Frank Felker’s 40+ years of entrepreneurial experience have run the gamut from home-based and storefront businesses through nationwide seminar production and international newsletter publishing, to the founding of a tech start-up where he raised over $3 million in seed and early-stage venture capital and shepherded the firm to publicly-traded status.
Along the way, Felker has helped hundreds of companies better understand and communicate their marketing message to their target audiences. From the smallest business to multinational behemoths, his advice and insight have been sought out across the country and around the world.
When Felker launched his first online course, How To Build A Customer Factory, in 2014, he had no idea that, just four years later he would have attracted a tribe of over 20,000 small business owners from around the world. “I was just trying to see if I could create a course that people would enjoy and benefit from,” Felker recalls. “I never would have dreamed that I could touch the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world. What an amazing time to be alive.”
With only three courses published, Felker has actually attracted 23,475 total class enrollments from his 20,000 students on Udemy, the world’s largest online learning marketplace. Among the 169 countries from which students have come, the nations with the highest percentage of enrollment are the United States (31.4%), the Philippines (8.0%), India (7.7%), Israel (4.9%) and Egypt (4.3%).
“It’s amazing to me that U.S. students represent less than 1/3 of all the people who have taken my courses and that the top five countries cover just a little more than half of all enrollments,” Felker stated. “There has never been a time in human history where we could directly communicate with and help so many people, no matter where they live. It’s hard to wrap my head around the idea of people around the world watching my instructional videos on their PCs, tablets and mobile devices.”
Frank Visciano, vice president of marketplace content and operations at Udemy, recently said, “We’re always looking to grow our course offering to best fit the needs and demands of our students… It’s our belief that not all teachers are found in a classroom, and we aim to bring the knowledge of real-world experts directly to our students”.
Judging by Felker’s hundreds of reviews and ratings, his success with online courses may be due to his high-quality content and engaging delivery.
“This is a great course,” said student Alexander R. “I already have a business running with operations and marketing in place, and I got a lot out of this course. There are a number of simple, yet powerful ideas in there. Concise and well presented. Well done, Mr. Felker!”
“(Frank) is very easy to listen to and understand, knowledgeable, and honest. Love it!” stated student Allison C. “This is an amazing resource – allowing more time for my business and family – that is straight to the point and full of valuable insight.”
“It is refreshing to listen to someone who knows and reminds us of the value of putting people and relationships at the forefront,” said student Karen T.
In addition to his online students, Felker has presented to thousands more in live seminars across the United States, in London, Dusseldorf and São Paulo, Brazil. He is the bestselling author of four books including, most recently, Digital Media Positioning, The Art & Science of Attracting Nothing But A-List Clients, and is the host of the Radio Free Enterprise podcast.
When asked about upcoming projects Felker, revealed, “I’m working on a deal with a Chicago-based terrestrial radio station to add my podcast to their on-demand library and am also working on placing it with iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Spotify,” stated Felker. “My next online course teaches my Digital Media Positioning principles to existing business owners, and I am developing another targeted at Baby Boomers considering starting a business in retirement.”
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