Below is a screenshot of our YouTube Video AdSense Earnings before the New Monetization Rules. Tons of small publishers were sidelined and kicked to the curb. Small Publishers do not matter anymore to YouTube and a channel has to be big in order to earn. Unique channels will never grow, and even if they do the Money is not great unless your traffic is in the Millions.
So the Million Dollar Question - Is Google AdSense worth it for Publishers? The answer is No. Unless your website is driving traffic in the millions the entire experience will be more fun and thrilling rather than profitable... You may be able to buy some minor groceries after about 2 years.
Add Your Website to Google Search Console and Google Webmaster Tools and be found on the Google Search Engine.