Affiliate Disclosure

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from Amazon and/or other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like… or… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

About Randy

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Do you know how many people would like to write a book? Are you a person who needs a second job that would allow you to work from home and eventually replace that first job? Writing, speaking, and coaching skills will enable you to do just that.

Do you know that many bivocational ministers work 60 to 70 hours a week? What does that do to their family life? What kinds of struggles do they face for them to be the kinds of examples to others they know they should be?

Further, do you Know that many ministers have given and given over their lifetimes, and when it comes to retirement, they have little to show for the lifetime of labor?

Do you know others in similar professions who could benefit from starting their own businesses–either to supplement their present incomes or to play “Catch-Up” in their retirement years?

This is what I do. I help people improve their lives and their own finances, while at the same time, making a difference in the lives of others.

The Story of My “Double Life”

No, this is not the kind of double life that is often mentioned when someone has a secret part of his or her life. It is not the double life of which one could or should be ashamed.

For most of my life, after college, I have been involved in ministry, and many of the situations were pioneering types of ministries that provided little in the way of financial compensation. Some of them provided adequate compensation, but not extras like savings for retirement. Often I worked another job. Some of them were temporary jobs gained through places like “ManPower,” etc. I worked for Radio Shack, Kinko’s Copies, SAM’s Club, and things like that.

Sometimes, however, the “extra job” would be a full-time Christian type of activity and they paid well, and I still worked for a church as well, either as senior pastor or in another capacity as part of the pastoral staff. For over 25 years, I was involved in Christian education. Part of the work in Christian education gained me the skills to use a computer (just at the time personal computers came on the scene. Then I wrote several textbooks as a staff writer. The most recent of these Christian Ed. experiences was the start-up of a faith-based college. I moved through the ranks from an adjunct professor to department chair, dean of academic affairs, and finally to the position of provost. I attribute that in part to some of the so-called soft skills.

I do have some educational credentials, including a doctorate, where, again, I had to gain writing skills.

All these varied experiences even contribute to my “A.K.A.’s.” I am known as Randy, Pastor Carney, Bro. Randy, and Dr. Carney, depending on the context at the time.

I am just sharing this to let you know that I know the importance of that “second job.”

I am one of those who played “Catch Up,” but we have a paid-for home, and things have been good for us. I am quite excited about using the skills I have gained over these years to produce books, work as a professional speaker, and provide life coaching or success coaching.

Several years ago, my wife encouraged me to write a book on marriage, so now I am involved in producing a six-book series called The LOVING Way to a Successful Marriage.

Collegiate Consulting Service (CCS) focuses on my speaking, writing, and coaching enterprises.

CCS started by helping students, young and old, complete their college degrees by alternative means, while not having to leave their present ministries or job situations. That type of coaching is still available today, but the scope of the business has widened.

Today CCS has evolved into helping others write their own books, develop speaking businesses, and get involved in providing life or success coaching for others. These three skills, writing, speaking, and life coaching, are skills that are already possessed by ministers, and they can be developed by others in many varied fields.

Why I Want To Help Others

I have seen the joy of discovering how to work from home, to set my own schedule, and to replace the income from other types of work.

I especially have a passion to help others in bivocational ministry. I do this by helping them to use online resources to have a great second job that provides income and flexibility. That, in turn, makes it possible to spend more time with their families.

I also know that the online marketing can be learned. I have systems that can help others to produce books–even if they have not previous experience in writing. Even the speaking can be learned by those who have a desire. Then the life or success coaching provides a way to pay our successes forward. So, I also have a passion to help non-ministers also take these steps to supplement and/or replace their “day jobs.”

The Goal of My Site

I help my clients discover which options they should focus on first–whether it be writing, speaking, or coaching. Then we develop a plan to scale all three to a great part-time business which can easily rise to the level of a full-time income. (Except for non-retirement-aged bivocational ministers who wish to keep their primary ministry or church, many of these clients will often replace their “day jobs.” See the definition of the “new bivocational pastor” by clicking here.)

The new bivocational pastor will wish to replace his marketplace job with something that provides more flexibility where he can be free to focus on his primary ministry. The non-minister will also often want to replace his or her marketplace job with something that will provide more flexibility in life as well.

This blog will feature my books, my speaking topics, and my coaching opportunities. But, more important than that, it will also feature information on how you can embark on a similar journey if you desire to make your market-place job one where you can work from home, set your own schedule, and increase your income.


If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,


Founder of Collegiate Consulting Service

Welcome to Randy’s Blogs

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Welcome to Randy’s Blogs where you will see awesome opportunities in writing, speaking, and coaching!

Afraid you can’t write? Check out Randy’s signature encouragement: How to Write a Book in 28 Days or Less, Without Stressing Yourself to Death.

Afraid you can’t speak? See what Randy learned after his dismal failure of presenting his seventh-grade oral book report.

Have skills that you would like to share with others? You might just be the life coach or success coach who will change a person’s life.

Along with all of this, grab some of Randy’s tips for having a sparklingmarriage, most of which come from his six-book series on The LOVING Way to a Successful Marriage: Six Keys to Marital Bliss.

5 Writing Tips-Three Books

If you are a bi-vocational or retired minister, you likely have all three of these skills for writing, speaking, and life coaching. If you would like to focus your second vocation or continued ministry in this area, this is the place for you.Randy Speaking

However, this opportunity is not limited just to ministers. if you want to develop these skills and scale them to the point of a full-time income, we have the info that can help you get started today.

Putting these skills together to develop an online business is a life changer, and it is something that even beginners in each of these areas can accomplish.

I look forward to spending some time with you, and hearing about your success stories in the days to come.

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