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The knowledge, encouragement and tools to grow what you're passionate about

Anyone who's had even a small amount of success in their life will tell you: It's harder on your own.

Everyone could benefit from a little support and encouragement to make a success of what they're passionate about. That's where Makelight comes in.

Makelight is a learning community for makers and entrepreneurs, all growing, inspiring and supporting each other.

We'll help you make a success of the thing you're passionate about.


Video-based courses
on all aspects of growing a business idea or side project.


Growth tools
that help you understand how your idea fits in the online world.


A supportive community
of people in a similar position as you.

All for one monthly payment of $39.

Hi! I'm Emily Quinton, photographer, writer, teacher and founder of Makelight.

Subscribe to our monthly membership community and receive useful, inspiring and accessible video courses on a range of topics to helping you grow yourself and your business.

I hope you'll join us and let us help you turn what you're passionate about into a way of making a living doing meaningful work that fits in with your life.

Try it out today with the free version of Makelight. Just sign in with Facebook or Instagram to start.

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How it works

Each month we focus on one important topic

As a member you receive lessons, videos, projects and recommendations all via our own custom-built website. We host live 1-hour video Q&A sessions and we have an ongoing discussion group on Facebook.


The Thread

May's focus

Blogging and writing for your online audience can be a crucial part of growing what you're doing. Over a series of lessons we'll be looking at how to find your voice and consistently publish high quality content.

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The Cut

June's focus

Video-making has become a big part of promoting any idea, brand or business online. But it can feel a little daunting. So for June we'll be helping you get to grips with making and using video

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Plus access to some of our premium online courses included in your membership

Priced at $99 - $399 we offer one particular premium courses for free, for all members to take at the same time together. A new course roughly once every other month.

Learning with other people keeps you motivated!

Want immediate access to a course to do it solo? Buy it as a one-off.


Introduction to Facebook Ads

Learn how to use Facebook advertising to grow your audience and promote what you do.
On demand for members
Included in the membership

Photography Essentials

Learn to use your digital camera to take great photographs for your blog, Instagram and Pinterest.
Next running June 2017
Included in the membership

Beautify Your Instagram

Improve your visual storytelling and learn to use Instagram as a way to build an audience around what you do.
Next running July 2017
Included in the membership


Our super-popular branding course all about getting a visual identity together for your idea or business.
Next running September 2017
Included in the membership

The List

A strong newsletter is a huge asset for any blossoming business, blog or project. Let's grow yours!
Next focus for July 2017
Included in the membership

The Technique

Learn to apply modern online tools and approaches to grow your online business.
Next running Fall 2017
On demand

We've made tools to help you grow



Get a monthly visualisation of your Instagram account – colours, hashtags, themes and suggested similar accounts. Coming soon – Pinterest!



Research and gather hashtags to use for your Instagram account. Learn how to grow your account with relevant, good hashtags.



Gather swatches of colours that you find via Makelight tools to apply in your branding and sharing.

Most of all, join a supportive, positive community

Don't just take our word for it, here's what our members say!

Preeti Verghese

Comprehensive lessons. Great online support through FB live Q&A. Wonderful tools!! Love this community!

Catherine Garner

Its a great way to develop your creativity while participating with a friendly, like minded community.

Debbie Lamey MacDonald

Great teaching, supportive and always evolving. I love how new surprises are always being added. Makelight grows with you!

Samantha Peare

Good quality content, helpful, inspiring and supportive courses and community.

Kristen Smith

The small tips and tricks I've learned have been the most enlightening and the feedback of the group is super helpful!

Jude Magee

A lovely community, Emily and Stef' support is super, and doing the courses I've seem a huge improvement in my photography.

Linda Hunter

Very helpful, sound advice given in a clear, friendly and easy to understand way

CoLee Wilkinson

I'm new to Makelight, but I have gotten so much out of the first 3 lessons of Bloom. I've been frustrated and a bit overwhelmed about how to approach branding. I now feel in control of the task - it is just what I needed!

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