I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we’re paying (in actual dollars—nearly $9,000, so far) for personal, enlightening, inspiring, important, practical work.
Minimum: four new blogs a month (at least two in first two weeks, at least two in second two weeks).
Want to get paid to write quality, & share it beyond the choir? 4 articles a month, minimum: poetry, photos, adventure, green, videos, family, meditation, Dharma, politics, activism, conscious consumerism, contemplative arts, oh my: you can share anything that connects with our mission: to share the mindful life beyond our choir.
$50/month if you put up 4 or more a month if you total 5000 readers or more in the month.
$100/month if you put up 4 or more a month (I spend say 10 minutes to 30 minutes on a blog, so that’s in the range of $50/hour) if you total 10,000 readers or more in the month.
$200/month if you put up at least 4 blogs a month for a total of 20,000 readers a month.
$400/month if you put up at least 4 or more a month for 40,000 readers in the month.
$750/month if you put up at least 4 or more a month for 100,000 readers in the month.
Some general guidelines:
Writers deserve to get paid.
You have to be >consistent< to “win.” Secondly, we will not share anything that’s not >quality<, making it difficult for sexy (lascivious) or kitteny (cute) posts lacking other merits to win. Thirdly, if your consistent and quality writing is popular, we’ll pay you for your work and I’m happy to be able to do this, based on our growth (Elephant’s doing well, growing to 1.85 million, this month: Google Analytics). If you don’t want to get paid, you don’t have to play. Writers who are playing can not share their own posts on FB main page, but can on our appropriate focus pages.
Anyone who shares anything like “help me win so I can make money” will be disqualified: I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who is not writing or sharing in the spirit of our mission. It’s great to say: “help support my work on elephant, here’s an article about xxx yyyy” or “help me, friends, by reading and sharing if so inspired.”
Send your article to:
(Note: editors and volunteers are eligible, but can not share their own articles on our main Facebook page [you can, however, share the article once per day on appropriate focus pages] if you choose to “play.”
Also: if you wish to collect your winnings, you must email your total as of the last day of the month by noon MST on the 1st to editorial @ elephantjournal dot com. Even five minutes late, and nada. Seriously).
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July winnings went a little something like this:
total views: 9,281
total views: 7,534
total views: 15,154
total views: 7,505
Prior month and winners here.
hot on elephant
A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 4,334 shares A Relationship will only be as Good as the Sex. 9,418 shares Welcome to Pisces Season: A Love there is no Coming Back From. 12,122 shares How Women ruin Good Men. 2,438 shares The Most Powerful Moon of the Year: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Pisces. 9,302 shares What Rumi had to Say about Unhappy Love. 210 shares Not sure I thought I’d ever say this, but Ashton Kutcher is about to inspire you to tears. 1,851 share If You have to “Think About It,” then I’m Not the One for You. 2,760 shares How we can go to Heaven without Dragging Others with Us. 91 shares A Cure for our Single Status. 458 shares