From Fired in a Snowstorm to AI Entrepreneur: Jonathan Green | S3 E36

Imagine being snowed in and receiving the news that you've just been fired—sounds like a cold day in hell, doesn't it? 

That's exactly where Jonathan Green's journey to entrepreneurship began, and in  this podcast episode, he unpacks this chilling turning point that led to him warming up to the world of online business. Venturing into the nitty-gritty of AI's transformative impact, Jonathan demonstrates how leveraging tools like ChatGPT can metamorphose time-sucking chores into streamlined workflows, offering invaluable insights for anyone looking to turbocharge their productivity game.

As we peel back the layers of AI-generated content, we're struck by the peculiar paradox that less can indeed be more. By honing AI's vast capabilities to mimic distinct writing styles, it's possible to infuse brand narratives with a unique zest that's far from generic. Sharing my own brush with an AI mimicking my writing style, we navigate the dual-edge sword of creative inspiration versus creative infringement. The episode reaches its zenith as we forecast the future of AI, applauding innovations that promise to dismantle linguistic and economic barriers, making AI a shared treasure across the globe—now that's a plot twist worth tuning in for! Join us and Jonathan Green as we explore these groundbreaking insights that may just redefine your entrepreneurial playbook.

Jonathan Green is the bestselling author of 300+ books, a celebrity ghostwriter, and a high ticket affiliate marketer who now lives on a tropical island in the South Pacific. He has turned being fired during a blizzard into a thriving online business.

Jonathan Green is the bestselling author of 300+ books, a celebrity ghostwriter, and a high ticket affiliate marketer who now lives on a tropical island in the South Pacific. He has turned being fired during a blizzard into a thriving online business.

Unleashing AI's Potential: Insights from Jonathan Green on Transforming Online Business

Welcome to another insightful episode of the 'Web3 CMO Stories Podcast.' I'm your host, Joeri Billast, and in this episode, we dive into the fascinating world of AI and its transformative impact on online businesses. Joining us is Jonathan Green, a best-selling author of over 300 books, a celebrated ghostwriter, and a successful high-ticket affiliate marketer. Jonathan shares his remarkable journey from being fired during a blizzard to creating a thriving online empire, all while residing on a tropical island in the South Pacific.

Jonathan's Journey: From Blizzard to Business

Jonathan's story is nothing short of inspiring. It began with a harsh dismissal during a snowstorm, a pivotal moment that taught him the vulnerability of depending on a single employer. This experience ignited his entrepreneurial spirit, leading him to build a successful online business. His story is a testament to resilience and the power of self-reliance in the digital age.

AI as a Game-Changer for Entrepreneurs

The heart of our conversation with Jonathan revolves around the revolutionary role of AI in entrepreneurship. Jonathan, with his extensive experience, introduces 'ChatGPT Profits,' a book that delves into leveraging AI for business growth. He outlines how AI, particularly ChatGPT, can dramatically reduce the time and effort required for tasks that once consumed entire days, such as website creation and content writing.

Lowering the Barrier to Entry with AI

One of the most striking impacts of AI, as Jonathan points out, is its ability to lower the barrier to entry into online business. Tasks like content creation, email writing, and social media management, which can be daunting for many, are now more accessible thanks to AI tools like ChatGPT.

AI in Managing Repetitive and Complex Tasks

Jonathan highlights how AI excels in handling repetitive tasks and activities outside one’s area of expertise. By managing these tasks, AI frees up entrepreneurs to focus on their strengths. He shares how editing his book with ChatGPT was a breeze, allowing him to focus on creativity rather than getting bogged down in the minutiae of editing.

Embracing Automation for Efficiency

Our conversation also touched on the power of automation in conjunction with AI. Jonathan uses tools like Pabli for automation, integrating it with ChatGPT to enhance productivity and efficiency. He emphasizes that automation is not just about saving time but also about opening up new avenues for creativity and business growth.

AI for Content Creation: Tips and Tricks

When it comes to using AI for content creation, especially for books, Jonathan advises setting clear boundaries and styles for AI tools. He suggests being specific about the writing style and using examples as a guide for AI to produce content that aligns with one’s unique voice.

The Human Element in AI Usage

Despite the wonders of AI, Jonathan stresses the importance of the human element. He reminds us that AI tools are just that – tools. They require oversight and guidance to ensure that the output aligns with ethical standards and personal brand values.

Final Thoughts: AI as an Equalizer in the Digital World

In closing, Jonathan views AI as a great equalizer, especially for individuals in developing countries or those with English as a second language. AI tools like ChatGPT can break down barriers, providing equal opportunities for everyone to participate in the global online marketplace.


Our discussion with Jonathan Green offers a glimpse into the future of online business, where AI and human creativity coalesce to create unparalleled opportunities. His insights and experiences are a valuable resource for anyone looking to harness the power of AI in their entrepreneurial journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Embracing AI can transform the efficiency and scope of online businesses.
  • AI lowers the barrier to entry, making content creation and website development more accessible.
  • Automation, combined with AI, can revolutionize time management and creativity in business.
  • Setting clear guidelines for AI ensures content aligns with your unique style and brand.
  • The human element remains crucial in guiding and overseeing AI output.

As Jonathan Green eloquently puts it, AI is not just a technological advancement; it's a gateway to democratizing the digital landscape, offering equal opportunities for growth and success.

Visit Jonathan's website,, for more insights and to access a free resource that enhances your use of ChatGPT. Join us next time on 'Web3 CMO Stories Podcast' for more enlightening conversations. Share this episode with others who might benefit from Jonathan's wisdom, and don't forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes like this.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green


[01:17] How did you turn getting fired during a blizzard into a thriving online business, and what lessons can you share from this dramatic journey? 

[02:54] How does ChatGPT serve as a game changer for online businesses? 

[08:33] Which third-party tool do you use for integrating with ChatGPT to repurpose blog content? 

[11:53] What are some tips or approaches for using AI in content creation, specifically for books or other written materials? 

[15:58] How did ChatGPT find you? Do you think it is because of your frequent content creation on blogs? 

[18:33] When using ChatGPT does it consistently reflect your writing style, or does it tend to broaden its responses? 

[23:51] Are you exclusively using ChatGPT for your book, or are you exploring alternatives to compare their performance? 



"The lesson I learned was that when you work for someone else, they have so much power over you that they can devastate your life." 

 "You go from doing a task to managing the AI doing the task." 

"AI allows us an automation to handle them in a little bit of a better way." 

"One of my favorite things to do with ChatGPT is if I have a list and the list is in quotes or the list starts with the number, I'll say give me this list back, but with no quotes and no number." 

"AI tools like ChatGPT can break down barriers, providing equal opportunities for everyone to participate in the global online marketplace." 



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