Alternative to OpenAI's custom GPT creator

Looking for an alternative to OpenAI’s GPT creator? We’ve got you covered.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT enables users to create their own GPT models and even add them to the OpenAI market place. However, if you’re a creator, custom GPTs have significant limitations compared with a tool like Coachvox AI and we’re going to explain why.


First, here’s the TL;DR:

Is Coachvox AI like a custom GPT?

Yes and no. We make AI coaches based on thought leaders.

So they upload their content and train the model in their style. Then it coaches and advises their audience like they would.

But it’s quite different to a custom GPT because:

– Anyone can access their AI (they don’t need premium ChatGPT)
– The creator collects names and email addresses
– The creator sees transcripts and summaries of all conversations

So Coachvox AI is a lead-generation tool for creators. 

CustomGPTs are more like ChatGPT but with a very specific use case (and limitations for creators.) Useful but very different.

9 serious limitations of custom GPTs

OpenAI is a powerful player in the AI world, if not the most powerful. Their suite of tools is incredibly impressive and their newly-released GPT creator gives users a way to create an AI-powered chatbot.


But there are some obvious limitations.

They can only be accessed by people with a premium OpenAI account

This is a major drawback if you want your audience to engage with your AI chat. A tiny fraction of ChatGPT users pay for the premium version, so most people can simply not use your custom GPT.

You can’t collect data

OpenAI isn’t going to give you the names and email addresses of its customers that use your AI. They’re certainly not going to share the transcripts with you. This means you might be delivering value through your GPT, but not getting anything valuable back.

Custom GPTs are good at specific tasks

The best use cases for custom GPTs are for ones that have been trained to do one specific task well. This includes turning content in one form into another or accessing a specific document. They make for excellent specialist or internal tools. This doesn’t make them good for conversation with a broad audience.


Custom GPTs are generic

If you’ve chatted to a conversational custom GPT, you’ll notice GPTs sound very similar to each other. They’re all using the same base model, base guidelines and will be reverting to the general knowledge of ChatGPT on a regular basis.

A unique AI humanoid, different to all the generic GPT chatbots

They’re slower than ChatGPT

The way these models store information requires entire documents to be checked before supplying an answer. This makes custom GPTs far slower to respond than the base ChatGPT, and responses are still subject to inaccuracies.


Crowded space

If you’re hoping to generate revenue from the GPT marketplace, good luck! You’ll be facing hundreds of other models promising the same. The winners will be the brands and personalities with existing audiences. Even if you’re famous in your niche, you run the risk of losing audience members to other GPT personalities.

Lots of low quality GPTs

Whilst OpenAI has made creating a personal GPT accessible, the downsides for serious creators are obvious. Low barriers to entry and the promise of being able to take a revenue share will mean thousands, if not millions, of badly trained GPTs will pop up. If you’re making a custom GPT, you’ll have a tough job standing out.

Simple tool, simple outcome

If you’re looking to differentiate yourself or provide a specific or niche chat experience, you’ll need an alternative to OpenAI’s GPT creator. The tool provides an easy access, easy to train model, but that means the output will be mediocre. This isn’t going to help you sell your services or provide a life-changing experience for your valued users.


And here’s the kicker…


Limited flexibility

As a direct user of OpenAI’s creator tool, you’re subject to their rules, their style and anything else they want to keep uniform. This is why the perfect alternative is an independent GPT creator.

GPT creator

Okay, so there are clearly limitations with OpenAI’s custom GPTs, let alone the fact that you have zero control over how the tech giant will evolve its offering in the future. But you can clearly see the benefit of a personalised conversational AI. What are the alternatives?

Creating a personalised GPT

Benefiting from the potential of an interactive GPT based on your work, that adds value to your audience, is what you want. You’re seeking an independent, potentially more advanced, more flexible GPT creator like Coachvox AI: a tool for serious creators and thought-leaders.


Take a look at how you create an AI clone with Coachvox:

The GPT alternative

Coachvox AI offers an alternative way to train an AI based on your personality and your content. In many ways it’s a more intuitive process. It’s certainly a more detailed and advanced process, offering nuanced approaches to helping your audience.

The output of your Coachvox AI is far more personalized too, both in terms of what you want it to say and how well it fits the user. This is the way the model handles the training data.


Essentially, you can far more accurately train your AI to respond to likely questions from your audience. Not convinced? Sign up for a free trial and test out how Coachvox AI compares.

How is Coachvox AI different to OpenAI's custom GPTs?

If you want your AI to act as a lead magnet, you can do this with Coachvox AI. A paid ChatGPT subscription is not required for someone to engage with your Coachvox AI, as they would with a custom GPT.


If you want your AI to sit inside our membership group, or behind a paywall where you charge people for access to the AI version of you, you can do this with Coachvox AI. You can’t embed custom GPTs on your site.


Customizable style
You can design the chat interface of your Coachvox AI to match your brand. Specify its name, select two colours and a font. Upload an avatar of your choosing, then embed the chat on a page of your choosing. GPTs let you add an avatar and a name.

Protecting your material
When you upload your data to Coachvox AI we simply use it to create AI training material. When you create a custom GPT, your knowledge documents can be accessed by users of your GPT, who can also see the custom instructions you used to build it, if they ask in the right way. (If you ask a Coachvox AI the same thing, it will coach you instead!)


Collect email addresses
In order for someone to engage with your Coachvox AI they enter their email address. Within your Coachvox AI dashboard you can see and export the names and email addresses of everyone that has interacted with your AI. This is not possible with OpenAI’s custom GPTs.


See transcripts and summaries

Within your Coachvox AI dashboard, you can see summaries and transcripts of every conversation your AI has had with a member of your audience. This is not a feature of OpenAI’s custom GPTs.

In summary

We’re proud to develop GPTs for creators, handing them control over their content and how their AIs interact with users.


As a company, we’re firmly on the side of our creators and make product decisions in their best interests.


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