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.

June 28th – July 4th Winners

#1 Lindsey White $300

5 Truths of a Pissed-Off Empath.

10
#2 David Baumrind $150

14 Surprisingly Inspirational Quotes from Someone who Doesn’t Give a F*ck.

9.0
#3 Scott Robinson $108 Editor's Pick

On Nearing Death: What we should know when “Our Time Comes.”

8.9
#4 Angela Tilger $108 Editor's Pick

I Spent a week in Paris with a Stranger & it was Pure Magic.

8.5
#5 Leah Dreja $75

An Open Letter to the Man who Relentlessly Gaslighted Me.

8.1
#6 Sarah Russell $75 Editor's Pick

The 3 Types of Therapy I tried & the One Thing that actually got me out of my Major Life Rut.

7.6
#7 Ulenda Myburgh $75

When Prince Charming turns out to be a Toxic Narcissist.

7.6