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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 9th-15th Winners

#1 Justice Bartlett $200 Editor's Pick

What Tender-Hearted Men Truly Want from Women in a Relationship.

#2 Giselle Naidu $108 Editor's Pick

7 Ways to Stop our Fear of Abandonment from Turning us into Emotional Vampires.

#3 Amanda Van Graan $108

7 Things I wish I Had known Sooner.

#4 Chris Sikora $108 Editor's Pick

Life Review: a Powerful End-of-Life Practice that’s worth doing Sooner.

#5 Janis Isaman $75 Editor's Pick

How our Childhood Wounds are Holding us Back as Adults.

#6 Melissa Steussy $75

I am an Adult Orphan—It’s a Real Thing.

#7 Mahein Kazi $75

The True Essence of Ramadan & How it Helps us Connect to Ourselves.

#8 Amanda Van Graan $50 Editor's Pick

How Quieting our Ego Helps us Reconnect with our True Self.

#9 Amy Vanheste $50

I’m Done with Trying to Fit Society’s Ideal of Beautiful.

#10 Matthew Busse $50

“Not All Men”: the Difference between a Man-Child & an Ally.

#11 Kim Sanwald $50 Editor's Pick

Coming out, at 48 years old.

#12 Sharon A. DeNofa $50

5 Benefits of Saying “No” (& How it Can Change our Lives).

#13 Kelly Branyik $50

3 Dangers of What-About-Ism (& Why we Need to Stop Doing it!).

#14 Patrice Nye $50 Editor's Pick

An Ode to Therapy: Finding the Balance between Accountability, Acceptance & Boundaries.

#15 Kaisa Kapanen $50

How to Recognize the Silent Whisper of our Intuition.