I have been on this site for 6 months now, and have only seen about 8-10 Cartography jobs. There was no Cartography/Maps category
The Cartography/Maps category should be listed as GIS or something like Geo-Spatial Technology, and should be listed under Engineering & Science not writing & content. Getafreelancer, Elance, & Odesk continue to insult the intelligence of our community.
I've put bids in on a few jobs but have yet to earn a bean from it. You will find that you are competing globally, and there always seems to be someone willing to do the work for a goat, or a bag of rice.
There's a saying among cartographers here, don't bid on any of those sites unless you have to. Your competition is the third world & often you can not compete against them. The standard of living requirements are lower, & $50 can get a lot more there in the first world.
Also the practicalities of using the site need to be considered. For example all payments go through www.freelancer.com, and it may take a while for them to release the funds to the supplier, after taking a 10% cut. All communications between supplier/employer should go through the site too - communicate directly and they get stroppy, as it cuts them out of the loop.
Suppliers can also be cheated out of work "Elance" as a test case tends to make providers pay to bid per category. And because there is no GIS category projects tend to be spread out so much that it tends to keep intelligent & real freelancers away. In other words, "GIS freelancers are continuing to be insulted by these sites." On the other hand real freelancers are also insulted because the door opens more for cheap labour.