The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00744

Submission Number:
00744
Commenter:
Louise Sheldon
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am really excited to be a host on air bnb. It works like another job for me that is easy and fairly reliable. It allows me to be a little more choosy about the freelance jobs I am offered and spend more time devoted to making my artwork. The money from airbnb helps us pay for the house and make improvements. The people visiting like seeing this area of New York city and visit the local shops and restaurants. It's a unique experience for everyone. If I had a tenant in my downstairs I would not be able to have my family come and visit for long trips I can block it off and host them comfortably. It's pretty ideal since they live far away.