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GPT-3 Prompts

November 18, 2022

A business that sells prompts for GPT-3 that actually work

The Background

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If you're in the tech world, you've probably heard about how cool GPT-3 and DALL-E are.

Maybe you've even played around with them a bit.

If you have, I'm willing to bet that you had a similar experience to me.

They suck.

Or rather, they suck when I try to use them.

This weekend, OpenAI released the requirement for you to get projects manually approved.

So there are now going to be lots more people trying to use them.

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The Idea

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The reason these programs suck is because of one thing.

Prompts.

Basically, GPT-3 is a super advanced auto-complete. It looks at what you have in the first part, and fills out what it thinks should come next.

But this is fundamentally different from how most people think it works. If you just say "write an article about pizza," it will be wildly unpredictable and not very effective.

The trick is crafting the perfect prompt for it to auto-complete.

And this isn't a trivial task. Having a good prompt can make the difference between AI being a viable or awful strategy for a business.

So the idea is to sell people really good prompts. You could do this one of two ways.

  1. Boutique prompts -- you become really good at making prompts, and then connect with either SEO agencies or directly with clients to help them write prompts for their AI content campaigns.
  2. Off-the-shelf prompts -- there are like 25 use cases for GPT-3. You could just make a few really good prompts for each of them and sell them. You could even use the GPT API to allow potential customers to put in their own data into one of these prompts to see if the output is what they're looking for.