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 5th – 11th Winners

#1 Robert Busch $300

Who is Candace Owens & What do We Need to Know about Her?

9.5
#2 Kirsty Purnell $150 Editor's Pick

Why Introverts Tend to be Sh*t Friends. 

9.5
#3 Ben Ralston $108

Your Protests Are Worse Than Useless. ~ Ben Ralston

8.7
#4 Rebecca Donaldson $108

Dear little girl, I’ve got You: A Letter to my Inner Child.

8.6
#5 Alicia McDaniels $75

Starting a New Relationship after Widowhood isn’t Easy.

8.1
#6 Megha Shah $75

Dear Mom, you Forgot to Teach me How to Love Myself.

7.8
#7 Marci Brockmann $75

We can’t Hide behind White Privilege Anymore—we Must be Anti-Racists.

7.5
#8 Brittany Wright $50 Editor's Pick

I Killed George Floyd.

7.4
#9 Charlotte Wakefield $50

Dear White People: How F*cking Dare We? {Poem}

7.4
#10 Dr. John Douillard $50

Gandhi’s 13 Rules for Nonviolent Protest.

7.1