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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 5th-11th Winners

#1 Janis Isaman $200 Editor's Pick

When Love Sucks: How Attachment Trauma Bites us in Relationships.

9.6
#2 Wendy Leask $150

Princess Diana is Battling Narcissism from Beyond the Grave.

9.0
#3 Rita Wehbe $108 Editor's Pick

10 Societal Misconceptions about Strong, Independent Women we’re all Sick Of.

7.8
#4 Shelley Wainman $108 Editor's Pick

Here’s the Hard Truth we need to accept if we truly want Change.

7.3
#5 Katie Ortin-Saez $108

The “Sensible” Break Up Hurts the Most.

7.2
#6 Caitlin McColl $75

Childless by Choice—& I’m not a Horrible Person.

7.2
#7 Judy Walker $75

A Codependent’s Road to Recovery: Learning to Take Care of our Needs.

6.9
#8 Marcel Coetzee $75

Learning to Rebuild Emotional Boundaries & Heal Unresolved Traumas.

6.7
#9 Robin Hauer $50 Editor's Pick

“Ethnic Food” in America: How Racism & Cultural Appropriation Show Up on our Plates. 

6.6
#10 Elizabeth Gordon $50

A Calming Bedtime Ritual—& 5 Nighttime Affirmations for Deep Rest.

6.4
#11 Christine Arylo $50

The 8 Kinds of Burnout that are Making us Sick, Tired & Cranky.

6.4
#12 Keri Mangis $50 Editor's Pick

To Unlearn Emotional Repression, we have to Start with our Childhood.

6.3
#13 Lee Warren $50

Strong Women are not Impenetrable—they’re Mature & (more importantly) Human.

6.3
#14 Sharon A. DeNofa $50

No more Trial & Error: How to Create a Mindful Life by Using a Simple Practice.

6.2
#15 Kelly Branyik $50

Don’t Like Abortion? Get a Vasectomy.

6.0