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I Asked ChatGPT How to Make Money on Medium — Guess How Many Claims Were Correct?

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I put ChatGPT from Bing to the test. This is what I found out.

I have been having a lot of fun putting ChatGPT to the test.

During the last past days, I’ve tried Bing’s new search experience and it was fun too.

I know that a lot are searching for advice on how to make money with Medium, so I tested the ChatGPT-powered Bing for you.

My prompt:

How to make money on

It took 3 seconds for this to spit out:

It got 2 out of 4 claims right.

1 — Medium doesn’t pay author bonuses between $500 and $1,000 anymore. Plus, they NEVER paid $1,000. In 2021, it used to be up to $500 for the Top 1,000 writers.

2 — You can’t earn $50 for a referred member. It’s $2. This claim is also inaccurate.

3 — Right!

4 — Yes, you can import stories to Medium!

Is it ChatGPT’s fault?

I know there are a lot of people out there who are manic, depressed, scared, and frantic.

If such a person reads this, he might think:

See? ChatGPT is inaccurate!

Well, ChatGPT is smart. It‘s citing sources.

So where does this inaccurate information come from?

It’s from a website called Small Business Trends and from an article called How to Make Money on Medium written by one of the stuff authors.

It was last updated in February 2022.

That’s the problem!

Plus, the information provided was wrong in the first place!

I left a comment:

If people are using Bing and searching for this popular topic, the poorly written story is getting traffic and this sucks!

Make ChatGPT greater

To help ChatGPT I informed the AI about the wrong search results:

It reacted kindly and understanding.

Plus, I hope an “editor” will take a look and improve the search result thanks to my insights.

Maybe in the future, ChatGPT would even ask me to name a high-quality and trustworthy source.

What can we learn from this test?

ChatGPT likes to chat

AI requires human guidance.

When we’re using ChatGPT we have to be careful.

It can’t produce gold from garbage.

It can only be as good as the search results are.

As they say:

“Everyone needs an editor; even editors need an editor!”

I’m wondering why it’s citing specifically THIS website… there are better ones such as from Victoria Kurichenko which you’ll find on page one on Google.

But I couldn’t find it on Bing.

Keep in mind: we are in the infancy stages of what this tech is about to become.

I have no doubts that Bing search powered by ChatGPT is going to become a powerful tool for all of us and SEO (search engine optimization) will totally change.


Imagine your story would be the one ChatGPT cites!

This could easily happen in the near future, especially in a niche topic.

How likely are you to use Bing’s new ChatGPT Search in the future?

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