A couple weeks back I launched https://paintedreality.io. It currently has a prett straight forward model: register, pay, upload photo, and receive artwork based on the photo.
With feedback from here and a few local friends... I was thinking of trying this to reduce friction:
Tell me if this sounds crazy:
People can join PaintedReality for free.
They can upload photos to do for free.
As I complete them they are added to a private store for the member who uploaded it.
Each available for purchase in digital and a variety of prints.
VIP members (subscribers) get their work done faster, and get a discount on pieces and prints.
Smart? Crazy? Dumb? ;)