Why would you or why would you not hire a virtual assistant?

Hi, fellow BHW members.

I'm writing an article about the reasons why internet marketers or online entrepreneurs choose to hire a virtual assistant. I understand there are tons of articles online written about this topic but I'd like the information to come from the voice of BHW members.

May I ask why would you or why would you not hire a virtual assistant?
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Why would you or why would you not hire a virtual assistant?