The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01602

Submission Number:
01602
Commenter:
Gabriela LeBaron
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My name is Gabriela LeBaron, I live in Ithaca, NY and am a full-time student and artist. I am an Airbnb host and this has been very helpful for me because I have been able to make a small income while I'm attending school. It also has freed up some of my time and allowed me to continue my work as an artist. Because neither financial aid or scholarships have been enough to sustain my financially, I would have to take on a part-time job to survive, which would make being a full-time college student very difficult. I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to host via Airbnb! I am now able to focus on my dreams instead of on how I'm going to pay my bills. Thank you very much, Gabriela LeBaron