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.

November 22nd-28th Winners

#1 Julie Ewald $300

We do Something 125 Times Every Day that is Worse for Us than Smoking.

9.5
#2 Galina Singer $150 Editor's Pick

Why I put Myself First, my Partner Second, our Relationship Third.

8.6
#3 David Baumrind $108

What If Losing Everything was the Best Thing that ever happened to You.

8.5
#4 Sarah Norrad $108

Real Love isn’t Easy. True Love takes Work.

8.4
#5 Cynthia Menzies $75

A Message for those who are Grieving this Holiday Season.

8.2
#6 Matthew Salis $75

The Damage Done when we use Sex the Same Way we use Booze.

7.5
#7 Monika Carless $75

New Moon in Sagittarius: a Time for Change, Synchronicity & Reflecting on New Beginnings. {November 26th}

7.5
#8 Charlotte Priest $50

Compassion: the Romantic (& Sexy) Element Missing in our Lives.

7.5
#9 Danielle Benvenuto $50 Editor's Pick

How I Create the Life of my Dreams—even when I Feel like Sh*t.

7.4
#10 Rachael Hope $50

How One-Night Stands Helped me Heal from Emotional Abuse & Trauma.

7.3