To recruit affiliates to join your affiliate program, you should use the sign-up link code provided in Seller Admin > Affiliate Program Settings. If you won't be pasting that full link code into your page but, rather, using a link-maker widget or sending someone a link manually, you will need to obtain the bare link URL from your full link code, which will look like this example (the
YYYYYY parts will be unique to your link):
That link sets a cookie to indicate the user wants to join your affiliate program, then it redirects to our login/registration page, so don't just follow the link and copy the address you arrive at.
Your sign-up link will present a modified version of our registration form which does not mention our free trial period, which is only relevant to seller registrations. Affiliates are free to use our system indefinitely at no charge as long as they don't also need to sell any products of their own.