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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 4th-10th Winners

#1 Giselle Naidu $300 Editor's Pick

Compulsive Self-Sacrificing leaves us Guilty, Cranky & Exhausted—8 Ways to Restore Balance.

9.8
#2 Billy Manas $150

10 Emily Dickinson Quotes for the Broken, the Hopeful & the Lovers.

9.2
#3 Kay Vogt $108

The Orgasm Gap: Why we need to Please & Feed the Clitoris. {Adult}

9.0
#4 Natasha Link $108

The 10 Qualities of a True F*cking Warrior & Life-Long Partner.

8.3
#5 Amber Cadenas $75 Editor's Pick

When the Moon Whispers, “It’s Time to Say Goodbye”—I Listen.

8.0
#6 Melissa Steussy $75

When Emotional Trauma shows up as Anxiety & Depression.

7.6
#7 Rachael Nixon $75

The Ties that Bind: What to do when Relationships End but Connections Don’t.

7.5
#8 Benjamin Watson $50 Editor's Pick

The New Era of Male Evolution is Here.

7.5
#9 Jake Fortin $50 Editor's Pick

Why 2020 was the Best Worst Year Ever—for Some of Us.

7.5
#10 Justice Bartlett $50

The Holy Trifecta that Fuels our Need to Feed, F*ck & Feel.

7.3