The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01593

Submission Number:
01593
Commenter:
KAREN PHILIPPI
State:
Rhode Island
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a host with airbnb for almost 2 years now. It has been a lifesaver. As a self-employed artist it has been difficult over the years to make ends meet. Hosting with airbnb has really helped to stabilize my income and some months it is the only money that comes in. I can't imagine my life again without it. In addition to the financial stabilization which has helped pay important bills, I have had the chance to meet amazing people from around the globe. It truly has been an enriching and beneficial experience. This has not only been my experience but also that of the majority of guests who love the experience of meeting and seeing the actual life of locals. Everyone wins with this business.