[Affiliates] Affiliates

We are trying to enable folks to sign up as affiliates, the content page on this site seems to say it should be automatically available in a dashboard for users.

It also talks about short codes. Is there a way to use the shortcodes to give an individual the ability to become an affiliate? or must an individualbe a paying member inorder to be an affiliate?

it owuld be great if there are ideos on this .