🎄How to save on GPT+ subscription by using API keys🌟

Dec 12, 2023

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If you have GPT Plus subsription, but you are not using it enough to justify $20 per month, you might just use API key instead.

When you use your API key, you pay for what you use. It's cheap enough that people are using real API calls even for testing. It will probaby cost you less than $1 per month.

All you need to do:

  1. get your API keys
  2. pick a UI replacement for ChatGPT

To get the keys

to get API keys go to https://platform.openai.com/api-keys , you might have to create account first.

To pick a UI

there are many options out there.

  • some commercial options like TypingMind (where you play flat fee and use forever)
  • OSS solutions like https://github.com/mckaywrigley/chatbot-ui (which exists as NextJS starter kit as well)
  • desktop solutions like lmstudio (https://lmstudio.ai/) which you can even connect to a local LLM like llama etc (not chatgpt/openai)

Disclaimer, pesonally I'm paying $20 per month for ChatGPT and I'm happy with it.

It helps me to be more productive and I'm happy to support local company.