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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.

December 11th-17th Winners

#1 Rachael Nixon $300

The Unf*ckening: Rebuilding after we’re Utterly Broken.

9.5
#2 Erin Murphy $150

The Only Happy Ending to Toxic Love.

9.4
#3 Kate Rose $108

Why this Winter Solstice is such a Powerful time for Reflection & Divine Intervention.

8.8
#4 Natalie Sophia $108

The Star of Bethlehem Returns: Don’t Miss the Magic behind the Jupiter & Saturn Conjunction. {December 21st}

8.8
#5 Edie Weinstein $75 Editor's Pick

I’m Not a Doctor, but Dr. Jill Biden Is.

8.3
#6 Poorva Misra-Miller $75

If All you Did was Survive 2020, you Did Enough.

8.2
#7 Eleonor Youssef $75 Editor's Pick

10 Signs of Depression (& 10 tips to Naturally Heal from It).

7.9
#8 Natasha Link $50

This One’s for the Outsiders, the Misfits—those Struggling to Find their Place in this World.

7.9
#9 Donna Yates Kling $50

A 7-Step Grief Survival Guide for the Holidays.

7.6
#10 Ailey Jolie $50

How we try to Solve our Childhood Wounds through Romantic Relationships.

7.5