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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.

February Winners

#1 Roopa Swaminathan $108

The Power of “No”—when Friendships are Tested & Redefined by a Single Word.

#2 Anna Palmer $108

Virgo Full Moon: Healing as Alchemy. {February 24}

#3 Nunzia Stark $108

The Transformative Power of Gratitude.

#4 Amanda D'Cruz $100

A Letter to the One who is Waiting to be Chosen.

#5 Roopa Swaminathan $90

Surviving & Thriving: 5 Lessons in Gratitude as I enter the Next Year of my Healing Journey.

#6 Céline Levy $80

Ghosting Doesn’t always Mean They Don’t Care.

#7 Melissa Patrick $70

Being Single is Not a Curse.

#8 Damini Grover $60

What No one Tells You about Grief.

#9 Melanie Curtin $50 Editor's Pick

5 Things I Can’t Wait to Hear from my Man.

#10 Scott Schumaker $40

Pockets of Beauty—a Letter from the Future.

#11 Annie Das

7 Quotes on Trust for When You Want to Give Up.

#12 Liz Hoffmann

Love Never Dies—Even when we Want it To.

#13 Kimberly Valzania

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Woman who Fell in Love with her Life Again.



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