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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 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.

October 9th – 15th Winners

#1 David Baumrind $300 Editor's Pick

Breaking through Emotional Trauma to Embrace our Messy, Raw & Beautiful Lives.

9.6
#2 Rich Levesque $150

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell my Younger Self about Love & Relationships.

9.0
#3 Tiffany Timm $108 Editor's Pick

12 Native American Ethics that will Enrich your Life.

8.8
#4 Billy Manas $108 Editor's Pick

Demi Lovato’s Political Performance of “Commander in Chief” just Broke the Internet.

8.6
#5 Emily Williams $75 Editor's Pick

Why “Love yourself First before Loving Someone Else” is Bullsh*t.

8.6
#6 Leah O'Daniel $75

5 Mistaken Personality Traits that are (Actually) Signs of Hidden Trauma.

8.5
#7 Christopher Donovan $75 Editor's Pick

No, You Don’t Need to Forgive Them to Move On.

8.2
#8 Amy Vanheste $50

Single Parent Syndrome is a B*tch.

8.0
#9 Natalie Sophia $50

To the Woman Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse.

7.7
#10 Brittany Walter $50 Editor's Pick

Sincerely, the Sister Left Behind by Suicide.

7.6