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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.

July 10th – 16th Winners

#1 David Baumrind $300 Editor's Pick

An Open Letter to Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: We are F*cking Worthy.

9.6
#2 Tiffany Timm $150

To the Broken Mom who finds Strength for her Kids.

9.5
#3 Rebecca Donaldson $108

The Aftermath of a Therapist Having No Boundaries.

9.2
#4 Alaina Netsell $108

A Good Man Won’t Make or Break You—He’ll Just Show Up & Love You.

8.9
#5 Julie Strittmatter $75 Editor's Pick

How Divorce Broke Me—& Made Me Whole.

8.9
#6 Georgia P. Grey $75

How I Knew it was Time to Leave.

8.6
#7 Ayesha S. Khan $75

It’s Okay to Detach from Toxic People—They aren’t Victims; They’re Hunters.

8.2
#8 Richard Powell $50

What if 2020 is a Holy, Hard-as-Hell Reset Button?

8.1
#9 Dr. Mia Hetenyi $50

The Journey of Surviving our Family Trauma & Healing from a Lack of Love.

8.0
#10 Rita Wehbe $50

24 Quotes by Khaled Hosseini that led me to a Greater Truth.

7.8