Epicurist Jamie Silva is the driving force behind the lauded blog A Sassy Spoon. Before being name-dropped in Buzzfeed and MSN, the Cuban-American chef, who specializes in recognizable American classics and dishes from her heritage, was a digital marketing and health care professional. She blogged because of her fascination with all things related to HTML and the web. 

The self-proclaimed “child of the internet” launched many online endeavors that didn’t take off – selling paper invitations, shipping supplies for animals, and providing social media management services. It wasn’t until 2016, when Jamie quit her comfortable full-time agency job and used her free time to write and upload images of tasty meals that she found a hit. It was a logical progression for someone who had been a Yelp Elite reviewer, traveling and rating new restaurants. 

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In 2019, Jamie broke down her earnings in an annual food blog income report for her readers, revealing she pocketed $63K in advertising income with AdThrive and almost 30K in sponsored content.  

Why we’re a Stan: Jamie has combined three of her passions – cooking, the internet, and business – to become a successful content entrepreneur. Her behind-the-scenes approach to her business and her blog make it easy to see what she’s doing and what that means to the bottom line. We also like how she makes it easy for potential partners to see how they could work with her.

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About the author

Shameyka McCalman is a wordsmith whose work often centers around fashion, art, and other creatives of color. She earned her communications degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and enjoys sifting through clothes in local vintage shops, frequenting nearby plays, and gazing at exhibitions on view in museums.