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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.

January Winners

#1 Roopa Swaminathan $108

5 Mindful Financial Wellness Tips that helped me Gain Stability & Freedom.

#2 Anna Palmer $108

Leo Full Moon & First Full Moon of 2024: Being Boldly You. {January 25}

#3 Kirsten Shabanowitz $108

Alcohol & I Broke up 365 Days Ago. Here are 5 Things I’ve Learned from that Journey.

#4 Michelle Schafer $100 Editor's Pick

Women in Middle Age Can Still be Sexy as F*ck.

#5 Roopa Swaminathan $90

5 More Mindful Financial Wellness Tips that helped me Gain Stability & Freedom.

#6 Michelle Schafer $80

Why Some Women are Choosing “Cats” Over Men.

#7 Galina Singer $70 Editor's Pick

It’s Not our Job to Change Anyone: How we Give Up our Power in Relationships.

#8 Damini Grover $60

10 Ways to Find Yourself when You’re Feeling Lost.

#9 Amber Paulina Walker $50 Editor's Pick

Midlife: Loss, Grief & Letting it Go Already.

#10 Imola Tóth $40

The Kundalini Breathing Technique I use to Cure a Cold.

#11 Damini Grover

The One Thing we Struggle to Embrace about Relationships.

#12 Ciara O’Connor

The Shame that comes from Toxic Relationships—& How we can Find Healing.

#13 Melissa Patrick

Some Goodbyes You Never Get.


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