Most creators are or will get an AI assist in their content businesses this year. Deloitte says it’s 62% of creators. It’s even higher (76%) with The Tilt audience.

Deloitte’s recently released research finds creators plan to use generative AI to help them in:

  • Generating content ideas (58%)
  • Managing workflow/production (50%)
  • Writing captions (49%)
  • Reducing time spent developing content (43%)
  • Editing photos (29%)
  • Conducting competitive analysis (25%)
  • Automating audience interaction (23%)
  • Creating alter egos (9%)

How are the experts presenting at the CEX this May using AI in their businesses? What advice do they have for their fellow entrepreneurs? Read on.

“I recently trained an AI chatbot on all my videos, articles, and course material and gave it to my students as a ‘sponsorship assistant.’ I’m super excited about the potential to use AI during the research and pitching phases to augment what I’m teaching my students.” – Justin Moore, founder of Creator Wizard

“I use it to help generate content related to vocabulary and idioms. It’s pretty good at coming up with content ideas and sample sentences. It always needs some editing, but it saves me a lot of time in initial research and typing.” – Rachel Smith, founder of Rachel’s English

“I’ve used AI to create different types of templates (forms, emails, proposals) to quickly gather best practices from specific experts in a space (e.g., growth marketers focused on SaaS companies). I also use it to narrow the focus for deeper research I plan to do later. In addition, I have it draft web content I can revise and augment later, outline and draft blog posts based on target keywords and blog post templates, and write job descriptions.” Austin L. Church, founder of Freelance Cake

“I use it for everything from quick ideation to reworking old content into new inspiration to doing keyword research and writing FAQs.” – Michelle Martello, founder of Minima Designs

“Generative AI helps largely with brainstorming and summarizing huge articles or text which may otherwise take me a while to read through. – Christopher Mitchell, founder of travelingmitch

“I’m using it to build digital doppelgängers that mimic and imitate my style, voice, and tone for tasks I find I dread. Small, squirrel-sized tasks. My advice to anyone trying generative AI is to limit the scope of the task and focus on the AI’s ability to mimic your style.” – Andrew Davis, bestselling author and internally acclaimed speaker (Andrew will share his doppelgänger story in his keynote at CEX.)

Austin says he views AI as a tool to help him save time on tasks so he can spend more time doing what he does best. He offers two tips for creators considering using AI. First, when you plan a new project, take a step back and ask: “Which parts can AI handle without sacrificing quality?”

Second, think of the growing and dazzling assortment of AI tools as your “thinking partner.” Austin says, “They won’t do your thinking for you. They probably won’t give you a better strategy than you could come up with on your own. But they can help you generate more ideas, enrich your thinking, and add “Oh yeahs!” to your strategy that you might otherwise have forgotten.” 

Michelle shares many people fear AI when they should appreciate its great potential. “I think the best thing you can do is stay on top of what’s working now. Block out time each week for your own education. Watch videos, read newsletters, and talk to colleagues and peers to find out how they are using the latest tools. Then take action and start implementing for yourself,” she says.

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Ann regularly combines words and strategy for B2B, B2C, and nonprofits, continuing to live up to her high school nickname, Editor Ann. An IABC Communicator of the Year and founder of G Force Communication, Ann coaches and trains professionals in all things content. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.