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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 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.

August 14th – 20th Winners

#1 Billy Manas $300

“Why the Caged Bird Sings”—10 Quotes from Maya Angelou to help Free us from Ourselves.

9.5
#2 Dina Strada $150

7 Qualities of the Sexy, Badass, Confident Woman.

9.5
#3 Rita Wehbe $108

9 Quotes by Mitch Albom that will Connect You to Everything. 

9.0
#4 David Baumrind $108 Editor's Pick

From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs—Embracing the Messy, Raw Journey to Emotional Healing.

8.8
#5 Moorea Oliver $75 Editor's Pick

To the Love of My Life: It’s Time to Let You Go.  

8.3
#6 Rebecca Donaldson $75

The Little Big Things that Childhood Trauma Keeps us from Doing.

7.9
#7 Kimberly Valzania $75 Editor's Pick

I Always Knew we would Say Goodbye.

7.9
#8 Rebecca Donaldson $50

If Only I Could Just Let You Go.

7.8
#9 Billy Manas $50

The Irresistible Asshat—6 Seductive Traits of the Narcissist.

7.4
#10 Dr. Barbie Hessel $50

Hack your Anxiety in 5 Easy Steps with Mindfulness.

7.3