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AI tools creating original copy is no longer news.
Almost everyone is aware of the presence of AI copywriting tools solving one of the biggest problems in marketing – content.
These all came in a rush with several of these tools being introduced into the industry almost at the same time.
And as with every other product market, there are always substandard products that do not measure up to expectations.
The real question here is, does WriteSonic live up to its promises?
How does it compare to other alternatives in the industry?
I tried out WriteSonic to see if it lives up to its promises and this review is a summary of my experience with WriteSonic.
Here, I explore its design, features, pricing packages, pros, and cons.
Without beating around the bush, let’s get started.
Wait, not that fast.
You know, this could have been my intro:
There are many different types of writing software on the market today. Some of them are free, and some of them cost money.
But is the more expensive one always the better choice? It can be difficult to know which is best for you and your needs.
That’s why we’ve created this detailed review of WriteSonic – a premium, paid writing software – to help you decide whether or not it’s right for you.
Here, we explore their design, features, pricing, and customer service as well as what users think about it.
We also compare it to other writing software like Microsoft Word and Google Docs. This will allow you to make an informed decision on what program will work best for your needs.
The blockbuster here is that the intro you just read was written with WriteSonic and yet to be edited too.
Even more interesting is the fact that it passed the Grammarly plagiarism check – well I’m not surprised as the majority of the AI tools I have used also passed.
But then that is just one angle, there are several other factors to consider when deciding if an AI copywriting tool is worth it.
Also, a single passed test isn’t a fair test of reliability for a tool.
On that note, let’s take a deep dive into the tool and see if it checks other factors.
What’s WriteSonic? – Overview
As you already know, WriteSonic is an AI copywriting software that auto generates copy based on your input words.
Founded in 2021 by Samanyou Garg who had always struggled with creating copy for his digital products.
The idea of WriteSonic was more like solving his problems with GPT-3 and that worked as WriteSonic is known as one of the top AI copywriting tools in the industry.
It can create landing page copy, ads copy, youtube intros, article intros, and a lot more.
As we continue in this review, you’ll have a clearer understanding of how the tool works and its features.
How Does WriteSonic Work?
Similar to other AI copywriting tools, WriteSonic is built on the GPT-3 model which is a popular technology that expands a short line of texts.
GPT-3 is an acronym for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3.
It is the third generation in the GPT-n series.
After signing in to your WriteSonic dashboard, the first thing you have to do is to create a new project (or choose a project if you already have an account with them).
You’ll be prompted to enter the project name:
This makes it easy to organize your tasks according to the project, client, or site you’re working on.
Thereafter, you can select a content template based on the type of copy you are trying to write or content.
Based on that, you’ll be presented with a form(s) to fill in the required information to generate your content.
You can then select from the few generated results which you prefer.
In short, WriteSonic isn’t hard to use and something you can get familiar with quickly.
Let’s now take a look at the features it offers.
WriteSonic Review Features – What It Offers?
Starting from the obvious, once you log in to your Writesonic dashboard and select your project (or create a new project), you’ll be welcomed by a plethora of content templates.
These content templates help the AI bot create copy that is hyper-targeted to your needs.
Some of its templates include Ads copy, landing page copy, blog post templates for outlines, ideas, and a lot more.
This also includes social media copy template, e-commerce copy, video copy for youtube, et cetera.
For any type of copy you create, you have to select the template first and then fill in the appropriate information.
In total, WriteSonic offers 44 content templates which include almost every type of copy and content an average business needs.
To dive deeper, the ads copy is the very first copy you’ll find on the dashboard.
WriteSonic offers five ad templates which are Google Ads, Facebook ads, LinkedIn ad headlines, LinkedIn ad descriptions, and LinkedIn ads.
Comparing this to others in the industry, it does lack some ads copy templates like the Amazon ads, Instagram ads, and Twitter ads.
But this isn’t a deal-breaker as you can use any of the short form copy templates to create ads for these platforms too. It is just fair to mention its shortcomings in this section.
Landing Page Copy
The landing page copy is a common solution universal among all AI copywriting tools and how they all offer this differs.
Interestingly, I love how WriteSonic offers its landing page solution.
It presents you with three forms to fill in your product name, description, and features (benefits).
For a start, I love the fact that WriteSonic provides the result on the same page at the bottom, you just have to scroll down.
Besides, the response was fast.
For every landing page copy you run, WriteSonic provides you with five options (results) from which you can select from.
The result comes as a structured page as what an average landing page would look like. It includes a demo menu, the CTA, and auto-generated content.
Although the page design is basic, the most important thing is the copy it generates which gives you an idea of how to replicate it on your landing page.
Below is one of the results it generated:
The landing page was quite long (the appropriate length of a landing page).
And it wasn’t easy to take a one-shot of the entire page result.
But then, here’s the CTA at the bottom of the page:
From my perspective, the landing page copy is quite impressive but isn’t above editing, so you might want to work on it.
There are a few things that caught my attention on the landing page copy result.
And this implies that, if you love the landing page design generated by WriteSonic, you can download the source code and upload it to your website code editor, for immediate effect.
So not only will you solve your copy needs with WriteSonic, but you can also design your landing page without touching a single line of code.
The other features include the “unique shareable link” that allows you to share the landing page link to others to take a look AND the option to download the text alone.
In summary, WriteSonic’s landing page copy tool is nothing but impressive.
Another notable feature behind the gates of WriteSonic is its copywriting formulas.
Copywriting formulas enable you to write high-converting copy for your website and product.
There are several copywriting formulas like the AIDA framework, PAS (pain-agitate-solve), BAB (before-after-bridge), feature-advantages-benefits (FAB), to name a few.
But at the moment, WriteSonic only offers two copywriting formulas as a template to select.
The AIDA (Awareness-interest-desire-action) and PAS are the two copywriting formulas offered by WriteSonic at the moment.
You can find the AIDA framework under the writing tools and the PAS formula can be found under the “Other tools” section.
Long-Form Content Writing Tools
One of the notable features that I can’t but mention is WriteSonic’s suite of writing tools especially for long-form content otherwise known as blog posts.
Its writing tools include article intro generator, article outline generator, article ideas generator, article writer, text summary, to name a few.
According to their names, the article ideas generator produces content ideas for you to work on.
The AI Article Outline generates outlines for your content by using the provided information.
With the Article Intro generator, you can come up with intro ideas that you can use for your article. The intros generated are human-friendly and logical.
Finally, the main tool, which is the Article Writer, writes your content based on the provided information.
A major downside to this is that the Article Writer tool is limited to English alone. In other words, you can’t generate long-form content in other languages at the moment as the tool is still in its Beta mode.
But then, you can use other features in any of the provided languages and that leads us to the next feature.
While it is quite easy to neglect this feature since I create content in English, this is an essential feature to look into when considering an AI copywriting software.
WriteSonic supports about 25 languages which include British English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, to name a few.
One thing to love about this feature is that you can write in any language into the form provided and WriteSonic will automatically detect the language and generate results in your preferred language.
For instance, you can input the necessary details in the English language and generate the output in French and vice versa for several other languages provided.
I tested this by writing in the form in french and chose English as my preferred output.
Here’s the input:
The translation of the blog title seen in the screenshot is – How to Start an Instagram Blog.
Here’s the output in English:
While I expected some errors in translation for the output, it was of the same quality as writing in English.
That said, a conspicuous absence in the language is the option for American English.
For businesses strict about the English style they prefer, this can be a deal-breaker.
But, if you don’t mind if it is British English or American English, then this might be an insignificant mention.
Content Rephraser, Expander, and Readability Checker
These are three tools in WriteSonic that are worth talking about. The three tools are separate tools you can use individually but then I’ll go over them together.
First the Content Rephraser – this is an inbuilt paraphrasing tool that helps you paraphrase your content and copy.
It provides you with a form to enter your text and the option to select the tone of voice for the paraphrased content.
A click on the “Rephrase Content” button will generate three rephrased versions to select from.
You can then choose to copy the result or bookmark it.
The sentence expander tool also works similarly. It provides you with a similar form and tone option too.
Finally, the Readability checker.
This provides a form to input your text and then generate a result that provides the readability score and other metrics as seen in the screenshot below.
WriteSonic offers guides and training resources that would give you an idea of what the software is capable of doing.
You can find links to the training resources and guides at the footer of the website.
The training documents are only filled with the input and output content of the software showing what it is capable of rather than how to use the software.
But then, logging in to the dashboard does make it pretty clear how simple it is to use WriteSonic.
WriteSonic offers customer support in different forms. It offers the live chat option which can be found on the website.
Also, you can get support on their Facebook group which consists of users of the software and the support team.
What I Don’t Like About WriteSonic
Lacks a Plagiarism Checker
After several forth and back to confirm if the WriteSonic tool has a plagiarism checker, sadly, it doesn’t.
While the feature has already been suggested by a user, it is yet to be implemented on the software.
While this is an essential feature, it isn’t a deal-breaker as WriteSonic has other cool features like a Grammar checker and readability checker.
Use of Credits
While the use of credits might be fun to some extent, it is quite sad to give limitations to even premium users.
Also as the pricing increases, WriteSonic gets more expensive thanks to the limited credits.
1200 credits isn’t a lot when it comes to publishing companies that create lots of content a month, speaking of agencies and blog networks.
So, for businesses that create lots of content every month, WriteSonic might be a little expensive.
Who is WriteSonic For?
WriteSonic is for everyone who deals with content whether you are a copywriter or a business owner that creates content.
But that is another way to say it is for everyone, an answer you might not like.
On that note, below is a quick look into the category of professionals that will find it more fascinating.
Starting from the obvious, copywriters are the professionals that come to mind when it comes to AI copywriting tools, as its name implies.
WriteSonic will serve as a better weapon against writer’s block and blank docs that writers, in general face.
With WriteSonic, you can cut the time spent on copywriting projects in half
Bloggers are another set of people that would love to enjoy WriteSonic. The long-form writing tool provided by WriteSonic will shorten the time spent on blog post creation.
While you will still have to work on editing the blogs, WriteSonic will make your job as a blogger easier.
#3. Marketing Agencies
Agencies are perfect examples of companies that can’t do without content.
Some agencies create millions of words every month for clients and smaller ones still work on hundreds of thousands of words.
And that is where a tool like WriteSonic will find better applications. With lots of content to create in an agency, AI can ease the job.
WriteSonic Pricing Breakdown
To start with, WriteSonic uses credits to measure the worth of content you can get on each plan.
The most basic tools require one credit.
So for each tool and content runs you do on the software, you are charged a credit. And credit upon credit is how you use up your paid plan.
So for the free trial, WriteSonic offers 10 credits and access to some free features.
That said, the 10 credits are enough to test a few of the essential tools. Once the credits finish, you’ll have to subscribe to any of the three premium plans.
The Starter plan which is the least paid plan costs $11.25 per month when billed annually and offers 75 credits.
The Professional plan costs $40.05 per month when billed annually and offers unlimited credits for the basic features.
While for the advanced features like AI article rewriter, you are limited to 150 credits per month.
Finally, the Business plan costs $202.05 per month (in annual billing) and offers unlimited credits to the basic features but limits you to 1200 credits per month for the advanced features.
WriteSonic Pros and Cons
Below is a bullet list of the pros and cons of WriteSonic.
- Offers a simple and friendly user-interface
- It is quite affordable
- It has a long list of features
- Provides a grammar checker and paraphrasing tool.
- Lacks a plagiarism checker
- The use of credit even on the premium plan isn’t cool as you can run out of credits.
WriteSonic Reviews – What Others Have to Say
Now that you’ve read what I have to say and my experience with using WriteSonic, before you call the shots, it is best you hear what others have to say about the software.
I surveyed third-party review sites to find out what others have to say about the software.
So, below are some screenshots from these review platforms.
Reviews on G2dotcom
As at the time of reviewing WriteSonic, it has over 600 reviews and an average rating of 4.8/5.0
4.8 Rating on Capterra
Final Verdict – Is WriteSonic Worth It?
Having gone through WriteSonic and used it myself, hats off to the amazing features developed in the software.
While it isn’t without glitches, that was expected as this is just the beginning of AI writing tools.
Compared to several other AI writing tools I have reviewed, WriteSonic happens to be one of the best.
One remarkable feature of the platform is its landing page design that comes with each landing page copy alongside the option to always download your output and the shareable link to share with others.
You can get started with a free Writesonic trial account and upgrade as you see fit.
In the end, the decision is up to you to make.
Got any questions about my Writesonic review or anything at all about Writesonic? let’s hear them.