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—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 7th – 13th Winners

#1 Billy Manas $300 Editor's Pick

STFU: 7 Ways the Patriarchy Gaslights Women.

10
#2 Natasha Link $150

She doesn’t need to be Saved. She needs a Man who isn’t Afraid of the Fire.

9.5
#3 Deborah Parker $108

How Toxic Relationships turn Empaths into Narcissists.

9.5
#4 Celeste Frenette $108

To the Parents deciding Whether or Not to Send their Child to School This Year.

8.8
#5 Shannon Smith $75

If you Have to Cling to Something, it Wasn’t Meant for You.

8.7
#6 Justice Bartlett $75 Editor's Pick

Narcissism: Unraveling the Link between Trump, Trauma & Cult Mentality.

8.6
#7 Ellen Awe $75 Editor's Pick

Melvin’s Heart: Longevity vs. Loneliness.

8.5
#8 Robert Busch $50 Editor's Pick

Am I the Only One Thinking Kamala Harris is the Perfect Pick?

8.5
#9 Vinita Malik $50

11 Mantras to Help us Break Free from Unrealistic Expectations.

8.2
#10 Michelle Schafer $50

“Know that If I Love You”—the Most Beautiful Definition of Unconditional Love.

7.9