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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.

New: The #1 Ecosystem Winner will be featured in Waylon’s Editor’s Letter in an upcoming newsletter.

February Winners

#1 Srishtaa Aparna Pallavi $108 Editor's Pick

I’m Not just Single, I’m Solitary—Here’s Why I’ve Never been Happier.

#2 Michelle Schafer $108

Flaunting My 50s: 24 Things Time has Taught Me.

#3 Michelle Schafer $108

10 Orange Flags to Look Out for in Romantic Relationships.

#4 Anna Palmer $100

Virgo Full Moon: Reawaken the Healer Within. {March 7}

#5 Roopa Swaminathan $90

When Being Loved isn’t Enough: How to Find your People after Grief & Loss. 

#6 Grant Krasner $80

The True Cost of Things: What I Learned by Getting Rid of Most of My Stuff.

#7 Roopa Swaminathan $70

Introvert or Extrovert: Thoughts from Someone who Travels between these Worlds Regularly.

#8 Amy Vanheste $60

5 Reasons to Get Married—& Love isn’t One of Them.

#9 Mark Hyman $50

Young Forever: 2 Questions to Figure Out What’s Causing Dysfunction in the Body.

#10 Mercedes Mateo $40

The Beauty in Navigating the Heat of a Broken Heart.

#11 Terrie Lewine Editor's Pick

No, Good Relationships are Not all about Compromise.

#12 Damini Grover

6 Types of Personalities that Emerge from a Wounded Childhood (& Affirmations for Each).

#13 Galina Singer

Love is Not Something We Get from Another Person.



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