Music is arguably the purest form of art and as statistics would definitely agree, listening to music is probably the most popular leisure activity among most of us. Scientists have proved that listening to music has soothing effect on our nerves and help us release the stress we accumulate through our activities during the entire day. However, very few of us know how listening to music can be a way to earn a decent income as well.
The online revolution has also opened up several avenues for people with talent. One of the major issues that budding talents face is the lack of audience. It is indeed difficult for starters to find a platform that provides visibility and this is where the Internet fills the gap. With social networking websites connecting the entire world, one can now easily find audience to showcase their talent, and some websites have taken up the job of providing a virtual platform.
In order to attract audience, these websites pay registered users a small amount for listening to music uploaded by talented musicians and providing a feedback in the form of a short review. Most of these websites require you to sign up with them and listen to a particular item for a minimum number of seconds in order to be eligible for pay-out. While the payment might seem to be quite minimal, it can add up to be a decent amount if one decides to spend at least an hour every day.
There are simply no downsides to this scheme of earning a passive income. On the other hand, the advantages are obvious: you can be plugged in to the online streaming of music from home or from your cell phone while on the go, and put simple reviews to earn money. The only requirement from your end would be to have a computer or a smartphone along with a decent Internet connection that can handle online streaming of music. As per the current trend, hearing a particular music item for 90 seconds along with posting a review can earn you up to 20 cents, which adds up to be quite a decent amount of money for just listening to music.
The second advantage is that these websites initially collect information about your taste in music and would prompt you to hear music that matches your taste, thereby filtering you from hearing music that does not suit your sensibilities.
The final advantage is that since your reviews help budding talents in gaining some recognition, you would have the satisfaction of helping someone find a foothold in the music industry and provide a boost in their career while earning some residual income out of it.