Introducing Article Writer

I wrote a Python script that creates a high quality blog post and gorgeous image for only $0.12 per article.


A Little Story for You ...

Like all startup founders, I'm working on generating organic traffic for Maple so I can reduce my ad budget and drop my CAC.

I came across a post by @jakezward and @MackGrenfell showcasing their AI content writer The numbers are very compelling.

Graph of numbers

Essentially, if a business wants to generate significant organic search traffic, they can now use to write high quality blog articles, at scale, for ~$3.70 per article.

This is obviously a shocking reduction in the traditional costs of creating high-quality written content:

TaskTimeAverage Hourly RateTotal Cost
✍️ Writing3-5 hours (research, planning, writing)$30-$50$90-$250
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Editing1-2 hours (proofreading, refining)$30-$60$30-$120
πŸŽ† Image1-3 hours (creation, selection, editing)$25-$75$25-$225
Grand Total$145 to $595

Even if we assume the bottom-end on traditional costs of $145, byword is 39x cheaper 🀯

AND it can write a 1,000 articles in minutes (and it has extra cool features like research reports and interlinking articles).

What does Google Say About All of This?

Google's official stance on AI-generated content is essentially "We rank good content. Good content is good content, regardless of if it's created by humans or machines." Read more here on byword's blog.

Let's go!

So I was sold. The next morning, I was planning to get out my debit card, sign up for byword and try generating 80 articles for $299.

But Wait ... Can't I Just Build it Myself?

When I woke up the next day I thought "Wait a minute, why don't I just build my own and save a ton of money?"

So I spent a couple hours and put together a simple version in Python and was pretty happy with the results.

Shockingly, the API costs were only $0.1192 per article.

I refined and improved the script over the next couple days and now it's cranking out hundreds of high quality articles daily for me. I just started this week so I can't measure the impact yet, but based on Jake and Mack's research, I'm optimistic.

GitHub repo

It doesn't have all the functionality of but it's enough for me.

If you don't know how to code or don't have time, byword is an amazing solution and is worth every penny.

But if you can run a Python script and don't need the extra features, my script is ~31x cheaper than Byword, and 1,216x cheaper than traditional content creation costs.

Say Hello to Article Writer

I know ... amazing name right? πŸ˜‚

I thought "What would a bootstrapped founder, like me, pay to save a couple days of messing around to get this working?" and $99 seemed right.

So here it is. You can own the code for $99.

Here's How it Works

  1. Purchase the code.
  2. I add you as a collaborator to the GitHub repo. If you don't have a GitHub account, just shoot me an email at
  3. Git clone the repo and update the configuration variables in
  4. Research and build a list of articles you'd like to create and add them to topics.csv.
  5. Add your OpenAI API Key.
  6. python and take a quick nap.
  7. Upload the files and images to your blog.
  8. Wait and measure the organic traffic impact.

If you're not 100% happy, you can request a refund within 7 days of your purchase. Reach out by email at