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.

June 26th – July 2nd Winners

#1 Rachael Nixon $300

Why a “Situationship” is so F*cked Up (& How it leads to Emotional Trauma).

9.5
#2 David Baumrind $150 Editor's Pick

Cracks in the Armor—Why Perfectionism is Destroying the Relationships of Adult Children of Alcoholics.

9.2
#3 Vinita Malik $108 Editor's Pick

Decluttering Negative People: How I Rediscovered Myself at 40.

9.2
#4 Sarah Otto-Combs $108

Why Am I So Tired?—7 Signs that your Body is Toxic According to Āyurveda.

8.7
#5 Avesha Parker $75

I won’t Lose Myself in Love Again: A Promise to Myself.

8.0
#6 Neely O'Donnell $75 Editor's Pick

How Serving on a Grand Jury Opened my Eyes to the Reality of Systemic Racism.

7.7
#7 Bronte Spicer $75 Editor's Pick

How Retreating from Social Media for 10 Days has Shockingly Changed my Life.

7.7
#8 Leigh Norén, MSc $50

3 Reasons Communication is Needed for Long-term Intimacy.

7.6
#9 Kimberly Valzania $50 Editor's Pick

A Sweet & Sexy Letter to my Almost Lover.

7.5
#10 Raquel Pena $50

Sweet Words for your Wounded Heart & Worn Out Soul.

7.5