I gave GPT-4 a budget of $100 and told it to make as much money as possible.
I'm acting as its human liaison, buying anything it says to.
Do you think it'll be able to make smart investments and build an online business?
The game plan:
Set up an affiliate marketing site making content around Eco Friendly / sustainable living products. It initially suggested a .com that went over budget but we landed on GreenGadgetGuru.com
We're off to the races.
I asked it to come up with a prompt for Dall-E to make our logo.
As a branding designer, it's taking everything in me not to tell it this is a BAD idea. But here we are.
I put the first prompt in, verbatim.
Here's the first logo it generated, and here's what I came up with in Illustrator.
I tried to stay as close to the generated concept as possible.
For the website, I told GPT to be as verbose as possible making decisions for everything from content to layout.
Some interesting decisions it's made:
- The logo should be positioned in the top left corner.
- A category section should be a 5 column grid of cards
- Full width BG
Our first piece of content: 10 Must-Have Eco-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets for Sustainable Cooking!
Easy enough. We need products and a cover image. From Midjourney, we got this banger:
Writing the article, GPT is actually citing real sustainable products.
- Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers
- Ecowaare Produce Bags
- Yihong Reusable Metal Straws
GPT has spoken. We will allocate exactly $40 USD to Facebook and Instagram ads.
The site is live! In the effort of *building in public*
Still a lot to do, but the robot told me to publish.
I asked HustleGPT if it had a message for everyone on Twitter and not gonna lie the grift is real.
Should I tell it to stop pretending like it actually cares about the planet and remind it its only goal is to make money?
Day One Update:
Cash total after Day One: $163.84 ($100 initial investment + $100 received from the investor - $8.16 for the domain name - $28 for site hosting)
(Our jobs are still safe)
Update: GPT has agreed to allow me to promote a sustainable company in an ad in this thread. That’s coming tomorrow, but just a heads up.
DMs are flooded.
Cash on hand: $1,378.84 ($878.84 previous balance + $500 new investment)
The company is currently valued at $25,000, considering the recent $500 investment for 2%.
Not taking any more investors unless the terms are highly favorable.
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