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Develop your passion with the knowledge, encouragement and tools to make it fly

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

Makelight is a growing membership community of makers and doers all learning, inspiring and supporting each other to grow as creative, entrepreneurial people.

As a member of Makelight you continually receive useful, inspiring and accessible courses on a range of topics aimed at helping you grow what you do.

We've built our own tools to help you understand how to tell your story through Instagram and Pinterest and we run weekly Q&As in our discussion groups.

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.

Each month we focus on one important topic


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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As a member you get access to all of our video courses

On demand, whenever you have a moment. Accessible, achievable, inspiring!


Facebook Ads

Learn how to use Facebook advertising to grow your audience and promote what you do.


The Flow

Personal productivity, balance and ways to work using modern approaches.


The List

Ideas and approaches for building your email list


The Technique

A series of accessible mini courses all about growing what you do using marketing and digital tools.


The Stream

Getting set up to produce online video in an easy way


And more

We're always listening for how we can help by making new mini courses!

And useful tools to help you grow



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


Hashtag Library

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.



Thinking of organising an event or gathering people together to do something? Make a quick, simple event page.

But most of all, a supportive, positive community

Who's new in the community? Say hi!

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