How to Easily Setup and Configure a Custom GPT


Even if you aren’t technical

Sick of wasting time Googling the same niche questions over and over? Create your own personalized expert with MyGPTs.

Training your own AI assistant custom-fits it to your specific interests and needs. Get lightning-fast answers to specialized queries no generic search engine could comprehensively cover.

Whether you want an instant expert on fly fishing, mastering manga drawing, or acing accounting exams, a tailored MyGPT has your back. Feed it your subject-matter documents to spin up a knowledgeable companion in minutes.

Here’s my recent talk on how to set them up

Introduction to MyGPTs

MyGPTs allow you to create a customized version of ChatGPT that is focused on a specific topic area or task. By training it on custom datasets and instructions, you can shape its knowledge and responses for your particular needs.

Step 1: Access MyGPTs

- Log into your ChatGPT account and ensure you are on the ChatGPT Personal or Professional plan.

- Click on the profile icon in the top right and select “My GPTs” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Create a New MyGPT

- Click the “+” button to start making a new MyGPT.

- Give your MyGPT a name and description for the skill you want it to have. Make this clear and specific.

Step 3: Configure Instructions

- In the instructions section, write 2–3 detailed paragraphs explaining exactly what you want this MyGPT to be skilled at and how you’d like it to behave.

Step 4: Add Conversation Starters

- Conversation starters set the stage for how you will engage with it. Write 5–10 sample questions or prompts to see it in action.

Step 5: Upload Training Data

- To really tailor its knowledge, click “Add File” and upload documents relevant to guiding its responses in this specialty area. This can radically improve skill.

Step 6: Test It Out!

- Try out your prompts and upload more training data if responses aren’t tuned to your needs. Refine over multiple iterations.

And that’s it! MyGPTs take some work to configure well but allow you to extend ChatGPT for specialized use cases. Let me know if you have any other questions!



Donovan Rittenbach - Copywriter, AI Jockey

Donovan is a Master of Multimedia, technomage, and copywriter. He's an expert trainer teaching business people to use generative AI.