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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 monthly payments to the top 10 articles on Elephant based on their Ecosystem Score—95% determined by our readers’ actions: reads, hearts, comments, and 5% determined by our Editor’s Picks (so that mission balances popularity). The three runner-up articles will be offered a gift subscription to share with a friend or family member.

Learn more about the Ecosystem via our FAQ. Find our new Contender Leaderboard here.

Note: When folks earn identical scores, we use the number of reads as the tiebreaker.

November Winners

#1 Nunzia Stark $108

An Unlikely Tool to Promote Mindfulness & Relaxation.

#2 Roopa Swaminathan $108

Why I’ll Never be the Kind of Woman who Prefers having Male Friends.

#3 Damini Grover $108

9 Signs that Tell You that You’re Healing.

#4 Glen Fielding $100 Editor's Pick

An Anne Lamott Quote that Lights Up the Practice of Presence.

#5 Jodee Prouse $90 Editor's Pick

My Brother was Not a “Junkie who Deserved to Die.”

#6 Nicole Baptista $80

3 Reasons the “Nice Guy” is Actually a Total Asshole.

#7 Galina Singer $70

Men are lonely. Women are lonely. Loneliness knows no Gender.

#8 Michelle Schafer $60

The Truth of Real, Deep Love.

#9 Amy Nelson $50 Editor's Pick

The Path of the Householder: If that’s not Yoga, I Don’t know What Is.

#10 Céline Levy $40

Women aren’t Trained to Want—they are Trained to be Wanted.

#11 Sarah Effner

Being Happy is Great, but Have you Ever Tried Being Content?

#12 Sarah Harvey Editor's Pick

Life Outside the Cage of a “Good” & “Perfect” Woman.

#13 Damini Grover

We Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: 10 Ways to Stop Being a People Pleaser.



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