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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 8th-14th Winners

#1 Celia Kibler $300

How to Stop Yelling at your Kids—Once & For All.

9.5
#2 Philip Goldberg $150

Why QAnon Has Penetrated the Wellness and Spiritual Domains.

9.5
#3 Rita Wehbe $108

Anthony Hopkins on Letting Go of People who Aren’t Ready to Love Us.

9.5
#4 Nicole Baptista $108

The Narcissist Translator: 5 Things they Say & What they Really Mean.

9.4
#5 Megan Buchan $75

Sometimes Rock Bottom looks like This.

8.7
#6 Leah O'Daniel $75

12 Addictive Behaviors that are Hidden Signs of Anxiety.

8.5
#7 Stephanie Thomson $75

To the Officer who Stood Alone in Front of an Angry Mob.

8.3
#8 Kathy Bolte $50

How an Act of Sedition gave Rise to a New Feeling of Love for my Country.

8.2
#9 Edie Weinstein $50 Editor's Pick

Which is more Horrifying—The Actions of the Outgoing President or Those who Enable Him?

8.0
#10 Amanda Van Graan $50

Transcending Bodies: 6 Ways to Have Sacred & Spiritual Sex.

7.8