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.

July 31st – August 6th Winners

#1 Giselle Naidu $300 Editor's Pick

I am no Longer Available for Things that make Me Feel Like Sh*t.

#2 Eleanor Golden $150 Editor's Pick

We Need to Talk about Karen.

#3 Billy Manas $108

Confessions of an Emotionally Unavailable Man.

#4 Karishma Velandy Pallath $108

21 Common Beliefs that Women Have (that are Total BS).

#5 Brittany Wright $75

The Wild is Coughing: Mountain Town Locals on how to do COVID-19 Tourism Right.

#6 Tiffany Timm $75 Editor's Pick

The “Unsuccessful” Suicide story I will Remember for Life.

#7 Dr. Barbie Hessel $75

4 Ways to Respond when a Sexual Abuse Survivor Confides in You.

#8 Céline Levy $50

6 Steps to Prepare you to Leave a Toxic Relationship.

#9 Rebecca Donaldson $50

When your Therapist Shatters the Heart of your Inner Child.

#10 Heidi Dalzell $50

The Toxic Traps we use to Soothe Our Childhood Wounds.



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