When I first set up my github sponsor page, I thought I needed different sponsorship tiers. I felt having a creative block coming up with anything that's doable for me and easily automated.
I've payed some attention to other people, mostly content creators, that collect money via crowdsponsoring. What their offer usually falls into one or multiple of those categories:
- you can watch their content earlier than other people
- you can get your name listed somewhere
- you can get content that nobody else can see
- you can influence the content in some way.
I'm pretty much okay with the first two things. I do not gain much by being the beta-tester for some content I will see 2 days later and I can surely get my name on things if I help in other ways as well.
Number 3 and 4 on the other hand are ableist and require you to have the ability to spend the asked amount of money in order to participate.
For me, as I am not a content creator but want to work on open source, it doesn't make much sense for me to have any kind of custom content locked away, nor do I want to actually sell my product.
I decided to make all sponsorship tiers have the equal reward of an optional listing on a contributors file. At this point I want to mention, that money is not the only way you can get your name on it (feel free to ask nicely!).