Making a youtube channel worth it?

Ok, so I lost my job and need a new income. I have some saving so I have time to invest.

I was thinking of making a youtube channel with a friend who is a filmmaker.
So we have the gear and he is very good at editing I will be handing the IM and we will both be making the content.

Now the only thing we know anything about is video games, is it even possible to break into the niche at this stage?

If so how long would it take to even make our first cent, want I am really asking is how many…

Making a youtube channel worth it?