The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01924

Submission Number:
01924
Commenter:
Lockett
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I've been a host on Airbnb for 9 months and after being laid off from my job this has become my primary source of income. It's helped pay my mortgage, electric, insurance, and even given extra funds. I stayed in Miami a few years ago and I've been hooked since. What's great about Airbnb is that it allows me to message with guests before allowing them in my home keeping my family safe and secure. There are very few avenues using current possessions (home, car, etc) as an opportunity to earn extra income, but this is one and it's been Godsent. Guests who stays in my home help generate local economic activity that help support small businesses everywhere.