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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 27th – April 2nd Winners

#1 Indra Aimee Rai $300 Editor's Pick

Stop Romanticizing Lockdown—It’s a Mental Health Crisis in the Making.

10
#2 Aubree Brown $150

Don’t make Yourself a Project: Why the Pandemic isn’t the time for Self-Improvement.

9.5
#3 Adi Kanda $108

“It’s Just Like the Flu:” An Open Letter to the People who think we’re taking the Coronavirus Too Seriously.

9.5
#4 Wendy Swanson $108

Now is Not the Time to Do More.

9.1
#5 Tracey Glover $75

COVID-19 is asking us to Wake the F*ck Up. Will we Listen?

8.4
#6 Lisa Hawkins $75

Brené Brown & Boundaries: Why we’d Rather Move on than have the Uncomfortable Talks.

8.3
#7 Kimberly Hetherington $75

25 Quotes to bring us out of Pandemic Panic & into Acceptance.

8.2
#8 Sarah A. Chase $50

I’m in Quarantine with my Ex.

8.2
#9 Justice Bartlett $50

Grief, Greed, Grace: Battling our own Arrogance & Selfishness during COVID-19.

8.2
#10 Megan Camille $50

Maybe it’s Not your Anxiety. Maybe it’s your Alcoholism.

7.9