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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, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

New: Want to see the front-runners for next week’s Ecosystem Contest? Our new Contender Leaderboard is available here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

November 12-18 Winners

#1 Elizabeth Gordon $200 Editor's Pick

Compounding: the Best way to Change your Life for the Better—& 7 Simple Steps to Do It.

#2 Charlotte Priest $108

The Curse of the Capable Woman.

#3 Kathleen Yeo $108

One Piece of Advice my Therapist gave me that Brings me Back from Anxiety Attacks.

#4 Billy Manas $108

What Alcoholics Anonymous keeps Getting Wrong about Alcoholics.

#5 Michelle Schafer $75

Dear Unfaithful Man, She Cannot fill your Gaping Voids.

#6 Damini Grover $75

6 Reasons Relationships “Lose their Spark.”

#7 Roopa Swaminathan $75

I Never want to Retire, but I want to be Financially Secure.

#8 Debra Kirouac $50

Scenes from a Salon: Unsolicited Advice from my Hair Stylist on Aging & those Damn Gray Hairs.

#9 Justice Bartlett $50

Bare, Brave & Beautiful: What Love Does with Us.

#10 Jeremy Engels $50 Editor's Pick

A Time for Thanksgiving, Gratitude—& Spiritual Rebellion.



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