Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Mark Ragsdale | Elance
 
176985602337900
Last Sign-in: Jul 10, 2013

Mark Ragsdale

One-Stop Producer
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $49

I was a multi-franchise, multi-location automobile and motorcycle dealer who sold the last of my stores in August 2008—45 days before the crash.

Author:
Car Wreck: How You Got Rear-Ended, Run Over, & Crushed by the U.S. Auto Industry (Langdon Street Press, Paperback, 256 pp., $15.95). Attained Amazon #1 ranking in its categories. Endorsed by Microsoft Retail Solutions, Nielsen Auto Group Research, the American Independent Consumer Credit Counselors Association, and more.

Covered by Neil Cavuto, Wall Street Journal Radio, MarketWatch,...

Read More »

Portfolio

Authored 256 Pages. Attained #1 Rank in both Amazon Automotive and Amazon Finance...
http://www.markragsdale.com
Published by Hillcrest Publishing Group. 256 Pages. Attained Number 1 Ranks on Amazon...
http://www.markragsdale.com
Published: Massachusetts State Automotive Dealers Association Magazine
Published: Massachusetts Automobile Dealers Association Magazine and A Dealer's Journal
Published: Massachusetts Automobile Dealers Association Magazine
Published: Massachusetts Automobile Dealers Magazine
Co-Written with PR Firm
Car Wreck Chapter 1 Excerpt published by The Auto Channel
http://www.theautochannel.com
Wrote SEO Content
Wrote Multiple SEO Pages
Designed and Authored
Written and Produced
Written and Produced
Written and Produced
Written and Produced
Written, Produced and Voice Talent
Wrote and Produced
Written and Produced

Skills (10)

Tested
Report Writing Test
My Score
avg

Service Description

Mark Ragsdale’s Specialties:
Writing, teaching in an amusing, entertaining, and memorable way; speaking in an engaging and encouraging manner; consulting with business people and policy makers; writing about complex, interrelated topics in an understandable and enjoyable format. I cover a lot of ground quickly and truthfully.

I have an extensive background in Retail Marketing and Advertising, as well as, Electronic Media Scripting and Content.

Please see my various work-product samples which I append regularly.

Read More »

Employment

Car Wreck: How You Got Rear-Ended, Run Over, & Cru
Author
2010 - Present
I have written the first book which provides a detailed critique and expose' of the automobile industry without vilifying car dealers. The book, titled Car Wreck: How You Got Rear-Ended, Run Over,...
Car Dealer Life, LLC
Managing Member
2010 - Present
Web Based Training and Consultation
A Dealer's Journal
Writer
2009 - Present
Monthly Column
MSADA Magazine
Contributor
2009 - Present
Column Contributor / Writer
Ragsdale Motor Group
CEO
2002 - 2008
Honda, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, Kia, Indian Motorcycle
Ragsdale Kia Superstore
Dealer Principal
1998 - 2008
Ragsdale Honda Central
Dealer Principal
2004 - 2006
Ragsdale Kia of Auburn
Dealer Principal
2003 - 2004
Ragsdale Pontiac-Cadillac
Dealer Principal
1996 - 2004
Indian Motorcycle Boston
Dealer Principal
2001 - 2003
Steelrider.com, LLC
Managing Member
2000 - 2002
Owner of three franchised Motorcycle Dealerships and Dealer Contracts in three states
Indian Motorcycle Myrtle Beach
Dealer Principal
2000 - 2002
Indian Motorcycle Shrewsbury
Dealer Principal
1999 - 2002
Ragsdale Pontiac-Cadillac
General Manager
1990 - 1996

Education

Nichols College
Business Curicculum, Transferred
-
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bachelor of Arts Journalism with Minor in Sociolog
-
Overview  |  Job History  |  Portfolio  |  Resume/C.V.

Keywords

Writing
Teaching
Training
Consulting
Content
SEO
Business Development
Ideas
Team Building
My Snapshot
All Categories
Elance Level
Level represents activity and experience on Elance. Freelancers start at Level 1 and achieve higher levels through their work. A higher "Level" indicates greater earnings, ratings and other achievements on Elance. Learn More »
  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Jobs
0
0
0
Total
Milestones
Hours
Reviews
Recommend
Clients
Total
Repeat
Earnings
Total
Per Client
Identity
Username
Giels
Type
Individual
Member Since
June 2013
Elance URL
Verifications
0
Mark Ragsdale | Elance

Mark Ragsdale