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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 15 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 19th-25th Winners

#1 Giselle Naidu $200 Editor's Pick

4 Mindful Choices for Getting Unstuck from our Emotional Sh*tstorms.

9.8
#2 Nicole Baptista $108

Dear Men, We Don’t Owe you a Damn Thing—5 Things the Patriarchy has led us to Believe.

9.5
#3 Kelly Branyik $108 Editor's Pick

Entitlement, Toxicity & Temper Tantrums—Why I’m Tired of Dating Men.

8.7
#4 Jayson Gaddis $108

How Emotional Intelligence Transforms our Relationships.

7.5
#5 James Ezimoha $75

Secret Tears & Hidden Fears. That’s what “Real Men” are Made Of.

7.3
#6 Mahein Kazi $75

Realigning Ourselves with Nature: Using the Circadian Clock to Maximize our Health & Well-Being.

7.2
#7 Margie Cadet $75

My Journey to Celibacy: Sex Devoid of Emotional Intimacy is not Worth Having.

7.1
#8 Alyssa Rachel Gross $50 Editor's Pick

My Pet Healed my Depression & Now He’s Passed Away.

7.1
#9 Caitlin McColl $50

The Actual Purpose of Life (Hint: It Might not be what you Think).

7.0
#10 Lynn J. Broderick $50

7 Pieces of a Whole, Loving Relationship.

6.6
#11 Damini Grover $50

Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Celebrating Brokenness.

6.5
#12 Kathy Bolte $50 Editor's Pick

American Exceptionalism—It’s a Myth.

6.5
#13 Simona Anca Maria Toma $50

These Quotes from Anaïs Nin will Heal the Brokenness in your Heart.

6.4
#14 Janis Isaman $50

F*ck the Patriarchy: Embracing Female Rage.

6.4
#15 Michelle Gutierrez $50

The Real Cost of our Everyday Choices.

6.1