Write on Elephant, Change our World.

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.

February 28th – March 5th Winners

#1 Billy Manas $300 Editor's Pick

I’m so tired of Alcoholics Anonymous Bullsh*t.

9.8
#2 Jennifer Simmons $150

The Most Intimate Thing anyone ever said to Me.

9.5
#3 Sukriti Chopra $108 Editor's Pick

What I Wish I could tell a New Widow in her Grief.

9.2
#4 Beth Mund $108

What Those who are Suicidal Need you to Know.

8.1
#5 Jennie Raye $75

The Opioid Crisis has Ruined our Lives—but not because of Addiction.

8.1
#6 Janelle Brown $75 Editor's Pick

Empaths: Stop Ignoring your Human Bullsh*t Detector.

8.0
#7 Robert Busch $75

Why Restorative Yoga is the new Power Yoga.

7.5
#8 Kris Niblett $50

The Post-50 Guide to Aging Gracefully.

7.5
#9 Matthew Salis $50

A Change is Gonna Come: the Growing Tidal Wave of Alcoholic Understanding.

7.4
#10 Eva De Vor $50

13 Quotes to Stir Up the Wild Woman Within.

7.3

 

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