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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 monthly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

December Winners

#1 Nunzia Stark $108

Why we’re So Emotionally Exhausted & Depressed During the Holidays.

#2 Damini Grover $108

Coping with Emotions: 7 Signs of Emotional Immaturity.

#3 Michelle Schafer $108

Why We Need to Stop Searching for Love—& 12 Questions to Ask Ourselves Instead.

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $100

I Didn’t Realize how much I Missed Speaking Multiple Languages until I couldn’t do it Anymore.

#5 Gemma Malak $90 Editor's Pick

“I Will Sit with you Side by Side & Bring you Tea in the Morning—Even when we don’t Like Each Other.”

#6 Sophie Gregoire $80 Editor's Pick

My Fertility Journey: How I Found my Power in Taking the Unconventional Path.

#7 Karuna Schwartz $70 Editor's Pick

A Pema Chödrön Quote for When we Feel Unsettled.

#8 Damini Grover $60

Welcoming 2023 with Reflections & Intentions: 8 Powerful Lessons I Learned in 2022.

#9 Melissa Patrick $50

My Name is Melissa & I’m an Alcoholic.

#10 Bonnie Tai $40

Ditch New Year’s Resolutions & Ask Yourself This Instead.

#11 Damini Grover

6 Ways to Support Ourselves When Anxiety Strikes.

#12 Linda Maria Jones

Express Yourself with Vivienne Westwood: 6 Quotes to Help us Embrace our own Style.

#13 Kimberly Valzania Editor's Pick

There’s Just Something About a Bicycle.


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