The main way you can make money from your investment is by selling your share in a business for more than you paid for it. There is no active secondary market for equity investments on Crowdcube, so you won’t be able to sell your share immediately. If the business grows to a point where it floats on a stock market, is bought by a larger company, or the company management buy back equity from investors, you are likely to be able to sell your shares. Alternatively, some companies may begin to pay dividends. This can occur when a business is profitable but does not expect to continue growing significantly.
You can find out more about the exits from Crowdcube funded businesses here.