Creating a test affiliate is a great way to see how it all works. That way, you can be comfortable and confident in running your program.
Why is this helpful?
- Experience the sign up process from their perspective, starting on the sign up page of your affiliate program.
- See the platform from the publisher's end, and more importantly, understand where is what.
- Get to know affiliate-specific perks, such as Sources.
- Learn how they can customize their referral links.
- If your affiliates approach you with questions, you'll know exactly where to point them to.
Next to that. having an affiliate is also a pre-requisite for performing certain actions and exploring features, such as: