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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, 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.

March 13th – 19th Winners

#1 Elyane Youssef $300

What the Coronavirus Teaches us about Being Human: 5 Lessons from a Pandemic.

9.5
#2 Tori Allenspach $150 Editor's Pick

A Love Letter to the Other Woman.

9.4
#3 Joanna Engman $108

Remember the Light: a Love Letter to Humans during COVID-19.

9.0
#4 Matthew Salis $108 Editor's Pick

Staying Sober in a world that is Scary & Constantly Changing.

8.8
#5 Kimberly Valzania $75

COVID-19: Hindsight will be a B*tch.

8.4
#6 David Baumrind $75

Coldplay’s Chris Martin brings us #TogetherAtHome: the Video we All Need Today.

8.1
#7 Elyane Youssef $75

What if this Coronavirus is Nature’s way of Eliminating the Human Virus?

7.9
#8 Kimberly Valzania $50

I’ll Stop the World & Melt with You.

7.9
#9 Janis Isaman $50

I’m a Small Business Owner: COVID-19 is Destroying my Livelihood.

7.8
#10 Amber Cadenas $50 Editor's Pick

Remembering the Spring Equinox—in the Dead of a Worldwide Winter.

7.8