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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, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ.

New: Want to see the front-runners for next week’s Ecosystem Contest? Our new Contender Leaderboard is available here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

June 10 to 16 Winners

#1 Sharon A. DeNofa $200 Editor's Pick

3 Powerful Steps to Find Release in Forgiveness & Finally Let Go.

#2 Roopa Swaminathan $108

3 (More) Types of Courage that can help us Master whatever Sh*t Life throws our Way.

#3 Galina Singer $108

Redefining Marriage: How our One-Size-Fits-All Formula keeps us from achieving a True Happily Ever After.

#4 Daniel Brown $108 Editor's Pick

When I was 16, I contemplated a School Shooting.

#5 Elizabeth Gordon $75 Editor's Pick

For the Stuck, Anxious & Nervous: Play this Game to Ground Yourself.

#6 Tony Endelman $75 Editor's Pick

33 Things I would Tell my 13-Year-Old Self.

#7 Billy Manas $75 Editor's Pick

An Open Letter to Anyone who’s ever been told that their Past is a Giant Red Flag.

#8 Jo St Leon $50

Living Large in a Skinny World.

#9 Jodee Prouse $50

Daughters who have gone “No Contact” with their Mothers: must we accept that Olive Branch?

#10 Kaitlyn Ramsay $50

Come to the Edge with this Full Moon in Sagittarius. {June 14}



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