Las Vegas family makes nearly $250,000 selling T-shirt designs on Amazon

Posted at 2:31 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 21:41:56-04

Opening your own business can sound nearly impossible, but with the help of technology and Amazon, a Las Vegas family of five is cashing in thousands of dollars by simply coming up with T-shirt designs.

Like in any home, members of the Reil family are always on the computer. But this is work. The youngest of the Reils, 14-year-old Jake, just finished designing this logo for a T-shirt that will eventually sell on Amazon.

Each member of the Reil family owns their own business through Merch By Amazon. In total, the family says they've made nearly $250,000 through Merch. It started to replace real income with father Ken Reil even leaving his graphic design job and now working from home. 

Right now, their highest selling shirt can bring in anywhere from $15 to $20 a day. 

Mother Janalyn Reil is taking the opportunity to teach her kids a bigger lesson on finances. 

"It's a great life lesson for them to learn that so young and see that they can have their own business," she said. 

So what are they doing with the money? They're putting it into savings and paying off debts. 

14-year-old Jake is saving for something he really wants -- a Boosted board.