Since 2022, when ChatGPT was released, you have probably not made a dime from it. Fortunately, it’s not too late to join the craze and make money with some of ChatGPT best hustles for Africans. The ChatGPT-managed skills I am going to share with you in this article are applicable to any African, and even non-Africans. I have also personally used them and still use them to make money online, so I’m sharing only the things I have done with you.
A lot of people complain that AI is “taking away jobs,” but no one is saying that AI tools such as ChatGPT are at the same time making most skills available to all. Basically, the side hustles I am going to share with you in this article are ones that only trained experts would typically make money from. However, with ChatGPT, anyone can take part and, of course, take a cut from the AI cake. ChatGPT hasn’t really made people lazy; it has, in fact, only made jobs easier. So, it won’t ‘cost’ any of your time, which is why the skills I bring to you are typical ‘ChatGPT best side hustles for Africans’ looking to make some quick bucks.
ChatGPT Best Hustles for Africans
Just before we get into the meat, your determination matters. The first time you test the waters, it won’t really seem easy, but in fact, it is easier than you think. So, I’m going to show you how to use ChatGPT to make money online. Meanwhile, make sure you don’t miss my extensive Sproutgigs tutorial where I have revealed how I made $1k with it.
So, whether you are on a 9-6 job or already have your own hustles, these ChatGPT best hustles for Africans below will really scale your cash flow:
1. Start Up a Mini SEO Agency
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the world’s most technical skills out there. This has to do with how you make a website to gain visibility online. So, for example, if you found this guide via Google or any search engine at all, it is because I did SEO work on it to appear there. However, it is technical but ChatGPT can make anyone an SEO expert. Now, the primary difference between you and an expert is that they may apply some advanced tweaking, which ChatGPT won’t. Besides, even ChatGPT 3.5 and 4.0 say that they are not perfect, especially when it has to do with information.
You can actually set up a mini SEO agency managed by ChatGPT as a side hustle. So, your goal is to help companies rank their websites on Google, Bing, etc. In the industry, it is believed that if you conquer Google, you have conquered others. Let’s say we search something like “how to lose 10kg in 1 month without exercise” on Google, and you notice maybe 1,000+ results for that search. The visible websites on the first page of Google have been picked due to proper SEO.
Now, you are going to need some easy-to-rank keywords. It does not matter the niche of your client; you can find less competitive keywords to rank for. Fortunately, ChatGPT can help with this. On ChatGPT, just enter a command like “Fetch me easy to rank keywords on weight loss in a month.”
So, now we have our keyword. For this one, I used ChatGPT 4. It costs $20 per month, and I prefer it to 3.5 produces advanced results. For a start, you can use the free version until you make the money. You can now come into ChatGPT and enter a command like “Show me the keywords I need to use to rank my weight loss product on Google.”
You can see that it’s giving us all the different keywords that we need to include on our website. With this, the website ranks more easily on Google or other search engines. Without this step, our website can’t be found easily unless we spend money on ads. This is just something that people pay a lot of money for. But you can turn it into your income machine, not just as ChatGPT best side hustles for Africans but as a full-time career.
Now, let’s verify the cost on Fiverr. We type in something like “SEO”.
As you can see, there are so many different people offering SEO services, ranging from as low as $25 to as high as $450+. You can do the same figures too as a side hustle.
2. Start Blogging with ChatGPT
So, blogging can be both one of ChatGPT best side hustles for Africans as well as a full-time career. Over here, blogging and vlogging are like my major income streams. And ChatGPT has actually made things easier for me, for both my blogs and vlogs. Mind you, I don’t use ChatGPT to create my content, but it is 100% possible to build a blog on AI. However, you have to work on the articles to make them human.
Blogging involves writing articles on a website. You can start with one article, but then over time, you’re going to have more articles. Preferably, you have to write around a certain niche or a certain topic. For example, you can go into a blog about wristwatches. So, how do you make money from that? You are going to write articles, and there are different ways to make money from them, including through ad networks like Google AdSense and affiliate marketing, which is the simple process of promoting other people’s products.
You can write a blog post about the best wristwatches to buy on a low budget. List them out, and then for every single product that you talk about, you link to their products, and then when someone clicks on your link and they go to the website and buy, you then get paid a commission. The image you see below is an example of an affiliate product on someone’s blog. So, for instance, if the reader clicks “View Sale,” it takes them to another website, which could be Amazon, where they will buy the item and receive your commission.
You can also get paid through advertising, which I mentioned Google AdSense earlier. Here, you put banners on your website that other companies can advertise on. When people are reading through your content, they will see those banners, and then they just click on services they are interested in. Just like that, and you get paid. So, now, this is a WikiHow blog on wristwatches. Those places I have marked with red color are actually ads. If your interested reader clicks, you get paid.
So, ChatGPT comes in handy when writing blog articles. You will also have to follow the earlier steps I mentioned regarding SEO so that your article can rank on Google and other search engines.
So, let’s say you want to write a blog post about “4 Best Wristwatches for Health Monitoring.” We will use ChatGPT to write reviews of the best products. We can give ChatGPT a command like:
Write on wrist watch for health monitoring
Use simple tone
It should be at least 1,000 words
So, ChatGPT will actually write the article and give it a structure. Now, we are going to create a different section where we name it something like “4 Best Wristwatches for Health Monitoring.” Next, we go to our affiliate network, pick 4 articles, and then copy those product descriptions, and tell ChatGPT to use them to make a review. You can even take the cons of the product from reviewers’ comments on the item. Give it to ChatGPT to rewrite and your review article is ready.
Note that you have to join an affiliate network such as Amazon or any other one and then set up your affiliate product, and all. This is a whole different thing that you need to learn.
You can also always command ChatGPT to make your article much longer and add more details. When done, you copy the text, add your affiliate links, and set up. Finally, publish the article on your website, and then make money. So, this is how you can take advantage of ChatGPT best hustles for Africans in terms of blogging to make money online.
3. Sales Copywriting
You can also use ChatGPT to create sales copy without actually knowing how to write at all. So, I put this in as one of the ChatGPT best hustles for Africans I have used to make money online. Sales copywriting involves writing the wording or structure of sales pages on websites. Here is an example of some sales copy where you show someone how to make money online using affiliate marketing, basically promoting some other people’s stuff.
Let’s say you want to sell weight loss products. What you write on the page that will get people to actually be interested and click to buy the product you are promoting is the sales copy. The information that you’re going to write out on the page has to be convincing for people to want to try it. Now, this is where ChatGPT comes in. You will also need images, and the images should complement the words that are actually written to make good sales copy. Take a look below.
Now, over to Fiverr, let’s just search for a “sales page copywriter”. You will find that a lot of people offer the service of doing sales copy. As you can see in US Dollars, $35, $60, $115, $165, and more as you scroll down. Now, as one of ChatGPT best hustles for Africans, you can make this much money online using ChatGPT.
What you will do is start looking for clients who need sales copy, and then offer to do their sales copywriting for them. Next, you will take whatever information they give you, and insert it in ChatGPT to do all or most of the work for you.
Below is the response:
You can then check for factual errors to make sure that the information ChatGPT is giving you is accurate. The AI is not 100% accurate, and even says, “ChatGPT can make mistakes. Consider checking important information.” You can also command ChatGPT to add more information, like making it longer.
4. Create a Faceless YouTube Channel
If you recall, I mentioned earlier that I make a lot of money blogging and vlogging. So, yes, you can actually use ChatGPT to run a faceless YouTube channel and make money. Faceless means that your face won’t show up, in case you are a shy person like me. YouTube is a big platform for people to make money. I enjoy creating videos to show people how to make money, but I am also making money from my channels through YouTube ad revenue and affiliate marketing. So, for the affiliate, when people buy the products that I talk about on my channel, I get paid a commission.
I have created different YouTube channels, and the paying ones don’t even show my face, and I am able to generate income. With a faceless YouTube channel, you can create a whole channel using ChatGPT without showing your face. ChatGPT will help you to write the scripts. For example, if we are going to review the 4 best wristwatches for health monitoring, we can ask Chat GPT to write a YouTube script about the same topic.
ChatGPT is just going to start typing according to your command. Now, you will need copyright-free videos where you just narrate about these places as the videos play. An example is this Touropia channel. You can see their video on “10 Best Places to Visit in Chile”, for example, where it is faceless but they are making money from it with over 1.3 million subscribers.
ChatGPT can actually just give you the script that will guide you to narrate while the video is playing. So, normally use socialblade.com to see an estimate of how much YouTubers may be making monthly. So, below, i have entered the Touropia channel.
Now, in the second image below, you can see other details, including the estimated income they may be making from posting those Faceless YouTube videos. They currently make at least $500 per month and possibly up to or more than $9.4k a month. You can also see that their year earning is over $100k.
Now, I have vlogged for years now, and from experience, I can tell that this tool even underestimates the figures. So, you can probably multiply this by 3 to 5 times to really get a clear estimate of how much they actually make a month.
So, when you are happy with the script YouTube has generated, you can copy it and paste on some pad you will be using for your narration. You can even use an AI voice generator, or the more commonly used term for it is text-to-speech to make your narration. I do use Clip Champ and Murf for some videos. There are other ones out there. Some are free and some are paid. So, the tool is going to create a voiceover for you.
You can even create a video with just background music. Like this YouTube video, “Gain Weight in 5 Days!” actually uses a faceless video with some repetitive background music.
So, after you set up your video, you can use some video editing software to create a good video. You can just do this for any topic using ChatGPT. So, let’s say you are reviewing wristwatches, you can just go online and look for different clips of the different wristwatches that you’ll be talking about. Just put them together using the video editor. You can even edit your video on mobile and add caption using apps like InShot. If your niche requires you to record your screen, you can use tools like OBS which is free. Bandicam is also good, but the premium version is better because the free version has limitations such as a watermark and limits the duration of the video you can make.
With any of these ChatGPT best hustles for Africans, the amount of money is endless and can depend on the skill you choose. These are just the ones I have practically used to make money online with ChatGPT and can confidently share with you to join. One I didn’t really include in this list is article writing because it is saturated. But if you go into it with ChatGPT, you can easily make $15-$20 per day when you find gigs.