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Mar 29, 2023
Q&A: How are freelancers using ChatGPT?

Q&A: How Are Freelancers Using ChatGPT? 


From automating customer conversation to creating placeholder text, here are 15 answers to the question, "As a freelancer, what are the best ways you are using ChatGPT?"


  1. Automating Customer Support
  2. Connecting With Potential Clients
  3. Writing Cover Letters
  4. Using ChatGPT for Ideation
  5. Creating Chatbots for Clients
  6. Doing the Final Legwork in Blog Writing
  7. Handling Lower-Funnel Client Correspondence
  8. Generating Local Schema Markup
  9. Helping Write Blog Posts and Articles
  10. Providing Text for Ads
  11. Producing Lists of Ideas for Content
  12. Assisting With Email Copy
  13. Overcoming Writer's Block
  14. Maximizing Time for Topic Clustering
  15. Making Placeholder Content


Automating Customer Support


As a freelancer, I am using ChatGPT to create automated customer support conversations. This allows me to quickly respond to customer inquiries, even when I am not available to respond in person. 


For example, ChatGPT can help me create automated responses for common customer inquiries such as order details, product availability, shipping times, and returns. The automated conversation will be personalized to the customer's needs and give them the information they need quickly. 


Additionally, I can use ChatGPT to provide a more personalized experience by allowing customers to ask questions in natural language and providing AI-generated responses. This helps me provide an efficient customer support experience that is tailored to each individual customer's needs.


Michael Alexis, CEO, Swag.Org


Connecting With Potential Clients


As a freelance copywriter, I'm constantly looking for opportunities to showcase my work and expand my network. However, leaving a comment or a "call to action" can be pretty intimidating. 


That's why I use ChatGPT to automatically leave a comment and follow up with interested parties. I simply create a chatbot that contains my introduction, a link to my portfolio, and a call to action. Then I just set it and forget it. 


Whenever I get a new follower, a chatbot automatically messages them and introduces me. This saves me a ton of time and effort, and it's a great way to increase my exposure and get more clients.


Matthew Ramirez, CEO, Rephrasely



Writing Cover Letters


ChatGPT has been a lifesaver for me as a freelancer. I can write cover letters tailored to the job posting, which has helped me to stand out from the competition. The ChatGPT team is also very responsive and helpful, which makes the process even easier. 


Of course, I proofread and make tweaks to the content. However, using the tool saves me tons of time in the job search process, which frees up bandwidth to focus on work quality. Plus, it makes sense to minimally compose a document that nearly all recruiters will read in less than thirty seconds.


Carly Hill, Operations Manager, Virtual Holiday Party


Using ChatGPT for Ideation


Google issued a "code red" alert in response to the explosion in using ChatGPT by marketers. You can expect that their algorithm will get better at detecting machine-generated content. 


While content creation algorithms will improve, too, that may be a lengthy process. In the immediate term, use ChatGPT for ideation. If you're thinking of writing an article, prompt it for ideas for titles. Or, ask it for an outline, and then take that information and expand on it. 


The future of content marketing will be the customization and expansion of AI-generated content, not simply cutting and pasting the results onto a page and expecting excellent results.


Dennis Consorte, Digital Marketing & Leadership Consultant, Snackable Solutions


Creating Chatbots for Clients


ChatGPT is a variant of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) language model specifically designed for chatbots. It is trained to generate human-like text responses in conversation contexts. 


As a freelancer, I'm using ChatGPT to create a chatbot for a client's business or to build a chatbot for my own personal use. We can use chatbots for customer service, to provide information, or for entertainment, among other things. 


ChatGPT can generate responses for the chatbot to use in real-time conversations with users, making the chatbot seem more like a human conversational partner. There are so many ways to take advantage of the functions and technology of ChatGPT; the limit is your own imagination.


Piergiorgio Zotti, Sr. SEO Specialist, Teacher, & Affiliate Marketer, Consulente SEO SEM


Doing the Final Legwork in Blog Writing


As a freelance marketing consultant and coach whose entire business is driven by content marketing, I've been experimenting a lot with ChatGPT. Currently, my favorite way to use it is to create introductory and concluding paragraphs for my blog posts. 


For some reason, those are so tedious to write! So I put my knowledge into a blog post, feed it to ChatGPT, and get it to create a great intro/outro for me. You can even prompt ChatGPT to include certain keywords or calls to action. This has been saving me so much time!


Jyll Saskin Gales, Marketing Coach, Jyll.Ca


Handling Lower-Funnel Client Correspondence


I have significantly reduced human input in lead generation by integrating ChatGPT in lower-funnel client correspondence. For example, when a client asks surface-level questions about my services, I don't need to spend hours answering them. I can channel ChatGPT to quickly answer, comprehensively capturing our services, and then spruce up the final output with specifics regarding my client testimonials and statistics. 


This saves me enormous time, as these queries come in often and may not need extensively personalized responses. However, should the prospective client proceed from the inquiry into concretely considering purchasing, I completely humanize the correspondence.


Lotus Felix, CEO, Lotus Brains Studio


Generating Local Schema Markup


I've been working on a lot of local websites recently and experimenting with using Chat GPT to generate local schema markup, and it worked perfectly. 


Derek Bruce, Sr. Director, Skills Training Group


Helping Write Blog Posts and Articles


I get ChatGPT to build the first draft, from the headers and subheaders to the brief content, and then use that as a skeleton to expand on. It has drastically reduced the time it takes me to write. Once I have the "skeleton" article, I can add my own extra information, sources, and references. I would say that it has cut my process time in half, allowing me to earn the same money for half the work.


Gary Davies, Managing Director, Fizz and Groove


Providing Text for Ads


As a PPC specialist, writing text ads for Google can be difficult, especially because of the character limits that we have to abide by. Sometimes I'll have an idea of what I want the ad to say but can't quite get it to sound right. I've recently started using ChatGPT to help rewrite my ads to find other variations that may flow better. It's also good at creating new ads from scratch with just a few details if I need something to get me started.


Ryan Scollon, Marketing Consultant, Ryan Scollon & Co


Producing Lists of Ideas for Content


As a freelance SEO content writer, one way I am using ChatGPT is to generate lists for "idea-based" blog posts, such as "business ideas" or "restaurant name ideas." ChatGPT is great at creating these lists of ideas, which is a huge help as I put together these comprehensive posts. 


I provide ChatGPT with a prompt, like "list 30 event planning business ideas," and it generates a list of ideas to review and choose from. This helps me to save time and come up with fresh ideas that I might not have thought of on my own. Overall, ChatGPT has proven to be incredibly valuable to my work as a content writer, helping me generate unique ideas and reduce research time significantly.


Axel DeAngelis, Founder, Jumpcoast


Assisting With Email Copy


As an email marketer, I need to be creative in how I write each email; the wittier, punchier, and more persuasive, the better. I use Chat GPT to brainstorm ideas. I give it a detailed brief and tell it to come up with several prompts as inspiration. 


For example, "Using the AIDA framework, generate 5 email prompts that tell a story about someone losing weight using product XYZ. Add a bit of humor and be succinct." This helps me get more ideas and not waste time because of writer's block.


Ernest Bio Bogore, Head of Marketing, Nerdy Joe Inc.


Overcoming Writer's Block


Trying to write a certain project, or even just a blog post, can be hard work. You may even experience moments of writer's block where you can't think of the right words to use. Thankfully, ChatGPT is here to help you overcome writer's block! 


ChatGPT is a real-time chat platform. You can find new people to talk to, share jokes with, and make new friends. The best part about it is that it will give you a distraction that gets you away from the issue that is hindering your progress. It allows you to feel less pressure as well because you are not under any deadlines to write. This is a great way to solve writer's block and get back to writing!


Sayem Ibn Kashem, Founder, FacileWay


Maximizing Time for Topic Clustering


I like to use ChatGPT for topic clustering. I would identify the major topics or themes that I want to cover on my clients' websites. For example, let's say I am working with a travel website and want to create content about different travel destinations. I might use ChatGPT to generate a list of keywords and phrases related to this theme, such as "vacation destinations," "travel ideas," and "places to visit." 


Next, I would use ChatGPT to generate a list of subtopics or sub-themes within each chief topic. For example, within the major topic of "vacation destinations," I might use ChatGPT to generate a list of subtopics such as "beach vacations," "mountain vacations," and "city breaks." I could then use this list of subtopics to create a hierarchy of topics, with the principal theme at the top and the subtopics organized underneath it. This hierarchy, or "topic cluster," could guide the creation of new content for the website, ensuring all content is closely relevant.


Mark McShane, Marketing Director, Birmingham First Aid Courses


Making Placeholder Content


Some of my clients are experimenting with ChatGPT because they need placeholder content for SEO purposes and Lorem Ipsum will not cut it. While AI-generated content certainly has its drawbacks, it looks better on a page than gibberish. A lot of the content will need editing in order for it to rank, but if you're pumping out content for the sake of content, ChatGPT is the way to go! 


Nick Varga, Chief Riding Officer, ERide Journal



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