Paul Gowder

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How We Meet Festival Of The Lion King Cast!

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Photographing Disney World is one of my favorite things to do on a trip.  I love going back to the parks at night after the family is in bed.  I take my camera on all the rides – and I keep shooting throughout the spins, dips, and turn.  The photographs I come home with are….

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Flag Family Of The Day At Wilderness Lodge

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Brooke’s first trip to Walt Disney World still stands out as one of our best family trips.  So many great moments and memories! On this trip we took the whole clan – Brooke, Kelli, and I plus my parents and Kelli’s mom, or as Brooke calls them Nene, Pop, and Mimi.  We loaded in a….

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How to Photograph Fireworks – Walt Disney World

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Capturing fireworks photos at Disney World or your front yard on July 4th is easier than you think! You just need to follow a few simple steps to capture incredible images! How to Photograph Fireworks Set your camera on a tripod.  You need a very stable base for your camera during long exposures. Set your….

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Illuminations Fireworks at Epcot

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Illuminations – Reflections of Earth Epcot Walt Disney World Camera Info Nikon D700 Lens – 24-70mm 24mm f18 15 Seconds Exposure Tiffen Variable ND Filter This shot has a long story! We arrived at Epcot at 7:00 am for the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Celebration.  By 8, we were all hot, tired, exhausted,….

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Grow Your Email List With Facebook Groups Thanks To GroupLeads

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Do you have a Facebook Group? Ever wondered how to get your Facebook Group members on your email list? Facebook Groups are great to help build community and engagement.  However, converting a member of your group to a subscriber can be challenging. GroupLeads to the rescue! With this Chrome extension, I’ve added over 21,000 subscribers….

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Gowder Photography

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From an early age, Paul Gowder has been taking photos. Starting with photographing Star Wars figures with a Vivitar 600 in the 1970s, Paul has continued creating images. Paul Gowder’s photography can be seen in several publications including Whispering Wind Magazine, Indian Country Today, News from Indian Country, The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to….

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Insights from Podfest Expo 2024

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I just got back from Podfest Expo, and had a great time! I came away with some great business lessons, new friends, and some tips for you. Lesson 1: Embrace the Chaos (Because We’re All Making It Up) Okay, so, you know when you’re at a conference, and you’re sitting in those sessions, scribbling down….

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Building Community Through Email Marketing

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What an honor it is to be featured on the Listeners to Leads podcast. Alesia Galati and I had such fun chatting on her podcast, Listeners to Leads. We talked about building community through email marketing! Here are the main bullet points from our chat: My journey of creating PowWows.com and its community in the….

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Tapping into the Power of Your Email List with Paul Gowder

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On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, I visited with my friend Julie Voris from the Crank It Up podcast.  We talked about building your email list and using email marketing to engage with your audience while growing your business. If you have ever had the pleasure to see Julie speak, you know she….

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Grow Your Email List with KingSumo Giveaways – The Perfect Started Sweepstakes Platform

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I have used a variety of giveaway platforms over the years.  My recommendation for any starting out is always KingSumo! Just look at what KingSumo offers! Free plan option Pro Level has a one-time fee – no monthly charges Social Sharing Bonus Entries to Drive Traffic Want proof – look at these results! KingSumo has….

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Threadin’ the Magic – My Disney Shirts From RSVLTS

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You may have noticed that I like to wear “unique ” shirts. I started buying graphic button-down shirts a few years ago at Disney World.  I bought a few but only wore them on cruises or in the parks.  Over time I was able to build up enough shirts to wear each night on a….

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Sweepstakes Software Comparison – ViralSweep vs RafflePress vs Gleam vs Rafflecopter

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Ready to unleash the ultimate weapon in your digital arsenal – the epic giveaway? We all know they can grow your email list, boost your website traffic, and increase engagement.  But choosing the best sweepstakes software is challenging. I’ve been in the giveaway trenches for years, testing all of the giveaway apps including ViralSweep, RafflePress,….

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Why I Use ViralSweep Sweepstakes To Run My Website’s Giveaways

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Ready to boost your email list, increase engagement, and explode your website’s traffic?  You can do all that with a sweepstakes giveaway. Simple now – but it took me months to learn! Skip that learning curve and let me show you the lessons I learned the hard way. I’ve been running sweepstakes on my other….

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5 Proven Strategies for Explosive Email List Growth

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Join me for an exciting webinar where I’ll share 5 proven ways to grow your email list – and the best part? There won’t be any boring slides! Instead, I’ll take you through each strategy step-by-step, with actionable takeaways that you can implement immediately. We’ll start by exploring how to collect emails from your Facebook….

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Leverage the Power of Email & Community to Grow Your Business

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On the Purpose and Pixie Dust Podcast today, I talk about email lists and how to use them, the importance of community and how he has leveraged it, and how I was able to grow my business from a side hustle to our main hustle. Learn about how I several email to build community on….

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Celebrating Culture with Community

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Thanks to Jeff for the invite to be on his show Social Media News Live! We talked about Facebook groups and growing communities. About the show: PowWow Nation is an active and engaged Facebook community of over 97K members where he experiences, teaches, and celebrates Native American Culture. We invited founder and owner, Paul Gowder….

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Building Your Business Around Your Community’s Needs

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Join Tacey and her special guest Paul Gowder from PowWows.com as they discuss building a business around a community’s needs instead of the other way around. I built PowWows.com over time by addressing the needs of the community. When they asked for new features or I heard repeated requests for information, I worked to provide….

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Building Community Online

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Recently I talked about building community with Mediavine! Are you ready to grow your community?  Check out my interview for great tips to accelerate your growth! From Mediavine: Big thought of the day: You can circumvent social media algorithm woes by shifting your focus to BUILDING A COMMUNITY on these platforms. On this episode of….

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Building an Online Business with 800,000+ Followers!

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Recently I was interviewed on the Down To Business Podcast. I talked with the host Alex Kirby about the journey of building PowWows.com’s community over the last 25 years.  I share what it took to move the community forward as new platforms emerged like social media. You can listen to the episode below! About the….

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2020 Facebook Community Accelerator

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Excited to make this announcement! Over the next 6 months, I will be part of the 2020 Community Accelerator with Facebook. The program will focus on sustainable growth plans for the PowWows.com community. PowWows.com is one of 14 communities chosen from North America. Facebook chose 77 communities worldwide to participate in the program. Facebook and Uncharted will provide growth-focused….

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