Quote Originally Posted by Eddyz Aquila View Post
My thinking was that you had to have some published articles or books before to have proper credentials - I had no clue the degrees counted as credentials, I thought they were an obligatory part of having a "base" to start with. Indeed, on the same subject as my Masters and University degree.
You had to write a thesis, right? Besides, how would you get credentials by publishing of you needed those credentials to publish.

Keep in mind that "expertise" is sometimes over rated and over thought. You could be a single mom with no college degree and nothing published and you're still likely an expert on buying cheap laundry detergent that works for toddlers.