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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.

September Winners

#1 Galina Singer $108 Editor's Pick

10 Harsh Truths about Love: #7 Cheating Happens.

#2 Karuna Schwartz $108 Editor's Pick

2 Words from the Dalai Lama that Destroyed my Ego & Set me Free.

#3 Roopa Swaminathan $108

A 6-Word Phrase that Annoys the F*ck Out of Me when all I’m Looking for is Support.

#4 Cheryl Kuszyk $100 Editor's Pick

The Real Reason we Push Love Away: We’re Choosing to Be Alone.

#5 Galina Singer $90

10 Harsh Truths about Love: What I’ve Learned from 32 Years of Marriage.

#6 Vickee Boyd $80 Editor's Pick

How to Survive in the Days & Weeks After a Sexual Assault.

#7 Galina Singer $70

10 Harsh Truths about Love: #1 You’re Expecting Too Much.

#8 Damini Grover $60 Editor's Pick

The Biggest Sign of Lack of Self-Love (& How to Fix it).

#9 Damini Grover $50

7 Reasons You Still Haven’t Moved On from your Past Relationship.

#10 Gillian Reingold $40 Editor's Pick

Tools of an Empath: What I’m doing to Avoid a Calloused Heart.

#11 Roopa Swaminathan

Life & Time wait for No One: 5 Things I was Crazy about a Decade Ago that I No Longer Use.

#12 Galina Singer

10 Harsh Truths about Love: #8 Marriage is Dead.

#13 Michelle Dowd

What I Learned from my Uber Driver on a $79.07 Ride.



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