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How to Create and Input Your OpenAI API Key
How to Create and Input Your OpenAI API Key
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Introduction

If you've never used the OpenAI platform before, there's no need to worry - we're here to walk you through the process of obtaining an API key so that you can start using our AI features. And, as a bonus, upon your first account creation with Openai.com, you will be given $5 of credit (at the time of writing this tutorial). That should give you approximately 700 API calls and will expire after 3 months.

First things first, let's talk about what an API key is and why it's important. API stands for Application Programming Interface, and it acts as a means for two different applications to communicate with each other. In terms of OpenAI, your API key is what allows our platform to access and utilize our AI models. This means that to use our AI features, you'll need to have an API key set up.

But don't worry, the process is simple and we'll guide you through it step by step:

Step 1: Sign Up for an Open AI account

To get started, head to our website at https://openai.com/ and click on the "Sign Up" button.

Fill in your information and click "Sign Up".

After successfully creating your account, you'll be redirected to the login page. Use your new credentials to log in.

Step 2: Navigate to the API section

Once you've logged in, you'll be taken to a screen with the URL https://platform.openai.com/apps. This screen will be similar to the image below:

From this screen, click on the "API" section. You can do this by clicking on your name or initials in the top right-hand corner and selecting "View API Keys." Alternatively, you can navigate directly to the URL https://platform.openai.com/account/api-keys.

Step 3: Create a new API key

Now that you're in the API section, click on the "Create New Secret Key" button. You'll be prompted to give the new key a name. This is optional, but it can help identify multiple keys if you have them set up. Make sure to name the key for the application you will be using it for (in this case, our lead generation tool).

CAUTION!! ONCE YOU GIVE THE KEY A NAME, THE NEXT SCREEN YOU SEE WILL BE THE API KEY SCREEN AND YOU WILL ONLY SEE THIS FULL KEY ONCE!

You must copy this key from the screen before you close it. If you accidentally close the window without copying the key, simply delete the key and start again.

Once you've copied the key, you're ready to move on to the next step.

Step 4: Paste the API key into the leads tool

Now that you have your API key, it's time to use it. Paste the key into the designated OpenAI API window within the leads tool. Then, click "Update" and voila! Your leads tool is now ready to use with your OpenAI API key.

Congratulations, you now have all the tools you need to start taking advantage of our AI features. Enjoy the benefits of our advanced technology and happy searching!

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