In a world filled with tech-savvy gadgets and gizmos, it’s only fitting that we have AI companions too, right? Enter ChatGPT, your friendly neighbourhood AI language model, here to chat, assist, and even share a laugh with you! 

But what exactly is ChatGPT, and how can you use it to your advantage? 

In this blog, we’re going to take you on a whimsical journey through the world of ChatGPT, explaining what it is, what it does, and whether it’s free or paid. So, sit back, relax, and let’s chat about this amazing AI tool! 

What on Earth is ChatGPT?

Imagine a magical talking encyclopedia mixed with your favourite stand-up comedian – that’s ChatGPT for you! It’s a product of OpenAI, and at its core, this AI language model can understand and generate human-like text. 

While it doesn’t have feelings or a sense of humour (well, not yet, at least!), it’s designed to assist you with a wide range of tasks, from answering questions and generating content to coding help and language translation. 

It’s your go-to AI tool for text generation.

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ChatGPT features

What Can ChatGPT Do?

Golly, where do we start? ChatGPT is like a jack-of-all-trades in the AI world, only without the fancy hat. Here are some of the nifty things it can do:

Answer Your Questions: Got a burning question about the universe, the meaning of life, or how many licks it takes to get to the centre of a Chupa Chups lollipop? 


Generate Content: Need help with an essay, blog, or even a catchy slogan for your new business? This AI tool can whip up some text that’ll make your English teacher proud

(This is the prompt I gave ChatGPT to help me write this blog)


Programming Assistance: Stuck on a coding problem? ChatGPT can lend a hand, helping you write code and decipher those cryptic lines of code. Just don’t expect it to write your entire program!

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Language Translation: Planning an exotic vacation but don’t speak the local language? ChatGPT can assist with basic translations, ensuring you don’t end up ordering chicken when you want a vegetarian meal.

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Creative Writing: If you’re a budding author, ChatGPT can provide some literary inspiration, helping you write stories and novels.

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Is ChatGPT Free or Paid?

Okay, so you’re probably wondering, “Do I need to raid my piggy bank to have a chat with ChatGPT?” The answer is: it’s a bit of both! ChatGPT comes in both free and paid flavours.

Free Mode:

In the free mode, you can have a delightful conversation with this AI without reaching for your wallet. It’s like a free sample – you get a taste of the deliciousness without spending a dime. 

However, there are some limitations in the free mode, such as slower response times and no guarantees of availability during peak usage times. Think of it as a chat with a chatty friend who sometimes takes a nap when you need them most.

ChatGPT Plus:

Now, if you’re looking for a more VIP experience, there’s ChatGPT Plus, available by subscription. 

It’s like upgrading from economy to first class – you get priority access, faster response times, and it’s available 24/7. For a monthly fee, you can chat away without worrying about long delays or disruptions. 

Plus, it even includes general access to the underlying GPT-3 model. Just don’t expect it to do your laundry or walk your dog – it’s all about chat, not chores!

How to Use ChatGPT

You’re intrigued, aren’t you? You want to dive into the wonderful world of this AI tool, and we’re here to help you get started!

  • Access ChatGPT: To begin your adventure, head over to the OpenAI website (or use a platform that incorporates ChatGPT) and click on the “Chat” button.
  • Choose Your Mode: Decide whether you want to go the free route or opt for the premium ChatGPT Plus subscription. It’s all about your needs and preferences!
  • Strike Up a Conversation: Start chatting with this AI tool by typing your questions or prompts. It’s pretty simple, just like texting a friend, but with much more knowledge up its digital sleeve.
  • Experiment and Learn: This versatile AI companion is ready to assist, so don’t be shy! Ask questions, seek assistance, or toss out some creative prompts. The more you experiment, the more you’ll learn about what it can do for you.

Helpful Prompts for ChatGPT

Are you feeling a bit stuck on how to start the conversation with this AI tool? Here are some helpful prompts to get the AI juices flowing:

In the ever-evolving world of AI, ChatGPT is your trusty sidekick, ready to chat, assist, and maybe even share a chuckle or two. 

Whether you choose the free mode or opt for the ChatGPT Plus subscription, this digital friend is here to make your life easier, funnier, and more interesting.

So, give it a try, strike up a conversation, and explore the boundless possibilities. It’s the ultimate AI tool for all your text generation needs!

The majority of this article was created using ChatGPT. Can you tell?

I used the following prompt “Write me a 1500-word blog explaining what Chat GPT is, what it does, and whether it is free or paid. How to use it as well as some helpful prompts. Write it in a simple format but add in some humour”.

Then refined it a bit. Be sure to look out for those American spellings.

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Charlotte Hale

Also known as ‘Charl’

Digital Marketing Executive

Has been a member of Citizen since March 2023

Loves going to the gym (I know, weird right), travelling, and is partial to the odd glass of wine, specifically Pinot Grigio.