He said the worldwide economic downturn led to the decision to beef up original content on the site. O'Neal additionally cited increased competition online for what he perceives to be a shrinking pool of available dollars.
"A huge number of porn actors and other people are trying to get into the gay porn web business, making profits much harder to keep stable, let alone grow," he said. Thus the decision to feature himself on the site to pique the interest of web surfers and existing members alike.
A test-run performance with performer (and ex-boyfriend) Arpad Miklos went live this week.
Rather than typing out answers to queries from participants, O'Neal elected to speak them on-camera. He said this allowed viewers "to hear [my] voice and connotation. I had a lot of fun answering questions my members had for me. I love letting people get to know me a bit more personally."
The schedule for future webcam shows, and costars, will be posted online.
Collin O'Neal had announced his retirement from onscreen sex roles last summer. His eponymous company recently earned an XBIZ Awards nomination as GLBT Studio of the Year.