The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01251

Submission Number:
01251
Commenter:
Petersson
State:
Louisiana
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Thanks to air bnb I was able to quit my job as a stripper in Bourbon Street in New Orleans, which is how I previously paid for renovations at my historic New Orleans house that was falling apart before I purchased it. Instead of giving lap dances to tourists I now rent my home out to them instead, same money source but a way more substantial and healthy way to work, I could never have kept up with those late night hours and really hard on the body work, dancing in heels for hours on end. So thanks to air bnb I can stay afloat in a steady manner. I love hosting and I make improvements to my house all the time as money comes in, which build a better and safer neighborhood with security cameras etc. Since I started hosting I also used air bnb when I travel, it's an excellent way to stay somewhere more authentic than a hotel and usually cheaper and everyone deserves to travel. Before Air bnb I used couchsurfer.org which is cheaper but more of a hassle and struggle and not as reliable. Thanks