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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.

September 11th – 17th Winners

#1 Lynn Shattuck $300 Editor's Pick

Why Gen-X Women are Furious.

10
#2 Giselle Naidu $150 Editor's Pick

7 Crappy Feelings that Offer us Opportunities for Growth.

8.5
#3 Monika Carless $108

The 2 Emotional Wounds that Cut the Deepest (& How to Heal Them).

8.4
#4 Christopher Donovan $108 Editor's Pick

5 Things Gaslighting Is (& a Few Things it’s Not). 

8.2
#5 Louise Taylor $75

3 Insights into the Anxious-Avoidant Trap that’ll help you Walk Away.

7.8
#6 Judy Walker $75

How Practicing this Lao Tzu Quote is healing my Relationships.

7.7
#7 Erin Murphy $75

Don’t Fall Apart if they Leave (True Love Always Finds a Way).

7.5
#8 Moorea Oliver $50

When I say “I’m Healing,” it doesn’t Mean I have my Sh*t Together. 

7.5
#9 Jodi Lawyer $50

The Best Yoga Stretch to Increase Flexibility (it’s not as Strenuous as you Think).

7.1
#10 Jake Fortin $50

Doing Heroin Was Never Fun.

7.1