Jasper AI Review
A Little History
It was in March 2021 when I first discovered Jasper AI. It was still only around 2 plus months since their product launch and it was called Conversion.ai.
They rebranded to Jarvis.ai in the middle of 2021 only to rebrand again in the third week of January 2022 to Jasper.ai. Disney sent them a cease and desist order for using "AI assistant" and "Jarvis" (trademark issues).
My Initial Months With Jasper AI
I availed the highest plan at that time, $99/mo. for unlimited words and 3 seats (3 users).
It was a worth it investment as I was able to produce 3 blog posts in a day using their long-form assistant tool (now more specifically referred to as the Blog Post Workflow).
For the next three months I was using the tool religiously, the Templates library grew bigger and bigger.
There are a lot of templates that I find very useful:
Explain It To A Child Template - You convert a sentence or paragraphs so they are easier to understand (here's the complete lesson on how to do it).
Sentence Expander - You type a sentence and you change the "tone of voice" so that you are presented with options on how to make the same sentence sound like the tone of voice you specified. Complete lesson found here.
Content Improver - While this is mainly used by others to rewrite articles, I use it for many other types of content such as social media posts, email, or even asking for Jasper's opinion about something. Here's how to do it.
Quora Answers - This template is originally designed to answer difficult questions (in Quora). However, you can use it to expand your headings when you write blog posts. Lesson here.
Pinterest Pin Title And Description - This template can help you generate different variations of your Pin titles and Pin descriptions, especially if you are scheduling a loop sharing of an evergreen post. Having a variety of titles and descriptions can help you get more repins. (Lesson here)
Email subject headlines - When you struggle to come up with a good email subject line, this template can help you out. You just need to provide what the email is about and it will suggest different headlines for you.
Personalized Cold Emails - This is originally designed to reach out to a "cold audience" or those that are not familiar with you or your product. But I found that it's also great for emailing people who are already subscribed to your list but you want to offer them a different (or better) offer.
Blog Post Conclusion Paragraph - There are times when I get lost of words (or tired) when I'm writing the conclusion paragraph of my blog post. This template helps me get over that hurdle. Complete lesson found here.
AIDA Framework - This is a very good template to use to persuade someone to take an action. I use it a lot when writing persuasive emails, and opt-ins. Complete guide found here.
Out of the 54 Starter templates they have, I often only use these 9. I use the rest once in a while but the value I get from these templates help me in my day-to-day writing.
The starter templates are available for the lowest-cost plan of $29/month, with a 20,000-word limit.
Jasper AI Boss Mode
It was around the third quarter of 2021 when they launched the "Boss Mode" template. With the Boss Mode (highest plan, starts at $59/mo. for 50,000 words), you can literally enter any command to tell Jasper what you want.
If you have been to our Jasper Facebook community (join here), you'll see that Jasper users use the Boss Mode differently (literally - they ask for anything under the sun)!
Boss Mode is not just meant for writing blog posts, emails, social media posts, blog post comments, or quotes, some users would ask Jasper to write a birthday card, a poem, a book, etc...Learn how to use the Boss Mode.
What I Like About Jasper AI Writing Assistant
The Tool Itself
Jasper AI Writing Assistant has helped me a lot in my writing. I like how it's easy to use and that the templates are very helpful.
I don't have to worry about formatting or anything because Jasper will take care of that for me. I also like how the "tone of voice" options make it easy to come up with different variations of my content.
You should also try to explore how to use the templates, not just according to how they are originally designed. The best way to learn is by experimenting and that's what I always do with Jasper.
It had only 9,000 plus members when I first joined the Jasper Facebook group. After a year, it had grown to 50,000 people. The majority of the the social content shared are helpful in nature - not just only guides on how else to use the tool but also on how to grow your online business.
There are also official moderators who are always present to answer any questions (aside from the active community members).
The support from the team is amazing, too! I've contacted them a few times and they are always willing to help.
And last but not the least, one of the founders, Dave, is always present in the group and he's always open to feedback as well as solves problems within the community in a timely manner.
What I Don't Like About Jasper AI
There's not much to not like about Jasper AI Writing Assistant. But if I were to nitpick, I would say that the Boss Mode can be overwhelming for some, and can easily use up your word limit, especially if you use it prior to educating yourself properly on how it works.
Jasper AI Cost
Jasper is free to try for up to 10,000 words. However, because of the abusers (free trial users), who only use the trial version and sign up again for the nth time to avail of the 10,000 words for free, a credit card is now required for sign up.
This is of course just normal in order to protect the company from abusers.
Once you hit the 10,000-word limit, there are two options:
Upgrade to the Starter Plan (starts at $29/mo. for 20,000 word limit) or
Upgrade to the Boss Mode plan (starts at $59/mo. for 50,000 word limit).
You can buy more credits as needed or downgrade or pause your plan for up to 2 months when you don't intend to use it. You can also add seats (users) for a cost.
The unlimited plan has also been discontinued.
Jasper AI Feature I Am Waiting For
I am still waiting for the day when they will make a Google Docs extension. But seeing how the platform has grown for the past 1 year, I'm sure they will be working on it.
Who Jasper AI Is For
It has been mentioned more than once in the Jasper community that the price is "not affordable."
I honestly think otherwise. I used to outsource a 1,000-word article for $20 (it's already super cheap for a mid-quality output). Just add $9 and you can already get the starter plan to avail the lowest plan at $29 for 20,000 words.
Without the Boss Mode, you'd have to piece together several starter plan templates if you want to create a blog post. Starter templates to piece include:
Content Improver and
You can also use the template called SEO - Blog Post Title And Meta Descriptions to help with your titles and descriptions for SEO.
Jasper AI Word Limits (Credits) - What To Expect
Before you press the "Compose" button, know that the output limit can be lowered down to 1 (Starter Plan) or set to S (short) in Boss Mode.
Doing this will help you save on credit usage especially if you are just starting out and are not yet familiar with the tool.
As you get more comfortable using Jasper, the output limit can be raised up to 10 outputs (Starter Plan) or L (long) for Boss Mode.
The advantage of the Boss mode is that you can press the thumbs down button to disapprove an output and refund back a portion of your credits. You cannot do this in the Starter plan.
Based on experience, I would usually use up double the amount of words compared to my final output. For example, for a 1,000-word post, I'd usually consume 2,000 credits. It doesn't happen all the time but it's something to be aware of.
So, Is Jasper AI Worth It?
In my honest opinion: YES! If you are someone who is looking to improve your writing, get help with ideas, or just want a better (and faster) way to produce content - then Jasper AI is definitely for you.
It's easy to use, has a great support system, and is constantly updating their features. I highly recommend giving it a try!