Maria Cassano Maria Cassano is a writer, editor, and consultant who specializes in E-commerce. She covers all areas of affiliate and sponsored shopping, including tech, housewares, health, fashion, beauty, and pets. She currently freelances for publications like Food & Wine, MyDomaine, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens and more. She lives out east on Long Island with her dog, Oscar. Maria also recently launched a successful E-commerce masterclass and a product review channel on TikTok, @maria_awkwardly_reviews. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.