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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 19-25 Winners

#1 Lisa Hawkins $200

The Biggest Killer of Relationships: Why we do it & What we Can do Instead.

#2 Damini Grover $108

Chronic Misery: 7 Ways we Abandon Ourselves.

#3 Patrice Nye $108 Editor's Pick

Why Black Folks are Angry about the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict.

#4 Elizabeth Gordon $108 Editor's Pick

How to Free Ourselves from “Negativity Bias” & start Living a more Positive Life.

#5 Nicole Baptista $75 Editor's Pick

The “F” Word that Terrifies Us All.

#6 Dina Strada $75

Right Person, Wrong Time: The Only thing we Need to Remember when timing Sucks.

#7 Roopa Swaminathan $75

The Real, Heartbreaking Reason why I can Never be a Volunteer.

#8 Cindy Galen B. $50

The Top 3 Reasons why we Keep Fighting in our Relationships.

#9 Sharon A. DeNofa $50

Holy Sh*t. He’s Really just Not that into Me. 

#10 Amy C. Willis $50

Hell is Other People, or Being a Sober Person on Tinder.



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