Yes, you can turn your creative hobby into a profitable business!


You have a creative hobby, or blog, that you'd really like turn into a profitable business.

But where do you start?

Do you try to sift through all the business advice online, only to end up feeling totally overwhelmed? 

Do you turn to your friends and family for advice and accountability, only to realise nobody really understands what you are trying to achieve?

Does any of this sound familiar? 

If you're nodding, you're in the right place.

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The Lightbulb Academy

The Lightbulb Academy is an exclusive membership community for creative people who want to earn an income from their hobby by blogging, creating products, offering services or all of the above!

Being a member of the Academy enables you to:

  • Build the business you want quickly and easily.
  • Stay at the top of your blogging game.
  • Learn how to attract customers, make your first sale (and many sales after that).
  • Access a community of supportive business owners, makers and bloggers.
  • Learn how to use content marketing and social media to build your online presence and sell your stuff!

"This supportive community has been pivotal in giving me the confidence and knowledge to get my small business started. It's a great mix of experience, skill and knowledge from different creative backgrounds.

This, along with Martine's fabulous resources and encouragement, have been so valuable as I have taken my first few steps toward running my own creative business."

Chloe Hales - Sparkly Shoes Are Faster

As a member of The Lightbulb Academy you get...



Access to a supportive community of creative people who will support you and keep you accountable.



Online courses and resources designed for you to help you launch and develop your creative business.


Live Training

Monthly live training sessions designed specifically to help you and your growing business.

"This community is one of the most valuable and inspiring resources I could ever have wished for whilst building my jewellery business!

The support and encouragement from the members is priceless, and incredibly interesting too. I feel grateful and privileged to be part of this online community. Thank you Martine!"

Lucy Potter - Lucy Rose Jewellery


Join The Lightbulb Academy

So you want to join The Lightbulb Academy? That's fantastic news! Here's what you need to know...

The Academy will open 1 September 2017 and offer places to a limited number of founder members, at a reduced price. If you'd like to be notified when this opportunity is available, fill in the form below.


About Me

Hi, I'm Martine. I started The Lightbulb Academy because I wanted to help creative people start their own businesses.

I've run a variety of successful creative businesses and have over 10 years' blogging and podcasting experience. As a result, I'm uniquely placed to understand the challenges you face and support you.  

My aim for the Academy is to make it a safe space for creative entrepreneurs to grow and thrive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: hello@thelightbulbacademy.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Is all the content in the Academy available as soon as I join, or is it drip-fed?

You get access to everything immediately - no need to wait.

+ Do I receive anything in the post when I join the Academy?

No, everything is online.

+ What if I join the Academy and decide it's not for me?

We offer a 30 day money back guarantee - no questions asked. What this means is that if you let us know within 30 days of you joining the Academy, we will cancel your membership and give you a full refund - no questions asked.

+ Will you be adding new content to the Academy?

Yes, new content will be added regularly.

+ I already have a blog and/or a creative small business - can I still join the Academy?

Yes, definitely. If you are ready to take your business to the next level, you will still get a lot of value from the Academy.

+ Can I access content in the Academy after I've cancelled my membership?

No, the content is for members only. When you are a member you have full access to everything in the members' area. If you are not a member, you lose access.

+ How can I contact the Academy?

Please email us: hello@thelightbulbacademy.com

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