It is never easy to take on a corporate giant. Especially when all the cards are being dealt in their favor. This does not mean you cannot win, it just means you have to work harder and smarter than the Giant.
Google wants everything for their own benefit, with no regard for anyone else. It has become evident over the years that Google Ads have moved to an all of nothing endeavor. Google wants everything, while the advertiser and the publisher, either pays everything or gets paid nothing.
In the case of my three websites, I had the best ads available but was paid as if I had no traffic. This obviously makes no sense, because my website traffic is anywhere from 5GB a month to 40 GB a month with a couple of thousand visits each and every day.
Below is a solid video on how to fight back.