Write on Elephant, Change our World.

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—90% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 10% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Note: When folks both get perfect 10 scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

August 16th to 22nd Winners

#1 Galina Singer $300 Editor's Pick

You’re not meant to be Perfect: Why your Inner Child begs for Love & Validation.

9.5
#2 Zoe Johansen $150

Dear Single One, Thank you for Saying Yes to Yourself.

8.3
#3 Elizabeth Cooper $108 Editor's Pick

Letting Go of Control: Healing my Eating Disorder by Embracing my Queerness.

7.9
#4 Natalie Hahn $108

Emotional Muscle Memory: why we Get Triggered & how to Stop.

7.8
#5 Matthew Salis $75 Editor's Pick

The True Face of a Relationship Healing from Alcohol.

7.8
#6 Leah Dreja $75

Your Therapist isn’t judging you, You’re Judging You: 10 Truths about Therapy.

7.7
#7 Kim Nalepinski $75

I Quit my Job & Moved to the Caribbean at Age 40.

7.6
#8 John P. Weiss $50 Editor's Pick

Remember This when you think you Don’t Matter.

7.6
#9 Priya Tandon $50

10 Things I Celebrate about Solitude after Two Years of Divorce.

7.6
#10 Brie Pugh $50 Editor's Pick

How I Healed from Rape & Abortion in my first year of Entrepreneurship.

7.2