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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.

January 1st-7th Winners

#1 Sarah Harvey $300

When Two Givers Find Each Other.

9.2
#2 Lori Anne Rising $150

Character vs. Values: what’s Lurking Behind most of our Conflicts.

8.5
#3 Vinita Malik $108 Editor's Pick

Deglorifying Pain & Trauma—10 Ways to Heal & Welcome Change.

8.2
#4 Priya Tandon $108

January 6, 2021: The Fall of Trump & the Rise of America.

8.1
#5 Cassie Gaub $75

The End & the Beginning: Why I’m so in Love with my Divorce.

7.8
#6 Sanmitra Chitte $75

Yes, I’m a Single Mother. No, I am Not F*cking Interested.

7.7
#7 Avesha Parker $75

8 Relationship Red Flags you Should Never Ignore.

7.4
#8 Lynn DeRose $50 Editor's Pick

Grief will Never Let you Down after the Loss of a Child.

7.4
#9 Melissa Steussy $50

How Childhood Trauma Creates a Life of Coping Mechanisms & How to Heal them.

7.4
#10 Jenny Neal $50

An Open Letter to the Yoga Teacher who Quit in 2020.

7.4