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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 29th-February 4th Winners

#1 Eleonor Youssef $300

Why People Cheat (& 13 Warning Signs to Look out For).

9.5
#2 Alyssa Rachel Gross $150

What we can Learn from Pete Davidson’s Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis.

9.3
#3 Christopher Donovan $108

Toxic Relationship Bingo: 6 Signs that it’s Time to Walk Away.

8.9
#4 Rachael Nixon $108

10 Bob Marley Quotes to Reawaken our Tired Souls.

8.4
#5 Rita Wehbe $75

These 196 Words Were all I Needed to Find my Closure.

8.1
#6 Orit Krug $75 Editor's Pick

I want to be With my Husband Forever, but I still Think about Leaving.

7.9
#7 Helen Bobbitt $75 Editor's Pick

When Love comes with Conditions: the Wilderness of Trauma & Shame.

7.5
#8 Amanda Van Graan $50

14 Earth-Shattering Quotes from Paulo Coelho’s “Veronika Decides to Die.”

7.2
#9 Billy Manas $50 Editor's Pick

We’re Spiritually Bypassing our Pain with Empty Positivity (& We need to Stop).

7.2
#10 Dango Rose $50 Editor's Pick

Complex Grief, PTSD & Addiction: A Concealed Truth of Life on the Road.

7.1