Write on Elephant, Change our World.

Our “Ecosystem” makes it easy to Get your message out to thousands—& get paid.

Unlike Instagram or Facebook, Elephant is independent, and mission-driven—and despite having (slightly) fewer resources, we believe in paying our writers to offer quality to our readers.

Elephant was one of the first major sites to pay our best, consistent writers. But it was always hard to measure “best.” Now, we are introducing weekly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

April 10th – April 16th Winners

#1 Molly Lannon Kenny $300

Why “Tiger King” is just Poverty Porn for the Privileged.

9.5
#2 Billy Manas $150

Micro-Cheating in the World of COVID-19.

9.5
#3 Lisa Jensen Thomas $108

I have COVID-19…& I Don’t.

9.2
#4 Mag Dimond $108 Editor's Pick

5 Things your Dog wants you to Remember during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

8.8
#5 Kelly Chausovsky $75

Beautiful & Impossible: the Truth about Quarantine.

8.7
#6 Judy Walker $75 Editor's Pick

8 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart—Even when it Feels Impossible.

8.3
#7 Matthew Busse $75

A Guide for Mindfully Responding to Sh*tty People in Stressful Times.

8.1
#8 Yeggi Watts $50

To all the Single Mamas in Quarantine: You are a Warrior.

8.0
#9 Céline Levy $50

Turn your Wounds into Resilience: How to Rewire your Nervous System after Trauma.

7.9
#10 Kimberly Valzania $50 Editor's Pick

Someday when I’m Yours & You’re Mine.

7.8