The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01164

Submission Number:
01164
Commenter:
M Ross
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Hello. I have been an Air b n b host for the past year. I chose to start doing Air b n b for financial reasons and also to get to know people from all over the world. I am a single female and have a large enough home to share. Room mates were not the best option for me. With Air b n b I can have people in the home while creating money to allow myself to pay the bills and mortgage. I very much enjoy helping people find their way around San Diego. In so doing, I know that I am helping the businesses in my local area to flourish. Air b n b's trust, safety and messaging tools have helped me get to know the people I choose to share my space with. It truly is a great way to travel and have a different experience of where you stay. I have made good friends through this process and am glad for the experience and for the extra added income. Air b n b has been great!