Friends after friends are raving and rambling about how effective ChatGPT has been. And you sit there wondering why your ChatGPT isn’t generating ideal results. It’s not entirely your fault if ChatGPT isn’t coming up with what you want.
It’s an impressive work of art, no doubt. But it needs specific instructions. Getting fluent in instructing (prompting) ChatGPT will take time. Some practice, some misses and some hits.
So, let’s make writing ChatGPT prompts easy for you. This article consists of a few different ways you can instruct ChatGPT to get a job done. It includes a selection of some of the best working ChatGPT prompts we have tried and tested.
Time to dive in.
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What exactly is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI. In simple terms, it’s a computer program that can understand and write in human language. It’s based on the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) architecture, trained on lots of human data to generate human-like text.
You can use ChatGPT to create social media posts, suggest products, write articles and stories, or even translate text into different languages.
Among its abilities are:
- Understanding context from the given prompts.
- Generating text that is easy to read and makes sense.
However, it also has some limitations. The information it generates can be factually incorrect or out of date.
How to write proper ChatGPT prompts?
Here are a few tips for writing effective ChatGPT prompts.
1. Ensure a clear objective
It’s important to have a clear idea of your desired outcome. If you want ChatGPT to generate a caption for a product photo, the prompt should clearly state that objective.
2. Use proper grammar and punctuation
ChatGPT is trained on well-formed text. So, proper grammar and punctuation will help it understand the prompt more effectively.
3. Provide enough context
ChatGPT needs context to understand the prompt and generate a relevant response. You should provide background information or related content to help it understand the task better.
4. Keep it simple
Avoid using complex vocabulary or technical jargon. Keep the prompts simple and easy to understand to ensure ChatGPT can generate a response quickly.
5. Test and refine your prompts
Start with a basic prompt and then test and refine it based on the responses you receive from ChatGPT. Keep trying different prompts until you find the one that generates the best results.
What are the best ChatGPT prompt examples
Let’s explore the use of ChatGPT for different use cases with examples.
“You are an expert in ecommerce email copywriting. Write an email describing a new AI feature in our online website that helps suggest the best complementing product for something the customer has added to cart. Write the email in an engaging way like a story highlighting a pain point. Also, give suggestions about what GIFs to include in the email and where.”
“I want you to act as a fashion email copywriter. Write an email to a customer highlighting how our new [series name] sports shoes will suit well to jogging, exercising, going on a dinner, meeting a business partner, and other similar activities. Excite with a story for each activity. Keep the tone jumpy and exciting. And ask the customer to shop now.”
And you don’t even have to write such a lengthy prompt every time. If you want ChatGPT to suggest subject lines for the latest email it generated, just ask:
“Give me 10 catchy subject lines for the above email.”
“Now, give me ten ideas for shop now call to action button to use in the email.”
“Also suggest where to add product GIF in the email.”
“Using the ‘Before-After-Bridge’ framework, write an email marketing campaign that presents the current situation with a homeowner stressed because of house chores. Show them the world after using our All-in-one Robot and how it has improved their situation. Then, provide a [bridge] to show them how they can get to that improved state by using our product.”
“Write a product description for our easy-to-use MP3 player for joggers. Use appropriate keywords, write them in CAPS and keep your focus on the joggers’ pain points. List the benefits in bullets.”
“I want you to act as an advertiser. You will create a campaign to promote a product or service of your choice. You will choose a target audience, develop key messages and slogans, select the media channels for promotion, and decide on any additional activities needed to reach your goals. My first suggestion request is “I need help creating an advertising campaign for a clothing brand targeting corporate executives aged 28-35.”
and to get post ideas/suggestions for the above campaign:
“Create 3 Facebook posts, 3 Instagram posts and 10 TikTok ideas for the above campaign.”
“Be a good boy and provide 10 quotes about chocolate addiction. Do not provide general information about quotes or the quote suggestion process.”
“Give me a sequence idea of 5 welcome emails for customers who signed up for the free plan of a content creation SaaS tool. My goal is to have them sign up for the paid plan.”
“Act as a career coach, and write 10 points for a LinkedIn post to help those who are looking for a career transition. You can give them life motivation, provide helpful industry-specific advice or suggest activities they can undertake to reach their goal.”
and to put these points together and repurpose as an article:
“Create an outline to repurpose the above points as an article.”
Apart from those, you can also ask ChatGPT to create blog outlines, generate recipes, prepare tour itineraries and many more things depending on your industry-specific needs. From chatbot scripts to modular codes and video scripts to impactful speech, ChatGPT can generate text for multiple uses.
Wrapping It Up
Writing effective ChatGPT prompts is not as difficult if you understand how ChatGPT works. Hoping this article provided you with some clarity about the same. Follow the best practices, and test and tweak to refine the prompts to generate relevant responses with ChatGPT.
If you still need help with content creation and marketing, Blusteak is here for you.
Want more prompt ideas?
Check these resources we have compiled for you:
- ChatGPT prompt examples for different use cases
- ChatGPT prompts for various industry examples
- Sam Szuchan’s guide to ChatGPT
- Ariel Levin’s collection of ChatGPT prompts
- Chase Dimond’s email copywriting prompts
- Karan Saddar’s marketing prompts
- Ideas and examples by “ChatGPT Prompts”
- ChatGPT prompts to assist you in writing
- ChatGPT prompts for Data Science