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 both get perfect 10 scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

January 3rd – 9th Winners

#1 Dr. Matthew King $300

No Alcohol, Sugar, Carbs & Coffee: How my Life Changed after a Simple Experiment.

9.5
#2 Jaime Jacques $150

A Badass Manifesto for all the Women over 40.

9.5
#3 Elyane Youssef $108

Why we Choose those who Don’t Choose Us.

9.3
#4 Elaina Ray $108

The “Empty Bucket:” a Relationship-Saving, Intimacy-Building Practice.

9.2
#5 Billy Manas $75

12 Gems of Wisdom from David Bowie.

8.5
#6 Rebekka Lehmann $75

An Open Letter to my local Bikram Yoga School: How can you continue this Practice?

8.3
#7 Kimberly Valzania $75 Editor's Pick

What Love Is.

8.2
#8 Kali Bliss $50

Cancer Full Moon Eclipse: Stepping forward into Growth, Love & Healing. (January 10)

8.1
#9 Justice Bartlett $50

The Journey of a Meth-Addicted Mother.

8.1
#10 Agnes Dodge $50

In 2020, May you Forgive your Humanness, May you Allow your Mess, May you Embrace your Broken Pieces.

7.9