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How to Use ChatGPT to Write an Article

Please check out this video to see my process in full:

Below is a summary of my writing process, plus the exact commands I gave ChatGPT to write my article.

Make a List of Your Target Keywords

Type your topic into Google. Open Keywords Everywhere, and copy all of the related searches it suggests.

Tell ChatGPT:

Please remove duplicates from the following list:

[paste your list of keywords from Keywords Anywhere]

Output:

ChatGPT will give you a list of keyword phrases with duplicates removed.

Outline Your Article

Tell ChatGPT:

Those are common Google searches that people run related to the topic of signing a commercial lease. I’m writing an article that I would like to rank for those search queries. So it would be good to incorporate close matches or direct matches in some of my article headings.

Can you write 7-8 H2 headings and 20+ H3 headings for this article: “What to Know Before Signing a Commercial Lease”?

Please place the H3 headings under the appropriate H2 headings so that I can get an outline of the whole article. For example, an H2 heading might have 2 to 4 H3 headings underneath it.

Please avoid duplicate headings. Please come up with a logical flow for a comprehensive article on this topic.

Output:

ChatGPT will give you an outline for your article.

Write an Introduction to Your Article

Tell ChatGPT:

Can you please write a short introduction to this article? Preview the article’s content in the introduction. Be concise. Use “you” language but do not refer to “me” or “I”. Vary your sentence length. Write short paragraphs. Be slightly informal. Our target audience is business professionals ages 25 to 65.

Output:

ChatGPT will give you a short introduction to your article.

Write an Introduction to the First Section of Your Article

Tell ChatGPT:

Now please write an introduction to go underneath the H2 heading, Introduction to Commercial Leases. Use the same best practices I described earlier.

Output:

ChatGPT will give you an introduction to your article’s first section.

If the introduction is too long, tell ChatGPT:

Can you cut about 30% of that? I’d like to be more concise.

Write the First Part of Your Article’s Body Content

Tell ChatGPT:

Please write the article section that begins with the H3 heading, “What is a Commercial Lease?”. Stay focused on this specific topic; don’t go broad. Please optimize the content for maximum search engine rankings. Use “you” language but do not refer to “me” or “I”. Focus on providing valuable information; don’t include anything that sounds like a sales pitch. Include stats only if they are verified. Vary your sentence length. Write short paragraphs. Be slightly informal. Our target audience is business professionals ages 25 to 65. No need for introductions or conclusions; I just want the essential content. Please also avoid repetition with other sections you’ve written.

Output:

ChatGPT will write the content to go under your first H3 heading.

Write the Next Part of Your Article’s Body Content

Tell ChatGPT:

Please write the article section that begins with the H3 heading, “Types of Commercial Leases”. Stay focused on this specific topic; don’t go broad. Please optimize the content for maximum search engine rankings. Use “you” language but do not refer to “me” or “I”. Focus on providing valuable information; don’t include anything that sounds like a sales pitch. Include stats only if they are verified. Vary your sentence length. Write short paragraphs. Be slightly informal. Our target audience is business professionals ages 25 to 65. No need for introductions or conclusions; I just want the essential content. Please also avoid repetition with other sections you’ve written.

Output:

ChatGPT will write the content to go under your second H3 heading.

Keep Going!

Now, just keep going to write the rest of your article.

Copy and paste the same command to “Please write the article section…”, only swap out the name of the H3 heading.

Now continue this process until you fill out your whole article outline.

Paste your content as you go into a Google Doc so that you don’t lose work. (ChatGPT has been known to crash due to server overload.)

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