How I Got Access to GPT-3 and How Can You too!

Last Updated on March 9, 2024 by Ashar Jamil

Access to OpenAI GPT-3

Do you remember the Guardian article written by a robot? It was the work of the new and powerful GPT-3.

What is GPT-3?

GPT-3 is a text generation technology developed by OpenAI, a well-known artificial intelligence research company founded by Elon Musk.

At the moment, not everyone can get access to it. OpenAI wants to ensure that no one misuses it. This is why it is available to only selected people.

As an SEO professional, I was excited to use GPT-3 in ways that can help the people in the SEO industry.

Before wasting any time, I decided to do whatever it takes to get my hands on GPT-3.

Here is how I got access to GPT-3:

OpenAI API waitlist form

I first applied for GPT-3 API through OpenAI’s official Waitlist form. On the form, I mentioned the intended purpose and the details about my project.


After applying, I anxiously waited to get a response. Two days had passed, but no response came.

I sent a follow-up email. Still, no reply… A week had gone, though, no progress was made.

Go the extra mile and show that you are serious

My frustration was growing. But I thought there must be something missing. So, I thought of exploring Twitter and seeing if any users got access to it.

There, I read the tweets of a few people who were able to get GPT-3 access. Their advice was to ‘go the extra mile’ so that the OpenAI engineer or the Chairman can get your attention, and they can see that you are serious.

So, this is what I did:

  • Purchased a fancy domain for my intended project.
  • Designed a demo landing page along with a small animation – just to give a glimpse of what’s in store. And how my idea can benefit people.
  • Tweeted about my project with a video and tagged OpenAI chairman. After only 10 minutes, I received a reply from him asking me for my email. And boom, I got access.

It took some effort, but it was worth it. Filling the application form with beneficial intended purposes will not be enough. You will have to make an extra effort and show that you mean business.

If you are struggling to get access to GPT-3, my advice will be to showcase your project demo; and invest a little in your project so that it looks professional. It will increase your chances of getting access.

The bottom line is that you have to work for it.

Good luck!

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