How do you find batches to do cause I'm really confused as to where to start with getting them?
to be blatantly honest, you're not going to find many batches worth doing.
If you haven't already, I'd definitely start here: https://mturkcrowd.com/threads/your-first-1000-hits.23/
it's a great resource for getting started on mTurk. Also, keep up with the daily threads: https://mturkcrowd.com/forums/daily-work-threads.4/
There are a few things going on there:
regular chat because we get bored when mturk is slow.
automated qualification hit postings from
(definitely pay attention to those. the more qualifications you have the better hits you'll be privy to)
posts from most of us sharing hits that might be worth doing.
general advice about just about anything.