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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 monthly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

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

New: The #1 Ecosystem Winner will be featured in Waylon’s Editor’s Letter in an upcoming newsletter.

April Winners

#1 Natty Frasca $108 Editor's Pick

One Question that Rocked my World—& Saved my Relationship.

#2 Karuna Schwartz $108 Editor's Pick

If the Dalai Lama’s Behavior bothers you—Good. Now do something about It.

#3 Damini Grover $108

9 Things Your Partner with Trauma Wants You to Know.

#4 Brandilyn Tebo $100

This is How Relationships Die.

#5 Michelle Schafer $90

52 Little Tidbits to Embrace in Your 50s.

#6 Roopa Swaminathan $80

8 Cheap Thrills that Allow me to live a Happy & Fulfilling Life.

#7 Crystal Tomlinson $70

A Song by the Foo Fighters that Signals I’m on the True Path to Healing.

#8 Roopa Swaminathan $60

When a Choice leaves us Feeling Satisfied—& Full of Regret.

#9 Anna Palmer $50

Scorpio Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse: Closing a Karmic Cycle. {May 5}

#10 Amy Nelson $40

The Heartbreaking Opportunity of Starting Over—Again.

#11 Denise Spain Editor's Pick

The Lovely Spring Day that Shattered my World.

#12 Rob Wang Editor's Pick

Ruinous Empathy: The Real Reason you’re Exhausted by People.

#13 Mark Hyman

A Daily Routine to Keep us Strong in Body & Mind.



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