The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00296

Submission Number:
00296
Commenter:
S. D. Goebel
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Hi, Due to continued harassment by my director I quit my job last summer. I took the opportunity to follow through with my desire to become an Airbnb host. It has been an AMAZING experience. Getting to visit with folks from around the world and being a great host. Sharing my space on Airbnb helped pay the rent, medical bills, and just making ends meet while I look for a job. Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools that help hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with. As a single woman that is VERY important to me. Airbnb is an important option for low/middle class families in America to earn extra money. When times are hard it has been Airbnb that kept me afloat. Guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities. Airbnb is an Excellent alternative to the hotel business. Thanks, Susan