The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00392

Submission Number:
00392
Commenter:
Rebecca Ramirez
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Hello, My name is Rebecca Ramirez and I am a single mother of a 14 year old. I have 3 jobs and do not receive child support. I live in the heart of the wine country and was given an opportunity to live there with my son. But as many single parents I just couldnt seem to make ends meet even with 3 jobs. I heard of Airbnb by a friend who earned money by just renting her room thru their hospitality system. By her recommendation of Airbnb I decided to try it. I have already had 2 guests stay in my home and earned $220.00. For a single mother 200 dollars for just one night is GOLD to me. I already have 2 more booking that will earn me another 300.00. Now, I can afford staying in my home with a peace of mind. Not only does it allow my self to afford my space with my son it enables to help business's around my community. Travelers come to visit the wine country. They visit local wineries and restaurants. They have a pleasant experience that is affordable and they drive their friends and families to our area. Safety! Being a single mother safety is thy most important factor to me. Airbnb has designed such a sophisticated system that it has made me feel safe of the people I host to. It allows me to know that only people with positive reviews that have stayed in other places stay in my home. Thanks to Airbnb me and my son can afford living in our beautiful home and help give back to our beautiful community. Rebecca Ramirez