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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, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

New: Want to see the front-runners for next week’s Ecosystem Contest? Our new Contender Leaderboard is available here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

January 28 to February 3 Winners

#1 Janis Isaman $200 Editor's Pick

How our Childhood Wounds write the stories behind our Adult Triggers.

#2 Roopa Swaminathan $108 Editor's Pick

Why it’s Okay to be Strong AF & still want to be Taken Care of (at least Sometimes).

#3 Amal Khaddage $108

The Type of Men we Need to Stay Away from—& Their 7 Toxic Traits.

#4 Billy Manas $108

10 Rumi Quotes to Awaken our Hearts to the Love Within.

#5 Lisa Harris $75

A Middle-Age Manifesto that can Change your Life (at any Age).

#6 Lisa Hawkins $75 Editor's Pick

Connection vs. Chemistry: it’s Time to Stop overlooking Red Flags.

#7 Sharon A. DeNofa $75

It’s Never Supposed to be One-sided: How to Get Out of the Friend Zone.

#8 Lori Blevins $50 Editor's Pick

Why are we Afraid to ask the Questions that Matter?

#9 Amanda Van Graan $50 Editor's Pick

5 Things I Stopped Trying to Force.

#10 Sophie Gregoire $50 Editor's Pick

Ducat, my Sweet Golden Friend: Thank you for your Unconditional Presence.



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