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.

July 17th – 23rd Winners

#1 Erin Murphy $300

Unconditional Love does not mean Losing yourself & Ignoring Toxic Behavior.

9.5
#2 Sophie Gregoire $150

7 Signs You are in a Codependent Relationship.

9.3
#3 Billy Manas $108

The Undeniable Link between Childhood Trauma & Chronic Illness.

8.0
#4 Rebecca Donaldson $108

To Those Who May Feel Suicidal, I’m Here with You.

8.0
#5 Taylor Cook $75 Editor's Pick

I’m Wild, Vulnerable & Have a Rough Edge. So f*cking What?

7.8
#6 Julia R. DeStefano $75

15 Things that Women (Actually) Want in Relationships.

7.7
#7 Janis Isaman $75

11 Ways to Overcome Anxious Attachment in our Relationships.

7.7
#8 Sabrina Goeldlin $50

5 Questions to show us where we’re Holding Back in Life.

6.8
#9 Robert Busch $50 Editor's Pick

The Difference Between Genuine Support & Toxic Manipulation (& Why we have it So Wrong).

6.8
#10 Tiffany Timm $50

5 Ways to Meditate that Don’t include Trying to Sit in Total Silence.

6.3