Write on Elephant, Change our World.

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—90% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, shares, and 10% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity).

Note: When folks both get perfect 10 scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

September 20th to September 26th Winners

#1 Courtney Young $300

For those who have Decided to Leave what No Longer Serves Them.

10
#2 Gillian May $150 Editor's Pick

I still have an Alcoholic Shame Hangover.

9.7
#3 Jessamyn Stanley $108 Editor's Pick

How I first started Practicing Yoga. ~ Jessamyn Stanley

8.9
#4 Billy Manas $108

What Hitting Rock Bottom in Love taught me about Addiction.

8.0
#5 Monika Carless $75

September 23rd Equinox: A Tradition to Awaken your Inner Mystic.

7.9
#6 Loraine Couturier $75 Editor's Pick

The Hungry Ghost Inside: How we use Compulsions & Addictions to Cover Up our Pain.

7.9
#7 Joanna Franklin Bell $75 Editor's Pick

The 12 Steps for getting over my Addiction to You.

7.6
#8 Joe Cyr $50

To Transform from Boys to Men, we have to Confront our Shadows.

7.5
#9 Angela Wetzel $50 Editor's Pick

How Abuse goes Unnoticed.

7.3
#10 Caroline Joan Peixoto $50 Editor's Pick

50 Ways to Connect to Nature—no matter Where you Live.

7.3