The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00293

Submission Number:
00293
Commenter:
Bonnie Rose
State:
Ohio
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am disabled but can receive no benefits because my husband works. We tried to sell our house when I lost my job, but could not because of the economy. We started AirBNB to supplement our income and pay bills. We provide a clean and safe place for people to come without them breaking their budget. We have hosted: grandparents visiting their new grandson, young couples traveling the U.S., people relocating for a job, and people who are doing temperary work here and based in another city. This has been a blessng to our household. We can get our heads above water on the bills and breathe a little with our new AirBnB income. One of our visiters told be this is akin to the old rooms for let or boarding houses widows ran to survive. We will be file ing a business income and reporting all profit. We have enjoyed this experience as well as benefited from it. Sincerely, Bonnie R Rose