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Frankly, I pay no attention to that statistic as it never makes sense to me. I think generally there is an end of summer slowdown on the platform. I looked at your profile and my suggestion would be to drop the first line greeting. Initially, the client only sees the first two lines of your proposal before they decided whether to scroll down. Don't waste that with a greeting.
Also, I would raise your hourly rate. In my experience, I got better jobs and more invitations when I raised my hourly rate.