Make a dedicated badge for the first followers of a channel
Much like the Founder badge of a channel, Twitch should implement a badge for the first 10 followers for Affiliate channel and then upgrade it to 50 followers if a channel becomes a Partner. I think this should be made since it can show someone's support of a channel.
This is a good idea; however, there are a couple of issues that arise that I can think of that would need to be addressed. (1) For older channels, will this be done based on the oldest active followers? If so, this would ruin a lot of people who had to re-follow after twitches bug "feature" of randomly unfollowing a channel. (2) There are a lot of troll accounts that follow a streamer early on in their streaming days. Those would surely eat up slots. One of the issues with the Subscriber badge is that issue along with people who no longer support the channel or had a falling out with the channel eating up those slots. I like your idea, but I do have those two concerns.