Its kind of like psudo-Pay-up-front system… but without any drawbacks
To sign on to be a pledge, no matter what level, you’re charged $1 up front: and that $1 is deducted from the next pay period. (If it’s for a $1 tier, then it prepays the next pay period, for other tiers $1 is deducted from that next pay period)
Asking for a global ‘pay $1 upfront’ will 100% destroy fraudulent patrons, who don’t have valid paying credentials- avoids the double-charge problem, and dings double dipping patrons who pledge, download your content, and bounce before the 1st of the next month!
Is there any downside?