This would make it so much easier to collaborate with other creators if we could give them access.
Plus, I have people who do things for me and support me in ways outside of Patreon and it would be great to be able to give back to them with what I create.
AND it would make it so much easier to give all lower rewards to patrons on my nsfw Patreon which I am using as the nsfw reward tier. As it is, they are supporting me at a higher level, but they’re blocked from early access posts on the primary Patreon and I don’t want to spam their inbox by double posting. Luckily, I have patrons right now who understand, but it would be a terrific incentive to say if you sign up here you will also get the all access gold ticket to another Patreon.
It could also be used to give trial subscriptions or reward a patron who has been with you since the beginning with a higher level reward tier.
I can see this being used in so many ways, all of which would either increase collaboration between creators (my patrons and your patrons could potentially become our patrons), increase the flow into Patreon for new people (there are a lot of folks out there who are still not sure about this whole patron thing and a free trial here and there will get this more mainstream accepted), incentivize lower level reward tiers to pledge at a higher level, and/or increase certainty of current patrons staying with you (people are less likely to leave if they’re getting a little bonus above their reward tier occasionally. This month I needed examples for the limited commission tier in May and so I gave a commission to my two highest and longest pledging patrons. Both of them were thrilled and I’m pretty sure neither of them will be going anywhere anytime soon.) So much potential with this. I hope this is near the top of the pile.