How to Use BOSS MODE in Jarvis
Whether you want to create a higher ROI from ad campaigns or increase the amount of content you can publish each day, Jarvis (formerly Conversion.ai) has you covered. If you've been around here for the past few months, you know I can't stop talking about Jarvis.
Jarvis is an AI-copywriter who has now been upgraded to assistant. If you haven't used Jarvis yet, please read my Jarvis Guide before you continue reading.
What is Boss Mode?
Boss Mode is literally where Jarvis becomes your assistant. I know he's always been an AI-copywriter and I've referred to him as my BFF before, but now it's more of a reality.
You can tell Jarvis (by voice command, if you choose) to “write an introduction paragraph for this article” and he will do it!
I was on the live call when the Jarvis Team announced what Boss Mode was, how it worked, why we all needed it, you know… the good stuff. To be honest, I was afraid to hear about the price because I knew it was going to be a BIG bump up.
Surprisingly, the cost went from $109 for PRO to $119/mo for BOSS. I couldn't click “UPGRADE” fast enough!
Features of Boss Mode
- continual output
- expanded lookback
- command Jarvis
- and more!
Benefits of Boss Mode
Avoid duplicate content and repetition
When I first started using Jarvis, he could only read the previous 600 characters, which meant he spit out a jumbled mess sometimes… repeated himself other times… it wasn't awful, but it was a little clunky.
The increased lookback feature gives Jarvis the ability to lookback at 2000-3000 characters.
Assisted writing mode (Continual Output & Expanded Lookback)
The #1 issue new writers said they were having with Jarvis was that he only generated a hundred words or so, and then you'd have to add a sentence or two, and then Jarvis would write another hundred or two hundred words, etc. It was a lot of back and forth.
While I still think this is the optimal way to use Jarvis, the creators have truly outdone themselves with this new option. Jarvis will continue writing, without you having to add any content. This is golden for a few reasons, but mostly because Jarvis now outputs more complete content (like blog posts).
I tried it out, without giving Jarvis any guidance other than the topic, and without helping input any other content at all… and Jarvis cranked out a pretty decent blog post (one about journaling, one about travel) in under 2 minutes.
THIS. IS. INSANITY.
Of course you've gotta reword some stuff; Jarvis is AI after all, but HOLY SMOKES!
Okay, so let's do this.
How to Use Jarvis' Boss Mode
If you haven't upgraded to BOSS MODE yet, that's the first step. There is a slight increase in price over PRO, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you how amazingly valuable Boss Mode is going to be for all of our businesses! Whew!
Log into your newly upgraded BOSS MODE account and select “Document”. Then the “+” sign.
Next, you can select “from scratch” or “blog post workflow”.
From scratch vs blog post workflow
If you choose “from scratch”, it's exactly what it sounds like: you're starting from scratch.
On the left-hand side, you'll need to plug in your:
- content description
- output length
If you don't have a great title, start back at the beginning and choose one of Jarvis' headline templates. I cover those in my free Jarvis guide.
After you've plugged this content in, it's time for Jarvis to get started! Make sure your cursor is on the right side and click “Compose”. If you love what Jarvis is writing, keep clicking “Compose” until your project is finished. If you don't love what Jarvis is creating, it's time for you to go back over to the left side and change the information you gave Jarvis.
Jarvis contextualizes your input text based on the inputs you have given him. Adding specific and detailed information will give you the better results. The side bar is always right there, so that you can adjust and edit as needed.
Give Jarvis clear, concise information and he will return the favor. 😉
With blog post workflow, you'll follow the on-screen prompts. You'll start by describing the content you want to see. Then, let Jarvis give you some title ideas as well as an introduction (or feel free to write your own).
Having a framework or flow of how your blog posts are structured, because you can better guide Jarvis this way. However, it's totally fine if you don't have one yet or you're drawing a blank, because Jarvis busts through writer's block like the Kool-Aid Man.
Whether you use “from scratch” or “blog post workflow”, the rest of the steps are the same.
How to help Jarvis in Boss Mode
Boss Mode means you can “boss” Jarvis around, telling him to write an outline, or an email, or a blog post. This saves me a ton of time, because before I could do this, I was bouncing back and forth between the gazillion templates. And while that is fun, it's not as productive as Boss Mode is.
With Boss Mode, you can tell Jarvis to “write an intro paragraph about…” and add your specific key points. Hit CTRL+Enter (or CMD+Enter) to use this command.
Using the help tutorials, I learned how to get better at commanding Jarvis.
This is their example:
Objective: I'm writing a blog post about getting ready for hurricane season and how to stay safe this year.
Bad input: Write an intro paragraph about the weather.
Ok input: Write an intro paragraph about the dangers of hurricanes.
Great input: Write an intro paragraph about safety tips for hurricane season on the Florida coast.
Again, this comes back to giving Jarvis the best you can, so he returns the favor.
Sometimes, though, Jarvis has been drinking and makes no sense.
It's rare, but it does happen. I asked Jarvis to “write a paragraph about the topic above”, I hit CTRL+Enter, it highlighted the text, and then started writing about intelligent people being creative. Hmmm. Let's try that again.
Ah, that's much better. I'll keep working on different commands and will write a blog post about my favorites in a few weeks.
To spice it up a bit, ask Jarvis to write – but add some adverbs like “briefly” or “urgently”. Just like with the templates you can choose a tone of voice in, adverbs give Jarvis the push to change the tone of text.
I told Jarvis to “briefly describe why someone should visit Los Angeles, California in the winter” and this is the output.
Boss Mode Commands
If you put your computer in dictation mode, you can use speech to text to command Jarvis. While this is an awesome new feature, it's not one I'll be using. My computer doesn't seem to pick up the words I say, probably because of how I talk, but it takes less time for me to type a command than to mess with the speech to text to speak a command, repeat it til the computer understands, etc.
So far, I've tried all of the commands suggested by the Jarvis Help Section:
- Write a blog post outline about…
- Write an outline of resume skills for…
- Write an introduction paragraph about…
- Write a company slogan for…
- Write a birthday card note for…
- Write a conclusion paragraph about…
- Write an email hook about…
- Write the next sentence.
- Write a short paragraph about the topic above
Some of the commands worked better than others but I tried to get as specific as possible.
Eh, like I said, some worked better than others LOL
Step by Step: How I Use Boss Mode
Beyond using Jarvis to generate massive amounts of content, of course I still use some of the 50+ templates!
Step 1: I start with my topic and have Jarvis create a blog post outline:
Step 2: I turn the outline into subheadings.
I use the shortcode ## to make sure Jarvis knows this is a new subheading we are writing about. This time, I also used the asterisks shortcode so Jarvis would forget what else he had written.
Step 3: I start filling in the subheadings.
Next, I changed the left side to tell Jarvis to write about restaurants in LA.
I gave Jarvis the command “tell me about restaurants in Los Angeles, California” and it was replaced with “write an article about what makes a restaurant the best in Los Angeles”. That isn't what I was going for at all, but the output was so perfect that I moved it to the top, right under the subheading!
Then, I asked Jarvis to find the best restaurants in Los Angeles. If you read my Jarvis Guide, you know he doesn't always give factual information. So be sure to fact check everything before you hit “publish” on your Jarvis-assisted articles.
I headed over to Yelp real quick to look the business up, make sure it had great reviews, and add the address to my post. There are multiple options, which is even better! 🙂
After you've read through some of the reviews, plug a summary into Jarvis and have him work with it. These reviews are from real people who have visited the restaurant, so their comments are going to be much better than anything I could come up with on my own.
Step 4: Use Jarvis to finish the post with a strong conclusion.
For some reason, Jarvis is not giving me any good outputs for “write a conclusion paragraph for this blog post”. Because of that, I turned on Power Mode and pulled up the conclusion template.
This is the conclusion Jarvis came up with when I used the template in Power Mode and I like it but I would delete part of it about “keep reading below”. It's a conclusion so it's the last paragraph. 🙂
Power Mode? Focus Mode? SEO?
Note: Jarvis is NOT an SEO tool. I have been asked about this a lot! There is a Surfer SEO integration available but it is an extra charge. I use Keysearch for my keyword research.
YES!! You can still use all of the other templates and modes inside Jarvis when you upgrade to Boss Mode.
I covered all of this in more detail over in my Jarvis guide, but Power Mode gives you access to all of the templates so you can copy and paste directly into your document.
Focus Mode takes all the distractions away and you'll be staring at a blank doc. And SEO Mode gives you access to the SEO Surfer integration, if you've paid for it and turned it on in Jarvis. I use Keysearch, Yoast, and Squirrly for SEO, not SEO Surfer. Note: Jarvis is NOT an SEO tool. I have been asked about this a lot! There is a Surfer SEO integration available but it is an extra charge. I use Keysearch for my keyword research.
Moving forward with Jarvis
If you take even a few minutes a day to learn the ins and outs of creating content with Jarvis, it will pay you back tenfold (and then some!). I know it's difficult to learn a new tool but the learning curve here is not steep at all. You can log in and use Jarvis immediately, without having to follow a bunch of tutorials or watch hours of videos.
The Jarvis team puts out webinars and tutorials on a regular basis, too, so you can always rely on them for up-to-date info! And, always check my blog and YouTube channel because I'm quite obsessed with Jarvis and plan on writing about him for forever and ever. 😉
Before you go, check out this post I wrote with Jarvis (it's in a Google Doc – feel free to use it in your own blog) and VERY little editing … start to finish, less than 20 minutes!
P.S. Jarvis Shortcodes
Here are some shortcodes to help save you time with Jarvis!
- ***: stops Jarvis from reading the content above
- ##: H2, helps Jarvis recognize a pattern of writing
- CTRL+ /: re-run or retry
- CTRL + Z: undo
- CTRL + J: Compose
- CTRL + Enter: Run Command
- CTRL + Shift + Enter: Run Command and keep Command on the page after running