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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 15 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 16th-22nd Winners

#1 Vinita Malik $200 Editor's Pick

A 10-Question Reality Check for Happiness.

9.9
#2 Melissa Steussy $108

No, I’m Not 420-Friendly (& Frankly, I am Triggered that You Asked).

8.4
#3 Natasha Link $108

What the Happiest People in the World have in Common.

8.0
#4 Nicole Baptista $108

A Little Letter to the Empath: Stop Trying to Save Everyone.

7.6
#5 Leigh Norén, MSc $75 Editor's Pick

How to Create a Morning Routine for a Great Sex Life.

7.2
#6 Kathy Bolte $75

Derek Chauvin is found Guilty on All Three Counts.

7.2
#7 Amreeta Stara $75

How to Become a Magnet for Unconditional Love.

7.1
#8 Janis Isaman $50

When we Find ourselves Alone with a Nameless Grief.

7.1
#9 Christopher Donovan $50

7 Types of People to Avoid (& Embrace) for the Sake of your Emotional Well-Being.

6.7
#10 Jennifer Rizk $50

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: 7 Ways to Feel Whole.

6.6
#11 Kelly Smith $50

Dear, Other Woman: Thank You for Destroying my Relationship.

6.3
#12 Rob Wang $50 Editor's Pick

Relationships are Getting Harder—& Here’s Why.

6.3
#13 Caitlin McColl $50

The 5 Remembrances: A Buddhist Reminder to Live Fully.

6.2
#14 Michelle Gutierrez $50

When Letting Go of Someone Triggers our Unhealed Wounds.

6.2
#15 Kris Devaney, Ph.D. $50 Editor's Pick

My Friend did not “Commit” Suicide.

6.1