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Open AI, co-founded by Elon Musk and headed by CEO Sam Altman, created ChatGPT based on GPT-3.5 (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) technology. The AI chatbot is remarkably capable of engaging in real conversations and responding with astonishingly human-like text.
ChatGPT is exciting and opens up endless possibilities for how we interact with technology (check out our findings about whether ChatGPT can replace programmers and developers).
A large language model can predict the next word and generate written content.
ChatGPT learns to follow instructions and provide appropriate responses to humans using RLHF (Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback). RLHF is a fantastic extra training layer. ChatGPT is a great example of how the field of NLP (Advanced Natural Language Processing) is advancing exponentially. This new natural language model allows users to have real conversations with a machine more intuitively and naturally.
Keep in mind the importance of crafting clear and detailed prompts when using ChatGPT (you may be interested in how people are using ChatGPT for email marketing). It’s not so much that you have to train the AI bot. Rather, you have to train yourself in what you should ask it to do, how you phrase your requests, how much detail you need to provide, etc.
You’ll need to carefully review what ChatGPT writes and then review the instructions you’ve given it. Keep adding or changing until you get the correct answer. You can also use a great tool called Originality.ai (still in beta at this stage) to check your work. It helps by assessing the text for % AI-generated content and plagiarism.
ChatGPT is a very powerful and large AI system and there have already been some cool ChatGPT success stories, yet some generated information may be inaccurate. Edit anything and everything it produces and check the facts.
You can combine ChatGPT with other technologies to create videos you can sell to make money (also make sure to check out our ChatGPT for beginners guide to cover your bases). Use these programs together and cleverly to make excellent videos.
Below are some examples of these technologies.
Pictory, Murf.ai, Speechify, etc., use AI technology to automatically turn long-form text and video content into short videos. Short videos are great for social sharing, product recommendations, explainer videos, product demos, or other marketing videos. And ChatGPT is the perfect tool to create the right scripts or video instructions (but check out our thoughts about whether ChatGPT will fully replace human writers anytime soon).
Once you’ve created your video, you need voice-over. ChatGPT can create voice-over scripts. And text-to-speech technologies can transform them into the voice-overs you want.
How to make money online with ChatGPT? You could use ChatGPT to generate scripts or instructions to create visual elements of the videos and scripts for professional-sounding voice-overs (and don’t miss our list of cool and creative uses of ChatGPT for more ideas).
Below is an example of a voice-over and video script that took seconds to generate. Adding more detailed instructions will get the best results. You can also add the keywords you’ll need for SEO.
Video production is always in demand; people generally prefer watching rather than reading.
YouTube gives us about 5000 characters or around 500 words for video descriptions. It’s usually the first 150 characters that will show in your search results. This is the part that has the most impact on what the audience does, and YouTube classifies it for SEO purposes.
Copy and paste your existing video description in the ChatGPT prompt and instruct it to rewrite. Make sure ChatGPT uses the simplest language possible, writes no more than 150 characters, and includes what the video is about from an SEO standpoint.
YouTube’s default sorting algorithm is by relevance. So the more relevant you can make the title to the search query, the more likely it is to appear in a search.
Once you get used to the instructions you need for ChatGPT to update YouTube video descriptions, it can almost become your virtual assistant. You can offer your services as a description updater and SEO optimization specialist.
Bear in mind there are billions of videos on YouTube; if you market your services well, you should get plenty of work.
Copywriting can be tedious, especially if you have to write day in and day out. I find that ChatGPT helps with inspiration or writer’s block (and we went in-depth on how to use ChatGPT to write a book here). A content creator crafting persuasive and effective copy that will convert often just needs a push or a new direction.
You can instruct ChatGPT to write using specific copywriting frameworks like PAS, AIDA, and BAB. For example, use prompts such as:
Get the AI to rewrite till you get something close to what you can use. Then you can offer professional copywriting services, whether it’s website copy, product descriptions, or ad copy.
By using ChatGPT to assist you, you can generate copy much faster (and there are lots of cool ways to use ChatGPT to write a blog posts for you).
Trying to get ChatGPT to write a full-length fiction novel is a time-consuming process. You need to work with the AI to get what you want and keep refining your prompts. Below is an example for a standard romance novel.
Romance novels are great sellers and are pretty formulaic. Once you get used to the formulas and which person in the novel is the hero, you can quickly write and sell romance books.
Keep going with ChatGPT. If you’re persistent, prepared to do the work it can’t, and patient, ChatGPT may be the answer to making money faster in writing E-books.
Language translation seems straightforward, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. To successfully translate text, you have to consider cultural subtleties, technical words, purpose, audience, etc.
Since ChatGPT is a machine learning model, you can train it to translate all the subtleties in languages. But it would cost a fortune and take time.
The fastest way to make money providing translation services is to offer the simplest form of translation. Standard translation doesn’t need idioms or cultural differences in the text. So you can use ChatGPT to translate manuals, training materials, and product descriptions which are massive areas of opportunity.
For example, if you want to test ChatGPT’s abilities, choose a paragraph that’s easy to check. In the example below, a paragraph on standard translation written in English is translated into Spanish.
To check the accuracy of the translation, you could check with Google Translate or ask ChatGPT to translate the generated Spanish back to English and compare the two.
If you look at the example below, the comparison was perfect, with only one word different from the original. This means you could do standard translations without knowing the languages at all.
It is relatively easy to generate business names and slogans using ChatGPT. You could always follow a guide like how to name your business. But you could also prompt the AI model with details on what you want, who the name and slogan are for, location, financial demographic, etc., and it will generate suggestions based on its training data.
For example, ask it to generate ten business names and slogans for a new shoe store in New York City.
It only took a few seconds, and it generated ten suggestions. Test them on Google first to see if there’s anything similar. Then search social media platforms for variations to see if it might already be taken. And you can do a national trademark search online for free or search state by state.
Fiverr is the best place to sell business names and slogans; finding something fresh and new with ChatGPT could help you make some money.
ChatGPT can do more than generate human-like text. You can use it to design web tools for your website. For example, if you need a calculator that your sales team can use to calculate commission, ChatGPT can create one for you. And if your commission rates change, it takes very little time to change them without paying someone to do it.
As we all know by now, clear, detailed instructions are necessary for ChatGPT to produce high-quality content that is more likely to be highly original or adopt a certain point of view. You’ll need to include the angle you want to take on the article and any relevant background information.
You have to make the blog your own though, with your own unique voice and perspective. Here you can put Originality.ai to good use by checking the percentage of AI text and plagiarism.
Want to know more? We have a whole article on how to use ChatGPT for blogging.
This one’s a bit easier since you’re not asking the AI to write new content for you but only to update existing blog post content to increase traffic. You’ll have to research SEO and decide which keywords to include. Copy and paste and let ChatGPT do the work for you.
As usual, you’re not going to get perfect output, but it can save a lot of time, especially if you need to rewrite or update multiple blog posts. Updating blog posts is essential and needs to be done often, so offering your services to do this may be highly lucrative.
Social media posts are where ChatGPT is really impressive. Short tweets, Instagram captions, lengthy articles and postings on LinkedIn, replies, retweets, comments, and scripts from TikTok, Facebook Messenger, and YouTube Shorts are all examples of social media content writing. The shorter the post, the better the output, and it’s so fast!
Below is an example of a recent post for LinkedIn showing how much detail was needed in the query. And you’ll have to keep adding and revising.
At first glance, the output looks quite good. But ChatGPT tends to offer the same sorts of intros, such as “Are you tired of..” etc. It needed editing and personalizing but what ChatGPT gave was a good start.
Create a course using ChatGPT and video generation platforms like Synthesia, and sell it on platforms like Udemy, Skillshare, Thinkific, etc.
ChatGPT is great for structuring your courses. It will generate course outlines and advertising copy for you to promote your course. Use Synthesia to create multimedia content to make the course more engaging.
Below is an example of a ChatGPT outline for a 4-week – 2 hours per day course on Prompt Engineering.
It can be exhausting to look for a job. Just the preparation you need to do before applying can feel a bit like a full-time job. You may need to:
Use ChatGPT to write your resumes, bio, and cover letters (you may also want to check our list of cover letter generators) and sell your services as an expert.
Bear in mind, ChatGPT only scrapes data up to 2021. So it’s not current, and the information may not be entirely accurate.
ChatGPT is ideal for itinerary planning because of its extensive knowledge of the world’s nations, cultures, and general geography. Based on your input into the chat, ChatGPT can create and improve an itinerary with an easy level of interaction.
You can use the output as a starting point and add current logistical and price data. The results are outstanding and almost ready to use. This is a great way to use ChatGPT to make money planning travel itineraries.
Our article just scratched the surface of how to make money with ChatGPT. The possibilities are endless, and you can be creative about how you use it.
As always, new technology can be scary for many people. The first thing to worry about is: will the AI take my job. In some areas, yes, it will, just like any new machine that can move humans out of the way. However, it opens a whole new world of possibilities and paves the way for new job descriptions. For example, prompt engineering is already an in-demand skill set.
ChatGPT is far from perfect and what it generates often needs more editing and input than it’s worth, but it’s getting there, and you can already make money with it.
Read our article on the anticipated release of GPT-4 and how advancements in AI could help your business.
Finally, while using it is free right now, very soon, it will be monetized and expensive to use; after all, it cost billions to develop. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Corp. (an early investor in the OpenAI startup) intends to integrate ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence capabilities into its products and make them accessible as platforms for other companies to build on.
So strike now – while the iron is very hot!