I am so unbelievably excited to share this news with you guys! I have been working hard & staying up late to get this Project up & running! Several years ago, I had this idea to start up my own business. In all truth, I kept making excuses any time I pondered starting. I wanted to create a brand, Forte By Farra, that empowered women with positive vibes & kindness. I wanted to create this platform for women of ALL ages & walks of life to come together & seek comfort; a place where they could laugh, tease, cry, share, & uplift their spirits. Forte means loud & strong or a niché. It was a play on words I wanted to incorporate into the very soul of my business. I’ve been posting random creatively under this idea for a couple years now, but I still haven’t made it come to life. It recently dawned on me that I have a following under my Combatbarbie365 namesake. All of my social media is under this username and I’ve had people meet me and say “oh, you’re combatbarbie.” Its not much of a following (YET 😉) but its a great place to start! I wanted to create custom and unique clothing, Coffee mugs, and home decor. Stuff that says, “I am Woman, hear me RAWR!” and “My Queendom is Full of Queens.”
So, I have also wanted to hold a garage sale for a while and in the past, 2014-2016 era, I’ve sold things on Poshmark for a quick penny. I have tons of things I don’t use around the house and in my closet. Now I have toddler items in the same category. I’ve donated thousands of items to close friends, family, & places like Goodwill. It finally occurred to me that I could be spreading my business wings, channeling my creative juices, AND be making some extra money on the side. Why not? What excuse will I make today? Well, I’m here to say, there are no more excuses. I have begun! The Combatbarbie365 Shop is officially open!
To start, I’ll be Cleaning out our closets & selling things that have been taking up space in my home for no reason. Items that I haven’t worn in a year or more, never worn items, and things outgrown. Its time to let go. I figure this thrift shop will be a good starting point to learn & grow my business while also getting rid of clutter. Plus, its just extra money in my pocket too. I’ll still give certain people first dibs on Free Claim to ZeQara’s hand-me-downs because I think that it is so important to help others i care about like others have helped me. It allows me to practice what I preach and really embody what I want this brand to be about, regardless of the name change. Once my closet is clean & I’ve recovered financially from this move to Missouri, then I plan to branch out into the original creation of products. Not to say I won’t have some of that along the way, because I most definitely will!
Primarily i will sell from Poshmark for now, until I get more comfortable with other avenues of selling. I’ll market & advertise primarily through Instagram & Twitter.
I want people to feel safe & satisfied when working with me & making purchases. I believe Full Transparency & integrity are important, especially now during such uncertain & fluid times. I created some information for my Shoppers (below). I also had to throw in a release of reliability concerning COVID19 to protect myself (see, learning things already).
I’m already overly active in social media so I figured I may as well have some fun with it & get creative! My favorite app to use is Canva! I’ve used it for social media quote posts for a while but now I have a reason to use so many other features the app offers!!! There are plenty of free templates, fonts, etc but I’m definitely thinking it’ll be worth investing for the premium version at this point. Next, I need to clean off my laptop & get my office completely set up. Its about 85% set up so far. Did you know USPS will ship flat rate boxes in packs of 10 or 25, DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME? FOR FREE!!? My Mother is going to let me recycle some of her packaging from a subscription service too.
I want to stand out from the rest of the crowd (I always have) & I want to make sales personal. I am currently working on a business card & thank you note designs to slip into every little package. I’m having so much fun! I’ve definitely had a few extra cups of coffee this week though. Staying up late to do Halloween Makeup and getting the Shop up and running.
See something you like or want to see more? Here is how you can shop!
I will be up late tonight taking photos of other items I have Available & ill be working hard over the next 2 days to get them posted! I’m working so hard because on #Halloween –> Saturday, October 31st, 2020 – 0900am CST, I’ll be having a huge “Trick or Treat” Sale that is ALL TREAT & NO TRICK!
I hope you’ll get excited with me! I cannot wait to see where this chapter leads. Join me & help be a part of writing it to completion.
Thank you in Advance for your Support of Any Kind! 🤍🖤🧡💗🤎🍂🐈⬛🎃💀