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 2nd – 8th Winners

#1 John P. Weiss $300 Editor's Pick

You’re Killing your Love Life & You don’t Even Know It.

10
#2 Billy Manas $150 Editor's Pick

What to Remember when we’re Faced with Letting Go of a Soulmate.

8.7
#3 Shauna McCrohan $108 Editor's Pick

I Blinked—& you were Gone.

8.5
#4 David Baumrind & Joe Cyr $108 Editor's Pick

The Truth about Consent: Why it’s Simpler than you Think.

8.2
#5 Megan Rae Gogoll $75 Editor's Pick

I had an Abortion & this is what I Know.

7.9
#6 Matthew Salis $75 Editor's Pick

The Numbing of a Nation: Why Antidepressants are Not a one-size-fits-all Cure.

7.7
#7 Rachel Gordon $75 Editor's Pick

A Light-Filled Message for everyone who feels Broken Down & Worthless.

7.6
#8 Peter Banbury $50 Editor's Pick

White America, this is your Tribe.

7.4
#9 Phil Torres $50

Iceland has Officially Lost its First Glacier.

7.2
#10 Benjamin Hardy $50

This Morning Routine will Save us 20 Hours Every Week.

7.1