No. When I first started writing, I ran into someone who asked me that question. The woman had majored in English in college. She asked me what qualifications I had to write. I quickly responded “passion and experience.”
I don’t know how I came up with that answer so quickly at the time, but the answer still holds true today. I was passionate about writing a book, and I had experience (as an entrepreneur) worth sharing.
What she had meant, of course, was “Do you have an English or Journalism degree?” Despite knowing in my heart what was important, I still was a little intimidated by the question.
The truth is this, English majors and journalists can be great writers. However, if they were the only ones who wrote books or the only ones that we all decided were qualified to write books, there would be a lot less practical knowledge shared.
You have knowledge that people want and need to know.
So the next time someone asks, or you question yourself internally about your qualifications, you just say passion and experience.