One way you can make money from your investment is by selling your share for more than you paid for it. At Crowdcube, we don’t currently have an active secondary market for equity investments, so you won’t be able to sell your share straight away. Hopefully, the business you invest in will grow to a point where it floats on a stock market, is bought by a larger company, or the company management buys back equity from investors. At that point, you are more likely to be able to sell your shares. Alternatively, some companies may become profitable and able to pay dividends.