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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 monthly 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). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

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

October Winners

#1 Amber Paulina Walker $108 Editor's Pick

Why So Many Millennials are Addicted to Magical Thinking.

#2 Nunzia Stark $108

Why Social Media isn’t as Peachy as it May Seem.

#3 Monika Carless $108

How to Choose a Lover: Advice from “Women who Run with the Wolves.”

#4 Roopa Swaminathan $100

I may Never Know what I Want—but I Finally Know what I Don’t Want.

#5 Michelle Schafer $90

Finding Me: 14 Unparalleled Lessons I Learned from Being Alone.

#6 Galina Singer $80

The Feminine & Masculine in Relationship: Why we Misunderstand & Mistrust Each Other.

#7 Monika Carless $70

Yoga Girl isn’t Vegan Anymore. Why does it Matter, Anyway?

#8 Jo St Leon $60 Editor's Pick

“When Food is Love” is not just a Cliché.

#9 Melanie Maure $50 Editor's Pick

My Gynaecologist Broke Up with my Vagina: a Reminder about the Power of Self-Care.

#10 Damini Grover $40 Editor's Pick

People Pleasing Doesn’t Make Us “Good” Humans: 9 Signs you Might be a People Pleaser.

#11 Justice Bartlett Editor's Pick

The Cost of Catharsis: When Sharing it All becomes Too Much.

#12 Bonnie Tai Editor's Pick

Is Astrology Science or Magic? To me, it’s Self-Care.

#13 Kate Nasuti Editor's Pick

If Buddha Were on Bumble: The 4 Immeasurables on a Dating App.



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