Hi, I’m Visa!

I’m a content marketer by trade.

I was the first marketing hire at ReferralCandy. I manage the ReferralCandy blog in particular. I’ve helped it grow from 2,000 hits per month to over 130,000 hits per month.

I’m always happy to talk about content marketing, SEO, distribution, hiring writers, managing a writing team, etc.

I’m also now managing the Candybar blog and bytes.referralcandy.com.

I also write for pleasure and mischief.

I’m currently working on @1000wordvomits, a project to write 1,000,000 words in 1,000 sets of 1,000. I started on this project in December 2012.

I’m also…

  • putting together a list of essays at /blog/
  • writing about my marketing learnings at /marketing/
  • assembling my thoughts about Singapore at /sg/

All of these are in a bit of disarray at the moment. I’d love to hear your thoughts about how I could improve them for public  reference and consumption.

Here’s some public recognition I’ve received:


I’m a 3-time Quora Top Writer.

I’ve had my Quora posts featured on TIME.com, Inclifehack.org and Yahoo News.

My best Quora answer is probably: Would modern day Singapore as a nation cease to exist if a megaton nuclear bomb was detonated over it?


Hacker news

I’ve had a blogpost about procrastination hit the front page of Hacker News, which got me over 18,000 hits and all sorts of interesting emails and requests.


My blogpost about meeting Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong went viral a few years back.

Reach out to me:

The best way to reach me is on Twitter, at @visakanv. You can also try emailing me, but I tend to be very sloppy with that.

Other things about me:

I co-founded statement.sg, which has sold over $100,000 worth of t-shirts and counting.

I have a wife and two cats.