Find out how to become a Big Issue vendor

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Looking for a flexible way to earn extra cash and develop new skills?

Selling The Big Issue allows you to work when you want, and you can make a decent living. Becoming a vendor also improves your people skills and sales skills, and places you at the heart of a loyal community of customers and supporters.

  • Our vendors buy each copy of the magazine upfront for £1.25, and sell it to the public for £2.50, making £1.25 on every copy sold.
  • Vendors wear a red tabard, work from a fixed pitch, and can choose their hours of work.
  • The Big Issue magazine currently sells over 83,000 copies in the UK every week.
  • We offer training and support to all new vendors.
  • There are 63 distribution points nationwide, and pitches are available across the UK.

Getting started couldn’t be simpler. We’ll give you 5 free magazines so you can start earning straight away, and you’ll receive ongoing support from our team.

So why not pop along to your local office grab a free coffee and find out more?

Contact Your Local Distribution Office


Click here to read some of our vendor success stories, and find out more about what a life-changing experience selling the magazine can be.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Big Issue team soon!