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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.

April Winners

#1 Nunzia Stark $108

Embracing Mid-Spring: a Journey of Rebirth & Renewal.

#2 Roopa Swaminathan $108

7 More Effective & Comforting Alternatives than saying “This Too Shall Pass.”

#3 Bettie J Williams $108

8 Unforgettable Things Grief Has Taught Me.

#4 Nicole Baptista $100

4 Reasons We Subconsciously Push Love Away.

#5 Anna Palmer $90

Scorpio Full Moon: Phoenix Rising from the Ashes. {April 23}

#6 Roopa Swaminathan $80

How Taylor Swift taught me to be Gracious & Resilient in the Face of Disappointment.

#7 Damini Grover $70

9 Signs You’re Struggling with “Good Child Syndrome” & 7 Ways to Get Out of It.

#8 Alice Khalsa $60 Editor's Pick

A Mantra for the Mamas whose Hearts are Learning to Stretch.

#9 Kelsey Kraemer $50

I Know We’re In Love and I Know You Know, But…

#10 Melissa Patrick $40

Partners in Crime: Looking Back on a Lifetime of Shenanigans with Grandpa Bill.

#11 Damini Grover

7 Reasons You’ve Stopped Growing as a Person—& What to Do Instead.

#12 Damini Grover

Emotional Eating: 6 Signs You’re Eating your Feelings.

#13 Céline Levy

The Aftermath of Good Girl Conditioning: 5 Steps to Moving toward Shameless Wanting.


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