Support This Site
If you've benefited in some way from Ian's Shoelace Site and would like to show your appreciation, here's several ways that you can support Ian and keep him from “living on a shoestring”.
Ways to Support
This is the most direct form of support – like leaving a tip in a restaurant or throwing a coin in the hat of a street performer or busker. Even modest “gold coin” donations of $1 or $2 (customary in Australia) are appreciated.
Ian's Laces App is a fast, convenient way to have Ian's wealth of shoe lacing information readily on hand. The latest version is for Android, plus there's an older version for iOS.
My book, “Laces”, was published back in 2007. Although Laces is now out of print, buying a pre-loved copy will still earn this website a tiny commission.
An ideal way to show your support – and have something to show for it. Buying shoelaces from one of Ian's selected vendors will earn a tiny commission for Ian's Shoelace Site.
Besides shoelaces, there's also shoelace accessories, devices and gadgets. Again, every purchase earns this website a tiny commission.
Besides Ian's book “Laces”, there's a whole bunch of other shoelace books available on Amazon. Again, every purchase earns this website a tiny commission.
Why settle for shoelaces or books? Visit Amazon via my referral links, then buy any item from any category and this website will still earn a tiny commission.
NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Below you'll find various one-off items that Ian is selling – usually via websites like eBay or Gumtree. Besides supporting Ian, you'll end up with something that was previously owned by “Professor Shoelace”!
My car was sold to a car museum – now I'm reluctantly selling these historic custom plates. If you're from Victoria, Australia, and your car is similarly “Paid For", these are for you! $1,500 AUD (via MrPlates)
Why Support Ian?
I've devoted two decades of mostly altruistic labors to the niche topic of shoelaces. I spend probably 60 hours a week continuously improving this shoelace website, answering visitors' questions and solving their shoelace problems.
All of this effort earns me less than 1/6 of the Australian “National Minimum Wage”. As a result, I can barely contribute even a small fraction towards our household's bills.
Should I accept defeat? Quit acting as the world's de-facto shoelace authority and get a regular paying job? Or can I possibly continue – even expand – my role as “Professor Shoelace”?
In order to continue, I could really use your support!