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 30th to September 5th Winners

#1 James Ferrigno $300

The 4 Issues that cause modern Relationships to Fail.

10
#2 Janelle Marie Brown $150

When setting Boundaries makes you Feel like a Bitch.

10
#3 Anna Ruth Hall $108 Editor's Pick

The Wounds our Mothers Give Us.

9.9
#4 Ly Aunapu $108 Editor's Pick

When you’ve Lost it All.

8.8
#5 Skye Hughes $75 Editor's Pick

The Millennial Mindf*ck: Living our Lives while awaiting the Destruction of the Planet.

7.9
#6 Billy Manas $75

Getting my Ass Kicked in the Arena with Brené Brown.

7.6
#7 Jessi Kneeland $75 Editor's Pick

Why we Shouldn’t be teaching Boys to “Respect Women.”

7.6
#8 Gab Cohen $50

The Most Wild & Dark time of our Lives, according to Astrology.

7.4
#9 Natasha Link $50

Letting Go of the One that Got Away.

7.2
#10 Samantha Wilson $50

I am a Woman who was Born to Roam, Wild & Free.

7.2