The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01337

Submission Number:
01337
Commenter:
Grace Gilchrist
State:
Utah
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have been using airbnb to help supplement my income since January of 2015. I work in the Ski industry so it's important to have a buffer during the off season. Unfortunately this spring two dogs ran in front of me on my bike and I flew over the handlebars and brooke my clavicle. Fortunately since I am not able to get a job due to my injury or collect unemployment Airbnb has been a lifesaver. I really like that they make it easy to do this and keep track of my tax information so when I am filing I am not overwhelmed and get it done correctly. On another note it is a lot of fun to recommend to my guests all the wonderful restaurants in town to make their stay enjoyable. Even though I am in a ski town many of my guests are traveling through or here for quick business trips. I believe they travel more frequently because airbnb makes it enjoyable, personable, and affordable so they can take advantage of what Park City has to offer. So I am giving back to the community.