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—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 4th – 10th Winners

#1 Pamela Hale $300 Editor's Pick

Where will you land if Everything Falls Apart?

#2 Raven Hughes $150

The Dark Truth about Gaslighting, Cheating & Emotional Abuse.

#3 Matthew Salis $108

Relationship Advice for Women from Some Random Guy.

#4 Amber Cadenas $108

Dear Struggling Self: This is Why I Need You to Keep Going.

#5 Rebecca Donaldson $75

An Ode to Borderline Personality Disorder.

#6 Lisa Silverstein $75 Editor's Pick

A Rabbi’s Soul-Shaking Lesson in Forgiveness.

#7 Heidi McArdle $75

How to Find the Sweet Spot between Numbing Out & Empathy Overload.

#8 Amanda Van Graan $50 Editor's Pick

Love Addiction & Codependency: How I Healed my Broken Self.

#9 Meagon Nolasco $50

What we can Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh about Suicide.

#10 Matt Turner $50

Trump Blames Democrats for the Fires He Started.



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