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 7 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—90% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 10% 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.

July 5th – July 11th Winners

#1 Anna Milne $300

The Night that Changed Everything.

8.8
#2 Kathryn Kurdt $150

A Psychological Condom for Online Dating: Don’t Feed the Narcissists.

8.8
#3 Greg Simmons $108 Editor's Pick

A Map to Ease the Journey of Dementia—a Bridge Too Far.

8.5
#4 Sallie Cooper $108

What a Smokin’ Hot Older Woman has to say to Women in their 20s & 30s.

8.3
#5 Gemma Malak $75

Stop Telling me to Discipline my ADHD Wild Child.

7.5
#6 Betsy Heeney $75 Editor's Pick

The Devastating Road to Recovering from Childhood Sexual Trauma.

7.0
#7 Ilda Dashi $75

A Manifesto for those who are Done with Love, Light & Positive Vibes Only.

6.9