Are you a busy entrepreneur struggling to keep up with your workload but don’t have the budget to outsource? Or simply don’t want to manage employees or contractors? I get it!
As a busy entrepreneur and homeschooling mom (with a baby!) I am no stranger to being short on time. But because I am the breadwinner in the family, I need to get things done. I am so thankful for AI and tools like ChatGPT to help me get certain things done faster and help me when my brain is mush at the end of a long day of little ones yelling “mommy!” about 100 times.
ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot that can help entrepreneurs reduce their workloads and stay productive. In this blog post, we’ll some ChatGPT ideas that can help entrepreneurs with everyday tasks like writing emails, brainstorming ideas, creating social media content, and more. Everything covered in this post are ways I’ve used it personally in my business take care of tasks more quickly and efficiently. So if you’re looking for a cost-effective way to lighten your load while still staying productive, read on!
Pro Tip: If you’re ready to start using ChatGPT, but aren’t sure how to implement it, I highly recommend checking out AI Copy Club! It is an affordable membership (under $10!) with tons of ideas and prompts for using ChatGPT. There are videos on exactly what to do and copy-and-paste prompts you can use to speed up your processes even more.
How I Use ChatGPT as a Busy Entrepreneur
Writing emails to my list
One way I use ChatGPT several times a week is writing emails to my list. Don’t worry, if you’re on my email list, you’re still hearing from yours truly! However, I do utilize ChatGPT to help me write them. I usually give a prompt like “I want to write an email about ____, can you write it for me?” and then I’ll take bits and pieces, replace parts, and use it for inspiration. Often, I could totally write the email myself, but ChatGPT will bring up a point or a way to say something that is better than how I was going to so I like to run it through AI first to make my emails better than I could do on my own.
Brainstorming blog post titles
When I’m writing a new blog post, I usually do keyword research beforehand, and I have an idea for titles using that keyword. But I always run it through ChatGPT before I choose one. I usually ask for 10 or 15 ideas and then pick a few that I like and build it out from there. It’s just a really good way to come up with a ton of ideas instantly.
Outlining blog post topics
Once I have a blog post topic and keywords ready, I will explain what I want from GPT and ask for an outline. Sometimes it totally misses the mark and I need to clarify, but often, it will provide me with a great structure or topics I didn’t think to include. Then I’ll go in and rearrange things, add in my own ideas, and start writing.
Occasionally, I’ll have ChatGPT write the sections for me, depending on the topic, and use that as kind of a guide as I write. When I do this, I usually end up using maybe 50% of it, along with my own experience, anecdotes, and research.
When it comes to writing blog posts, ChatGPT *can* do it start to finish, but I really don’t recommend using a 100% AI generated blog post. I personally will get the outline and some of the content down via ChatGPT then add that content to Jasper (another AI tool) to write and finish up my posts because I can write out a thought and then when I get stuck I just hit a key, and it will continue for me. Again, sometimes it works, sometimes it sparks a different idea, and sometimes I have to try again. But really speeds up the process and any pauses I take while writing are easily filled so I can continue without drawing a blank for a few minutes.
Brainstorming product names
One of my favorite things to use ChatGPT for is brainstorming product names. How often can you put in “Think 10 name ideas for a workshop to help busy moms declutter their home in just 15 minutes a day” and get ideas instantly?
(In case you’re wondering, I just tried it, and my favorite was “15 Minutes to Clutter-Free: A Workshop for Moms” Then when I asked for a “punchier” option, and my favorite was “Less Mess, Less Stress: A 15 Minute Decluttering Solution”. Either is a decent option, and that was just about 45 seconds of brainstorming. I usually take a few minutes to do this and get more creative ideas with more prompting.)
Writing product descriptions for Etsy
Because I decided to try selling digital products on Etsy again, I wanted a quick way to write product descriptions. I usually just give a basic description and ask ChatGPT to do the rest.
For example, here’s what it gave me when I gave the command: “write an Etsy product description for a budgeting spreadsheet for students“
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That’s the raw, unedited version I got in just a few seconds. I would definitely go in and tweak it, but as you can see it’s a really good starting point!
Come up with idea lists
I also love to use it to come up with lists of ideas. I can ask for a list of ideas for blog posts about side hustles, a list of ideas for kid’s worksheets to create, or a list of ideas for how to save money on groceries. It really is a great tool just for brainstorming!
Writing Pinterest descriptions with keywords
Another thing I use ChatGPT for on a regular basis (like several times a week) is writing Pinterest descriptions for myself and my clients. I let ChatGPT know what keywords I’m targeting and what the pins are about then I ask for 5 options. Usually, I only like 1 or 2 of the options and then I tweak them to sound better, use more keywords, etc., but again, a good starting point that saves me a ton of time and gives me ideas other than the ones I would normally type.
Writing sales pages
Sales pages can be really daunting and time-consuming. I honestly hate writing them usually, but since I started using ChatGPT it’s been much easier.
I let it know what the product is about and what the benefit to the customer is and ask for an outline or a draft of the sales page. This saves me hours because instead of starting from scratch, I have a good beginning that I can start from. I’m also reallllllly bad at selling, so it uses more salesy language I wouldn’t naturally use to help sell my products. It helps me when I know I can’t do a good job, like selling.
Creating social media content
The last thing I use ChatGPT for is creating social media content. I’ve used it for coming up with ideas for Instagram posts and even writing captions for those posts. I’m currently using it to help me plan out a Side Hustle Summer series where I share 100 side hustles this summer via short-form video on social media. It’s literally saving me hours on this project between helping me come up with a list of side hustles, helping me come up with the bullet points that I can later fact-check, etc.
The truth is, I use ChatGPT almost daily as a work-at-home solopreneur! It’s a part of my daily process and there are still so many ways I haven’t tried yet! I have so many ideas in my notes from AI Copy Club for new prompts and strategies I haven’t had a chance to try yet. Seriously, AI Copy Club is so cheap, it’s a no-brainer.
So, if you’re like me and you find yourself struggling to keep up with your workload, I highly recommend giving ChatGPT a try. It can be such an invaluable resource for any busy entrepreneur, and it’s free unless you upgrade! I really suggest playing around with it and even joining AI Copy Club if you need some help getting started.