online jobs for teens since some of these let you sign up at a younger age.
Good luck, and please let me know if you have any experience with any of these sites.