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 9th – 15th Winners

#1 Samantha Wilson $300

Brave or Stupid: the F*ck it Moments that Change our Lives.

9.1
#2 Jaelyn Kohl $150 Editor's Pick

Codependence is Not a Dirty Word.

8.7
#3 Gillian May $108 Editor's Pick

Ayahuasca Healed me when Nothing Else Could.

8.0
#4 Sarah K Ramsey $108

What not to say to Someone after a Toxic Relationship.

7.4
#5 Karen Sipes $75 Editor's Pick

Lessons from a Bottle of Pills.

6.6
#6 Hope Zvara $75

Yoga Teachers, Stop Touching your Students.

6.5
#7 Kathryn Kurdt $75 Editor's Pick

6 Ways to Make Friends with our Awkward, Unspoken Needs.

6.4
#8 Erica Leibrandt $50

The Prison of Codependence & How to Free Ourselves.

6.3
#9 Matthew Salis $50

Conquer the Beast of Addiction (without using Crutches).

6.3
#10 Jessi Kneeland $50

Struggling with Body Image may mean you are a Victim of Trauma.

6.2