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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.


#1 Melissa Patrick $108

Love is Forever, Until it Isn’t: 11 Reasons your Relationship will (Most Likely) Not Work.

#2 Michelle Schafer $108

Why Women are Attracted to Younger Men.

#3 Roopa Swaminathan $108

5 Reasons you won’t Find me Bashing Gen Z.

#4 Anna Palmer $100

Aries Full Supermoon: Daring to be Free & Boldly You. {September 29}

#5 Roopa Swaminathan $90

Behold, the Incredible Joys of being Mansplained.

#6 Ashley Franklin $80

Taylor Swift, my Therapist & Me: How One Song Changed my Life.

#7 Ashley Franklin $70

Real Love Never Asks you to Lose Yourself.

#8 Elizabeth Gordon $60 Editor's Pick

A New Way to Use Affirmations for Crazy Fast Results.

#9 Michelle Schafer $50

Let Me Touch You.

#10 Sharlene Jones $40 Editor's Pick

Reflections after my Mom’s Death: the Icing on the Cake to Inherited Toilet Paper.

#11 Chris Tompkins

A Mother’s Powerful Letter to her Gay Son (that Every Parent should Read).

#12 Michelle Schafer

7 Things the Death of My Mum Taught Me.

#13 Jennifer Golbus

4 Reasons I Stopped Apologizing (& Why You Should Too).



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