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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 15 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).

New: Want to see the front-runners for next week’s Ecosystem Contest? Our new Contender Leaderboard is available here.

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

September 3-9 Winners

#1 Elyse Royce $200 Editor's Pick

Am I Judging you for Eating Meat?

#2 Pritha Sen $108

6 Bedroom Habits that Destroy Romantic Relationships.

#3 Kathy Bolte $108 Editor's Pick

8 Moments of Erotic Pleasure that Cause Us to Shout, “Yes!”

#4 Cindy Galen B. $108 Editor's Pick

The Question my Therapist asked that Helped me Parent with a Full Heart.

#5 Nicole Alexander $75 Editor's Pick

Death, Loss & My Yoga Mat: How I Found my Way Back Home.

#6 Jo St Leon $75 Editor's Pick

Abortion: A Right, Sin, or Political Pawn?

#7 Keri Mangis $75 Editor's Pick

It’s Time to Put Away the Vision Boards.

#8 Lydia Kristin Lampert $50 Editor's Pick

Let’s Raise Suicide Awareness: Death does not Grant Second Chances.

#9 Billy Manas $50

Why I’m No Longer Jealous that my Lover is in Bed with Someone Else.

#10 Lydia Kristin Lampert $50

5 Questions to Assess Suicide Risk & 1 about a Project Semicolon Tattoo.

#11 Keri Mangis $50

The Abortion Law in Texas Isn’t Shocking.

#12 Amanda Van Graan $50

4 Practical Ways to Increase our Emotional Intelligence (aka EQ).

#13 Michelle Schafer $50

53, F*cking Fearless & Unapologetically Myself.

#14 Alexandra Hall $50

7 Intimate Ways to Say “I Love You.”

#15 Treva Flores $50 Editor's Pick

Having a Psychotic Break has Given me a Chance to Start my Life Over.



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