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.

January 31st – February 6th Winners

#1 Matthew Salis $300 Editor's Pick

Alcoholism isn’t about Drinking too much: Alcoholism is about Pain.

10
#2 Janis Isaman $150

I’m not a Single parent—I’m a Lone parent & it’s F*cking hard.

9.5
#3 Kali Bliss $108

February 9th: Let Go & Love Hard this Full Moon in Leo.

9.5
#4 Giselle Naidu $108

The Red Flags of an Emotional Con Artist.

9.1
#5 Sarah A. Chase $75 Editor's Pick

P.S. I’m Gay—Coming Out at 31.

8.7
#6 Justice Bartlett $75 Editor's Pick

Just another, everyday Sexual Violation.

8.2
#7 Avesha Parker $75

13 Ways to Move Forward (Gracefully) after a Breakup/Divorce.

7.6
#8 Martin O'Toole $50

7 Books to Guide us through Full-Blown Awakenings.

7.4
#9 Kendra Ward $50 Editor's Pick

Rewild Yourself: 8 Practices to Ignite our Wild Souls.

7.3
#10 Julia Pyatnitskaya $50

I’m Single—& I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way.

7.3