Backpack Setup Checklist

This Backpack Setup Checklist will guide you through and give you a better understanding of how to set up your own Backpack affiliate program. Each step on the checklist below has links to related documentation to aid in setting up an affiliate program using ClickFunnels’ Backpack feature. 


Prior to getting started, you will need to have the following:


Step 1: Add Affiliate Area Step & Affiliate Access Step To Your Funnel

1. Find and select the funnel you want to enable for your affiliates to promote. 

2. Follow the directions on Adding the Affiliate Access step.

3. Follow the directions on Adding the Affiliate Area step.

Important Note
A funnel can’t be enabled for Backpack without adding an affiliate area and affiliate access steps.

Step 2: Create A Commission Plan

1. Learn how to create a commission plan


Step 3: Enable Backpack For Your Funnel (Making Your Funnel Commissionable)

1. Access the funnel’s Settings area.


2. Scroll down to the Backpack section.



a. Check the AFFILIATE ENABLED checkbox to enable Backpack for the funnel.

b. Select a commission plan from the COMMISSION PLAN dropdown menu.

c. (Optional) Enter the email address of the affiliate program manager. This address will be shown to your affiliates as the point of contact for the affiliate program.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Save And Update Settings.


Step 4: Create A New Affiliate Type And Add It To A Commission Plan

1. Learn how to create new affiliate types in Backpack.


Step 5: Create Commissionable Products

1. Learn how to create commissionable products in your funnel.


Step 6: Customize Your Affiliate Area

1. Learn how you can add custom content to your affiliate area.


Step 7Sign Up New Affiliates

1. Learn how to register new affiliates to your Backpack affiliate program.

2. Learn how to add a new affiliate manually.


Step 8: Review and Pay Affiliates

1.  Learn how to review affiliates as they earn commissions through Backpack. 

2.  Manually Paying Affiliates

3. Mass Paying Affiliates


Important Note: When testing you cannot use the same email as you signed up with for the affiliate link. The commission will not be assigned if a customer makes a purchase using the same email address as the one associated with the affiliate link. 


If you have any questions about this, please contact our support team by clicking the support icon in the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

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