Do you still believe in Google Adsense ? I don't think it is very helpful the way it is right now. There has to something like the Admob rewards program. Adsense ad model has not changed in last decade. Yes, they introduced responsive ads.. Other than that, it is like using a Floppy disk these days, very old concept.
With adblockers on the roll, I don't think there is much chance. It is the fault of a handful of webmasters who abused Adsense and filled the pages with annoying ads.
Google didn't stop them either. If they said maximum 2 ads per page, there would have been no need for adblockers at all.
Yes, adblockers has changed the way revenue is generated on the internet. Looks like people now opt for affiliate links. Everyone is after Amazon. Easy money is not something people let go. Just that it is also getting hard.
Affiliate links are good. But that is also near the point of saturation. Amazon and other e-stores have gone strict.
Directly contacting advertisers is much more profitable.