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.

September 27th to October 3rd Winners

#1 David Baumrind $300 Editor's Pick

Deep Inner Work is the New Sexy.

9.7
#2 Matthew Salis $150 Editor's Pick

Why Children of Alcoholics end up Marrying Alcoholics.

8.9
#3 Rajan Shankara $108

5 Signs your Relationship is Over (or Needs serious Help).

8.5
#4 Emma Parfrement $108

New Moon in Libra (28th September): Have you got your sh*t in order as this Cosmic Gavel Descends?

8.1
#5 Daniel Westhora $75 Editor's Pick

What saying Goodbye to my Father taught me about the Power of Time.

7.4
#6 Adrian Molina $75 Editor's Pick

A Yoga Teacher’s Search for Meaning.

7.1
#7 Jenna Irvin $75

For the Giant-Hearted, Sensitive souls whose Hearts open too Easily.

6.8
#8 Jake Kobrin $50 Editor's Pick

The Work I have to Do.

6.6