I was recently accepted into the Amazon affiliate program, as I'm planning on advertising books I read on my website. Before going live with my website, I would like to:
- test the whole affiliate program to make sure it's working properly.
- buy the books I will review and promote on my website under my own affiliate program in order to get some cash back and therefore save money.
To do so, I thought about setting up a simple HTML page which will just list the products I will buy before going live. That way I test, get some cash back, and don't expose my website before going live.
Can I do this without having my account suspended by Amazon (i.e. won't Amazon think I only applied to the program to get some cash back, will Amazon be happy with receiving affiliate traffic from an almost empty website...)?